Tag Archives: mining

Viasat Moves to Acquire RigNet for $222M to Diversify Portfolio

Rick Baldridge President

Viasat has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RigNet, a provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications. Viasat will purchase the company in an all-stock transaction worth approximately $222 million. “With the acquisition of RigNet, we are accelerating the diversification of our connectivity portfolio and establishing a global foundation for expansion of our remote enterprise service offerings,” said Rick Baldridge, Viasat's president and CEO. 

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USAID Taps AECOM for Amazon Conservation Project; John Vollmer Quoted

The U.S. Agency for International Development‘s South America Regional office in Peru has awarded a potential five-year, $23.5M contract to AECOM to help protect the Amazon rainforest from harmful infrastructure and extractive efforts. Under the Amazon Promotion of Best Social and Environmental Management Practices initiative, the company will work to …

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Iridium to Integrate Asset Monitoring Service With Komatsu’s Vehicle Tracking System

Iridium has agreed to integrate its asset tracking and monitoring service into vehicle monitoring systems built by Japan-based construction and mining equipment maker Komatsu. McLean, Virginia-based Iridium said Thursday its network will aim to provide real-time vehicle location, health, diagnostics and proactive maintenance data for Komatsu’s KOMTRAX system under the contract. Ichiro Nakano, …

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Johns Hopkins APL, Harsco Form Unmanned Rail Security Tech Alliance; Jim Resio Comments

Harsco’s Protran Technology unit and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have formed a partnership to market an unmanned vehicle technology designed to help operators manage the safety and security of rail operations. The alliance seeks to introduce the Instrumented Rail Inspection System offering to the entire Harsco network of railway and urban …

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Executive Profile: Gina Trombley, Parsons Group EVP for Federal Business Unit

Gina Trombley serves as group executive vice president of the federal business unit at Parsons. In this capacity, she oversees global sales operations and strategic programs for the federal business unit, which provides engineering and management support services to clients in the defense, security, intelligence, environmental and infrastructure markets. Prior to …

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Airbus Defence and Space Unveils New Satellite Comms Offering; Danny Côté Comments

Airbus Group’s defense and space business unit has introduced a fresh satellite communications offering for mining customers.< The Terralink Companion Quick Deploy 1.2m VSAT system is designed for various communication applications such as email, Internet, file transfer and voice calling through wired and wireless networks, Airbus said Thursday. Danny Côté, …

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Siemens to Help Mining Group Expand Iron Ore Port

Siemens has signed an agreement with engineering firm Sinclair Knight Merz Pty. Ltd to provide conveyor systems for a project intending to help a mining conglomerate expand its iron port in the northwest region of Australia. U.K.-based mining and metals company Rio Tinto aims to increase its ore export volume …

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Bechtel to Invest in Robotic Space Mining Company

Bechtel has joined a group of investors working with Planetary Resources to develop robotic exploration technologies intended to mine asteroids for precious materials. Planetary Resources plans to initially use its Arkyd-100 space telescope missions to conduct robotic space exploration and identify commercially viable raw materials from near-Earth asteroids, Bechtel said …

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