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January 2015 – RIL provides key geophysical advice for international hydropower project in Georgia

February 4, 2015

RIL’s Geophysics team, managed by Dr Lucy Catt, Senior Geophysicist, has been commissioned again for another hydropower project in Georgia. The RIL team will be providing ongoing technical advice on geophysical surveys, field supervision, data analysis and interpretation as the project develops over the coming months.

January 2015 – RIL continues to provide leading-edge advice for offshore wind farms

February 2, 2015

RIL continues to maintain its leading-edge position with offshore wind farm developments by providing key advice to international developers with repeated contracts for a number of different wind farms and clients. RIL has been providing consultancy advice on technical specifications, tenders, survey designs and geological interpretation regimes.

January 2015 – Glacial hazards role in major new dam project in Pakistan

January 30, 2015

In January 2015, RIL started a two year-commission to provide glacial hazards advice as part of the Scoping for and the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Diamer Basher Dam Project in northern Pakistan, under contract to MWH, Chicago, USA, and funded by USAID. The RIL team is headed up by Prof. John M. […]

October 2014 – New tidal energy initiative launched

January 28, 2015

On the 31st October 2014, North Wales Tidal Energy and Coastal Protection Co. Ltd (NWTE), based in St Asaph, held its official launch at Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay, north Wales. NWTE, of which Prof. John M. Reynolds, MD of RIL, is also a Director, has the vision to become a significant generator of tidal renewable […]

October 2014 – HYDRO 2014, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy

January 26, 2015

Prof. John Reynolds, MD of RIL, attended the 3-day international HYDRO-2014 conference and exhibition held at Cernobbio, northern Italy, 13-15th October 2014. He gave an invited keynote presentation entitled ‘Natural Disaster Preparedness for Hydropower Development in High Mountain Environments’ in the session focused on the Asian region. He highlighted the current situation in the hydropower […]

September 2014 – Disaster Risk Management role with The World Bank

January 23, 2015

In September, Prof. John M. Reynolds, MD of RIL, was appointed as a Short Term Consultant to The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA, to take a technical lead through 2014-15 in a major new 5-year $100 million project funded by The World Bank and the Japanese Government on introducing Disaster Risk Management into the hydropower […]

September 2014 – GAPHAZ, Turin Workshop, Italy

January 21, 2015

Prof. John Reynolds, MD of RIL, attended the one-day Glacier and Permafrost Hazards (GAPHAZ) Workshop held at the University of Turin, Turin, northern Italy, on the 14th September 2014. He gave an invited presentation entitled ‘Glacial hazards’, in which he summarised current methods of glacial hazard assessment. John is currently a member of the international […]

‘Guidelines for the management of glacial hazards and risks’ rebranded

September 11, 2014

The re-branded ‘Guidelines for the management of glacial hazards and risks’ are now available to download. RGSL pioneered the development of guidelines for glacial hazard management through a project funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), between 2000 and 2003. Following the GAPHAZ workshop in Vienna in November 2009, at which RIL […]

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s HMS Endurance set sail for the Antarctic 100 years ago today

August 8, 2014

On the 8th August 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition ship HMS Endurance set sail from Plymouth, England, to Buenos Aires en route to the Antarctic Peninsula. This was the beginning of his fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914–17 during which his ship sank having been crushed by sea ice. He and his crew battled across sea […]

“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway” – BBC Two, 9 pm 30th July

July 28, 2014

Further to last weeks’ news item about the massive and ongoing Crossrail project in London, BBC Two is broadcasting a documentary at 9 pm on Wednesday 30th July about another component of the project. In particular, it is due to describe the tunnel construction beneath the former West India Docks North adjacent to Canary Wharf. […]