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Close Encounter of the GPS Kind

An asteroid called 2011 MD and measuring about ten metres in diameter flew by the Earth on 27th June so close that it passed between the Earth and our GPS satellites. Obviously, it passed by hitting neither satellite nor planet, but  any close encounter is a little humbling, and a stark reminder that the ‘big

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Clinty Quarry Receives Planning Permission for 1 MW Wind Turbine

Six West have successfully obtained full planning permission for a 1 MW wind turbine up to a height of 100m at J Stevensons Clinty Quarry, Ballymena. The planning application and Environmental Impact Assessment were both prepared in-house by Six West and the success of this large turbine proposal is indicative of our broad range of

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Glonass-K Satellite Launched

The Russian Space Forces have successfully launched a new Glonass-K navigation satellite from the Plesetsk space center, a Defence Ministry spokesman said Saturday. The previous launch under the Glonass project in December 2010, supposed to conclude the forming of the satellite grouping, was unsuccessful as the rocket veered off course and sunk in the Pacific

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Belfast Harbour Energy Hub

Some good news for the construction industry here could be on the way after Belfast Harbour and Danish firm, DONG Energy, one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, signed a letter of intent for an agreement which could make Belfast one of the UK’s leading renewable energy hubs.

Planning Policy Update for …

Planning Policy Update for Quarry Operators – The Mining Waste Directive Quarry operators should note that the European Union Directive 2006/21/EC on the management of waste from the extractive industries, the ‘Mining Waste Directive’ (MWD) is currently being implemented through the Northern Ireland Planning System.

Trimble Still the Best for Six West …

Trimble Still the Best for Six West – On Land and at Sea We continue to benefit from the choice of Trimble total stations and GPS for topographic and hydrographic survey operations. Ease of use, accuracy and advanced technology combined with reliability and the ability to cope with harsh weather and rough terrain result in

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National Roads Authority

National Roads Authority The NRA has awarded Six West a topographic survey contract for a new 37km long bypass. The contract includes the provision of primary and secondary permanent control, topographic survey of the existing roads network, farmland, drainage and services along the route.

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