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Maurer develops Earthquake Proof Pendulum Bearings for Taro-Bridge PARMA/ITALY, March 17, 2017 – For a new highway bridge near Parma, Maurer – a German-based specialist in mechanical engineering and steel construction – has developed a tailor made concept of pendulum bearings, lead rubber bearings and modular expansion joints. The bearings transfer vertical loads of up to 4,000 t, facilitate horizontal displacements in all directions, dissipate energies caused by earthquake and center the bridge after a seismic event. >more
Bauer involved in Foundation of Offshore Wind Farm off Scotland MORAY FIRTH/UK, March 7, 2017 – Wind energy is one of the most important renewable energy sources. The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project off the northeastern coast of Scotland is scheduled to be up and running by 2019. The foundation work is supported by Bauer Renewables Ltd. with an underwater drilling rig suitable for use on the high seas. >more
From Wood Waste to Biomass Fuel with Volvo Penta Engines and Arjes Machinery SAVANNAH/USA, March 3, 2017 – Volvo Penta, manufacturer of engines and power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications, supports the recycling of waste wood in Savannah, Georgia. A 16-liter Volvo Penta diesel engine powering an Arjes VZ 850 DK primary shredder helps to recycle wood waste to produce biomass fuel as a renewable energy source. >more
New Luffing-Jib Crane from Linden Comansa HUARTE/SPAIN, February 23, 2017 – With the new LCL700 luffing-jib crane, with maximum load capacity of 64 tonnes, Linden Comansa expands its range of products and responds to the growing demand for high-tonnage luffers. Two versions of the LCL700 tower crane aim for large cities where space constraints make for challenging construction projects. >more
Liebherr Concrete Mixing Plant used to expand Russian Airport MOSCOW/RUSSIA, February 17, 2017 – A Liebherr concrete mixing plant is currently being used to expand an airport in Moscow and is supplying concrete for a new runway. The Liebherr Betomix 4.5 DW works with the new generation of double-shaft mixer and has an output of up to 190 m³ per hour. A complete airport city is being constructed at the rapidly growing Domodedovo airport as part of the "Aerotropolis DME" project. >more
BKT Tires at Conexpo-Con/AGG 2017 LAS VEGAS/USA, February 9, 2017 – At the 2017 edition of Conexpo, BKT showcases the highlights of its Earthmax lineup – tires for construction, mining and earthmoving vehicles – at their booth, where the Giant tire, Earthmax SR 45 Plus, will be at the center of attention. The Indian-based manufacturer of off-highway tires is taking part in the Las Vegas trade fair from 7 to 11 March 2017. >more
Wasser Berlin International 2017: A Wealth of Innovations BERLIN/GERMANY, March 21, 2017 – In one week’s time Wasser Berlin International 2017 will open its doors. Numerous new products await visitors from Germany and abroad to the trade fair which is Germany’s international marketing platform for water. Messe Berlin has put together a representative selection under the heading of ‘Innovations’ where 55 exhibitors from six countries have described their exhibits. >more
Trimble and Caterpillar to deliver Connected On-Highway Telematics Solutions LAS VEGAS/USA, March 13, 2017 – Trimble and Caterpillar announced at ConExpo that they are partnering to bring on-highway telematics to construction operations. The collaboration extends Caterpillar's Cat Connect solutions to include Trimble's real-time, truck fleet visibility and monitoring capabilities to now enable both on-highway and off-highway fleet management. >more
New Cat Dozer with fully automatic Transmission PEORIA/USA, March 9, 2017 – Caterpillar produces its new Cat D6T Dozer with a fully automatic transmission aiming at optimizing performance and achieving fuel savings of up to 20 percent in heavy work and 30 percent in light work and finish grading applications. The fully automatic bulldozer is easier to operate by setting the desired ground speed – and the four-speed transmission will set the powertrain for optimum efficiency. >more
German Construction Equipment Industry increased Turnover in 2016 FRANKFURT/GERMANY, March 3, 2017 – In 2016, German manufacturers of construction equipment achieved a turnover of 9.3 billion euros which is an increase of 3 percent compared to 2015. Within the same period world sales of construction equipment declined by 1 percent. Thus, German companies performed slightly better than the world market. In 2017, they expect another increase in sales by 3 percent. >more
Manitowoc Grove unveils new Truck Crane MANITOWOC/USA, March 1, 2017 – Lighter, longer, stronger. This was the mantra as Manitowoc Grove developed the TMS9000-2, its next-generation truck crane, which has recently been unveiled. The new 100 tonnes (115 USt) capacity truck crane offers a number of improvements over previous models that want to enable owners to increase their utilization and lifting capabilities. >more
New CombiCutter by Atlas Copco for heavy Demolition ESSEN/GERMANY, February 21, 2017 – Atlas Copco Construction Tools has released a new cutter – the CombiCutter CC 7000 – for steel and concrete demolition. The CombiCutter CC 7000 is a multi-purpose tool with changeable jaws, suitable for excavators of 58 – 85 tonnes. >more
LiuGong appoints Huang Haibo as new President LIUZHOU/CHINA, February 16, 2017 – Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd. has announced the appointment of Mr. Huang Haibo as its new President, succeeding Mr. Yu Chuanfen. Mr. Huang will assume his new role starting from February 2017 and be responsible for the strategy implementation and operations of the company. >more
Lambertsson Kran pairs Samson's K-100 synthetic Rope with Grove Crane MALMÖ/SWEDEN, February 15, 2017 – The Swedish tower crane lessor Lambertsson Kran is the world’s first company to pair K-100 synthetic rope with a Grove all-terrain crane. The company anticipates increased efficiency and return on investment by combining the Grove GMK4100L-1 with Samson K-100 synthetic rope. >more
Formwork System Peri Duo collects Awards WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, February 3, 2017 – The Peri Duo Universal Formwork system by German-based formwork scaffolding Engineer Peri continues to attract positive response. Two more bodies – one in Angola, another in India – have awarded the new technopolymer-based formwork with corresponding innovation prizes. >more
Prime Horizontal launches MudVis System BEVERWIJK/THE NETHERLANDS, February 2, 2017 – Dutch-based Prime Horizontal, supplier for HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling), is launching a newly developed, automated mud viscosity and specific gravity measuring and logging system called MudVis. Designed for the HDD industry, MudVis takes samples of stock or mixing tank bentonite at preset intervals. >more
New Dates for ConMin West Africa ABUJA/NIGERIA, January 31, 2017 – The ConMin West Africa, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Mining and Building Materials, has changed dates to June 2017. Due to runway renovations, the Abuja airport in Nigeria will be closed down during March/April – the ConMin West Africa 2017 is now scheduled to take place from 13 to 15 June 2017 in Abuja. >more
Hobas Cooling Water Pipeline for Austrian Steel Plant DONAWITZ/AUSTRIA, January 27, 2017 – For the steel manufacturer voestalpine AG in Donawitz, a more than 100 m long Hobas GRP Pressure Pipeline De 1720 has been installed by means of curved jacking. Despite challenging circumstances, the installation was successfully completed within only two months. >more

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