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Bauer supporting Resort Hotel Project in Sydney Harbor SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA, June 14, 2017 – Yet another distinctive building will soon adorn the skyline of the largest city in Australia: The new Crown Sydney Hotel Resort is currently being built in the Barangaroo South district. With 69 floors and a height of 275 m, the hotel will be the tallest habitable building in the city. Bauer Foundations Australia Pty Ltd and joint venture partner Piling Contractors execute the foundation work. >more
Case introduces new Minimum-Swing Radius Excavator TURIN/ITALY, May 9, 2017 – Case Construction Equipment has introduced the CX245D SR minimum-swing radius excavator to its D Series line-up, designed for confined work areas. The CX245D SR features a compact counterweight and modified boom placement which results in a productive and manoeuvrable excavator that’s suited for restricted conditions, such as road and bridge work, residential projects and urban construction. >more
Caterpillar offers new flat-floor Bucket for Wheel Loaders PEORIA/USA, November 17, 2016 – Caterpillar Attachments now offers a Performance Series flat-floor bucket designed specifically for Cat M and K Series small wheel loaders. For light-grading and back-dragging applications Caterpillar claims superior results based on new characteristics of the Performance Series. >more
Herrenknecht Rig helps building a speedy Pipeline Connection in Australia ANGLESEA/AUSTRALIA, July 8, 2016 – In just three months Australian drilling contractor Dunstans Construction Group installed a 700-meter-long pipeline in Anglesea (Victoria). A 250 tonnes HDD Rig from Herrenknecht played a key role in the achievement. Within a very short time the construction crew built a sea outfall with the machine, as well as pulling in the pipeline all the way back to the local water treatment plant. >more
Chicago Pneumatic introduces lightweight forward plate compactor CHICAGO/USA, February 29, 2016 – Chicago Pneumatic has expanded its compaction equipment range with the launch of a lightweight, powerful and robust forward plate compactor. The MV58 is easy to operate, manoeuvre and maintain, and promises fast and highly efficient compaction performance in a unit weighing less than 70 kg. >more
Kobelco unveils redesigned Website ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, November 30, 2015 - Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) announced the launch of its all-new website, Key features of the redesigned site include optimised access. Responsive design elements built into the new website allows user-friendly interaction on all media portals (smartphone, tablet and desktop). >more
BKT supplying tires for "Xtractor – Around the world" SEREGNO/ITALY, October 19, 2015 - Italian tire maker BKT and Argo Tractors participate in "Xtractor – Around the world", a video production about a tractor expedition through Australia. >more
Trimble Introduces New Control System for Dozers SUNNYVALE/USA, May 27, 2015 – Trimble, American expert for location-based solutions for machinery in various industries, claims to improve productivity and performance of dozers massively. Its sensors are much more sensitive than any human operator can be and allow up to 40% faster grading, says Trimble. >more
LiuGong is Challenging the Slowdown PARIS/FRANCE, May 21, 2015 – After three years of successive contraction of the global construction machinery markets, LiuGong is not willing to accept this as the “new normality”. Instead, the earth moving specialist proclaims a new era, which leaves one full of expectation. >more
Volvo: Hauling up Hours in Central Indonesia KALIMANTAN/INDONESIA, April 09, 2015 - PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) relies on a fleet of 73 Volvo machines at one of world’s largest coal reserves in a remote part of East Kalimantan. Some of them have accumulated more than 100,000 operational hours. >more
Innovative Transport in Tunnels: CargoCap Presented at the United Nations GENEVA/SWITZERLAND, April 07, 2015 – Have you ever considered sending your cargo underground instead of over ground? The innovative idea of transport pipelines dates back to the 90s. >more
Transmin switches to Atlas Copco breakers for rockbreaker range PERTH/AUSTRALIA, February 6, 2015 - Bulk materials handling specialist Transmin in Perth, Australia, has switched to Atlas Copco for the supply of all hydraulic breakers used in their hydraulic breaker range. Transmin sources all breakers via sister company; Breakers & Attachments Equipment Group (BA Equipment), who joined Atlas Copco in 2013. >more
Liebherr receives Orders from Australia and New Zealand BIBERACH/GERMANY, August 25, 2014 - Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH has managed to win several orders in Australia and New Zealand. During the last few weeks four luffing jib cranes from the HC-L series and a top-slewing crane from the EC-H series have left Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH for the voyage down under. >more
Scheuerle’s Widening Trailer proves itself in the toughest of Conditions in Australia PFEDELBACH/GERMANY, June 26, 2014 - Statutory provisions regarding load distribution on roads and bridges vary considerably depending on country or state-specific legislation. For example, in Australia or North America, it is not unusual that a transport has to cross several state lines and it is possible that the axle spacings or vehicle width must be changed immediately on crossing the border. >more
IFAT more successful than ever before MUNICH/GERMANY, May 13, 2014 – IFAT 2014, five-day showcase of environmental technology in Munich, has come to an end and Eugen Egetenmeir, Managing Director of Messe München, was overwhelmed with the response: “IFAT has broken all previous records. We were able to welcome more than 135,000 visitors from all over the world to this event. That is impressive.” >more
Ritchie Bros. completes final Auctions of 2013 VANCOUVER/CANADA, January 13, 2014 - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold approximately $3.8 billion of equipment at 356 unreserved auctions around the world in 2013. This represents a 3% decrease in gross auction proceeds (GAP) compared to the record GAP the Company generated last year. >more
Trenchless Pipe Rehabilitation for perfect Drinking Water Pipes SCHIEDER-SCHWALENBERG/GERMANY, October 29, 2013 – The quality and availability of water is essential for human health and the ecological system, and it is a basis for economic growth and development. Every year about 3.5 million people die as a result of poor water supply – and the world population is steadily growing. In addition to the challenges which water management faces in regard to the increasing demand for water, this year's United Nations international year of water cooperation has also pushed questions to the foreground concerning the accessibility and distribution of water, as well as water services. >more
Solutions delivered for LNG Facility - The World’s first Project to turn Coal Seam Gas into liquefied natural Gas AICHTAL/GERMANY, September 17, 2013 - Upon completion in 2014, Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) will convert coal seam gas into liquefied natural gas (LNG), providing cleaner hydrocarbon energy for export markets, along with creating new jobs and boosting the local economy. The project is being developed by QGC Pty Ltd, a division of the BG Group, a leading player in the global energy market with operations in more than 25 countries across five continents. Equipment from Putzmeister has been working to place concrete at the site since last fall. QCLNG, located on Curtis Island in Gladstone Harbour, Australia, consists of the construction of a world-class LNG plant. >more
25 Tonne Terex Crane for Australia’s first indigenous Lifting Company PERTH/WESTERN AUSTRALIA, August 26, 2013 – Established in May 2012, Koodaideri Contracting Services is Western Australia's first fully indigenous owned lifting company. The company specializes in lifting, but also carries out other contracting work within the region’s rail and construction industries. >more
SPR Asia Pacific at International No-Dig Downunder SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA, July 16, 2013 - SPR (Sekisui Pipe Renewal) Asia Pacific will be showcasing itself at Sydney´s International No-Dig Downunder from 1 to 4 September 2013 at Stand 28. The company will demonstrate its wide range of products and services which include Spiral-Wound, Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) and r.tec Close Fit. These technologies have all been patented, certified and recognised with international awards for outstanding achievements. The focus is on two pioneering products for trenchless pipe rehabilitation; the CIPP liner Nordpipe and the Spiral-Wound pipe liner SPR. In addition SPR Asia Pacific will present the pipe-in-pipe technology r.tec Close Fit liner and the Cross-Wave storm water harvesting system which have both been recently introduced to the Australian market. >more
Terex Cranes to attend New Zealand Crane Conference 2013 WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND, July 10, 2013 – Terex Cranes announces that it will be attending the 39th edition of the Crane Association of New Zealand Annual Crane Conference, to be held at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre on 18th and 19th July, Hawkes Bay, North Island. >more
Quanta Services to expand pipeline business in Australia HOUSTON/USA, May 30, 2013- Quanta Services, owner of world-wide horizontal directional drilling and pipeline integrity contractor Mears Group, has signed Australian pipeline industry executive Mark Twycross as President of Mears Group Australia to expand existing operations and create new opportunities in the Australian market. >more