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Topics at IFAT Africa 2017: From Drinking Water Supply to Youth Development MUNICH/GERMANY, August 23, 2017 – The environmental industry will gather at IFAT Africa at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 12 to 14. The 2017 edition of the African Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling will be accompanied by a supporting program that aims to deliver answers to the continent’s pressing environmental problems. Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, reveals the program’s highlights. >more
BKT develops specific Tires for Transport Operations SEREGNO/ITALY, July 3, 2017 – The tire ranges specifically designed for transport operations in the segments of agricultural, construction and industrial vehicles by the Indian based off-highway tire manufacturer BKT are suitable for both road use and combined use on the road and in the fields. Developed to reduce soil compaction, if necessary, these tires are able to carry heavy loads even at high speeds. >more
Tunnel Vision: MC exhibits tunnel-related Expertise at the WTC BERGEN/NORWAY, June 26, 2017 – MC-Bauchemie took part in the 2017 World Tunnel Congress (WTC) in Bergen, one of the leading events for the tunnelling community from industry, professional associations and science and technology. Visitors were invited to gather information on MC's Tunnelling FoE (Field of Expertise) product systems, e.g. concrete replacement systems, steel fibre-reinforced shotcrete or soil conditioning agents. >more
IFAT India 2017: More Wastewater Treatment Plants for a cleaner Ganges MUMBAI/INDIA, June 20, 2017 – At IFAT India, scheduled from September 26 to 28, 2017 the environmental industry will discuss products and solutions to the subcontinent's most pressing environmental problems. With the Ganges being one of the world's most polluted rivers, the Indian Government has arranged a program for clean-up activities worth 2.8 billion Euros including the massive expansion of treatment capacities. >more
BKT's Solutions: Tires for Spreaders SEREGNO/ITALY, May 19, 2017 – BKT, Indian-based Off-Highway tire manufacturer, offers tire ranges that are specifically designed for vehicles operating in the agricultural, industrial and OTR sector. Distinguishing traits like stability, load and flotation capacity want to make operations both productive and comfortable. The tires are suited for various types of vehicles, including spreaders working on the most fragile soil. >more
Maurer designed Expansion Joints for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau-Bridge ZHUHAI/CHINA, April 26, 2017 – Presently, the 35 km long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is being constructed over the Pearl River Delta. One of many technical challenges is the Jianghai Bridge, a cable stayed bridge of 700 m main span. Maurer designed expansion joints that could be inserted into the prefabricated recesses in the end steel girder and connected to the bridge deck. >more
ProjectWise Construction Management System by Bentley for Closure of polluted Dump HAGÅTÑA/GUAM, March 27, 2017 – Guam, an island located in the western Pacific Ocean and unincorporated and organized territory of the United States, needed to close a former military dump that was introducing polluted leachate into the Lonfit River. The ProjectWise Construction Management system was used by GHD to connect geographically dispersed team members and organize a huge volume of project data. >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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Exemplary Pipeline Crossing using Herrenknecht Technology WIERZCHOWICE/CZESZÓW/POLAND, January 24, 2017 – In the fall of 2016, drilling contractor PPI Chrobok S.A. installed two new gas pipelines in Poland. The alignment runs along existing gas lines and through geologically challenging terrain. With the laying of the 700 and 464-meter-long pipelines, Herrenknecht's Direct Pipe technology was used in Poland for the first time. >more
Electric Wheel Loader by Kramer wins Swedish Award PFULLENDORF/GERMANY, January 20, 2017 – The German manufacturer Kramer adds a fully electric wheel loader to its product range. Following the bauma Innovation Award 2016, the machine has now been awarded with the “Maskinentreprenörens Teknikpris 2017”. The 5055e offers zero emissions, off-road capability and low service costs. >more
Terex Finlay to showcase Impact Crusher at Conexpo 2017 LAS VEGAS/USA, January 13, 2017 – Terex Finlay will be showcasing the I-140 impact crusher at Conexpo-Con/AGG, the trade show for the construction industries to be held in Las Vegas from 7 to 11 March 2017. Since its launch in 2016 the Terex Finlay I-140 claims to have made a “real impact” on the global market place in the mid-sized category of impactor crushers with machines now working on every continent. >more
Caterpillar rolls out new Machines and Technology at Conexpo-Con/AGG 2017 LAS VEGAS/USA, January 4, 2017 – The Conexpo-Con/AGG, an international trade show for the construction industries will be held in Las Vegas from 7 to 11 March 2017. Caterpillar will present its line of machines and technology and its customer support capabilities. 40 machines will be on display in two different exhibit areas, along with Cat Connect Technologies for machine control and monitoring – ranging from a skid steer loader to a 96-ton excavator. >more
bauma Conexpo India underlines economical Recovery GURGAON/INDIA, December 22, 2016 – Business transactions, high-quality trade visitors and more participants than in 2014: bauma Conexpo India, which took place at Huda Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi from December 12 to 15, 2016, underscored the fact that there are signs of a turnaround in the Indian market for construction machinery. >more
Volvo Group and IISc sign Research Agreement on sustainable Mobility BANGALORE/INDIA, December 16, 2016 – Volvo Group in India has announced that Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT), the global research, development and engineering arm of Volvo, and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU). With this MoU, Volvo group and IISc will undertake research and development in future automotive technologies. >more
bauma China 2016: New Opportunities against the Odds SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 1, 2016 – bauma China 2016, the 8th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, was successfully held between November 22 and 25 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The number of international audiences remains high – over 170,000 visitors from 149 countries and regions attended the show. >more
Conferences and live Demonstrations at bauma Conexpo India GURGAON/INDIA, November 29, 2016 – Lectures, conferences, award ceremonies and live demonstrations: This year the participants in bauma Conexpo India can again look forward to a diverse program of supporting events. The fourth edition of the show takes place from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon, Delhi. >more
IFAT Eurasia: Billion Euro Investments to improve environmental Standards in Turkey ISTANBUL/TURKEY, November 28, 2016 – In February 2017, the international trade fair IFAT Eurasia will take place in Istanbul, welcoming the Eurasian environmental technology industry. The host country alone offers extensive market opportunities: To meet European standards in the areas of drinking water, wastewater and waste, Turkey will have to invest well in excess of 23 billion euro by 2023. >more
Manitou Group exhibiting at bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, November 24, 2016 – The Manitou group, all-terrain handling equipment manufacturer, is attending the bauma China international trade fair. The event, which is dedicated to the construction industry, and welcomed 190,000 visitors in 2014, enables Manitou to reaffirm its ambitions in the Asia region with an offer of products and services that the company considers increasingly tailored to the needs of this market. >more
LiuGong launches Vertical Lift Loader at 13th Global Dealer Conference LIUZHOU/CHINA, November 24, 2016 – At LiuGong’s 13th Global Dealer Conference the company launched the Vertical Lift wheel loader. The construction equipment manufacturer considers this new technology an important milestone for LiuGong and for the Chinese construction equipment industry. The key innovations of the product are the vertical lift loader arms on an articulating frame and the mechanical self-leveling Z-bar bucket linkage on a vertical lift loader – both industry firsts. >more
Compact Earth-moving Machinery Sales growing in Italy VERONA/ITALY, November 21, 2016 – The "compact" sector of earth-moving machinery is growing in Italy: The sales of mini-excavators between January and July went up by +24%. During the run-up to the earth-moving, site and building machinery show SaMoTer 2017 at Veronafiere a number of specialists have already confirmed attendance: Eurocomach-Sampierana, Ihimer, Kubota, Takeuchi and Yanmar. >more
Volvo's Construction Climate Challenge funds new environmental Research BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, November 10, 2016 – Two new research projects that aim to reduce CO2 emissions have been selected to receive funding from the Construction Climate Challenge initiative, hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment. The chosen projects are the Implementation of Procurement Requirements for Sustainable Collaboration in Infrastructure (Impres) and the Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT). >more
ProKasro cures a 280 m long Liner under Vistula River KRAKOW/POLAND, October 31, 2016 – A culvert running under the Vistula river in Poland was in need of renovation, which involved curing of a 280 metres long liner. The German-based contractor Akwa, liner manufacturer Brandenburger and UV provider ProKasro worked together on this underground project in Krakow. >more
Positive Market Signals for bauma Conexpo India GURGAON/INDIA, October 21, 2016 – India is currently the only national market in Asia experiencing growing construction machinery sales. And growth is forecast for the next few years as well: Good leading indicators for bauma Conexpo India, which will be held from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi. >more
CECE Congress 2016: European Construction Machinery Sector embraces digital Transformation PRAGUE/CZECH REPUBLIC, October 10, 2016 – The European construction machinery sector embraces digital transformation as a driver of success. Leaders from the industry gathered at the CECE Congress 2016 in Prague to discuss trends and challenges concerning the future of the sector's technology. Furthermore, CECE expects full-year growth of the European market of between 5% and 10% in 2016. >more
bauma China 2016: Patchy Upward Trend SHANGHAI/CHINA, October 6, 2016 – The Chinese construction industry continues to find the going tough. Against this backdrop, what technical equipment will be especially in demand in China in the years ahead? The eighth edition of bauma China will be taking place in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 22 to 25 this year. >more
Polymer Resin Concrete Pipes for Miami's Sewage System MIAMI/USA, September 30, 2016 – A demanding building project: In the second largest city of Florida it was necessary to install a new, more powerful pumping station including the required pipelines. The German-based company meyer-Polycrete supplied its innovative polymer resin concrete pipes for the job. >more
Innovations for a sustainable Future: Volvo CE reveals Prototype autonomous Machines ESKILSTUNA/SWEDEN, September 28, 2016 – Volvo Construction Equipment showcased a range of futuristic concepts and innovations from electromobility to intelligent machines and total site solutions at the company’s Xploration Forum. Prototypes of the electric hybrid wheel loader LX1, the L120 autonomous wheel loader, the A25F articulated hauler as well as the HX1 autonomous battery electric load carrier were shown in action. >more
Genie Equipment in Pole Position at FIA Formula E Championship LONDON/UK, September 21, 2016 – “Building the Future” has been in the genes of Genie, a Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) brand, since the company was created 50 years ago. Genie equipment now played a key role in the television broadcasting of the FIA Formula E Championship in London: An electric Genie boom and a lift assisted the cameramen – without any impact on the environment. >more
Scene for future Ideas: Debut for Innovation Plaza at Wasser Berlin International 2017 BERLIN/GERMANY, September 20, 2016 – Innovations are key to ensuring growth and employment. That is why the Innovation Plaza will be celebrating its debut at Wasser Berlin International 2017. As a place for holding creative meetings and exchanging new ideas it will be the focus of a dedicated area in Hall 3. >more
400 Billion US Dollars worth of Construction Projects ongoing in Dubai DUBAI/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, September 12, 2016 – Dubai’s construction industry knows no standstill. According to BNC’s “Dubai Construction Market 2016” report commissioned by The Big 5, the largest construction industry event in the Middle East, over 3,700 projects are currently ongoing across the Emirate. Their total value is estimated around 400 billion US dollars. >more
Wasser Berlin International: Congress highlights future Challenges for the Water Industry BERLIN/GERMANY, September 8, 2016 – In the years to come the water industry will face huge challenges both at national and international level, particularly where the environment and sustainability are concerned. At the Congress of Wasser Berlin International – taking place in the German capital from 28 to 31 March 2017 – the latest issues and developments around the topic of water will be discussed. Trade visitors can find products, services and solutions from every part of the water industry. >more
Kögel wins the “Logistra best practice: Innovations 2016“ Award BURTENBACH/GERMANY, August 10, 2016 – With the "best practice: Innovations 2016" award, the trade journal Logistra acknowledges innovations in intralogistics and the commercial vehicle sector. The side-protection net by the joint project “DoKEP Side-protection net” of Dolezych, Kögel and TÜV Nord succeeded in the transport security category. Trailer manufacturer Kögel uses the side-protection net as a replacement for aluminium and wooden slats. >more
The latest Generation of Excavator Tuning: Kiesel Lift Star BAIENFURT/GERMANY, August 4, 2016 – The Kiesel Lift Star (KLS) combines a basic machine in three different tonnage classes ranging from 30 to 50 tonnes with either a mono-block or a multi-use boom. The result: up to 50 percent more lift power and pulling force compared to other machines of the same tonnage. The Kiesel technology and development company K-TEG has developed this system solution to deliver lift power for civil engineering and canal construction. >more
Expansion of the Panama Canal completed: Peri contributed with innovative Climbing Technology PANAMA CANAL/PANAMA, July 29, 2016 – The expansion of the second most important waterway in the world is finished. Since the end of June 2016, large container ships can now also pass through the around 80 km long Panama Canal which connects the Pacific with the Atlantic. For Peri formwork and scaffolding technology, it meant that the largest individual order in the 47-year history of the company had finally been completed. >more
1st Trenchless Romania Conference & Exhibition 2016 created an Impact for a future No-Dig Region BUCHAREST/ROMANIA, July 27, 2016 – Trenchless Romania is the region's most important event dedicated to trenchless technologies, that aims to present all innovations in the latest technologies for installation and refurbishment of underground utilities. The event in Bucharest was supported by RoSTT (Romanian Society for Trenchless Technologies) and GSTT (German Society for Trenchless Technologies). >more
20 Years of BWB Surface Protection for Steel Pipes VELTEN/GERMANY, July 6, 2016 – The introduction of the GRP coating for steel pipes 20 years ago marketed as the BWB system was a story of success for BKP Berolina. Meanwhile more than 110,000 meters of gas pipes have been coated with this highly resistant GRP coating. >more
Doka Formwork at hydroelectric Plant in icy North MUSKRAT FALLS/CANADA, June 20, 2016 – In the construction of the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric power station in Labrador, Canada, extreme cold is a particular challenge. Temperatures as low as -40° C are not uncommon at the site. These conditions require accuracy and expertise in terms of planning and implementation. To meet these challenges, Doka is providing the formwork solutions and aims at setting new standards with its innovative Concremote system. >more
More than 2,400 Companies already signed up for bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, June 17, 2016 – The economic conditions in China, especially in the construction sector, remain volatile. Nevertheless, bauma China, being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 22 to 25, will continue to be used as a presentation platform by many of the big names on the local and international stage. >more
Komatsu Europe Launches new Wheel Loader with Auto Digging Function VILVOORDE/BELGIUM, June 6, 2016 – Komatsu Europe presents the WA500-8 wheel loader, a utility performer with an EU Stage IV engine and fuel consumption up to 7 % lower than for the WA500-7. Built on the recognised benefits of its predecessor, the new Komatsu WA500-8 offers an outstanding combination of stability, breakout power and tractive effort to customers and is suited for any moving, transport or loading job. >more
IE expo 2016 – Asian Environmental Market defies Chinese economic Slowdown SHANGHAI/CHINA, May 12, 2016 – The IE expo 2016, which took place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from May 5 to 7, was a success: 1,303 exhibitors (+ 20 percent) and 43,000 visitors (+ 7 percent) attended the environmental technology show. Organisers concluded that the demand for environmental technology is still on the rise. >more
50 years of IFAT: A look back at the beginnings MUNICH/GERMANY, May 11, 2016 – From May 30 to June 3 the IFAT will take place at the Messe München exhibition center, 50 years after the international trade fair was held for the first time. A lot has changed since then. >more
Pirtek gloves: Protection against hydraulic fluid COLOGNE/GERMANY, April 28, 2016 – Special caution is necessary while working at hydraulic hoses: In the case of tiny brakes in the conduit, hydraulic fluid is ejected at a high velocity, possibly causing severe injuries. The new protection gloves from Pirtek are supposed to prevent this. >more
Bauer Maschinen GmbH: price for safety concept WILLINGEN/GERMANY, April 6, 2016 – The Bauer Maschinen GmbH from Germany was awarded a price for a new safety concept for drilling rigs. Furthermore, they received a price for innovation in the construction and construction machinery industry. What is the concept about, which makes the drilling rigs award winning? >more
Liebherr XPower Wheel Loaders receive iF Design Award 2016 BIBERACH AN DER RISS/GERMANY, MARCH 23, 2016 – Liebherr recently received the iF Design Award 2016 for their XPower Wheel Loaders. The german producer of construction equipment emphasizes the improved design of the new wheel Loaders L 550 to L 586. Under the hood Liebherr uses technology from the agriculture industry from 1973. >more
Wirtgen's Mobile Machines with Integrated "S-Pack" Spreader Module at bauma 2016 MUNICH/GERMANY, February 22, 2016 – Construction machinery manufacturer Wirtgen provides a range of mobile machines and systems for a variety of applications in its recycling and soil stabilisation product division. The "S-Pack" (spreader pack) allows binding agent to be spread without generating clouds of dust. The spreader module will be making its bauma debut in Munich, installed in the Wirtgen WR 250. >more
LiuGong Won First Engine-Related Invention Patent LIUZHOU/CHINA, February 2, 2016 – LiuGong recently gained a patent by the State Intellectual Property Office for the development of an engine power control method to improve the load capacity of engines. This is the first engine-related patent won by LiuGong in the field of engine manufacturing, as well as a technological achievement resulting from its cooperation with Cummins. >more
MC-Bauchemie Develops New Biodegradable Concrete Release Agents BOTTROP/GERMANY, February 1, 2016 – MC-Bauchemie, producer of building chemical products and technologies, has developed two new products – Ortolan Bio 780 and 780 KS – for fair-face concrete finishing. >more
bauma Innovation Award: Nominations Announced MUNICH/GERMANY, January 25, 2016 – The nominations for the bauma Innovation Award 2016 have been made. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, announced the fifteen nominated companies and their innovations on the occasion of the bauma Media Dialog in Munich. The winners will be honored on the evening before bauma starts, in a ceremony at the Allerheiligen Hofkirche (Court Church of All Saints) in the Munich Residenz. >more
"Built For It" – Caterpillar Exhibiting at bauma 2016 MUNICH/GERMANY, January 22, 2016 – Caterpillar and its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, will exhibit a suite of technologies, services and equipment at bauma 2016 under the theme “Built for It.” On a display space of roughly 8200 square metres, the company will showcase safety, productivity and equipment management solutions, as well as about 60 Cat products, work tools and dealer-delivered support services. >more
New prefabricated joint profiles from MC-Bauchemie BOTTROP/GERMANY, December 2, 2015 - Conventional floor joint profiles of steel are deployed to resist high wheel loads on concrete floors - as encountered, for example, in car parks, production and storage buildings and in retail facilities. You cannot see them, but you frequently hear them as contact from wheeled traffic invariably gives rise to noise and vibration. Industrial trucks such as forklifts often shake as they pass over such joints, increasing noise levels and even sometimes causing damage to fragile goods on board. Sooner or later, the forklifts and the floor itself experience attrition, with operative health also a concern. >more
All you need to know about hydraulic attachments in one informative guide ESSEN/GERMANY, October 30, 2015 – Recently published by Atlas Copco is an extensive guide to hydraulic attachments, comprising more than 100 pages of useful information about the machinery and methods of use. The guide was written for the company's own beginners, new distributors, and others. It is available free of charge to customers and anyone with an interest in the subject. >more
Crushing without Crusher FARA VICENTINO/ITALY, October 28, 2015 - Rising costs for disposal and increasingly strict environmental regulations make construction waste and excavated material an ever growing problem. Hence, why not re-use the material on-site? MB Crusher, the inventor of the crushing bucket for excavators, has widened and completed its product portfolio and is all lined up to fundamentally challenge mobile crushers. >more
Terex Cranes nominated for 2015 Swedish Steel Prize ZWEIBRÜCKEN/GERMANY, October 20, 2015 – Terex Cranes is officially nominated as one of the four finalists in the well known Swedish Steel Prize. >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
Good covering despite varying weather conditions MINDEN/GERMANY, September 22, 2015 - The roof of a building is exposed to different weather conditions, especially in autumn and winter. Storms, rain and hail place great demands on its leakproofness. >more
Smartphones and Tablets: Caterpillar Improves Machine Inspection LEICESTER/UNITED KINGDOM, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 – Caterpillar is taking the paper out of the machine inspection process with the manufacturer’s smartphone and tablet application “Cat Inspect”, which allows users to download machine-specific inspection forms and capture attention-needing items during their machine walkarounds. >more
Liebherr Extends Its Crawler Tractor Generation 6 with New Model NEUMÜNSTER/GERMANY, September 11, 2015 – Liebherr extends its generation 6 crawler tractor series to include the PR 726 Litronic. The series now totals four models with operating weights of approximately 16 tonnes to 41 tonnes, which comply with the emissions standards of Stage IV / Tier 4f. >more
Variable Density Technology: A Game Changer for Kuala Lumpur KUALA LUMPUR/MALAYSIA / August 13, 2015 - The seven million inhabitant metropolis of Kuala Lumpur has a huge traffic problem. At peak hours citizens and visitors in the Malaysian capital stand in traffic jams for hours. To provide relief, the public transport system is being expanded. Under the name of Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project three new metro lines are planned with sections above and below ground. >more
JCB extends Midi Excavator Range with 9 Tonne Zero Tailswing BIRMINGHAM/UK, July 23, 2015 - JCB has added a 9 tonne zero tailswing midi excavator to its rapidly expanding midi excavator range, to meet growing demand from customers across Europe. The 90Z-1 boasts a more powerful engine than the recently released 8.6 tonne 86C-1, with a larger dig end and increased hydraulic capacity to further boost performance. >more
Microtunneling: Innovation allows Complicated Curves at High Jacking Forces BOCHUM/GERMANY, July 20, 2015 – CoJackHydra is the name of the new force transmission system in pipe jacking. Increased jacking and pipe lengths translate into solid cost reductions, says the German developer. >more
CECE-CEMA Summit puts disruptive technology in the Spotlight BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, July 16, 2015 - Digital technologies and new business models are transforming traditional value chains in the construction equipment industry. The implications this has for the whole sector and its people, companies, construction processes, for Europe as a manufacturing location, and for the design of suitable EU regulations will be discussed at the CECE CEMA Summit, held in Brussels on the 23rd and 24th September. >more
LiuGong Holds Technology Forum at new R&D centre in Liuzhou LIUZHOU(GUANGXI)/CHINA, July 10, 2015 – LiuGong’s “Global Construction Machinery Technology Forum” was successfully held today in LiuGong’s newly opened Global Research & Development Centre. Nearly 300 distinguished guests from government officials, industry and association leaders, participated in the forum. >more
3D Pipe Run Survey – Simpler Sewer Rehabilitation NASSAU/GERMANY, June 30, 2015 – In a complex of small villages in South-West Germany, a survey and inspection of the sewer system was overdue. Nobody knew where exactly the sewer lines were running underground. For a comprehensive rehabilitation plan, the condition of the mainline and lateral sewers was to be ascertained and the run of the pipes with width, length and elevation data (xyz coordinates) was also to be surveyed. >more
Automation Advantages: Concrete pre-mixing reigns in Italy PESCANTINA(VR)/ITALY, June 16, 2015 – What are the advantages of premixing concrete instead of using dry concrete? Italian Concrete specialist CIFA stresses the superior efficiency, safety and environmental effects. Besides, premixing enables high degrees of automation: One supplier can remotely coordinate its batching plants to serve almost all of North-East Italy. >more
Hybrid "Energya" for New Railway Tunnel SIGIRINO/SWITZERLAND, June 9, 2015 – CIFA’s Energy, the world’s first plug-in hybrid truck mixer, is currently helping out to build one of the largest railway tunnels in the world. While its hybrid technology means less pollution and lower fuel consumption, the new technology is put to a tough test underground. >more
Background Knowledge: Building Information Modeling Q&A EXTON (PA)/USA, June 1, 2015 – What is Building information modeling (BIM)? And how is it different from CAD? Andy Smith, Solutions Executive at Bentley systems, talks to bi-ConstructionNews about the benefits of BIM and how it helps to solve problems even before they occur. >more
Jeddah Twin Towers Go Big on Safety JEDDAH/SAUDI ARABIA, May 29, 2015 – Worker’s safety on construction sites is an increasingly important topic, especially at prestigious landmark projects. In this case, no news of accidents is good news. In Saudi Arabia, two new high-rise towers pose a new challenge for their safety equipment provider. >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
Möhlenhoff Launches Thermal Actuator With Remote Maintenance SALZGITTER/GERMANY, May 20, 2015. – Thermal actuators must deliver outstandingly accurate regulation, operate efficiently and reliably and, in combination with the valve, permit rapid, uncomplicated maintenance. Möhlenhoff has recognized this trend and introduced a new unit featuring an integrated feedback channel. In this way, users can check the current valve position quickly and easily even when they are not on site. >more
Atlas Copco’s Rammer: Applauded Design STOCKHOLM, May 13, 2015 - Atlas Copco won the prestigious Grand Award of Design for its upgraded LT6005 Rammer in the Public´s Favorite category. The Rammer was applauded for its slim, user-friendly design that facilitates handling close to walls, posts or in narrow trenches. >more
Hitachi showcases first Hybrid Wheel Loader PARIS/FRANCE, May 8, 2015 – Hitachi showcased its first mass-produced Hybrid wheel loader at this year’s Intermat. The ZW220HYB-5 was designed and engineered in Hitachi’s plant in Ryugasaki (Japan). It will be introduced exclusively in the Japanese market for a start. >more
Wacker Neuson: New Rammers are Emission-Free MUNICH/GERMANY, April 30, 2015 - Wacker Neuson is taking a step towards the future with its new battery-powered rammer. Work is thus free of emissions and free of power cables. >more
Spectacular Bridge in St. Petersburg: Premiere for Doka’s Heavy-Duty Bracket ST. PETERSBURG/RUSSIA, April 23, 2015 - Currently, the 46.6 km Western High Speed Diameter is the largest infrastructure project in St. Petersburg, Russia. The highway will create a quick connection between the northern and southern parts of the city and the Vasilievsky Island and improve traffic conditions. At the centre of the project is the 620 m long bridge across the Korabelny channel. Doka is the supplier of an adaptable formwork solution for constructing both pylons and main piers. >more
Herrenknecht wins two awards for microtunneling projects BERLIN/GERMANY, April 21, 2015 – Two sewage projects in Saudi Arabia and Germany were awarded by the German Society for Trenchless Technology (GSTT). Herrenknecht received the special award "International Project" and the GSTT Award “Gold”. >more
Evidence from Sweden: Pipe Express Handles Ground Water Well STOCKHOLM/SWEDEN, April 15, 2015 – Just a few miles south of Stockholm, the semi-trenchless pipeline installation method Pipe Express saw its only third application worldwide. The special ground conditions made this still young method a economical alternative to an open-cut method of laying the pipe. >more
Caterpillar’s New Dozer - Promise of More Productivity LEICESTER/UNITED KINGDOM, April 13, 2015 - Caterpillar says the D6N model will save a 10- 15 % on fuel bills. The manufacturer claims that its new offering will add to the value delivered to customers with a number of new technology features that boost productivity and ease the operator's job. >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
Energy-saving Mobile Cranes Conquer The Port of Neustadt NEUSTADT/GERMANY, 03.04.2015 – Europe’s largest port for conventional freight makes use of the latest crane technology from Sennebogen. A mobile undercarriage and an intelligent energy recovery system spell a happy logistics client. >more
Wasser Berlin International 2015: Successful restructuring BERLIN/GERMANY, April 01, 2015 – Berlin’s biennial trade show on water and wastewater technology concluded with happy organizers and exhibitors. Companies and associations at the fair praised the high levels of International guests. This was the second time the trade show was held together with the No Dig Congress on trenchless technology. >more
No Shadow Towers: British Architects Fight Dark City Spaces LONDON/UK, March 30, 2015 – Wouldn’t it be great if the space between tall office and residential towers was light and welcoming when you move in or out of the building instead of dark and dusky? A British team of architects has come up with a solution to tackle the dark side of skyscrapers, by creating a design which redirects the sun’s beam to the base of the buildings. >more
Caterpillar Updates Articulated Trucks LEICESTER/UNITED KINGDOM, MARCH 27, 2015 - The new Caterpillar 735C, 740C EJ, and 745C articulated trucks build on their field-proven B Series predecessors with a range of new features. These include engines that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards, new transmissions with expanded electronic control, automatic traction control, automatic retarder control, hill assist and waiting brake systems, and an optional payload weighing system. >more
“Doka Concremote”: Machine-To-Machine Innovation Wins Multiple Awards AMSTETTEN/AUSTRIA, March 24, 2015 - “Concremote” determines fresh concrete-strength development on the structural element. The result are accelerated construction processes and increased safety. Recently this innovative measuring method received its second award in the United Arab Emirates. Subsequently it was nominated for the "State Prize for Multimedia and e-Business 2015" in Austria. >more
World's largest all-terrain crane works at 3,000m XUZHOU/CHINA, March 21, 2015 – XCMG’s XCA5000 is the world’s largest all-terrain crane in terms of tonnage. Recently, it succeeded in hoisting a 2MW wind turbine in Yunnan province, China. XCA5000 became the first 2,000-ton all-terrain crane applied in construction around the world and a milestone in the portfolio of its ambitious manufacturer, XCMG. >more
Laying of boulders in the zoo excites camels and yak GÖRLITZ/GERMANY, March 20, 2015 - Excitement at the Görlitz Zoo in Germany: Director Dr. Sven Hammer and his team are building a river bank in the “Tibetan Village”. Camels, domestic yak and Cashmere goats watched inquisitively as boulders were moved with the Probst Boulder Grab and stayed close to the zoo staff the whole time. >more
Caterpillar launches updated D8R in Africa and Middle East LEICESTER/UNITED KINGDOM, March 19, 2015 - Since 1935, the Cat D8 crawler dozer has pushed through mud and stone. Now, Caterpillar launches its new D8R which, according to the manufacturer, combines the durability and reliability of its predecessors with features that further enhance operator safety and comfort, while simplifying routine maintenance. >more
New “City Centre” for Miami MIAMI/USA, March 19, 2015 – Miami’s coastline and financial district are being transformed by Swire Properties’ latest creation, Brickell City Centre. The $1.05 billion mixed-use development includes a number of high-rise buildings skirting the Miami River just off the coast. >more
Yanmar at Intermat 2015 REIMS/FRANCE, March 18, 2015 – Yanmar presents many exhibits at this year’s INTERMAT and celebrates 20 years of Zero Tail Swing. >more
Caterpillar launches new Cat 335F L CR excavator for heavy-duty work in close quarters LEICESTER/UNITED KINGDOM, March 16, 2015 - The new compact-radius Caterpillar 335F L CR excavator, with a tail-swing radius of 1900 mm, handles heavy work on congested job sites with minimal risk of property damage, while delivering up to 16 percent improved fuel efficiency and a 5 percent improved lift capacity, claims Caterpillar. >more
New floor saws from Wacker Neuson: Longer operating times and more comfort MUNICH/GERMANY, MARCH 13, 2015 - Wacker Neuson revised its gasoline-driven floor saws which now offer additional benefits for end users and contractors. It was possible to further reduce the hand-arm vibrations (HAV), which makes longer operating times and fatigue-free working possible. >more
Strong demand for first IFAT Eurasia in Ankara ANKARA/TURKEY, March 12, 2015 - Around six weeks before the start of IFAT Eurasia, all the available space in the exhibition halls is fully booked—an additional outdoor area is therefore now being organized to offer additional capacity. The premiere of this environmental technology show takes place in Ankara, between April 16 and 18, 2015. >more
Spectacular new terminal in Azerbaijan: American white oak welcomes travellers in Baku BAKU/AZERBAIJAN, March 12, 2015 - The new terminal at Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport recently opened its doors to travellers in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The landmark terminal features interior architecture and experiential design by the Istanbul-based Autoban studio, which has developed a reputation for its imaginative, human approach to design. The contemporary interiors overturn the traditional airport conventions of cavernous space and impersonal experience. >more
The "spectecular" Oscar goes to Doka AMSTETTEN/AUSTRIA, March 6, 2015 - Ahead of the awards for the best movies of the year just ended, trade and industry has staged a prestigious awards ceremony of its own. The US Business Oscar is awarded for outstanding achievement by companies active in the US market. This year, the prize in the "Spectacular" category was carried back to Austria by the Doka Group. >more
Volvo paver used in Kiruna almost two kilometers below the ground KIRUNA/SWEDEN, March 5, 2015 - A Volvo paver was adapted to suit conditions nearly two kilometres below the ground in the world’s largest iron ore mine. >more
Ammann introducing the new pivot-steered tandem roller ARP 95 LANGENTHAL/SWITZERLAND, February 26, 2015 - Ammann, the swiss manufacturer of road construction equipment and machines recently introduced its new pivot-steered tandem roller ARP 95. >more
Kobelco Cranes G-Series CKE2500G and CKE1350G shown at the INTERMAT 2015 in Paris ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, February 25, 2015 - The japanese manufacturer Kobelco specialised on the construction of crawler cranes will be showcasing two of its G-series models at the INTERMAT 2015 in Paris-Nord Villepinte, France. >more
New Life for Kolkata’s Sewers KOLKATA/INDIA, February 23, 2015 - Once a pioneer in the development of sewer systems, the Indian city of Kolkata has struggled in recent decades to maintain its collection system network. Rapid population growth and inadequate maintenance led to chronic sanitation and drainage problems. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part THREE DELHI/INDIA, January 28, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part TWO DELHI/INDIA, January 26, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part ONE DELHI/INDIA, January 23, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
Efficient Concrete Formwork for Climbers SUESSEN/GERMANY, January 11, 2015 - Europe's largest climbing centre is due to open in early 2015 in Munich. The works included 15 m high fair-faced concrete walls cast in one pour. This was possible by using NOEtop, thewall formwork system manufactured by NOE-Schaltechnik, Süssen, Germany. >more
Bauma China 2014 – exceeding expectations SHANGHAI/CHINA, January 9, 2015 - The trade fair bauma China 2014 took place in November and was praised once again for its internationality as well as quantity and quality of visitors. The Chinese equipment manufacturers showed their improved performance and capabilities. And it was obvious that they are likely going to expand their export efforts. >more
New “Cranes Expert” App allows Customers to make informed Buying Decisions ZWEIBRÜCKEN/GERMANY, January 8, 2015 – For crane owners, having easily accessible, accurate and in-depth equipment information is essential for their success. Taking advantage of today’s latest digital technology, Terex Cranes introduces Cranes Expert , the lifting industry’s first electronic application designed specifically for crane companies. This latest Terex innovation delivers available equipment information in ways not possible with printed literature by giving customers unprecedented access to the company’s expansive range of media information. >more
Woven Sun Protection for new Headquarter of Turkish Contractors Association ANKARA/TURKEY, December 22, 2014 - As an independent, non-profit making association, the Turkish Contractors Association (TCA) represents the interests of the tradition-steeped Turkish construction industry. Turkish building contractors are well-known far beyond national borders and the TCA is one of the world’s most powerful associations in this area. >more
Trimble introduces new rugged and versatile Laser Level SUNNYVALE (CALIF.)/USA, December 11, 2014—Trimble recently introduced the new generation Spectra Precision® LL300S Laser Level. The LL300S is a ruggedized, fully automatic, self-leveling laser level designed for a wide range of general construction, concrete and site preparation applications including general elevation control, leveling forms and footers, concrete pours, excavations and basic slopes. >more
Cat 825K combines Strength with Intelligence and Efficiency DESFORD(UK), November 17, 2014 - The new four-drum Cat® 825K compactor incorporates Caterpillar’s Machine Drive Power (MDP) system—an exclusive feature that enables operators to consistently attain compaction specifications with minimal passes, yielding low operating costs by saving time, fuel, rework expense, and machine hours. >more
120 t Telescopic Crawler Crane from Sennebogen STRAUBING/GERMANY, November 13, 2014 - With the new Sennebogen 6113, the Lower-Bavarian crane manufacturer present its biggest telescopic crawler crane yet. 120 t safe working load, a proven boom concept, and the high level of flexibility characterize the new machine. With the 6113 the company extends the maximum safe working load of its telescopic cranes upwards by 50%. >more
Financially viable Alternative: Deep based Sinking Shafts twice as valuable BOCHUM/GERMANY, November 11, 2014 - Sinking shafts from prefabricated concrete elements are increasingly used at canal, rehabilitation and construction projects by municipalities. Especially in critical traffic areas this is a favorable alternative to conventional construction measures. >more
Automation boosts World’s best selling Backhoe Loader BIRMINGHAM/UK, October 17, 2014 - JCB, the world’s number one manufacturer of backhoe loaders, is improving fuel efficiency, improving productivity and boosting operator control through the use of automation on its 3CX and 4CX models. >more
Revolution or Flop? SCHWALMTAL/GERMANY, October 15, 2014 - With their mounted compactor SBV 240/02 Stehr Special Machines have begun another chapter in the never ending story of „accessory equipment versus special machine“ - with the promising title: Revolution of base course compaction. Once again the prospects of mounted equipment do not look so bad. >more
CAT went Hybrid: Excavators need less Fuel PEORIA(ILLINOIS)/USA – October 14, 2014 - Caterpillar introduced the first hydraulic excavator in the company's history at Bauma 2013. According to the manufacturer the 336 E hybrid consumes less fuel than its conventionally driven equivalent. The surprise came off perfectly when Caterpillar at their headquarters in Peoria, Illinois (USA) showcased the machine exclusively to a group of international journalists. >more
Volvo Penta lifts Super Gloria to World Record Success LIDHULT/SWEDEN, October 1, 2014 - Kalmar, a division of Cargotec, recently achieved a world-record breaking lift with its Super Gloria reachstacker – with the help of a Volvo Penta TAD1172VE. >more
Bauma Conexpo Africa to move to a 3-year Cycle after 2015 JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, August 27, 2014 - Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015. >more
bC India on firm Ground despite difficult Market DELHI/INDIA, August 21, 2014 - Following the economic crisis of the past few years, now that India has formed a new government, once again its economy is characterized by an atmosphere of guarded optimism that is increasingly influencing India's construction and construction-machinery sector. >more
No Material Spillage along the Way ROSENFELD/GERMANY, August 6, 2014 - Loss of material can be expensive in the long term for operators of conveyor systems such as those used in coal mining, underground mining or in gravel plants. The energy of impact during transfer is a frequent reason for the loss. Flexco Europe GmbH supplies and installs impact beds that slow down the speed at which the bulk material falls. >more
Quickly and Safely to the Top with adapted Climbing Technology WARSAW/POLAND, August 11, 2014 - The Warsaw Spire office complex is currently being constructed. The 220 m high, waist like office tower complete with elliptical ground plan characterizes the appearance of the building ensemble; the tower is flanked by a 55 m high building on each side. >more
steinexpo 2014: The final Phase has begun NIEDER-OFLEIDEN/GERMANY, July 28, 2014 - 245 exhibitors with 315 trademarks. These are the key data when taking stock of steinexpo 2014 in June. Compared to the previous event at the same time, this represents an increase of 15%.There is also not much more that the grounds available for the trade fair can offer. >more
New Terex Boom Booster increases CC 880-1 Crane Lift Capacities ZWEIBRUECKEN/GERMANY, July 8, 2014 - The new Terex Boom Booster kit for the Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane boosts performance particularly when working with steep and long boom configurations. The kit is a must-have for heavy lifting applications with long-boom configurations such as petrochemical, wind turbine erection and power plant installation. >more
Arena da Amazônia in Manaus: Kick-Off at the Equator MANAUS/BRAZIL, July 2, 2014 - The final stage of the FIFA World Cup has never before been held as close to the equator as it will be in 2014. The latitude of the venue in Manaus is a mere 3 degrees south. Making use of lightweight textile architecture, the newly constructed Arena da Amazônia provides the best possible protection from the sun and optimum ventilation. >more
New Equipment for Tube Manufacturing in the USA DUESSELDORF/GERMANY, July 1, 2014 - Fracking is a highly controversial topic and the subject of numerous discussions – not only in Germany. You don't have to be a bona fide environmentalist to be horrified at the idea of pumping highly toxic chemicals into the earth to mine oil and gas. >more
Genie introducing new Z-62/40 Articulating Boom Lift GRANTHAM/UK, June 27, 2014 – Genie will be introducing the new Z-62/40 articulating boom lift at the APEX tradeshow June 24 – 26 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Modernized for exceptional jobsite performance, reliability and quality, this new model is an update of the Genie® Z-60/34 articulating boom lift with significant modifications made to the key product specifications customers desire the most. Z-62/40 articulating boom lift >more
Nordpipe as pull-in Version for trenchless Rehabilitation of Drinking Water Pipes SCHIEDER-SCHWALENBERG, June 23, 2014 – The challenges often involved in drinking water rehabilitation projects are the available time window, residual flow capacity after the rehabilitation, diameter and length to be renewed. Other factors are the capacity to negotiate bends and local contruction site conditions. >more
Software from Xylem merges Brands for a more integrated and comprehensive Choice GROSSOSTHEIM/GERMANY, June 17, 2014 – A multi brand online pump selection tool has been released by Xylem, enlarging pump selection capabilities. Xylect is a comprehensive product database with advanced search functions that helps customers to find and select the right product. >more
Seal of Approval: Recognizing an Ecological Manufacturer WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, May 20, 2014 - Ecological and sustainable developments have also played an increasingly important role in the construction sector. Manufacturers, planners and construction companies are taking on more responsibility towards the environment and society as a whole. An example of this is the formwork and scaffolding manufacturer Peri, whose material for its plywood sheets originates from sustainable forests. >more
Bentley Civil Software powers Foth’s Design of Multi-Lane Roundabouts in Iowa JOHNSTON(IOWA)/USA, May 14, 2014 - DuPont Pioneer retained Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, to secure funding for widening and reconstructing nearly 1.5 miles of NW 62nd Avenue in Johnston, Iowa, where the company’s world headquarters is expanding.The initiative led to design and construction of a series of four multi-lane roundabouts—the first in the state—to address challenging traffic conditions. >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
bauma China attracts strong Interest MUNICH/GERMANY, April 30, 2014 - Although the pace of growth on the Chinese market is slower than previous years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is still predicting GDP there to expand by 7.3 percent in 2014. This positive picture is not without impact on the situation as regards applications to exhibit at bauma China, which takes place from November 25 to 28, 2014 in Shanghai. >more
Hightech-Telematics new Provider for Fleet Management SCHAFFHAUSEN/CH, April 28, 2014 – Savvy Telematic Systems AG, headquartered in Schaffhausen, is a machine-to-machine (M2M) solution provider specialised in telematics and fleet management. Its ten-member team, consisting of hardware and software engineers, project managers and logistics specialists, is dedicated to creating added value for Savvy's customers. >more
New legislative Period holds Promise of new Projects for bc India MUNICH/GERMANY, April 14, 2014 - Even before the parliamentary elections which are currently taking place in India, the Indian government was talking about plans to make funding available for a wide range of projects. Things are definitely moving in this market, all of which spells good prospects for the exhibitors at the bauma Conexpo Show - bC India, which takes place from December 15 to 18, 2014, in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, near Delhi. >more
SMOPYC endures, waiting for Industry to recover ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, April 14, 2014 - The 16th edition of SMOPYC, the International Trade Fair for Public Works Construction and Mining Machinery, that ended last April 5 fulfilled the expectations of exhibitors. The number of undertakings that took part (720, from 28 different countries) and of visitors (48,000 professionals) confirmed that the leading fair for the industry in Southern Europe is still going strong. >more
New EU Project to enhance CD&E Waste Recycling Infrastructure COOKSTOWN/NORTHERN IRELAND, April 11, 2014 - A new project, backed by the Eco-Innovation Fund from the European Union will be operating in Germany from May 2014 with the aim of enhancing the infrastructure for the recycling of construction, demolition and excavation waste in Europe. >more
Cleaning the Cleaners with Flexco ROSENFELD/GERMANY, April 8, 2014 - When it comes to the aggregates business, where equipment is subjected to harsh materials and weather, Flexco belt cleaners are an important part of keeping systems clear and running. But while the cleaners are busy maintaining the belt, what could you do keeping cleaners running smoothly? >more
Nominees in the GreenTec Awards announced MUNICH/GERMANY, April 7, 2014 - Preparations for the IFAT Gala Night on Sunday, May 4th, are entering the next round. At this event, on the evening before the start of IFAT (May 5–9, 2014), the winners of the GreenTec Awards will be announced and presented with their prizes. >more
Wind Turbine’s outer Shell designed with Novelis anodised Aluminum GÖTTINGEN/GERMANY, April 1, 2014 – A presumably perfect combination, complementing both ecological and economic perspectives: A platform to produce renewable energy clad with aluminium, an environmentally friendly and recyclable material. The wind turbine is part of the sustainability concept at British Sky Broadcasting Group. >more
New 5 and 8 Liter Engines from Volvo Penta GOTENBURG/SWEDEN, March 26, 2014 - Versatility, reliability and greater power density are the hallmarks of Volvo Penta’s new line of Stage II, Stage IIIA and Stage IV-compliant 5- and 8-liter engines. >more
Atlas Copco adds Drum Cutter Range ESSEN/GERMANY, March 24, 2014 - Atlas Copco introduces a range of eight Drum Cutter attachments to its range of Construction Tools. The DC Drum Cutter range is available with service weights from 200 kg to 2900 kg, suitable for carriers of 1-50 tonnes. >more
Alcoa expands in Hungary to meet European Demand for Lightweight Truck Wheels SZÉKESFEHÉRVÁR/HUNGARY, March 18, 2014 -- Alcoa, inventor and global leader of forged aluminum wheels, is investing US$13 million to expand its wheel manufacturing plant in Europe, to meet growing demand for its lightweight, durable, low-maintenance aluminum truck wheels. >more
Wacker Neuson: Product Strategy for North America MUNICH/GERMANY, March 14, 2014 - At the Conexpo in Las Vegas, USA, Wacker Neuson introduced a wide variety of new products in the fields of compaction, worksite technology, and compact equipment. The focus of the show was the introduction of the company’s new line of skid steer and compact track loaders, which has been designed specifically for the needs of the North American market. >more
No more Downtime with Flexco Systems ROSENFELD/GERMANY, March 12, 2014 - Flexco is the leading international provider of mechanical belt fastening systems, vulcanizing presses, belt cleaners, belt positioners, impact beds and pulley lagging for light- and heavy-duty applications. With its mechanical belt fasteners, the specialist provides solutions that enable the operators of conveyor systems, such as those used in coal mines, steelworks and the wood processing industry, to considerably simplify their maintenance and repair work. >more
Hydro Magnet picks up Profit from Demolition Waste ESSEN/GERMANY, March 11, 2014 - The latest complement to Atlas Copco’s range of hydraulic attachments is the Hydro Magnet, a range of profitable tools for recycling plants, scrapyards and the demolition industry. Hydro Magnets enable valuable iron and steel to be separated quickly and easily from concrete waste for subsequent recycling. Simply installed on the existing grapple or shear installation, they require no extra generator or electro cable on the carrier. >more
Surface Heater HSH: Available in two new Model Versions MUNICH/GERMANY, March 7, 2014 - Thaw frozen soil or treat concrete with extremely high heat efficiency: Wacker Neuson has offered the only hydronic surface heater available on the market since 2006. >more
Carbon instead of Steel – Textiles revolutionize the Construction Sector BERLIN/GERMANY, March 5, 2014 - Ailing Bridges, buildings in need of rehabilitation and aged optics are due to weather and time. Relentlessly, both are gnawing at concrete and steel until they crumble, rust or become unstable. While searching for alternative construction materials for reconstruction and maintenance, more and more attention is drawn towards the textile industry, which, with their materials, has already shaken up the aircraft and automotive industries. >more
Ruukki to deliver Steel Frame for Shopping Centre in Samara, Russia HELSINKI/FINLAND, February 28, 2014 - Ruukki is to deliver a technically complex steel frame for the Gud-OK shopping centre, which is to be built in Samara in the Volzhsky District in Russia. When completed, the centre will have a total area of 244,850 square metres. The order is worth around EUR 8 million. >more
Eko Atlantic – An ingenious Engineering Thing LAGOS/NIGERIA, February 19, 2014 - An ultra futuristic city is being built on the shores of Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. Under the project management of David Frame, the British lead engineer and Managing Director of South Energyx Nigeria Ltd., a subsidiary of Chagoury Group, Eko Atlantic City is being constructed on 9 million square metres of reclaimed land from the sea and protruding 2.5 kilometres into the Atlantic Ocean. >more
Comer Industries at Conexpo: Large Axles and Wheel Drives for Offhighway Machines REGGIOLO (RE)/ITALY, February 17, 2014 – Comer Industries’ latest products for next-generation compact vehicles and heavy duty construction equipment for worldwide OEMs will be on show at Conexpo–Con/Agg 2014, the international gathering place held every three years for the construction industries, to be staged in Las Vegas (Nevada), USA, from March 4–8. >more
Cummins starts Production of Tier 4 Final 6-Cylinder Engines COLUMBUS,IND./USA, February 14, 2014 - Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has started production of 6-cylinder engines certified to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final regulations, equivalent standards in Canada and Stage IV in Europe. Engine production across a broad 190 hp to 675 hp (142-503 kW) output will increase during the course of the year as off-highway equipment manufacturers release machines ready to meet the near-zero emissions standards, that took effect Jan.1, 2014. >more
Wacker Neuson launches new Products for North America at Conexpo 2014 MUNICH, February 12, 2014 - Wacker Neuson will introduce a wide variety of new products at the Conexpo in Las Vegas, USA, at the beginning of March 2014. Included are some innovations that further enhance the product portfolio for the North American market. The highlight of the show is the unveiling of the new Wacker Neuson skid steer loader series, which has been designed specifically for the needs of the North American market. >more
SMOPYC 2014 – Preview and Diagnosis of the Sector ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, February 11, 2014 - The preparations are well underway for the SMOPYC 2014, which is to take place at the Zaragoza Exhibition Center from 1st to 5th April. The main associations in the sector are to attend the show, completing the agenda of parallel activities, including the organization of reverse trade missions from international markets such as the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Turkey and Iran, among others. >more
Wirtgen HT22 Quick-Change Toolholder System for efficient Milling Performance WINDHAGEN/GERMANY, January 23, 2014 - Cutting technology is a core competence of Wirtgen and the heart of its cold milling machine technology. With its HT22 quick-change toolholder system, Wirtgen has launched a new development onto the market that minimizes downtimes and increases the service life of the milling drum. >more
BAU goes to China MUNICH, January 22, 2014 - BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, is now positioning itself in China, the world ́s biggest construction market. On July 8 and 9, 2014, the first "BAU Congress China" will be taking place in Beijing. >more
Aveva E3D Insight continues Future of Plant Design CAMBRIDGE/UK, January 21, 2014 - Aveva launched of Aveva E3D Insight, the Windows 8.1 App that enables project decision makers in the power, process plant and mining industries to view and approve Aveva Everything3D (Aveva E3D) designs from a mobile tablet device. >more
Deubaukom focused strongly on Architects and Engineers ESSEN/GERMANY, January 21, 2014 - "Deubaukom has proven that it is the ideal platform in order to network sectoral associations, architecture and the housing industry with each other. The competence centres and the stronger focusing on these target groups were crucial for this purpose," Oliver P. Kuhrt, Chairman and CEO of Messe Essen, and Egon Galinnis, Managing Director of Messe Essen, are in agreement. >more
Aveva E3D Insight continues Future of Plant Design CAMBRIDGE/UK, January 21, 2014 - Aveva launched of Aveva E3D Insight, the Windows 8.1 App that enables project decision makers in the power, process plant and mining industries to view and approve Aveva Everything3D (Aveva E3D) designs from a mobile tablet device. >more
Co-operation Agreement between Liebherr and Kamaz BIBERACH/GERMANY, January 20, 2014 - The Liebherr Group and the Russian company Kamaz OJSC have signed a contract to develop and manufacture a range of 6-cylinder diesel engines with 12 litre displacement. The engines are tailored by Liebherr to meet specific requirements from Kamaz. At the same time, the contract includes a complete solution for the construction of an engine production and assembly line as well as respective quality assurance within Kamaz's production. >more
Cummins launched Engine Innovations at Agritechnica HANOVER/GERMANY, January 6, 2014 – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has introduced the new QSF3.8 engine at the Agritechnica trade show in Hanover, with a power output extending from 63 to 98 kW (85 hp-132 hp) that is ready to meet European Union (EU) Stage IV emissions regulations and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final. >more
Light at the End of the Tunnel – Impressions of Excon India BANGALORE/INDIA, December 18, 2013 - The Indian construction industry met under dark economic clouds at this year’s Excon trade fair in Bangalore, but spots an upcoming bright spot: 2014’s general elections spark new hope for greater growth and a more intensive infrastructure development. It is necessary after all, as is mutually agreed. >more
Building Houses from Plastic Waste STUTTGART/GERMANY, December 16, 2013 - Low-cost dwellings made from a wire mesh framework filled with recycling material are the latest project to be developed by international installation artist, Markus Heinsdorff, as a vision for developing countries. His new concept is currently on show at the Haus der Architektur in Munich as part of the "Low Cost Houses and Pavilions” exhibition. >more
Major Investment in China's Transport Infrastructure SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 9, 2013 - Taking place between November 25 and 28, 2014, in Shanghai is bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment. Although currently challenging, the market in China still offers significant potential, not least because the state is investing heavily in infrastructure – and this is just one of the drivers behind an acceleration in growth in the Chinese construction sector. >more
John Deere displayed Final Tier 4/Stage IV Engine Technology at Agritechnica 2013 HANOVER/GERMANY, December 3, 2013 - John Deere Power Systems has exhibited its whole Final Tier 4/Stage IV diesel engine range featuring the Integrated Emissions Control system at Hanover’s Agritechnica in November. In addition to powering a large variety of John Deere equipment, the company also develops, designs and manufactures engines for a wide diversity of agricultural applications: spreaders, feeder mixers, vineyard tractors, harvesters, sprayers… For each type of agricultural equipment, JDPS can offer the engine adapted to the manufacturer's requirements and the needs of the end buyer. >more
Sochi’s Tunnel – an Olympic Architectural Highlight GÖTTINGEN/GERMANY, December 2, 2013 - The aluminium cladding of the tunnel entrance made from Novelis pre-painted aluminium ff2® looks like filigree ornaments and is reminiscent of the snowy mountains found at the Black Sea no matter what the season. The Russian City of Sochi is scene of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2014, as well as the location for the FIFA World Cup in 2018. >more
EXCON Special: Nano-M SMJ – More NBB ÖLBRONN-DÜRRN/GERMANY, November 15, 2013 - In autumn 2013 a new generation of NBB remote systems will be introduced: the new Nano-M SMJ. “With this modular solution all customers’ demands will be fulfilled”, the company promises. So let’s take a look at the facts. >more
EXCON Special: Rockwheel launches Innovation Campaign LANGENBURG/GERMANY, November 15, 2013 - British engineer Ian Webster is well-known in the industry for being one of the world’s most innovative designer and developer of cutting technology. Rokla GmbH has recently started the exclusive production of the latest generation of Webster Hydraulic Cutting Units with high-quality components from Germany. >more
Neo-Involvement of European Companies in Africa KIEL/GERMANY, November 14, 2013 - The initial reluctance of being frontrunners put up by European companies towards the emerging markets of Africa seem to be subsiding. Wacker Neuson, Herrenknecht, Sandvik, Doka, Geda, Goldhofer or Bauer – European construction companies are gaining grounds on the African Continent. >more
EXCON Special: HBC-radiomatic presents stunning Innovations BANGALORE/INDIA, November 14, 2013 - Safety, efficiency, easy handling: in the spirit of this motto, HBC-radiomatic presents stunning innovations at Excon 2013. >more
EXCON Special: Rotor Impact Mills for Sand Processing SONTHOFEN/GERMANY, November 11, 2013 - At bauma 2013, BHS-Sonthofen has showcased its unique rotor impact mills, which are not manufactured by any other company in the world. They produce crushed sand with special characteristics that cannot be achieved in the same quality with any other machine: the grains are cubical, but their edges are rounded. Dry mortar produced with this type of sand is easier to use and makes concrete easier to pump. >more
EXCON Special: The K25 PowerBooster of Scheuerle-Kamag ULM/GERMANY, November 8, 2013 - Saving a second tractor during transport, allowing self-propelled transport on site, couplable with other brands: The K25 PowerBooster of Scheuerle-Kamag provides a A Five-In-One-Solution. >more
Saudi Readymix launches Academy AL KHOBAR/KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, November 6, 2013 - In its pursuit of excellence through talent development, Saudi Readymix launches a virtual academy, with plans of creating a physical location for it in the near future. The Academy offers training and development programs of all sorts for employees, a scholarship program for students of vocational institutes and a mini-MBA program. >more
Desalting Sea Water with Ritmo’s Delta 630 Machine KAVARATTI ISLAND/INDIA, November 5, 2013 - One of the main challenges of water treatment is to desalt sea water, so to give more potable fluid to those countries that have little of it, but plenty of the other resource. Until now, the extremely high costs linked to this operation obstructed the development of such a procedure. A Delta 630 machine from Ritmo Palstic Welding Technology is seen at work in Agatti, a long and narrow strip of sand of Kavaratti, one of the Laccadive islands positioned in the Indian Ocean. Ritmo’s machine is pictured welding in a low temperature thermal desalination (LTTD) facility. >more
Outstanding Innovation: Peri Up Shoring Tower MDS WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, October 24, 2013 - At the Préventica in Lyon – a trade fair which focuses on all aspects relating to occupational safety – a jury awarded the Peri Up Shoring Tower MDS the innovation prize in the category "Working at Heights". The shoring tower is characterized by the fact that a totally safe erection procedure is fully integrated throughout. >more
SMOPYC and the Construction Crisis: An Interview with Josè Antonio Vicente ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, October 23, 2013 - The International Show of Public Works, Construction and Mining Machinery (SMOPYC) will hold its 16th show from 1 to 5 April 2014 at Zaragoza Exhibition Centre. To give an overview of the sector and its expectations regarding this year's show, Alarcon & Harris agency interviewed José Antonio Vicente, director of Zaragoza Exhibition Centre. Mr Vicente is an authority in trade show circles as well as chairing the Spanish trade show association (AFE). He also has expertise in public works machinery thanks to his close ties with this sector. >more
Solar Park of Superlatives opens in Dubai MUNICH/GERMANY, DUBAI/INDIA, October 23, 2013 – Yesterday, the Middle East’s biggest solar power plant was officially inaugurated. After completion of stage one the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will now feed 13 MW into the power grid. >more
IE expo 2014 expands Sector for Air Pollution Control MUNICH/GERMANY, October 22, 2013 - During the next few years, environmental protection and improving the quality of the air in particular are one of the key topics facing the Chinese government. To adapt itself to the special needs of the Chinese market, IE expo 2014 is expanding the sector for air pollution control by adding new product categories. In doing so, it is reinforcing its leading position as China's largest trade fair for environmental technology. >more
“Red Square” Triflex Marking brings a Dash of Red to Köpenick Old Town DORTMUND/GERMANY, October 21, 2013 - It is the range of application options which makes products from Triflex, the renowned specialist for waterproofing with liquid applied waterproofing and cold plastics, appealing to many planners and architects. The “Red Square” in Köpenick provides an example. >more
Ergonic 2.0 – Intelligent Control System for Sustainability, Safety and User-Friendliness AICHTAL/GERMANY, October 10, 2013 – Putzmeister has focused its research and development work on a future-oriented concept for controlling truck-mounted concrete pumps. The Aichtal construction machinery manufacturer has integrated functions and technical details in hardware and software, which were developed from an ecological, economical and ergonomic perspective. For the first time, Putzmeister has started to consistently implement the Ergonic 2.0 in type 38-5 truck-mounted concrete pumps. >more
bauma Africa: A Construction Industry Trade Fair of international Standard JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, OCTOBER 10, 2013 - “Yes, we can!” This must have been the attitude with which the Messe München International decided to organise the first International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles in Africa. 14,700 registered trade visitors from more than 110 countries came to this year’s premiere the trade fair, which took place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from September 18 to 21, 2013. All in all, 754 exhibitors – 123 from South Africa and 631 that are headquartered abroad – from 38 countries attended bauma Africa. >more
Topcon’s Hybrid Robotic System features new DS Total Station CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL/THE NETHERLANDS, October 9, 2013 – Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of its Hybrid Robotic System, featuring the new DS series robotic total station and the recently announced MAGNET™ v2.0 software suite, a Topcon enterprise solution for the geomatics industry. Other Topcon components include the economical HiPer SR GNSS receiver and Tesla large-screen tablet controller. >more
Development of Rijnhaven Area in Rotterdam about to Start ROTTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, October 2, 2013 - One of the harbors of Rotterdam, the Rijnhaven, is available for re-development. The municipality of Rotterdam is putting out a tender to realize this development in a unique way: the party with the best plan can redesign the Rijnhaven for a period of thirty years. A professional jury, including the German scientist Michael Braungart, will evaluate the submitted innovative plans for a reuse. >more
Intermat 2015 presents new Show Layout and Product Segmentation PARIS/FRANCE, October 1, 2013 - Intermat 2015 is the professionally-backed trade show that builds on its achievements, with a clearly asserted position on EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) markets, representing 82% of its visitors, and offering unparalleled access to the French construction market which is worth €206.6 billion in annual sales*. >more
Innovation that has transformed an Industry: The hydraulic Breaker turns 50 ESSEN/GERMANY, October 1, 2013 - This month Atlas Copco Construction Tools, Essen, Germany, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the hydraulic breaker. An innovative idea which originated in the German city of Essen half-a-century ago has transformed the construction and mining industries and is now a worldwide standard. Krupp Berco Bautechnik, acquired by Atlas Copco in 2002, developed the rig-mounted hydraulic breaker and took out a patent in 1963. The first machine, the HM 400, attracted huge interest at the Hannover fair in 1967 and more than 2,000 units were sold. >more
bauma Africa delights the Industry JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, September 26, 2013 - bauma Africa has impressively entered the African market: The first edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles took up 60,000 square meters of exhibition space – 40,100 square meters net – which makes it the biggest industry event for the sector in Africa. >more
Costain achieves Time Saving with Aveva Laser Modeller CHESTERFIELD/UK – September 23, 2013 - Aveva today announced that Costain, a leading UK Engineering Contractor (EPC) has achieved significant time and cost savings using Aveva Laser Modeller. As an early adopter of the company’s software, Costain utilised the technology for a major North Sea oil & gas facility upgrade project. The Laser Modeller enabled the rapid conversion of nearly 1,000 laser scans into intelligent, as-built 3D plant models, which helped to ensure the planned plant shutdown period of just 10 days. >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
World Cup Countdown Clocks in Brazil feat. Products of MC Bauchemie BOTTROP/GERMANY, September 10, 2013 - Exactly one year before the football World Cup’s kick off in Brazil, the nation's football idol Pelé starts the official countdown clock in Rio de Janeiro. Designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, the clock is counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to the start of the World Cup. More countdown clocks will be installed at all the other World Cup venues. For the production of these clocks also product systems of MC-Bauchemie were used. >more
Water Treatment at IFAT 2014: Disinfection Systems in demand Worldwide MUNICH/GERMANY, September 5, 2013 - The extraction and processing of water, and treatment of wastewater and sewage, are core themes at the world’s leading environmental technology trade show, IFAT. At the last event in 2012, these subjects took up around 115,000 sqm of space out of an exhibition total of 215,000 sqm. For the next IFAT, which takes place from May 5 to 9, 2014, Messe München is expecting exhibitor participation in these segments to again be high – not least because of the ever increasing importance of this whole field. >more
Aveva Activity Visualisation Platform brings Industrial Gaming to the Plant Industries ABERDEEN/SCOTLAND, September 4, 2013 - Aveva announced today the launch of its brand-new, Activity Visualisation Platform (AVEVA AVP). AVEVA AVP, built on Industrial Gaming technology enables efficient facility familiarisation, staff training, construction planning and simulation, operations and maintenance planning. It aids the rehearsal of safety and schedules critical activities, without putting either personnel or the plant itself at risk. >more
Pumped-Storage Powerplant Nant de Drance: Machine Trio from Herrenknecht on a successful Course NANT DE DRANCE/SWITZERLAND, SCHWANAU/GERMANY, September 3, 2013 - The construction of the Nant de Drance pumped-storage power plant in the Swiss canton of Valais seems to be groundbreaking for the country's energy policy. The share of electricity from nuclear power plants is to be gradually replaced by electricity from renewable energy sources. The Nant de Drance pumped-storage power plant will produce electricity from environmentally friendly hydropower from 2017 onwards, serving at the same time as a giant energy storage unit. Three Herrenknecht machines are creating key constructions of the underground infrastructure. >more
X-Seed 4000 Tower could house a whole Metropolis TOKYO/JAPAN, August 27, 2013 – Discussions around the world about what the tallest tower might be are well known. Some mention the Taipei 101, at 1671 ft to the tip of it’s spire, whereas others might argue that the Sears Tower, at a whopping 1731 ft (and 110 stories), wins the race. However, if the enormous, 13,000 ft X-Seed 4000 structure ever gets built in Tokyo it will win the worlds-tallest-building competition hands down and leave its puny competitors far behind. If. >more
1st Indian-German Water Partnership Day in Bangalore BERLIN/GERMANY, August 26, 2013 - „German Solutions to Indian Challenges“ is the central theme of the event where the participants will examine the current situation of the Indian water market and discuss the capital expenditure requirements and technical approaches to develop a sustainable water management. >more
MOBA Excavator System works in huge Chinese Construction Project LIMBURG/GERMANY, August 22, 2013 - Several billion cubic metres of earth will be moved and countless tons of concrete laid. The South-North water transfer is one of the largest infrastructure projects which have ever been realised in China. For the ambitious canal constructions MOBA’s excavator system Xsite Link is in use. >more
Applications to exhibit at bC India 2014 are now invited DELHI/INDIA, August 21, 2013 - Although the next Bauma Conexpo Show- bC India doesn´t actually take place until the end of 2014 (December 15-18), already preparations are in full swing: Companies can now sign up to exhibit at this third edition of this "International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles". Application documents are available for download as a PDF from: The deadline for receipt of applications is February 28, 2014. >more
Equipment Demonstration at Terex Finlay Open Event in Scotland ABERDEEN/SCOTLAND, August 5, 2013 - Terex Finlay held its largest ever Customer Open Event, at Jim Jamieson’s Quarry, Ellon near Aberdeen in Scotland. It was a demonstration on crushing and screening equipment of all of their new models for both Quarrying and Recycling applications. >more
New Terex CRH1316 portable HIS Plant features unique Crusher Discharge Design CEDAR RAPIDS/IOWA(USA), August 15, 2013 – Terex Minerals Processing Systems (Terex MPS) has expanded its CR Series portable plant line with the addition of the Terex® CRH1316 horizontal shaft impact crushing plant. This large capacity, highly portable, electric plant features a large undercrusher vibrating pan feeder to accept the high velocity crusher discharge material and convey it to the straight-line product conveyor. >more
WACEE ’13 – Sustainable Energy for West Africa GHANA/WEST AFRICA, August 14, 2013 - The 2nd West African Clean Energy and Environment Exhibition and Conference, WACEE is scheduled to be held from 12 - 14 November 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. Double-digit growth rates for West African imports of energy and electro technology as well as political stability make Ghana the natural gate towards the high potential West African market. >more
Increased Exhibitor Participation and Association Support for 2013 Techtextil India MUMBAI/INDIA, August 14, 2013 - Covering over 3,000 sqm exhibiting space, Techtextil India 2013 will be 50 per cent bigger than the previous edition and more interactive. Along with the increase in floor space, international participation in the 2013 exhibition is also up by 20 per cent from 2011, demonstrating the show’s continued business success. At Techtextil India 2013, over 130 exhibitors from India, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the US, in addition to national pavilions from Belgium, China, France and Germany will present the newest products, services and technologies in technical textiles and nonwovens. >more
Customized Formwork and Scaffolding Solution for Nordhavnsvej Tunnel COPENHAGEN/DENMARK, August 14, 2013 - Around 620 m of the extensive Nordhavnsvej infrastructure project runs underground. The twin-tubed, rectangular tunnel is being realized using the cut-and-cover method – the walls with Trio panelized formwork in advance followed by the slab formed with the Variokit tunnel formwork carriage. With the customized project solution, the construction team has achieved a three week cycle for the 25 m long concreting sections. >more
Construction Equipment Industry meets Members of the European Parliament BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, August 13, 2013 - “Towards a competitive industrial production for Europe” is the title of the conference of the construction equipment and agricultural machinery industry in Brussels on October 16, 2013. Every two years the CECE- CEMA Summit provides a platform for business leaders of the sector to meet and discuss industry matters with representatives of the European institutions. This year’s event will take place in the political heart of the EU, directly within the European Parliament. >more
Renovation of Monument Woudestein at Rotterdam Erasmus University ROTTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, August 13, 2013 - Erasmus University Rotterdam is a research University and internationally recognised for its high quality teaching. In 2007 the University launched a master plan to modernise and increase the capacity of the Woudestein campus. This master plan was drawn up to re-organise the layout of the University and separate the built up zone of the University from a greener zone with open spaces for students to enjoy. >more
Novelis Aluminium forms Architecture for Copenhagen`s Aquarium "The Blue Planet” COPENHAGEN/DENMARK, August 12, 2013 - From above it looks like a gigantic vortex: The Blue Planet, Northern Europe's largest and most modern aquarium is situated at the island of Amager, right at the coast of the Øresund and near the Copenhagen Airport. Even in the choice of cladding, the architects focused on quality materials with durability. They decided for Novelis pre-painted aluminum since it had proven itself for decades in extreme climates through features such as the seawater and corrosion resistant alloy C4S. The 1,2 mm thick facade sheet with a natural aluminum look is protected with a weathering clear lacquer coat and, thus ideal for forming, transport and installation. >more
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Stadiums Kick Off with Conject WOKING/ENGLAND, August 6, 2013 - Conject pm platform has been selected by the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Sports Engineering” of Russia to assist in the delivery of four major new stadium project for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The company fought off competition from large IT companies such as Microsoft and Oracle, and was chosen for its best value-for-money ratio, easy interface, fast roll-out capabilities and expertise in helping to deliver sporting stadia and associated facilities and infrastructure. >more
Superflex from Scheuerle and Nicolas develops flexibly positioned Two Axle Module PFEDELBACH/GERMANY, August 2, 2013 - Cost-effective through cost and time-savings: the need for cranes, forklifts or special infrastructure can be minimalized when putting together the right vehicle combination with the Superflex from Scheuerle and Nicolas. Then, the flexibly positioned two axle module can be moved without any auxiliary means or simply removed from the vehicle. The Superflex is thus quickly and easily converted for the next assignment. >more
New Aveva Bocad software offers 30-40 percent Project Savings CAMBRIDGE/ENGLAND, August 1, 2013 - Aveva announced today its release of new products and improvements in its range of structural steel detailing software. The new products will increase structural detailing capability and enable more design standardisation and automation. Together, by enabling more effective decision-making and increasing project transparency, these new features offer potential project time and cost savings of up to 30-40 percent. >more
Caterpillar offers full Line of Satco Processing and Directional Felling Heads PEORIA, ILLINOIS/USA – July 31, 2013 - Caterpillar Forest Products and Satco Ltd. have signed an agreement that gives Caterpillar the rights to sell and support Satco harvesting attachments and parts worldwide. Caterpillar is the exclusive distributor everywhere except Australia, New Zealand and Brazil, where Satco products will be offered both through Satco distributors and select CatÒ dealers. >more
‘Silent’ Rock Drills solve Noise Issues for Portuguese Limestone Quarries ESSEN/GERMANY, July 30, 2013 - With its rugged limestone hills and upland farmland, divided by ancient stone walls, the Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros national park in Portugal is a major tourist attraction. It is also the center of operations for a number of large limestone quarries. Previously, many were using Atlas Copco BBD 94 DSI pneumatic rock drills. Now, to satisfy local concerns about noise levels, Atlas Copco is supplying the quarries with BBC 34 DSI models. These offer the same performance but with a 5 dB(A) lower noise level. >more
Hyundai presents web based Monitoring System “Hi-Mate” VOSSENDAAL/NETHERLANDS, July 17, 2013 - Many fleet owners and operators as well as maintenance departments wish a web-based monitoring of heavy equipment. Hyundai Heavy Industries follows these desires with the 2010 introduced "Hi-Mate System”. The “Hi-Mate System” monitors the machine and supplies additional data such as localization and transmission of performance data. >more
Construction Machineries Demand decreases after bauma FRANKFURT AM MAIN/GERMANY, July 16, 2013 – A weak start to the year followed by a gradual improvement throughout the following months: This forecast for the year 2013 on the economic development of its industry by VDMA’s association on construction equipment and building material machinery made in February seems to become even more true – although there are differences when looking at all the divisions the industry comprises. >more
Preprufe Waterproofing System protects Dublin’s €410 million Aviva Stadium DUBLIN/IRELAND, July 15, 2013 - At the €410 million Aviva Stadium in Dublin, more than 8,000m2 of Grace’s Preprufe waterproofing membrane was chosen to deliver outstanding levels of watertightness – enhancing the company’s reputation and proven track record for delivering waterproof protection at the world’s most important structures. >more
Exhibitor and Visitor Increase at Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2013 HOUSTON, TEXAS/USA, July 11, 2013 - The second staging of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, recently held in Houston, Texas was a great success. A total of 2,120 visitors attended the event to get a broad overview of the latest technologies, components and systems in the field of industrial flow control presented by 151 exhibitors from the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, India and Mexico on 26,830 net square feet of exhibit space. >more
Construction time savings for Vienna's North Station Residential Project VIENNA/AUSTRIA, July 4, 2013 - On the former North Station area of Vienna, the "Schwarzatal" non-profit real estate developer is currently realizing a very special housing project. Under the title "A residence with everything!", a total of 91 residential units are scheduled to be completed by autumn 2013 – located in a rental apartment facility along with a residential home for the "Association for a Sustainable Way of Life." The use of modern and efficient formwork systems for the walls and slabs ensured that the very tight completion deadline of only 10 months for the building shell could be met. >more
JCB aims high with 45 Million Investment in Six Cylinder Engine BIRMINGHAM/ENGLAND, July 1, 2013 - JCB announced plans to begin production of six cylinder engines with the addition of the JCB Dieselmax 672 to its engine line-up. In eight years JCB has gone from a new entrant to engine manufacturing to a global producer with a reputation for fuel efficiency and innovation. The first engine rolled off the production line in the UK in November 2004 and since then production has also extended to JCB India’s HQ at Ballabgarh, where the first engine was manufactured in 2011. To date more than 250,000 engines have been produced globally. >more
Ruukki's solar thermal roof provides hot water for Earth House at Heureka, The Finnish Science Centre HELSINKI/FINLAND, June 27, 2013 - Ruukki Classic solar thermal roof has been installed on the roof of a prototype school building in the Science Park Galilei at Heureka. Working together with Finn Church Aid, Earth House Oy has designed a building that produces electricity without being connected to the grid. >more
Highline Tours & Travel offer special packages for bauma Africa JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, June 26, 2013 - As the first bauma Africa, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, is to take place from 18 to 21 September this year, the organizer and its travel partner, Highline Tours & Travel, have put together several tailor made packages for attendees travelling to Johannesburg for the event. >more
Triflex Towersafe protects Wind Turbines in Poland MINDEN/GERMANY, June 25, 2013 - In the wind energy sector, Poland is the leading market in Eastern Europe. Every year, investment goes into numerous new wind farms – one such farm is located at Dygowo, where 25 new wind turbines have been constructed in the last year. >more
Trimble Acquires Actronic Technologies SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA / USA, June 24, 2013 – Trimble announced recently that it has acquired privately-held Actronic Holdings Limited of Auckland, New Zealand. Actronic Technologies is a leading provider of weighing technology and payload information systems for construction, aggregates, mining and waste markets. Financial terms were not disclosed. >more
Architects restructure Bonneuil-sur-Marne's Urbanity PARIS/FRANCE, June 20, 2013 – Margot-Duclot architectes associés concluded in 2013 a 5 years project in the city of Bonneuil-sur-Marne.The TCSP, a major public transport project connecting the Pompadour place with the Sucy station, initiated a strong renewal in the Bonneuil City entrance. The land retrieved from the railways made possible the conversion of the IUFM crossroad into a friendly urban scale. >more
MC-Bauchemie establishes Singapore subsidiary BOTTROP/GERMANY, June 20, 2013 - In May 2013, the MC-Bauchemie Group extended its involvement in South-East Asia with the acquisition of WAK Technologies Pte. Ltd., previously MC’s representative in Singapore for more than 15 years. The take-over and renaming of the acquiree as MC-Bauchemie Singapore Pte. Ltd. takes the globally engaged company, family-run from its HQ in Bottrop, Germany, another step forward in the implementation of its growth strategy. >more
OMA and Oscar Properties win Tors Torn competition in Stockholm ROTTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, STOCKHOLM/SWEDEN, June 18, 2013 - OMA has won the design competition for Tors Torn in Stockholm. The project, led by OMA Partner Reinier de Graaf and OMA Associate Alex de Jong, and designed as the third tallest twin skyscrapers in Sweden, was selected from entries by four competing practices. >more
Hyundai introduces HI-POSS hydraulic system VOSSENDAAL/NETHERLANDS, June 18, 2013 - Energy recovery in hydraulic systems is considerably more complicated than in electric powertrains. In a R220LC Crawler excavator Hyundai Heavy Industries has successfully integrated and demonstrated at Bauma 2013 its new HI-POSS system (Hi-POSS = Hyundai Intelligent Power Sharing and Optimal Energy Saving System). >more
Intermat Middle East 2014 aims to obtain greater Exposure for Exhibitors and Visitors PARIS/FRANCE, June 18, 2013 – Having established itself as the MENA (Middle East and North Africa), building machinery and conregion’s leading exhibition and conference for construction infrastructure project materials, the next edition of Intermat Middle East will take place in 2014 providing exhibitors with greater exposure to key senior level executives and decision makers from leading construction companies across the region. >more
JCB marks Millionth Machine Milestone in Style ROCESTER/ENGLAND, June 13, 2013 - Hundreds of JCB employees have joined in the celebrations to mark the production of the company’s one millionth machine – enough diggers to stretch from the UK to Australia. >more
Meeting the Challenge of Population Growth and Climate Change - FIEC’s Call to Action AMSTERDAM/THE NETHERLANDS, June 13, 2013 - In remarks concluding FIEC’s annual conference in Amsterdam, devoted this year to the theme of water management, FIEC President Thomas Schleicher, spoke clearly of the need of the EU and the Member States to urgently address adaptation to the effects of climate change without reducing parallel efforts to bring down greenhouse gas emissions. >more
Sea Outfall in Sochi Breaks Record SOCHI/RUSSIA, SCHWANAU/GERMANY, June 13, 2013 - Preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are already in full swing. Russian infrastructure developers are relying on trenchless tunnelling technology made by Herrenknecht to install pipelines for an efficient wastewater system. >more
Digital solutions with added value WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, June 13, 2013 - At bauma 2013, Peri presented a number of digital innovations which included the launch of the Peri handbook as an application for mobile devices. In addition, the company unveiled applications for determining the concreting speed as well as a configurator for the Multiflex slab formwork designed for use on smartphones and tablets. >more
Pilot project: solar energy for branches of the Bank of the Philippine Islands MANILA/PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, EBERSWALDE/GERMANY, June 12, 2013 - The German-based solar system integrator mp-tec GmbH & Co. KG is pushing forward its move into the Philippine market, with pilot systems now connected to the power grid. These include two 2.5 kWp installations on the roof of the Ayala Avenue branch of the Bank of the Philippines (BPI), making the bank the first in the country to obtain its electricity from its own photovoltaic system. >more
MS & Africa Middle East 2013 CAIRO/EGYPT, June 10, 2013 - MS Africa & Middle East – The International Trade Fair for Stone Design, Technology, Earthmoving and Building Machinery, is the start-up event launched by Veronafiere and scheduled in the Egyptian capital 9-12 December 2013. The event "merges" Marmomacc and Samoter, Veronafiere's best known brands in the construction sector. The aim is to strengthen internationalisation and improve penetration into neighbouring markets in Africa and the Middle East. >more
Topcon Mobile Mapping System for a wide range of Applications CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL/NETHERLANDS, June 04, 2013 – Topcon Europe Positioning introduced the IP-S2 Compact+, an innovative mobile mapping system to accurately measure objects even in adverse weather conditions and enclosed job sites such as tunnels and mines. >more
Wheel Loaders of Excellence – and a new Brand Name WILDESHAUSEN/GERMANY, June 04, 2013 - German wheel loader specialist Atlas Weyhausen GmbH has presented at bauma a complete line of innovative machines that do not only surpass the new legal exigencies of waste gas grade III B (TIER IV Interim) but also offers a perceiving up-graded value for the user. >more
Endless Stair to new Heights for the London Design Festival LONDON/ENGLAND, June 03, 2013 - Londoners and visitors will have a chance to experience the city in a new way this autumn, with the construction of the Endless Stair, a highlight of the London Design Festival which will see a series of interlocking timber staircases rising to a height of several storeys outside St Paul’s Cathedral, overlooking the Millennium Bridge and across to Tate Modern. >more
Central American Countries are Looking for German Technological Know-How ESSEN/GERMANY, June 03, 2013 - The hunger for energy is growing. In this respect, Cenral America’s governments in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama are focusing more and more on sustainable energy production: Not only solar energy, water power, wind energy and biomass but also geothermics in particular. >more
ISH Shanghai & CIHE: The tailor-made HVAC show confirms its 2nd edition SHANGHAI/CHINA, May 31, 2013 - Following the successful conclusion of ISH China & CIHE in Beijing, Messe Frankfurt’s ISH brand gets ready for its fall show, ISH Shanghai & CIHE – the Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning. >more
Sennebogen presents the 8130 EQ: 75% more energy efficient thanks to its technology STRAUBING / GERMANY, May 29, 2013 - A new dimension in energy efficiency – the SENNEBOGEN 8130 EQ demonstrates its credentials as a balance material handling machine through its energy efficiency and excellent value for money. The latest product development from Sennebogen is consistently balanced in any situation and guarantees minimal energy and running costs in daily use, both on the scrapyard and in port material handling, thanks to the classic lever principle behaviour. The first machine will be delivered in 2013 to a costumer in Germany. >more
Visitor pre-registration opens for fully booked bauma Africa MUNICH/GERMANY, May 27, 2013 - The rising importance of Africa in the world's construction and mining markets is taking center stage at this year's bauma Africa – the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles which will take place from September 18 to 21 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. >more
Luxury vehicles perched on a parking system from Aitrach AITRACH/LONDON, May 23, 2013 The entire world is talking about the largest new project in Western Europe – the monumental skyscraper "The Shard". At a height of 310 meters, this newly opened glass tower dominates the London skyline, soaring over the city streets 95 stories below. >more
Tier 4 Final - simplified GÖTEBORG / SWEDEN, May 23, 2013 - In 2014, Volvo Penta will release its full line of Tier 4 Final-compliant industrial engines. But what exactly is Tier 4 Final, and what does it mean for customers? >more
MCA-2000 roller system facilitates controlled compaction LIMBURG/GERMANY, May 22, 2013 The MCA-2000 roller system from MOBA Mobile Automation AG facilitates controlled compaction during asphalt paving. The compaction data of each project can now also be called up directly from the office via a web server. >more
Airport construction in Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, May 07, 2013 - The business and tourism location Abu Dhabi is to be enlarged significantly until 2030. This also includes the drastic expansion of the Abu Dhabi International Airport. >more
baum@park - Environmental friendly trade fair On bauma 2013, the the world’s biggest trade fair, a project for planting large trees called “baum@park” was started on the initiative of c2tree. >more
bC India moves to Delhi Following two successful events held in Mumbai the BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW – bC India is moving to Greater Noida, near to India’s capital of Delhi. The upcoming third edition of this "International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles" is scheduled for December 15 to 18, 2014 in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, near Delhi, with total 170,000 square meters of exhibition space. >more
bauma 2013 - Closing report Bauma calls… and they all come: An impressive 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center between April 15 and 21. Not only did this edition of bauma break all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, it also attracted the highest number of visitors ever. >more
Six prize-winners in five categories in the bauma Innovation Award 2013 MUNICH/GERMANY, April 21, 2013 Bauma is the top international forum for showcasing groundbreaking developments in machinery and equipment for construction, building materials and mining. This was highlighted once more on Sunday, at the presentation of the bauma Innovation Award 2013 in Munich. >more
bauma 2013 - Exhibitor testimonials MUNICH/GERMANY, April 21, 2013 - With over half a million visitors from 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center between April 15 and 21, bauma 2013 was impressive as ever. Previous records concerning numbers of exhibitors, visitors and exhibition space were broken, making bauma 2013 its biggest success so far. Here are some testimonials by various exhibitors who took part in the event. >more
Herrenknecht Pipe Express receives bauma Innovation Award 2013 MUNICH/GERMANY, April 21, 2013 With Pipe Express Herrenknecht AG has implemented a new semi-trenchless method for the laying of pipelines. In comparison with the open-cut construction method it needs a considerably smaller route width and requires no groundwater lowering. >more
Wirtgen Pick Inspection (WPI): The smart surface miner thinks for itself WINDHAGEN/GERMANY, April 17, 2013 - With the launch of WPI, Wirtgen is introducing a new system which measures the wear of surface miner cutting tools. WPI – Wirtgen Pick Inspection – principally comprises eight very rapid measuring sensors which are integrated in the cutting drum compartment of the surface miner. >more
Wasser Berlin International 2013 From April 23rd - 26th about 600 exhibitors from all sectors of water management present their products, services and solutions at the international trade fair “Wasser Berlin International”. About 30.000 visitors are expected, one third of which are coming from foreign countries. >more
Sennebogen 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane STRAUBING/GERMANY, April 15, 2013 Sennebogen presents the 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane: a new machine for universal deployment in a wide range of heavy-duty tasks on construction sites and in the extractive industry. Whether it is used with a dragline bucket or in foundation construction, the strengths of this new 55-ton machine are clear to see. At Meier Bau, in Pocking in Lower Bavaria, the machine was able to put its capacity to the test for the first time. >more
Liebherr Components at the 2013 Bauma MUNICH/GERMANY, April 15, 2013 - The Components division of the Liebherr Group has its own stand at the 2013 Bauma, (Stand A4/115 in Hall 4). The exhibits from the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical drive systems areas have been developed and manufactured at various Liebherr competence centres, and demonstrate the exceptional bandwidth of the division’s product programme. >more
BKT Radial Tyres Agrimax Teris SEREGNO/ITALY, April 15, 2013 The combination of excellent traction with reduced soil compaction is one of the features distinguishing the radial tyres of the Agrimax Teris series, which are specifically designed for state-of-the-art harvesting and reaping vehicles. >more
Continental ProViu Continental presented a unique camera-based all-around surveillance system for special and construction vehicles named ProViu 360 at the Bauma 2013 in Munich. With this innovative system for risk-free maneuvering and electronic viewing of the blind spot. >more
Bauma debut for fuel saving Tier 4 JCB Ecomax powered machines COLOGNE/GERMANY, March 27, 2013 JCB’s innovative solution to EU Stage IIIB/US Tier 4 emissions legislation will be on show for the first time at Bauma as machines powered by the JCB Ecomax engine make their debut. >more
From Skåne to Hamburg by alternative Fuel BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, January 7, 2013 - As part of a green growth strategy, String* is working for the expansion of sustainable infrastructure between Skåne in Sweden and Hamburg in Germany. Access to alternative fuels for a range of vehicles is part of this strategy and work. >more