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Changes to the Executive Board of Putzmeister Holding AICHTAL/GERMANY, August 21, 2017 – The Supervisory Board of Putzmeister, the German-based manufacturer of concrete pumps, mortar machines, mining equipment and thick matter pumps, has announced the termination of the contract with Dr. Karch by mutual consent. Mr. Martin Knötgen will take up the chairmanship of the Executive Board on a provisional basis, and will assume the role of CEO of Putzmeister Holding in addition to his role as CEO for Sany Europe. >more
Hobas supports economic relationships between Germany and Russia KURSK/RUSSIA, July 20, 2017 – Hobas, the Austrian-based supplier of GRP pipe systems, is aiming for a future collaboration with Russian companies in the fields of public water and wastewater management and iron ore production. In 2016 the German-Russian Center for Economic Cooperation and Development was established in the Russian region of Kursk on the initiative of the ASG Spremberg AG. >more
Bauer Resources wins Soil Remediation Contract in the "Schwarze Pumpe" Industrial Area SPREMBERG/GERMANY, June 27, 2017 – The soil of the former grounds of a gas combination plant in the "Schwarze Pumpe" industrial area is highly contaminated which has led to groundwater pollution. Bauer Resources GmbH has been commissioned with the contract to remove this contamination by building and operating a vacuum treatment plant as well as replacing or decontaminating the soil. The work is scheduled to be completed by 2022. >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
Bauer supporting Resort Hotel Project in Sydney Harbor SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA, June 14, 2017 – Yet another distinctive building will soon adorn the skyline of the largest city in Australia: The new Crown Sydney Hotel Resort is currently being built in the Barangaroo South district. With 69 floors and a height of 275 m, the hotel will be the tallest habitable building in the city. Bauer Foundations Australia Pty Ltd and joint venture partner Piling Contractors execute the foundation work. >more
Case exhibiting at Steinexpo HOMBERG/GERMANY, June 13, 2017 – As in previous years construction equipment manufacturer Case will once again be exhibiting at Steinexpo which takes place at Europe’s biggest basalt quarry near Homberg in Germany, from the 30th August to 2nd September. Consequently the focus will be on machines suited for mining and quarry work. >more
Remediation of the Kesslergrube Landfill: Bauer finishes large-diameter Boreholes GRENZACH-WYHLEN/GERMANY, May 29, 2017 – The German-based special civil engineering expert Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH has been carrying out drilling works as part of the remediation project on the former site of the Kesslergrube landfill since July 2016. The task was to drill the large-diameter boreholes for the construction of a secant pile wall – the project is nearly completed. Extensive safety measures are vital during the remediation project. >more
Doka-formworking Power for mega-scale Hydro in Canada WINNIPEG/CANADA, April 27, 2017 – Formwork manufacturer Doka has closed its biggest ever power-plant deal in North America: for the construction of the Keeyask Generating Station 300,000 sq ft of Doka formwork are in use. Doka’s services on this site range from engineering and consulting, up to pre-assembly and instructions for a safe use of the formwork systems. Completion is scheduled for 2021. >more
New Bauer Rotary Drilling Rig performs first Job in Toronto TORONTO/CANADA, April 20, 2017 – For "Parkside Square", a multi-story apartment-house construction project, the Canadian Bauer Maschinen client Deep Foundations Contractors Inc. is carrying out the foundation work. To install the 28 m deep secant pile wall and 20 m deep single piles the new Bauer BG 46 rotary drilling rig is put to work in Canada's biggest city. >more
Volvo amphibious Excavator helps with Restoration in Chesapeake Bay BALTIMORE/USA, April 10, 2017 – Maryland Environmental Service is using a Volvo amphibious excavator to restore Poplar Island, a once diminishing remote island habitat in the Chesapeake Bay, North America. For the restoration and construction of habitats, heavy-duty work on wetlands and even below sea-level is necessary – enter the modified Volvo EC300E excavator with custom flotation pads. >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
Bauer involved in Foundation of Offshore Wind Farm off Scotland MORAY FIRTH/UK, March 7, 2017 – Wind energy is one of the most important renewable energy sources. The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project off the northeastern coast of Scotland is scheduled to be up and running by 2019. The foundation work is supported by Bauer Renewables Ltd. with an underwater drilling rig suitable for use on the high seas. >more
Prime Horizontal launches MudVis System BEVERWIJK/THE NETHERLANDS, February 2, 2017 – Dutch-based Prime Horizontal, supplier for HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling), is launching a newly developed, automated mud viscosity and specific gravity measuring and logging system called MudVis. Designed for the HDD industry, MudVis takes samples of stock or mixing tank bentonite at preset intervals. >more
New Dates for ConMin West Africa ABUJA/NIGERIA, January 31, 2017 – The ConMin West Africa, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Mining and Building Materials, has changed dates to June 2017. Due to runway renovations, the Abuja airport in Nigeria will be closed down during March/April – the ConMin West Africa 2017 is now scheduled to take place from 13 to 15 June 2017 in Abuja. >more
Hobas Cooling Water Pipeline for Austrian Steel Plant DONAWITZ/AUSTRIA, January 27, 2017 – For the steel manufacturer voestalpine AG in Donawitz, a more than 100 m long Hobas GRP Pressure Pipeline De 1720 has been installed by means of curved jacking. Despite challenging circumstances, the installation was successfully completed within only two months. >more
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
14 Groves perform Multi-Crane Lift ANTWERP/BELGIUM, January 11, 2017 – A total of 14 Manitowoc Grove cranes were used to simultaneously lift a pipeline in the course of an industrial plant project in Antwerp. Each of the GMK all-terrain cranes lifted a 6.1 tonnes section of the pipeline. The job posed a new – and successfully completed – challenge for the Belgian company Aertssen Kranen. >more
Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Hobas and Amiantit combine European Businesses DAMMAM/SAUDI ARABIA, KLAGENFURT/AUSTRIA, December 19, 2016 – WIG Wietersdorfer Holding GmbH and Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company announced their plans to merge their European pipe businesses Hobas Europe and Amiantit Europe including Flowtite Technology. Both companies are specialized in the production of high performance plastic pipe systems and plan to operate as one unit under a 50:50 ownership structure. >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
Bauer Maschinen Group at bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, November 17, 2016 – bauma China will be taking place from November 22 to 25. Over 2,400 exhibitors have registered for the eighth edition of the international exhibition for construction machinery at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The organizers are expecting around 180,000 visitors. The Bauer Maschinen Group will again be participating – having been present in the Chinese market for 25 years. >more
German Minister Gabriel visits Herrenknecht Tunnel Borers working in Hong Kong HONG KONG (SAR), November 9, 2016 – Sigmar Gabriel, the German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, took the time to inspect construction progress at one of the current inner-city tunnel projects in Hong Kong, which is being supported by Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines. German technology is used to develop groundbreaking infrastructure in the mega-city. >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
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
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
New Terex Tower Crane makes a compelling Case as an All-Rounder WALDSHUT/GERMANY, September 15, 2016 – The Terex CTT 161 tower crane had proven its worth during the first stage of the new construction for a nursing home in Waldshut, Germany, so the construction company Schleith insisted on using a Terex crane for the second stage of construction as well. A Terex CTT 162-8 tower crane was ordered, the successor to the CTT 161. >more
MB supplying Screening Buckets for Caucasus Pipeline Project BAKU/AZERBAIJAN, September 14, 2016 – The 692 km South Caucasus Pipeline has been designed to transport gas from the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea, through Georgia and on to the Georgia-Turkey border. Italian-based crushing, demolition and recycling equipment manufacturer MB is supplying 13 screening buckets to work on the pipeline project. >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
New Herrenknecht TBM: Europe’s largest all set for Tunnelling Job in Italy SCHWANAU/GERMANY, September 5, 2016 – The new titan among European tunnel boring machines has been completed: the Herrenknecht TBM for the Santa Lucia Tunnel in the Apennines has a diameter of 15.87 meters. It towers above the previous European record holder by more than 20 centimeters and is the largest machine ever made at the Schwanau plant. >more
Battersea Power Station: Bauer Technologies is carrying out Foundation Works at iconic London industrial Complex LONDON/UK, August 19, 2016 – The Battersea Power Station on the south bank of the river Thames supplied Britain's capital with energy until the early 1980s. Today, a new urban district is growing around the empty industrial landmark. Several hundred thousand square meters of residential, office and commercial space are to be built. Bauer Technologies Ltd. is carrying out the specialist foundation engineering works under the main building. >more
Triflex Waterproofing Systems in Versailles VERSAILLES/FRANCE, August 17, 2016 – Over three centuries after it was built, the Latona Fountain – probably the most famous masterpiece in the gardens of Versailles – was in urgent need of restoration. The German-based construction chemicals company Triflex was awarded responsibility for the waterproofing systems in the course of restoration work. >more
Bauer starts drilling large Diameter Boreholes for the Kesslergrube Remediation Project GRENZACH-WYHLEN/GERMANY, August 3, 2016 – The remediation project of the former Kesslergrube landfill in southwest Germany has been worked on by the responsible companies BASF and Roche since spring 2014. In summer 2015, Bauer Resources GmbH was assigned with the remediation of perimeter 1/3 NW of the former landfill by Roche Pharma AG. The primary task is to excavate and collect 280,000 tonnes of soil in safety containers. >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
Lifting Equipment Manufacturer Haulotte supports the biggest Railway Projects in the Middle East RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA, July 13, 2016 – Recently around 150 units of Haulotte high booms supplied by Roots Group Arabia (RGA) are working onsite in the largest subway project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabian government is investing more than 22 billion dollars into this mega project. Its backbone is a fully automated Metro driverless system with a total length of close to 176 km across 6 lines with 85 stations. >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
Gotthard Base Tunnel: Bauer Expertise for the longest and deepest Railway Tunnel in the World GOTTHARD MASSIF/SWITZERLAND, June 14, 2016 – The Gotthard Base Tunnel in the Swiss Alps – the longest and deepest railway tunnel in the world – was ceremonially opened in the presence of state guests from across Europe. The tunnel is 57 kilometers long and runs up to 2,300 meters below the Alps. The Swiss subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH and Bauer Umwelt GmbH were also involved in the construction project of the century. >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
Putzmeister showcasing at IFAT 2016: Turning Waste into Fuels using efficient, environmentally friendly System Solutions AICHTAL/GERMANY, May 24, 2016 – Putzmeister Holding – operator in the field of concrete, mortar, solids pumps and underground concreting – will exhibit solutions for environmental technology at IFAT 2016. The trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management will take place at the Messe München exhibition center from May 30 to June 3. >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
Borehole creation with the new full face hole opener SCHWANAU/GERMANY, May 4, 2016 – Borehole creation in rock used to be a time and equipment consuming process. This is supposed to change now, as Herrenknecht released its new full face hole opener. How does this new rock cutting tool work and why is it supposed to revolutionize the HDD cutting tool market? >more
Bauer constructs Excavation Pit in the Heart of Frankfurt for the Patio-City-West FRANKFURT AM MAIN/GERMANY, March 16, 2016 – Specialist foundation engineering for Patio-City-West: Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH constructs an excavation pit in the middle of Frankfurt. >more
Far from the madding crowd – Volvo Machines working at a Madagascan Chromite Mine BRIEVILLE/MADAGASCAR, March 8, 2016 – Rich in natural resources, but poor in the infrastructure needed to extract, refine and export them, Madagascar’s resurgent resource sector is helping to power its economic growth and future prosperity – with Volvo Construction Equipment playing a key role. >more
All-in-one and ready-to-use Mortar: Ergelit-SBM SCHWERTE/GERMANY, March 2, 2016 – Hermes Technology, manufacturer for sewer repair and renovation, presents an addition to the Ergelit Dry mortar range: the Ergelit-SBM all-in-one cement based mortar, with organic and inorganic additives and high early strength. >more
MC-Bauchemie Acquires Bautek in Chile BOTTROP/GERMANY, February 15, 2016 – MC-Bauchemie Chile has acquired Bautek: The companies were merged into MC Bautek Chile at the end of 2015. This fusion has carried MC-Bauchemie's expanding market position in Chile further following the purchase of PK Chile in 2014. >more
Successful Mine Rescue in China Using Bauer Technology PINGYI/CHINA, February 10, 2016 – For 36 days, hundreds of rescue workers fought for the lives of numerous buried miners in a gypsum mine in the Shandong province of eastern China. On January 29, four of them were eventually saved through a vertical emergency shaft, not least thanks to the drilling rigs from BAUER Maschinen Group that were in operation. >more
New Genie Rotating Telehandler Helps Build Tunnel in Italy CAPOSELE/ITALY, January 15, 2016 – A rotating telehandler – the new Genie GTH-5021 R – supports the complex drilling and consolidation of a water tunnel near Caposele in southern Italy. The tunnel, named the Pavoncelli Bis, is being built to replace the original early 20th century Pavoncelli Tunnel. The latter was closed following damage caused by an earthquake that affected the Campania region surrounding Naples in 1980. >more
French-Belgian Gas Pipeline Progressing DUNKIRK/FRANCE, November 9, 2015 – In northern France, just south of the port of Dunkirk, work on a new natural gas pipeline from France to Belgium is in full swing. The construction is helped by a Volvo PL4809D rotating pipelayer, which proved its worth in the international project. >more
Berlin’s New U-Bahn: East-West Gap Closed BERLIN/GERMANY, November 4, 2015 – The tunnel boring machine (TBM) “Bärlinde”, a Herrenknecht Mixshield, has successfully reached its target at Berlin’s touristic Brandenburg gate. The undercutting of the river Spree and the Spree Canal with overburdens of sometimes only five meters was a challenge. Thanks to modifications to the machine, elaborate ballasting of the river and canal beds with steel plates was not required. >more
Safe Pipe Jacking in Difficult Conditions BERLIN/GERMANY, September 8, 2015 – The advantages of trenchless pipeline construction stand out most in urban spaces with dense buildings and roads. In this case, a 30 metre gas connection pipe had to cross a busy trunk road. A special GRP (glass fibre reinforced plastic) surface coating ensured that pipe jacking could be safely undertaken even though soil conditions were not ideal. >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
New Innovation from Trelleborg WISCONSIN/USA, August 3, 2015 – Curing underground pipelines is one of the most painstaking and time consuming jobs. Swedish company Trellborg has launched a new product, which does away with digging to repair the faulty pipelines. >more
Pipe Seals: Trelleborg Invites Operators for Open Day DUISBURG/GERMANY, July 27, 2015 – Around 30 processing companies attended the first open day held by Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation. Focusing on the new DrainPlusLiner 2.0, attendees were taught how to handle the new liner correctly in realistic conditions, utilizing equipment normally used on construction sites. The next open day is coming up in October. >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
Eight Herrenknecht Tunnel Boring Ladies Master London’s Ground LONDON/ENGLAND, July 13, 2015 – Eight Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines quickly completed 42 kilometers of Europe’s largest infrastructure construction site. As London’s underground is already fairly crowded through existing infrastructure, this was one of the most challenging tunnel boring operations to date. >more
European Investment Bank Helps Overcome Water Shortages in Malawi LILONGWE/MALAWI, July 7, 2015 – The European Investment bank will support water infrastructure construction in Malawi with 50 million euro. As the urban population is on the rise, these measures are critical to provide hundreds of thousands of inhabitants of Malawi’s capital Lilongwe who are suffering from water rationing. >more
High Number of returning Exhibitors at Wasser Berlin International BERLIN/GERMANY, July 3, 2015 – Three months after Wasser Berlin International closed its doors demand is high for places at the forthcoming event. The trade fair and congress for water management will take place from 28 to 31 March 2017. >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
Landmark Tunnel Construction Project in Qatar Awarded to Hochtief ESSEN/GERMANY, June 29, 2015 – Qatar, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, is experiencing an unprecedented construction spree in the wake of the 2022 FIFA world cup. German company Hochtief wins one such big ticket project. >more
Expanding market for Pumps in India MUMBAI/INDIA, June 18, 2015 - Technology for processing drinking water and treating wastewater—and the many kinds of pumps needed for this—is one of the main exhibition sections at IFAT India. India´s leading environmental technology fair will be taking place for the third time at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai, between October 13 and 15, 2015. This event will again be bringing together decision-makers and users of this technology with the international companies that supply high-tech products and services, including from the pumps segment. >more
Austrian Railways Award EUR 460 Million Tunnel project to JV ESSEN/GERMANY, June 17, 2015 – A Joint venture between Implenia, Hochtief and Thyssen was awarded to build the first 7.4 km of the Semmering Basis Rail Tunnel in the Austrian Alps. It's closing one of the last gaps in the European Rail infrastructure. >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
Jordan’s Minister for Water and Irrigation: “Germany is our most important partner” BERLIN/GERMANY, April 29, 2015 - At the Wasser Berlin International, bi-ConstructionNews partner bi-UmweltBau had the chance to interview Jordan’s minister for water and irrigation, Dr. Hazim El-Naser. He commented on the current water supply situation in his country and spoke about the value of know how and technology from Germany to tackle these issues of vital importance for the population. >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
Eurasia Tunnel: Bauer Installs Diaphragm Wall on the Bosphorus ISTANBUL/TURKEY, April 14, 2015 – The 5.4-kilometer-long twin-deck Eurasia tunnel, a large part of which will cross the Bosphorus under the seabed, will connect the Asian part of Istanbul with its European part. >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
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
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
2014 - Rausch has achieved its best year so far WEISSENSBERG/GERMANY, February 9, 2015 - Business in the sewer industry is prospering. Concerning the CCTV System manufacturer Rausch, numbers in-creased by another 10 per cent, a new record high that actually exceeds all former annual numbers. >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
Treatment Technology for South African mine water JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, January 15, 2015 - Water and in particular waste water are environmental themes of great importance in mining in South Africa. These vital aspects are being addressed by IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa, the premiere of which takes place from September 15 to 18, 2015 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre. This new sector platform brings together suppliers and users of innovative solutions and technologies for water, waste water, refuse and recycling, it is being held in a market that presents great opportunities. >more
Herrenknecht Teamwork ensures swift Pipe Jacking under the Elbe SCHWANAU/GERMANY, December 16, 2014 - Breakthrough by a micro-tunnelling machine from Herrenknecht in a pipe-jacking project near Hamburg has closed a decisive gap in the construction of two new gas pipelines. The 1.5 kilometer route runs up to 35 meters under the Elbe through various, partially complex geological zones. >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
India’s Environmental Technology Sector is confident MUMBAI/INDIA, October 29, 2014 - On October 11, the second edition of IFAT India – International Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling – concluded, underlining itself as the platform for environmental technology in India. Exhibitors and visitors were equally satisfied and confirmed the importance of this trade fair for the Indian market. >more
Most powerful Drilling Rig in the UK OLPE/GERMANY, October 27, 2014 – At the start of 2014 at Prime Drilling in Olpe the time had come: Tim O'Connor received the key for the new drilling rig PD 400/150 RP-C. The pipeline construction company O'Connor Utilities now is the owner of the most powerful horizontal drilling rig in the United Kingdom. >more
IWA World Water Congress defines Solutions for global Water Crisis LISBON/PORTUGAL, September 5, 2014 - More than 5000 leading water experts and industry professionals from approximately 90 countries will come together at the International Water Association (IWA)’s World Water Congress and Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal in September (21-26) for five days of debate to identify and define new solutions to tackle the global water crisis. >more
10th Anniversary Celebration for Rausch Electronics USA WEISSENSBERG/GERMANY, August 28, 2014 - The company Rausch Electronics USA, the American subsidiary of Rausch Ltd, a brand known for its specialized CCTV Inspection systems, looks back on ten years of existence. >more
Martin Herrenknecht supports Technology Education and calls for its Expansion SCHWANAU/GERMANY, August 27, 2014 - Entrepreneur Martin Herrenknecht sees a huge need for action to increase education and the promotion of young talent in the areas of science and technology. Germany needs to much more intensively provide for new technological advances and the young talent needed for this in all major engineer-driven areas such as energy, environmental and medical technology and infrastructure development, he says. >more
German Manufacturer supplies special Pumps for draining Hongkong Railway Track HONGKONG/CHINA, August 19, 2014 - The MTR Corporation is currently building a new overground and underground high-speed rail network to improve the infrastructure linking up Hong Kong’s outlying districts and connect the center with the New Territories. >more
Field Test of the Curing Monitoring System in synthetic CIPP Liners BERGISCH GLADBACH/GERMANY, August 12, 2014 - The Curing Monitoring System (CMS) is an innovative temperature measurement technique for the cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) in trenchless sewer rehabilitation. In contrast to the common used selective temperature measurement in the manhole area, the CMS is measuring the temperature without gaps as a local temperature profile in the longitudinal direction of the position second by second from the start until the end of the rehabilitation measure. >more
Arab Countries Water Utilities Association strategic Partner of Wasser Berlin International 2015 BERLIN/GERMANY, July 30, 2014 – Following its debut as the region partnering Wasser Berlin International 2013 the Middle East is due to play an important role at Wasser Berlin International 2015. >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
figawa and Wasser Berlin International seal Water Extraction Partnership BERLIN/GERMANY, June 24, 2014 – At "Wasser Berlin International" 2015 the Federal Association of Companies in the Gas and Water Industries (figawa) will be a prominent exhibitor highlighting water extraction, well construction and drilling technology. >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
Uhrig Kanaltechnik and Rausch are celebrating their Partnership at the IFAT 2014 WEIßENSBERG/GERMANY, June 12, 2014 - For the first time ever the two companies Uhrig Kanaltechnik and Rausch, have invited to a joint booth party at the IFAT in Munich on the 7th of May 2014. Both companies are able to look back on 20 years of a commonly shared and successful history concerning technical innovations and developments – a joint path that keeps on continuing. >more
Züblin Scandinavia AB in Joint Venture is awarded Contract for Marieholmstunnel in Gothenburg GOTHENBURG/SWEDEN, June 10, 2014 - Züblin Scandinavia AB, a Swedish subsidiary of the publicly listed construction group Strabag SE, has been awarded as leader and main shareholder in joint venture to build the Marieholmstunnel project, an immersed tunnel passing under the river Göta älv in the city of Gothenburg. >more
IE expo – Visitor Record and all four Exhibition Halls fully booked MUNICH/GERMANY, May 27, 2014 - IE expo added another chapter in its success story this year, recording further substantial growth in exhibition space: on an area of 50,000 square meters, a total of 880 exhibitors and 38,000 visitors participated in China’s leading trade fair for environmental technology, which took place from May 20 to 22, 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. >more
Raise Boring Rigs for Shafts up to 2,000 Meter Depth SCHWANAU/GERMANY, May 22, 2014 - With growing demand for raw materials, mines are applying increasing effort and expense to open up deep and difficult to access resources. With this in mind, the new Herrenknecht product portfolio of Raise Boring Rigs allows the optimal drilling of shafts with larger diameters at depths of up to 2,000 meters. In the new and further development of Raise Boring Rigs, Herrenknecht draws on proven technologies and components as well as on extensive knowhow in the area of mechanized tunnelling technology. >more
IFAT India 2014: Battling the Water Crisis MUNICH/GERMANY, May 15, 2014 - 2014 is an important year for India. Parliamentary elections are being held and the results of those elections could mean new impetus that could stimulate the Indian economy and pave the way for needed investments in the environmental sector: India wants and has to urgently improve its inadequate water-supply and sewage infrastructure. >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
Multifunctional Tunnel for Wuhan KUNSHAN/CHINA, May 5, 2014 - In the course of the visit to China by the German Minister of Economy and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, a contract was signed on April 23, 2014 in Kunshan (Jiangsu Province) for the delivery of two tunnel boring machines for a large multifunctional tunnel in Wuhan (central China). >more
HDD Long Distance Record in Scandinavia at -27 Degrees NORRTÄLJE/SWEDEN, SCHWANAU/GERMANY, March 19, 2014 - Top performances can be achieved with the trenchless installation method, even in icy temperatures well below the freezing point. A Swedish drilling team demonstrated this last winter. Using a horizontal drilling rig from Herrenknecht, the team installed three pipelines under a frozen lake within a very short period of time and as a pleasant side effect – set a Scandinavian long distance record. >more
IFAT India lines up for its second Edition MUNICH/GERMANY, March 10, 2014 - Taking place from October 9 to 11, 2014, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, is the second edition of India’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling. Details on how to apply for exhibition space at IFAT India are available now at: The deadline for receipt of applications is June 30, 2014. >more
Modern Metro System for Qatar's Capital SCHWANAU/GERMANY, February 28, 2014 – The State of Qatar is pursuing a large and ambitious vision destined to provide the highest standards of living to the country and its citizens by the year 2030. An important component for this is a modern transport infrastructure. Consequently the capital Doha, chronically plagued by congestion, is to receive a completely new, very efficient metro system. The company Herrenknecht was charged with the delivery of 15 high-tech tunnel boring machines for this purpose. >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
Innovations at IFAT: Plenty of Ideas in Water and Waste-Water Treatment MUNICH, February 17, 2014 - Drinking water production and the treatment of waste water, plus all the associated transport, management and monitoring functions, are central themes at the world’s leading environmental technology exhibition, IFAT in Munich. >more
Bagela 100 t Pipe Renewal Winch in long term Use OSWESTRY/ENGLAND, February 10, 2014 - Bagela Baumaschinen generated a new pipe pulling winch with a pulling force of 100 tons. The winch is in operation on a long-term project between Oswestry in Shropshire and Malpas in Cheshire. >more
VDBUM new Partner of IFAT MUNICH, February 10, 2014 – Recovery and recycling of raw materials is one of the themes focused on at the world’s largest environmental technology trade show, IFAT. At the next edition of this, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management (taking place in Munich, from May 5 to 9), there will for the first time be a live demonstration of recovery of raw materials from building waste. >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
Perfect Pipeline Premiere: Herrenknecht Direct Pipe for the first Time in Canada BONNYVILLE/CANADA, SCHWANAU/GERMANY, December 23, 2013 - A smooth success right from the beginning: For the first time, a Canadian construction company has installed a pipeline using the Direct Pipe® technology from Herrenknecht. Crossing beneath the Beaver River in the province of Alberta with a 42 inch pipeline (1,067mm) was successfully completed in two weeks. >more
Rabmer Pipe Renewal Group becomes Sekisui SPR SCHIEDER-SCHWALENBERG/GERMANY, December 19, 2013 – For two years now, Sekisui SPR Europe GmbH and the Rabmer Pipe Renewal Group have been cooperating on the European pipe rehabilitation market. Since 1 December 2013, the Rabmer Pipe Renewal companies were renamed step by step and received the SPR logo to demonstrate their common strength on the market. >more
Gripper TBM "Buddelbär XL": A tough Hard Rocker FUSCH/AUSTRIA, December 9, 2013: With an extremely strong drive of 1,400kW, the Herrenknecht S-800 tunnel boring machine excavated a new headrace tunnel for the "Bärenwerk" hydropower plant in Fusch in record speed. In just six months it drilled through 2.8km of solid rock in the Austrian Alps. >more
German Water Partnership goes West BERLIN, December 5, 2013 - With the foundation of the Regional Section North America and its merger with the Regional Section Mexico, German Water Partnership (GWP) expands its international activities to North America and concretely pushes ahead with initiations of business in the region. >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
India's Water Sector needs innovative and adapted Solutions BERLIN/GERMANY, November 11, 2013 - At the 1st German Water Partnership Day on 22 October in Bangalore (Federal State of Karnataka in south-western India) and at IFAT India in Mumbai German and Indian experts discussed the challenges facing the Indian water sector but also opportunities of cooperation. >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
Messe Frankfurt extends its Commitment to the Environmental Sector FRANKFURT AM MAIN/GERMANY, November 4, 2013 - Messe Frankfurt has significantly extended its portfolio of trade fairs for environmental technology. Watertech India, which was acquired only recently, closed its doors at the end of September 2013 in Gandhinagar in the State of Gujarat. There were around 1,400 trade visitors at this conference and exhibition who came to find out about the new products from some 50 companies and attend lectures given by experts in their field. The long-term stimuli which this trade fair and congress has given to the development of the Indian water industry can, in large measure, be attributed to the unequivocal support offered by the Indian government. >more
First IFAT INDIA excites the Market MUMBAI/INDIA, November 1, 2013: A total of 131 exhibitors from 17 countries presented the latest solutions and products for the environmental technology sector on 5,000 square meters of exhibition space. 62 percent of the exhibitors came from countries other than India. Besides joint exhibition stands from China, Germany, and Switzerland, companies from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Spain, Thailand and the United States also participated. >more
GEO-T Expo 2013 is Booming ESSEN/GERMANY, October 30, 2013 - On November 12-14, Essen will be the world capital of geothermics. Because the international geothermal industry along the entire value added chain from near-surface via medium-depth right up to deep geothermics will congregate at Messe Essen then. >more
Trenchless Pipe Rehabilitation for perfect Drinking Water Pipes SCHIEDER-SCHWALENBERG/GERMANY, October 29, 2013 – The quality and availability of water is essential for human health and the ecological system, and it is a basis for economic growth and development. Every year about 3.5 million people die as a result of poor water supply – and the world population is steadily growing. In addition to the challenges which water management faces in regard to the increasing demand for water, this year's United Nations international year of water cooperation has also pushed questions to the foreground concerning the accessibility and distribution of water, as well as water services. >more
IPLOCA New Technologies Award 2013 for Herrenknecht Pipe Express WASHINGTON, DC/(USA), SCHWANAU/GERMANY, October 28, 2013 - On September 27, 2013 Herrenknecht received the "IPLOCA New Technologies Award" for the newly developed semi-trenchless Pipe Express® method in Washington (DC). >more
Culvert Rehabilitation under the Danube SCHIEDER-SCHWALENBERG/GERMANY, October 24, 2013 - From mid-February to mid-March 2013, Sekisui SPR Europe rehabilitated two parallel-running culverts underneath a branch of the Danube in a water protection zone of Bratislava, Slovakia. The type of water pipe and in particular the special location made it necessary using a trenchless rehabilitation technology. >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
Femern A/S Underway on two major new Tenders COPENHAGEN/DENMARK, October 2, 2013 - Before the turn of the year, Femern A/S will announce two major new construction contracts for the establishment of the fixed link under the Fehmarnbelt. The two major contracts will be announced in December in a so-called prior information notice (PIN) which aims to inform the market that the major tenders are underway. >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
Japanese Minister awards Spiral-Wound Rehabilitation Project in Ansbach, Germany SCHIEDER-SCHWALENBERG/GERMANY, September 30, 2013 – Special requirements of the sewer rehabilitation in the city of Ansbach, Germany, made the SPR product a perfect solution. Sekisui SPR Europe was instructed by Awean, who is responsible for the wastewater disposal of Ansbach, to renew 220 m of an egg-shaped sewer with diameter of 1200/1600 mm. The project in Ansbach was now awarded with the 6th “Junkan no Michi Wastewater System Prize” by the Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. >more
Exhibitor Numbers of first Ifat India exceed Expectations The very first IFAT INDIA will be taking place in the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai between October 24 and 26, 2013. And already it has exceeded expectations: Over 100 exhibitors from 15 countries have signed up to take part in India´s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling. Gerhard Gerritzen, Deputy Managing Director of Messe München GmbH, is delighted "because despite the downward correction in economic growth in India, interest in IFAT INDIA remains high. We have easily surpassed the goal we set ourselves of 100 exhibitors. This shows that the Indian offshoot of IFAT in Munich is serving an important market." >more
A Herrenknecht Giant reaches its Target SPARVO/ITALY, September 19, 2013 - “Martina”, the largest tunnel boring machine manufactured by Herrenknecht so far, finished her large-scale project in Italy with final breakthrough. The EPB Shield with a diameter of 15.55 meters produced the shell of the dual-tube Sparvo Tunnel between Bologna and Florence in about two years. This will relieve Autostrada A1 considerably from traffic in the future. >more
BASF opens Production Facility for concrete Admixtures in Kazan LUDWIGSHAFEN/GERMANY, September 18, 2013 - BASF opened a new production plant for concrete admixtures in Kazan, Russia. Together with the facility inaugurated in Podolsk near Moscow in 2012, BASF now supplies the Russian construction sector with a broad range of concrete admixtures from two production sites. This enables BASF to even better meet the specific requirements of its customers in the growing Russian market. >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
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
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
Herrenknecht delivers special Tunnel boring Machine for Bosporus Crossing ISTANBUL/TURKEY, SCHWANAU/GERMANY, August 19, 2013 - A large-diameter road tunnel will cross beneath the strait in Istanbul and expand the infrastructure bottleneck between Europe and Asia. The technical planning of the tunnelling operations poses complex challenges. Therefore, the construction consortium ordered a specially adapted tunnel boring machine from Herrenknecht. The 13.6 meter giant, a Mixshield, was completed in early July 2013 in Schwanau and is now on the way to the jobsite in Turkey. >more
Innovative Spiral-Wound Technology Solution for custom-shaped Storm Water Pipe SCHIEDER-SCHWALENBERG/GERMANY, August 14, 2013 – The local wastewater authority SIARE (Syndicat lntercommunal d'Assainissement de la Région d'Enghien) had instructed the rehabilitation of its custom-shaped storm water pipe with the Spiral-Wound product SPR after a collapse caused by material fatigue. 110 m of the broken water pipe was rehabilitated within seven weeks. The pipe, based on a box shape with a height of 1150 mm and a width of 2600 mm, is located beneath the road Rue d’Enghien in the French City of Eaubonne, a suburb of Paris. >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
Returning into the Spotlight: Kögel’s Extended Euro Trailer BURTENBACH/GERMANY, August 9, 2013 - The Kögel Euro Trailer, extended by 1.3 metres, has returned into the spotlight in the current debate concerning moderate extensions in trailers. The EU Commission is currently reporting on the modification of the relevant Guideline 96/53/EU. This confirms the Kögel Euro Trailer concept. >more
Start of Production for Rammax 1575 CI articulated Trench Roller LANGENTHAL/SWITZERLAND, July 25, 2013 - Following its introduction at the Bauma 2013, the latest generation of the articulated Rammax 1575 CI trench roller will go into production at Ammann’s Langenthal site in Switzerland. >more
SPR Asia Pacific at International No-Dig Downunder SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA, July 16, 2013 - SPR (Sekisui Pipe Renewal) Asia Pacific will be showcasing itself at Sydney´s International No-Dig Downunder from 1 to 4 September 2013 at Stand 28. The company will demonstrate its wide range of products and services which include Spiral-Wound, Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) and r.tec Close Fit. These technologies have all been patented, certified and recognised with international awards for outstanding achievements. The focus is on two pioneering products for trenchless pipe rehabilitation; the CIPP liner Nordpipe and the Spiral-Wound pipe liner SPR. In addition SPR Asia Pacific will present the pipe-in-pipe technology r.tec Close Fit liner and the Cross-Wave storm water harvesting system which have both been recently introduced to the Australian market. >more
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
Pipeline Technology Conference, ptc moves to Berlin BERLIN/GERMANY, July 8, 2013 - Having grown up as part of HANNOVER MESSE, Europe’s leading pipeline conference and trade show, Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc), will move to the capital Berlin next year. >more
GreenTec Awards at IFAT MUNICH/GERMANY, July 3, 2013 - After Hamburg and Berlin, now Munich wants to host one of the most important environmental and business awards in Europe. IFAT, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, will open with the presentation of the 2014 GreenTec Awards. >more
Lynch invests in Atlas Copco Plant for Crossrail ESSEN/GERMANY, June 24, 2013 - As part of a £12 million investment in new equipment during the last twelve months, Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage, a leading name in the UK plant hire sector, has purchased 22 Atlas Copco hydraulic breaker and compactor attachments, and the company is planning to make an even larger purchase of Atlas Copco products in the near future. >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
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
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
Quanta Services to expand pipeline business in Australia HOUSTON/USA, May 30, 2013- Quanta Services, owner of world-wide horizontal directional drilling and pipeline integrity contractor Mears Group, has signed Australian pipeline industry executive Mark Twycross as President of Mears Group Australia to expand existing operations and create new opportunities in the Australian market. >more
Incremental launching forming machine for the world´s longest underwater tunnel HONG KONG/CHINA, May 29, 2013 - With the help of PERI know-how, the longest underwater tunnel in the world is currently under construction in China. Two hydraulically-operated shuttering machines are being used for the efficient realization of 33 tunnel elements by means of the incremental launching method. Each standard element is an incredible 180 m long and weighs over 70,000 t. >more
Russia hits the gas! DÜSSELDORF/GERMANY, May 27, 2013 - Time and again, the media sets its sites on pipelines. Whatever the case, valve makers are always in the winning team. >more
Front Steer in Hagen - Guided auger boring in rock HAGEN/GERMANY, May 07, 2013 The Bohrtec ltd. Alsdorf since several years is the leading company for development and construction of auger boring machines and systems which are compared to slurry machines more affordable especially for smaller companies. >more
"Herrenknecht Approved" - used machines with quality seal SCHWANAU/GERMANY, May 03, 2013 The new "Herrenknecht Approved" certificate offers construction companies additional security when buying used tunneling equipment. The seal is given to used machines after they have been thoroughly checked in line with proven Herrenknecht quality standards and the original functional state has been restored. >more
Sewer rehabilitation with SPR technology in Poland In late summer 2012 SPR Europe was able to present a suitable solution by applying the spiral wound pipe method for rehabilitation works in the city of Kety / Poland, where sections of two oval profile sewers with large nominal widths were to be restored. >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
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
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
Final Report ptc 2013 More foreign transport network operators than ever at 8th Pipeline Technology Conference, ptc: 33 operators from 31 nations, 31 exhibitors, 310 delegates. Important deals could be done and prepared by the exhibitors and sponsors at the 8th Pipeline Technology Conference (18-20 March 2013). >more
Premier for Pipe Express SCHWANAU/GERMANY, April 08, 2013 Through the underground at high speed: Pipe Express exceeded the expectations of its developers during its first use on the jobsite. A smooth construction process and high tunnelling speeds provided for happy faces at the end of the 500 meter long installation route, causing optimism for the future of this new construction method. >more
Fast and safe through Wuxi WUXI/CHINA, SCHWANAU/GERMANY, April 03, 2013 Eight tunnel boring machines from Herrenknecht excavated almost 16 kilometers of tunnel in only 20 months, crossing beneath the emerging metropolis of Wuxi. The machines mastered challenging tunnelling stretches with small overburdens. The last breakthrough, for the time being, was celebrated on March 3, 2013. The first two metro lines in the 3000 year old town on Taihu Lake near Shanghai are expected to start operation in 2014. A total of 5 metro lines are planned. >more