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Groundforce moves into Italy with Interwell agreement
Groundforce and Interwell formalise relationship in Italy after working on several excavation projects.
Early Moscow Metro breakthrough
Robbins TBM achieves impressive advance rates on the Russian capital’s massive 150 km public transport scheme
Tunnelling: Underground innovations
Bauma saw several important equipment launches for the tunnelling sector, a branch of the construction industry that is still seeing large and ambitious projects get underway.
The high-efficiency utilities sector
Innovative new equipment that has been tailor-made to reduce costs and speed up installation is being developed for the utilities sector.
Atlas Copco acquires Chinese drill consumables maker
Atlas Copco has acquired a 75% stake in Yanggu, China-based Shandong Rock Drilling Tools, which markets its products under the Sanshan brand
Intelligent drilling
Increasing fuel efficiency and performance under extreme conditions are central to the latest drill rig designs, regardless of the target market.
Two TBMs commissioned from NFM
French Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) manufacturer NFM secures new contracts, including one for largest TBM ever built in France.
NTS opens trench and traffic branch in Los Angeles
New Los Angeles depot to be run by NTS co-founder Tom Hartman, with other openings planned next year.
Sandvik unveils first Chinese designed drill
Compact and lightweight DTH rig designed and engineered at Shanghai factory exclusively for the Chinese market.
Tunnelling: infrastructure continues
Tunnelling projects are ever more important for infrastructure development throughout Europe, despite economic difficulties, reports Adrian Greeman.
Foundations: from the ground up
Helen Wright looks at how foundation equipment manufacturers are focusing on reliability, robustness and energy efficiency to meet the challenges of today’s projects.
Another milestone for Crossrail project
550 tonne tunnel boring machine lowered into shaft ahead of the start of tunnelling for eastern section of new metro in London, UK.
Bauer awarded Kingdom Tower contract
Foundations equipment manufacturer and contractor to build base for planned 1 km tall tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Robbins celebrates 60 years in tunneling
US-based tunneling equipment manufacturer looks back over six decades.
Bauer to showcase Value Line rotary rigs
Chinese-built BG drill rigs to be launched alongside diaphragm wall equipment and smaller drills from Klemm.
NTS in US launches national account programme
US trench and traffic equipment rental company National Trench Safety (NTS) has launched a new national account programme and recruited an experienced trench safety executive to lead the initiative.
TBM for Turkish hydro scheme
Robbins has supplied a 10 m diameter Double Shield tunnel boring machine (TBM) to the Kargi Kizilirmak Hydroelectric Project in the mountainous region of central Turkey.
Bauer handles compaction on Panama's Ocean Reef island
Bauer Fundaciones Panamá is carrying out vibrocompaction work on the 100,000 square metre Ocean Reef artificial Island project in Panama City, Panama.
TBM advances on deep Mumbai water tunnel
Excavation starts in earnest at a depth of 109 m following on-site assembly and a successful initial bore.
FEATURE: Foundation construction
Foundation equipment manufacturers are focussing on reliability, robustness and energy efficiency to meet the challenges of today’s projects.
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