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Tunnelling advances
The use of new technology, materials and techniques are helping to drive efficiency in the tunnelling sector.
United Rentals opens three specialty rentals locations
United Rentals has expanded its specialty rentals operation by opening new trench safety and power rental locations in New Hampshire, New Jersey and Texas.
Bauer updates popular rotary drill
new BG 30-BS 95 features a low emission engine and other design improvements.
Drilling: Saving energy and boosting productivity
The drive for efficient and environmentally friendly machines is presenting a unique set of challenges to the drilling industry.
Record piles for Hong Kong-Macau crossing
New record set with 22 m diameter, 40 m long steel piles driven for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Seaway project.
Caterpillar offers US$ 885 million for ERA
Acquisition of underground mining equipment manufacturer would expand Cat’s presence in Chinese market
String of investments for Atlas Copco
Active equipment manufacturer agrees three acquisitions, a divestment and a new research project
Foundations: Digging deep
Most projects start from the ground up, and a variety of equipment can be used to create the base.
New rig for Junttan
Piling rig and hydraulic hammers launched as company celebrates 35 years in business.
Tunnelling firm buys component company
German-based Herrenknecht buys pump firm Schäfer & Urbach.
Ground-breaking innovation in rock drilling
As contractors feel the pressure for increased productivity, manufacturers are digging deep to increase the efficiency and versatility of drilling equipment for even the most challenging builds.
Feature: Rock drilling
Productivity and accuracy are the kingpins of rock drilling. Steve Skinner reports on developments in automation and electronics designed to improve both while also addressing operator safety.
Tunnelling - global overview
The world economic crisis may have hit construction but tunnelling work still continues apace.
New equipment for foundations construction
Despite a serious market contraction due to the global financial crisis, foundation equipment manufacturers are continuing to invest in product innovations focusing on increased productivity while reducing the environmental impact.
Stripped-down tunnel drill
Atlas Copco’s Boomer XL3 D features a direct control system and canopy as standard.
Sandvik launches new roadheader for construction markets
Sandvik is hoping its new MT520 will herald a renaissance in roadheader tunnelling.
DW/TXS doubles manufacturing footprint
The US-Chinese HDD joint venture is seeing strong growth related to the oil & gas pipeline construction sector.
Beauharnois Bridge foundations complete
A Spanish-Canadian consortium has used Bauer foundation rigs to complete the Beauharnois Bridge project in Quebec, Canada.
Bauer goes large
Foundations specialsist wil launch new range-topping rotary rigs and duty cycle crane for deep diaphragm walls.
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