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Energyst wins major BASF rental contract
Power and temperature rental company Energyst has won a three year contract to provide temporary power and cooling equipment at BASF plants at Antwerp, Belgium and Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Cemex sales hit by weather and crisis
Cemex reported 2010 first quarter sales of US$ 3 billion, down -10% on the same period last year.
Big US renters look for second half improvement
Q1 2010 financial results from three of the largest US rental companies show continuing difficult market conditions but signs of improvement.
Bilfinger Berger wins Gateway contract
A Bilfinger Berger and Leighton Holdings consortium in Australia has won the € 160 million contract to upgrade a section of Brisbane’s Gateway motorway.
Norte Energia consortium awarded Belo Monte contract
The Norte Energia consortium led by state-controlled Companhia Hidro Electrica do Sao Francisco has been awarded the BRL 20 billion (US$ 10.9 billion) concession contract for construction of the Belo Monte dam.
Hyundai JV wins first phase Dohaland contract
A Hyundai Engineering and Construction and HBK Contracting joint venture has won the QAR 1.56 billion (US$ 428 million) contract for the construction of the major buildings in phase 1A of Dohaland’s Musheireb project in Qatar.
Aggreko signs $150m Bangladesh contract
Aggreko has signed an agreement with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDP) to supply 200 MW of temporary power. The agreement has an estimated value of US$150 million over three years.
Sales of large crawlers help Terex
Demand for large crawler and high capacity all terrain cranes helped minimise a fall in net sales in the Terex Cranes segment for the first quarter of 2010 at US$29.3 million or 6.6%
Komatsu optimistic despite fall in sales
Komatsu reported a -29.2% fall in sales for the year ending 31 March, down to JPY 1.4 trillion (US$ 15 billion) from JPY 2 trillion (US$ 21.5 billion) 12 months ago.
Caterpillar buoyed by profitable first quarter
Caterpillar reported a pre-tax profit of US$ 233 million for the first quarter of 2010 and has revised its outlook upwards for the year
Q1 sales at Terex AWP down 4.7%
First quarter sales at Terex AWP (aerial work platforms) fell 4.7%, to $215.7 million compared to the first quarter of 2009. Excluding the translation effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes, net sales decreased approximately 9%.
Haulotte's Q1 figures show rental up while sales decline
Haulotte Group's consolidated sales figures for the first quarter of 2010 show a 4% fall compared to the same period in 2009 (from €49.8 million to €47.8 million). Some areas of the business are showing improvement while others continue to struggle.
Zemun - Borča bridge contract signed
Serbian government and China Road and Bridge Corporation sign preliminary contract for the design of the € 170 million Zemun-Borča bridge.
Volvo returns to profit
Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) sales for the first quarter of 2010 rose +36% to SEK 11,1 billion (US$ 1,5 billion), up from SEK 8,1 billion (US$ 1,1 billion) for the same period last year.
JCB takes legal action over Asian 'copies' at Bauma
JCB takes legal action during Bauma to prevent three unnamed Asian manufacturers from showing telehandlers and backhoes it says were copies of its products and infringed its patents.
'Value brand' Chicago Pneumatic targets rental buyers
Kishore Sidhwani, recently appointed to lead the development of the Chicago Pneumatic business for Atlas Copco, says its "value segment" equipment is particularly attractive to small and medium sized rental companies.
Cranes bolster Liebherr
2009 turnover for Liebherr Group down -16.9% on 2008 to € 6.9 billion.
Gammon wins US$ 531 million HK air cargo terminal project
Gammon Construction awarded US$ 531 million Hong Kong air cargo construction contract by Cathay Pacific Services.
Powercrusher extends PC crusher range, moves into China
Powercrusher adds four new PC mobile crushers and signs Chinese joint venture
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