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FEATURE: Tunnelling challenges
Tunnelling projects present manufacturers and contractors with technical difficulties that require dedication and innovation to overcome.
Bauer completes foundation construction on Kingdom Tower
Foundations for the world’s tallest tower comprise 270 piles sunk to depths of up to 110 m
Powerful new pile drivers
Junttan’s PMx28 is claimed to be the largest and most powerful purpose-built pile driving rig ever built.
Trench success: IRN visits a Geneva project using rented shoring struts
An unassuming apartment block project on the outskirts of Geneva is helping UK rental company Groundforce introduce its hydraulic shoring technology to the European market. Murray Pollok reports from Switzerland.
Unconventional drilling
New technology and new applications are pushing the boundaries in the drilling sector.
Aker to sell TBM technology to CRTE
Aker Wirth’s intellectual property for tunnelling and boring equipment to be bought by China Railway Tunnelling Equipment
Sandvik optimistic on African prospects
Manufacturer forecasts revenues from sub-Saharan Africa will double in five years, showcases new drill rig and cone crusher for African market
Herrenknecht achieves Sparvo tunnel breakthrough
After two years, manufacturer’s largest tunnel boring machine finishes 2.4km tunnel between Bologna and Florence, Italy
VP expands Groundforce with pile cropping acquisition
Mr Cropper business will be added to VP's Groundworks shoring and trenching rental division.
Sensitive foundation construction
Manufacturers in the foundations industry are concentrating on reducing the environmental impact of their latest equipment.
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.
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