In Pennsylvania, Volvo excavators are undertaking to lay the foundation of a waste-to-energy facility to bring continued long-term stability to York County’s municipal waste management infrastructure.
It is said that USA generates 230 million tones of municipal solid waste annually, and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for every ton of waste processed at a waste-to-energy facility, emissions of approximately one ton of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) are avoided.
Horst Excavating, awarded on the task of earthwork including demolition, erosion and sedimentations, underground utility work and stone and asphalt paving of a waste-to-energy facility, has to move more than 300,000 yd3 of material.
The company has chosen two Volvo’s excavators the EC350E and the EC460 to operate in site work. The EC350E, fitted with 3.5 yd3 bucket providing consistent power and high breakout force to load the blasted rock, the EC460 powering a Genesis GH18NPK 8000 lb-ft hammer to chisel large chunks of limestone that frame the pit.
Horst is mining 30,000 yd3 of rock from the pit, excavating nearly five stories deep, Volvo excavators are working 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, and for this high quality and durable equipment, Horst has appealed to Volvo dealer, Highway Equipment & Supply to purchase the machines.
Klubb, third facility dedicated to truck mounted AWP
Klubb a manufacturer of aerial platforms has inaugurated on June 22nd, a new facility of French department Seine-et-Marne (Eastern of Paris) to increase the production capacity to meet its expansion for French and abroad market.
The new facility of 13,000 sq meters will contribute to increase the production capacity to reach 1,700 aerial platforms with articulated jib per year, as currently, the facility located at Ferrières-en-Brie (Seine et Marne Region) opened on 2016, produced already 1,000 platforms per year.
The new units were designed with Comilev’s know-how in aerial platforms the Xtenson range, which provide a working height from 18.5 to 25.5 m, and a lateral outreach from 13.9m to 20m.
Note that all of these models feature a 280 kg basket capacity and a 180° articulated telescopic jib.
Julien Bourrelis, President of Klubb has stated “ The company has realized in 2016 a revenue of 50 M€, in progress of 20%. Currently, the company has invoiced 150 aerial platforms for export. The production is organized to meet both French and abroad demand with dedicated logistics based on the shipment of ready-to-fit kits adapted to the specificities of each market”.
Helen Whitman - JUNE 23, 2017
Fassi, new cranes in the medium duty lifting range
Fassi, Italian manufacturer has unveiled two new XE models F345A xe-dynamic and F345RA xe-dynamic cranes.
To enhance its XE range, Fassi has presented the two new models belonging to the HC1 HD5 S2 class (if fitted on trucks) which provide a maximum lifting capacity of 33.4 tonne/meter, with a maximum hydraulic horizontal outreach of 20.5 m. The outreach can be increased up to 26.7 m when combined with six telescopic booms along with the L214 hydraulic extension. In addition, the new units were designed to perfectly fit on 3-axle vehicles thanks to its weight and dimensions.
The new F345A model is a rack and pinion rotation crane while the F345RA offers continuous rotation on a slew ring. Both are supplied as standard, together with the tried and tested FX500 control system and the D850 hydraulic distributor bank, Fassi RCH/RCS radio controls and FSC-S or H stability controls.
The new cranes are available in various versions with a maximum of up to eight hydraulic booms in the standard configuration, and in three versions with a short secondary arm.
Helen Whitman - JUNE 23, 2017
Terex: new order of five Demag cranes
JTC, Jassim Transport & Stevedoring Co has placed an order for four AC 100-4L and one AC 250-6 all terrain cranes as part of the expansion of its fleet to support the growing demand.
Kuwait-based, JTC one the leading providers of Ports Management, Contract Logistics, Equipment Leasing and Power Rental services, had chosen the new 4-axle Demag AC 100-4L, the most compact chassis in its class and the AC 250-6, the longest main boom length (80 meters) in its capacity class to support the various infrastructure development projects in the Oil & Gas and Construction Industry.
The new Demag all terrain crane extremely versatile will lift in less time than any similar sized units, and allowing thus JTC to do a better job by offering a tailor-made services and solutions for customers.
The five Demag all terrain cranes will be integrated to JTC’s current fleet of Terex and Demag cranes that includes approximately 20 different models.
Grace Galante - JUNE 22, 2017
Mott MacDonald, new office in Bogota to support economic growth
Mott MacDonald has announced an establishment of the new office in Bogota through public-private partnerships (PPPs).
As the Colombian government has a plan to invest nearly US$100 billion in transportation, water, energy, healthcare, education and urban infrastructure mostly through PPPs, the country therefore, becomes a key market for the infrastructure finance and advisory teams.
In association with Colombia since nearly 40 years, Mott MacDonald had realized various work such as Metro de Medellin, schools, two new highway and five airport masterplans. The company also supported since 2016, the development of the new El Dorado II international airport, involving 3.8km runway and 40,000 sq meter terminal which aims to handle eight million passengers per year. The completion is expected on 2022.
Mott MacDonald, with its global experience of successfully delivering advisory and infrastructure finance projects, has been named Global Technical Advisor of the year by IJ Global seven times in the last nine years
Helen Whitman - JUNE 22, 2017
China undertakes new high-speed railway in Russia
A MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) has been signed between China Railway Group and Ural Highway to build a high-speed railway connecting Yekaterinburg to Chelyabinsk, involving a total investment of $2.5 billion.
The flying distance from Chelyabinsk to Yekaterinburg is 195km (121 miles) and driving distance is 220km (137 miles) and takes currently five hours. With this new project, the high-speed rail link is expected to cut the time between two cities to approximately one hour and 10 mn as the train is expected to run at a speed of up to 250km per hour.
This huge project of 200km-long high speed rail line will certainly contribute to develop the region’s economic and generate benefit to local people as it will be part of the high-speed transit corridor passing through the major capitals Berlin, Moscow, Astana and Beijing.
China had allowed for the first time in last April, a State-owned company to get fully involved in an overseas project in terms of design and construction in Indonesia and as the Chinese company’s overseas business keeps expanding, China Railway Group has signed in 2016 overseas contracts worth a record 102.5 billion yuan ($15.04 billion), up 49.6 percent year-on-year.
In the first quarter of this year, the company has announced an amount of 15.58 billion yuan ($2.3 billion) for newly signed overseas contracts, which was up 131.8 percent from the same period last year. Also, the net profits had increased 15.32 percent year-on-year to 2.62 billion yuan ($380million).
Helen Whitman - JUNE 22, 2017
Intermat Asean 2017: Success Story
After three days of the very productive exhibition of Intermat Asean held in Bangkok, Thailand, the co-organizers Comexposium and Impact Exhibition are fully satisfied with the first inaugural edition and thank those involved.
As expected, more than 300 exhibiting brand and companies including the major player in construction and equipment industries have responded positively and showcased their latest machinery and equipment to 4.680 visitors from over 43 neighboring countries.
Intermat Asean has become a global meeting place for the industry, as 20% of the visitors were from outside Thailand including China, Cambodia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam.
Isabelle Alfano, Construction Business Unit Director Comexposium Group stressed “Intermat Asean aims not only to be the local but the regional exhibition. Thailand, with a growth demand in construction activities particularly in infrastructure, railway and housing, the country can be the hub of all southeast Asian countries. Intermat helps exhibitors and visitors with business matching services, also bring contents in the seminar, and of course the live-demonstration outdoor which is the special highlight of the exhibition and one of the key point of the show”.
The first result of Intermat Asean is very encouraging and promising, the goal is considered met. The co-organizers are very heartened to generate the general sense that had facilitated business and therefore met the industry’s needs in Southeast Asia.