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  • Obituary: Robert Durward

    Posted date : 18-01-2018

    The British Aggregates Association announces the passing of its director and founder

    THE British Aggregates Association (BAA) has announced with great sadness the death of its director and founder, Robert Durward, who passed away on 4 January having battled with cancer since last summer.

    A remarkable man, Bob was not only the founder of a leading trade association for aggregate producers, but also established and operated one of the most successful SME quarrying companies in the UK.

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  • Year-end surge in new orders

    Posted date : 05-01-2018

    Construction buyers reported the biggest rise in new orders for seven months at the end of 2017.
    Latest returns for the Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index show the highest number of new jobs created since last June.

    The bellwether Index dipped slightly from 53.1 in November to 52.2 in December to remain above the 50 no-change value for the third month running.

    Housing remained the most bouyant sector as commercial work fell and civil engineering stood still.

    The s ...


  • Banks Mining helping to build careers in mineral extraction

    Posted date : 21-12-2017

    Newcastle University students visit Shotton and Brenkley Lane to learn about future career opportunities

    NEWCASTLE University students have been learning more about how they might build a future career in the extractive industry during visits to two North East surface mines.

    Around 40 second-year earth sciences and environmental science students visited Banks Mining’s Shotton and Brenkley Lane surface mines, near Cramlington, to see how modern opencast coal sites operate.

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  • Deere complete acquisition of Wirtgen Group

    Posted date : 12-12-2017

    US farm machinery giant establishes leading position in road construction equipment

    DEERE Company (John Deere) have completed their €4.6 billion acquisition of the Wirtgen Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of road construction equipment.

    The Wirtgen Group has a global footprint with approximately 8,200 employees and sells products in more than 100 countries through a large network of company-owned and independent dealers.

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    The Group’s product portfolio is compl ...


  • Irish Industry News

    Posted date : 07-12-2017

    We are delighted to announce that Darren Scully has been appointed editor of Machinery Movers Publication. He grew up on diggers and dozers and has a passion for plant machinery.
    Everyone at the magazine including Darren have big plans for the coming year and with your help we are going to make Machinery Movers Magazine even better.
    We are totally dedicated to the promotion of the construction/plant industry in Ireland. ...


  • David Davis reassures business as Brexit talks enter key stage

    Posted date : 23-11-2017

    Brexit Minister visits JCB World HQ and meets some of the company’s British component suppliers

    THE Rt Hon. David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, today visited JCB’s World HQ to tour the manufacturing site and take part in discussions with some of its British suppliers – assuring them that the interests of business are at the heart of Britain’s Brexit negotiations.

    The Minister (centre of photo) spent more than two hours at the headquarters in Rocester, ...


  • HCEE open new Belgian HQ

    Posted date : 17-10-2017

    Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe officially open new European headquarters in Tessenderlo

    HCEE (Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe) have officially opened their new headquarters in Tessenderlo, Belgium, in the presence of management from the company’s South Korean headquarters, as well as national and regional government, European dealers and Hyundai personnel.

    The opening of the new European headquarters is said to mark another major milestone in the path towards Hyundai's goal ...


  • MU Jackets now in Stock

    Posted date : 10-10-2017

    Machinery-user winter jackets now in stock.

    Both Men & Ladies Styles Available.
    The wonderfully contemporary feel of the aesthetically structured shape of this padded jacket is designed to flatter, making it perfect for stylish, relaxed dressing. It features two subtle yet functional zip pockets for an elegant finishing touch making it perfect all year round, and for any occasion.

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  • SMEs urged to take mental health more seriously

    Posted date : 10-10-2017

    Leading expert suggests practical steps to help introduce a good mental health culture

    PROFESSOR Dame Carol Black, a leading expert and a passionate campaigner for good mental health in the workplace, is urging SME (small and medium enterprise) owners and managers to get on-board with the mental health agenda.

    According to Professor Black, one in four employees in the UK has mental health problems. Their symptoms include stress, anxiety and depression, which affect their own performance an ...


  • MCALEER & RUSHE PM IS FIRST FEMALE WINNER OF CMYA | CONSTRUCTION

    Posted date : 29-09-2017

    Margaret Conway, project manager at McAleer & Rushe, has been crowned Construction Manager of the Year 2017 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel last night (September 27), becoming the first woman ever to win the overall title.

    Conway won the gold medal in the Offices category for her work on Clarendon House, a £22m nine-storey office block in Belfast city centre, before being named as the overall winner.

    She triumphed over eight other gold medal winners who all displayed similar levels of ...


  • Volvo CE extend US dealership network

    Posted date : 19-09-2017

    Swedish manufacturer expands presence in US market with appointment of Alta Equipment Company

    VOLVO Construction Equipment have appointed Alta Equipment Company as their authorized dealers covering central and northern Illinois. The distributor will open new locations to meet the needs of the construction equipment market across the region.

    ‘We partner only with dealers who are dedicated to our customers’ success,’ said Stephen Roy, president (sales region Americas) for Volvo CE. ...


  • New UK headquarters for Wirtgen Group

    Posted date : 12-09-2017

    Company investing £9.2 million in modern facilities to support continued customer growth

    WIRTGEN Group have shown their commitment to the UK road construction equipment and mineral products markets by announcing an investment of £9.2 million in a new headquarters in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

    The state-of-the-art head office will house sales, service, workshop and storage facilities. Wirtgen currently have a base in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire, and a depot site in Leicester, both of whi ...


  • Powerscreen and EvoQuip UK dealership network extended

    Posted date : 07-09-2017

    Distributors Blue Central expand territory and support services to include East Midlands and East Anglia

    BLUE Machinery Central, part of Blue Group, have announced that they have increased their territory for both Powerscreen and EvoQuip crushing and screening equipment to include the East Midlands and East Anglia regions.

    The newly expanded territories continue to strengthen Powerscreen’s UK dealer network and ensure that customers in these areas have access to the full offering of ...


  • Doosan strengthen presence in EMEA market

    Posted date : 05-09-2017

    Doosan Bobcat to transfer heavy construction equipment business to Doosan Infracore 
    DOOSAN Bobcat EMEA have announced that they will transfer their heavy equipment segment to Doosan Infracore in a strategic move to strengthen the businesses’ core competencies and streamline operations in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets. The transfer process is expected for completion on January 1 2018. 
    For some time, Doosan Bobcat EMEA have integrated the sales and distribution business ...


  • New fleet of Hitachi machines for SLTP

    Posted date : 29-08-2017

    French demolition firm bolsters machinery fleet with nine excavators in response to upturn in business activity 
    LYON-based Société Lyonnaise de Travaux Publics (SLTP) have purchased eight Hitachi medium-excavators and a mini-excavator from local authorized dealers Teramat. Operators for the demolition and earthmoving contractor helped drive the investment in the new machines – which includes five ZX350LCN-6 models, two ZX300LCN-6 units and a ZX135US-6 – following an extensive test again ...


  • Metso to split Minerals Services in two

    Posted date : 22-08-2017



    Minerals Services business area to be divided into Minerals Services and Minerals Consumables

    METSO are changing the business area organization within their Minerals segment, with the current Minerals Services business area to be divided into two separate areas: Minerals Services and Minerals Consumables.

    Both new business areas will work in close co-operation with Metso’s Minerals Capital business, to offer optimal end-to-end solutions for the company’s customers.

    The heads of ...


  • Productivity boost for Tom Prichard Contracting

    Posted date : 17-08-2017



    Company sees production increase after taking delivery of two new Terex Finlay screening machines

    A SOUTH Wales-based demolition and plant hire company has boosted production following the arrival of two new Terex Finlay screening machines.

    In the last six months Tom Prichard Contracting, based in Llantrisant, have taken delivery of a Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck unit and a Terex Finlay 893, both supplied by Finlay Plant SW.

    Since the machines arrived, the business has seen a marked in ...


  • New Volvo fleet for Hall Construction Services

    Posted date : 10-08-2017



    Package of 11 machines being deployed on overburden removal scheme at opencast gypsum mine

    A PACKAGE of 11 Volvo articulated haulers and a 75-tonne EC750E mass excavator have re-established a long-standing relationship between Co. Durham-based Hall Construction Services Ltd and Volvo Construction Equipment.

    So far, the EC750E together with six A40G articulated haulers have gone to work on a five-year overburden removal project to expose seams of high-purity gypsum at an opencast mine ...


  • Terex Trucks TR70 proves a concrete choice for Conco

    Posted date : 08-08-2017



    Conco Quarries using rigid hauler to increase productivity at limestone quarry in Missouri

    FROM soil conditioner to building material, and toothpaste filler to decorative garden stone, limestone has many uses. Found throughout the world, vast quantities of limestone are located in the US state of Missouri, where two abundant deposits are owned by family business Conco Companies.

    Founded in 1947, Conco Companies were set up by Ralph Reed and his stepson Tom Baird, with a primary focus o ...


  • JCB secure one of their biggest-ever UK deals

    Posted date : 04-08-2017



    Equipment-rental specialists A-Plant place £55 million order for more than 1,200 JCB machines

    JCB have secured one of their biggest-ever deals in the UK – an order for more than 1,200 machines and a range of generators worth more than £55 million.

    A-Plant – the country’s leading equipment rental company – have placed the order, which includes more than 600 JCB Loadall telehandlers, as well as mini- and midi-excavators, rough-terrain fork-lift trucks, site dumpers, backhoe loa ...


  • New ‘virtual smart card’ a first for demolition industry

    Posted date : 01-08-2017



    Contractors Erith become first recipient of digital smart card that ensures operatives have correct skills and competence to work on site

    IN collaboration with the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) and National Demolition Training Group (NDTG), Erith have become the first UK demolition firm to utilize the virtual CCDO (Certificate of Competence for Demolition Operatives) smart card.

    The technology gives operatives a digital card stored on their smartphones, which t ...


  • Shotfiring first for Charlene Geddes

    Posted date : 31-07-2017



    BAM Ritchies employee becomes first woman in UK to achieve MPQC Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Shotfiring

    BAM Ritchies’ Charlene Geddes has become the first female in the UK to gain the MPQC Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Shotfiring.

    The 27-year-old geography and geoscience graduate from the University of Aberdeen achieved her NVQ qualification last month and has already managed three successful quarry blasts for Bam Ritchies, the geotechnical division of civil engineering firm BAM Nuttall.
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  • First MPQC Blasting Card awarded overseas

    Posted date : 25-07-2017



    Successful audit of BAM Ritchies senior blasting engineer Jim MacDougall at Halsvik Quarry in Norway

    EARLIER this month [6 July], Jim MacDougall, a senior blasting engineer with BAM Ritchies, was awarded the first MQPC Blasting Operations Card to be issued overseas for explosive supervisor, blast designer, shotfirer, face profiler and explosives storekeeper.

    As an approved MPQC auditor, Ben Donnachie (also a BAM Ritchies senior blasting engineer) carried out the first overseas MPQC Bl ...


  • Barton Quarry set to appear on TV

    Posted date : 20-07-2017



    Site to feature in Cbeebies science and engineering programme showing children how concrete is made

    HANSON’s Barton Quarry and concrete plant, in Staffordshire, is to feature in a children’s TV programme showing how concrete is made.

    A production team visited the site to put together a short film for the second series of Do You Know?, a science and engineering programme for CBeebies which looks at how everyday things work.
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    The programme’s presenter, Maddie Moate ...


  • Sombre summer for UK quarrying sector

    Posted date : 18-07-2017

    Distressing period for the industry following two fatalities within the space of a fortnight

    THE UK quarrying industry’s ongoing commitment and drive to improve health and safety in the sector has been shaken by the tragic news of two fatalities within the space of a fortnight – one at a major operator and the other at a smaller independent company. On Wednesday 21 June, Leicestershire Police were called to Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry, near Quorn, following a report of a man being injur ...


  • EvoQuip launch the Cobra 230

    Posted date : 13-07-2017



    New compact mobile impact crusher designed to enhance productivity and profitability in all applications

    OFFERING a comprehensive portfolio of products to address the needs of the compact crushing and screening markets, EvoQuip (a Terex brand) have launched a new addition to their impact crusher range – the Cobra 230.

    Matt Dickson, EvoQuip product line director, said: ‘No matter what line of work you’re in, whether it’s construction and demolition, asphalt recycling, quarrying ...


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    Posted date : 12-07-2017

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  • LafargeHolcim to upgrade French cement plant

    Posted date : 11-07-2017



    Group investing €100 million in significant modernization of Martres-Tolosane cement plant

    ONE year after LafargeHolcim announced a €300 million investment plan in France, this month (July 2017) will see the Group commit €100 million to a significant modernization of the Martres-Tolosane plant in the south west of the country.

    Specifically, this largest investment made by the Group in France in 40 years will see the establishment of a new kiln for clinker, helping to increase the ...


  • Bridging the skills gap in Northern Ireland

    Posted date : 29-06-2017



    QPANI and local building materials firms working together to offer ‘golden’ apprenticeship opportunities

    EIGHT local companies are providing nine apprentice places for young people in Northern Ireland. The apprenticeship opportunities are available through the Level 3 Gold Construction Products Engineering Apprenticeship scheme. The apprentices will study a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at South West College or Northern Regional College while in employment from day one.

    According ...


  • Metso investing in growth in Tampere

    Posted date : 27-06-2017



    Lokotrack crushing plant production capacity to be enhanced with investment in new assembly line

    METSO are increasing the capacity of their main production facility in Tampere, Finland, with a new assembly line for Lokotrack mobile crushing plants. Representing an investment of approximately €1 million, the new line will significantly shorten crusher delivery times and increase occupational safety at the factory.

    The existing Speedline 1 assembly line in Tampere currently produces on ...


  • Best in Show award for IQ Quarry Garden

    Posted date : 09-06-2017



    Institute’s centenary quarry garden project wins hat trick of awards including Best in Show at RHS Chatsworth

    MEMBERS of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) are celebrating a hat trick of successes for the IQ Quarry Garden at the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, having won ‘Best in Show’, a coveted Gold Medal and ‘Best Construction’ from esteemed Royal Horticultural Society judges.

    The Quarry Garden, designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes, celebrates the essential role of quarryin ...


  • McCloskey is Ready For You with expanded production, and enhanced after sales support

    Posted date : 08-06-2017

    “There have been many contributors to our success, but one of the greatest is the loyalty of our customers. Their commitment to our products is the engine behind our growth.” – Paschal McCloskey

    Over the past three years McCloskey International has expanded in response to customers and market demand worldwide. Alongside close to 35% growth overall and major investments in manufacturing facilities, a number of new designs, products and a new division – McCloskey Washing Systems – ha ...


  • Bell B40E officially launched in the UK

    Posted date : 02-06-2017



    New 40-tonne articulated hauler expected to be a popular addition to UK quarry fleets

    BELL Equipment have announced the UK launch of their much-anticipated mid-range E-series machine, the B40E. Already well established internationally thanks to its improved performance and fuel efficiency, the B40E succeeds the widely acclaimed D-series model.

    During five years of development, the B40E underwent extensive testing with engineers using structural and dynamic analysis, as well as drawing ...


  • Atlas Copco open new plant in the US

    Posted date : 30-05-2017



    Company invests $25 million in new production and assembly facility in South Carolina

    ATLAS COPCO have officially opened a new production facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, to support and meet the needs of the North American construction equipment market.

    The 197,000 sq ft plant has achieved ‘Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design’ (LEED) certification and will serve as the main production and assembly facility for Atlas Copco’s North American Construction Technique div ...


  • Mental health top of the agenda at CEMEX

    Posted date : 24-05-2017



    New Health Essentials highlight the importance of staying fit and healthy and preventing stress

    MENTAL health is an issue that is very much in the news at the moment, and is one of the 12 topics in CEMEX’s new Health Essentials.

    It is estimated that, in the construction industry, some 400,000 days are lost each year to work-related stress, anxiety and depression, and in CEMEX this relates to around 15% of all absences.

    The company’s new Health Essentials highlight the importance ...


  • Superior launch new portable screening plant

    Posted date : 17-05-2017



    Latest Tandem Guardian horizontal screen offers increased productivity and ease of maintenance

    MINNESOTA-based Superior Industries Inc., manufacturers and global suppliers of bulk material processing and handling systems, have launched their new Tandem Guardian screening plant.

    The horizontal unit includes both a primary and a secondary screen, giving operators more options for materials processing and the ability to increase tonnes/h capacity. Superior have also ensured the Guardian p ...


  • Doosan win major compressor order from A-Plant

    Posted date : 11-05-2017

    Plant hire firm places £3 million order for more than 300 Doosan portable compressors

    DOOSAN Portable Power have secured a £3 million order from A-Plant, one of the UK’s leading plant rental firms, for more than 300 new compressors. The deal includes around 60 of the innovative ‘dual-mode’ 7/73-10/53 and 7/124-10/104 compressors, along with the new 10/174 model, the largest single-axle portable compressor from Doosan.

    A-Plant have also purchased Doosan 7/20, 7/26EG, 7/41 and 7/41G ...


  • Case to show new and upgraded machines

    Posted date : 10-05-2017

    Company confirms impressive line-up including new G Series wheel loaders and three models from the D Series excavator range

    CASE will be showcasing a host of new and upgraded machines from across their wide range of heavy and compact lines, as well as hosting the UK heat of their Rodeo competition at Plantworx 2017.

    Entering their 60th year of wheel loader production, Case’s latest generation of loaders demonstrates how the company continues to innovate and set industry standards. There ...


  • Management buyout at DSM Demolition Group

    Posted date : 10-05-2017

    Senior management team and investors Metric Capital Partners complete MBO

    BIRMINGHAM-based DSM, one of the UK’s leading demolition firms, have announced the completion of a management buyout by the company’s senior management team along with new investment partners Metric Capital Partners (MCP).

    The deal also sees the merger of DSM and land developers St Francis Group (SFG), creating a £50 million-turnover business which has been backed by MCP.

    The new management team is led by g ...


  • Construction Work On £160m Dualling Scheme To Begin

    Posted date : 09-05-2017

    Construction work on a £160 million scheme on the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson Dualling Scheme is to begin.

    Work will take place on the sections from Randalstown to Toome and from Moyola to Castledawson Roundabout.

    The project will deliver reductions in peak journey times by at least a quarter, remove several bottlenecks along the route and also significantly improve road safety for 18,000 people using the road daily.


    The entire scheme is expected to be substantially complete in ea ...


  • Past presidents reunite for IQ centenary

    Posted date : 04-05-2017

    Ten former presidents share memories of the Institute of Quarrying at reunion event in Nottingham

    PAST presidents and members with more than 400 years combined membership of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) reunited recently at its Nottingham headquarters to share experiences and memories, as part of the IQ’s centenary celebrations.

    The group of 10 travelled from a variety of UK branch regions, including Yorkshire, Wales, West of England and the Midlands, to meet IQ chief executive office ...


  • New double-drum asphalt compactors from Volvo

    Posted date : 03-05-2017

    DD120C and DD140C models designed to offer greater fuel efficiency and productivity

    THE new Volvo DD120C and DD140C – the latest and largest additions to the Volvo line-up of asphalt compactors – are said to offer 20% improved fuel efficiency, new intelligent features and high centrifugal force to boost quality and profitability on large-scale compaction jobs.

    With operating weights of 12,565kg and 13,828kg, combined with rolling widths of 2,000mm and 2,135mm, respectively, the DD120C ...


  • New CDE plant for Creagh Concrete

    Posted date : 27-04-2017

    R2500 feeding and screening system helps tackle problematic conglomerate deposit

    CREAGH Concrete, a long-term CDE customer from Northern Ireland, have added a CDE R2500 feeding and screening system and an additional AggMax log-washer to their existing installation at Draperstown, to help tackle a difficult conglomerate material even more efficiently and rapidly than before.

    A percentage of Creagh’s products are generated from this challenging raw feed, which comprises conglomerated aggre ...


  • Stop. Make a Change

    Posted date : 25-04-2017

    Thousands take part in new initiative to help drive health, safety and well-being in the construction sector

    EARLIER this week, some 60,000 people from across UK infrastructure joined forces to help drive better health, safety and well-being in the sector.

    On the morning of Tuesday 18 April, more than 1,000 sites, office and production facilities across the country took part in ‘Stop. Make a Change’, a cross-industry stand-down to tackle some of the key health and safety challenges fac ...


  • Prolific praise for high-spec Volvo FM tipper

    Posted date : 20-04-2017

    April Forder showers approval on new pink tipper truck in support of breast cancer awareness

    APRIL Forder of AR & PA Transport is ‘in the pink’ after taking delivery of one of the most striking and highly specified Volvo FM 8x4 tippers currently operating in the UK.

    The truck, supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia, in Norwich, features an eye-catching and well-finished wrap in aid of raising awareness of breast cancer.

    ‘My nan had breast cancer twice and both my grand ...


  • IROCK introduce the TS-518 screener

    Posted date : 18-04-2017

    US manufacturer launches new screening plant for medium-to-large-sized aggregate producers

    OHIO-based IROCK Crushers’ new TS-518 mobile tracked screening plant offers medium-to-large-sized material producers a compact, heavy-duty and easy-to-move machine with a high output.

    According to the manufacturer, the tracked screen has been developed with hydraulically powered components, including conveyors, for fast and easy set-up as well as trouble-free on-site mobility, without the need for ...


  • TA300 hauler wins favour at barite mine

    Posted date : 14-04-2017

    Long-standing customer Barhaul puts new 28-tonne ADT to work at barite mine in Scotland

    MINING contractors Barhaul have purchased a new 28-tonne capacity TA300 articulated dumptruck for use in a barite mine near Aberfeldy, in Perthshire, Scotland.

    Supplied by Terex Trucks’ UK distributor, TDL Equipment, the TA300 has consistently impressed Barhaul with its ability to power through the harshest environments.

    John Black, sales director at TDL Equipment, explained: ‘Over the years, Bar ...


  • Hyundai helping Italian earthquake relief effort

    Posted date : 12-04-2017

    ompany sends wheel loader and crawler excavator to support rebuilding work in affected areas

    HYUNDAI Heavy Industries – in collaboration with Italian dealers Hitex – have supplied two machines to help with the clearing and reconstruction in the areas affected by last year’s earthquake in central Italy.

    The South Korean equipment manufacturer took the decision to offer assistance with the clean-up and reconstruction of the affected areas by providing an R60CR-9A excavator and HL757-9 ...


  • Latest Hyundai excavators on show at CQMS

    Posted date : 06-04-2017

    WHELAN Plant Sales, sole importers and distributors of the full range of Hyundai construction equipment for the Republic of Ireland since 1994, will be using the forthcoming CQMS 2017 exhibition at Molloy’s Quarry, Tinnycross, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, from 21–22 April, to show and demonstrate the latest range of Hyundai HX crawler excavators.

    George Whelan, managing director of Whelan Plant Sales, said: ‘We are attending CQMS 2017 to showcase the new range of HX Hyundai excavators in a wo ...


  • New G-Series wheel loaders from Case

    Posted date : 04-04-2017

    Latest fuel-efficient machines set new standards for operator comfort and visibility

    CASE Construction Equipment have announced the launch of their new seven-model G-Series range of wheel loaders that is said to set new standards of operator comfort with proven productivity and fuel efficiency.

    The latest wheel loader models – the 521G, 621G, 721G, 821G, 921G, 1021G and 1121G – have all been designed to provide superior visibility with best-in-class windscreen size and enhanced operato ...


  • BES offer concrete batching plants from stock

    Posted date : 30-03-2017

    Berkshire Engineering Supplies commit to stocking three batching plants for immediate delivery in the UK

    HAVING recognized a growing demand for the immediate availability of a range of concrete batching plants for a number of imminent projects cross the UK, Berkshire Engineering Supplies Ltd (BES) and MEKA have committed to holding three complete concrete batching plants in stock in the UK, ready for immediate delivery.

    BES say they have used their extensive knowledge and experience to spe ...


  • Volvo Trucks ‘first’ at CLOCS 2017 progress event

    Posted date : 29-03-2017

    First FM 8x4 full air suspension ‘low’ construction truck and FE low-entry cab with mixer body on show

    TWO weeks ago (14 March), Volvo Trucks took part in the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) progress event at ExCeL London, where they displayed four trucks specially chosen to highlight the heights and driving positions of the FM and FMX construction truck range, and how this compares with the Volvo FE Low Entry Cab (LEC).

    The display was designed to assist operators ...


  • Metso launch the Metso MX cone crusher

    Posted date : 23-03-2017

    METSO say the launch of their new Metso MX cone crusher represents the introduction of revolutionary and industry-changing rock-crushing technology.

    Based on the company’s patented Multi-Action crushing technology, which combines the piston and rotating bowl into a single crusher, the new machine is said to provide a giant leap in profitability, cutting operational costs by 10% and delivering 10% more uptime compared with traditional cone crushers.

    Jouni Mahonen, vice-president of global ...


  • Thames Tideway Tunnel contract secured

    Posted date : 16-03-2017

    AGGREGATE Industries, through their Bennett’s Barges business, have secured a £17 million contract to remove spoil, by river, on the western section of the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel project.

    The Thames Tideway Tunnel, financed and delivered by Tideway, is a 25km tunnel that will tackle sewage discharges into the river Thames. Running from Acton in west London to Beckton in the east, the project has been divided into three construction sections (west, central and east), each manag ...


  • Waste no more for Behan’s Land Restoration

    Posted date : 16-03-2017

    DURING its annual conference last year, the Construction Federation of Ireland noted that construction and demolition (C&D) waste was growing in the Dublin area but the capacity to deal with it has been an ongoing issue.

    According to the Federation, the quantity of C&D waste in the whole of Ireland in 2013 was approximately 2.9 million tonnes, but since then it has started to grow again and in recent years it has reached some 5.1 million tonnes per annum. With a surge in house building takin ...


  • Global construction equipment sales set to rise

    Posted date : 13-03-2017

    Long-term outlook is for a period of moderate growth according to latest forecasts from Off-Highway Research

    GLOBAL sales of construction equipment are expected to increase 7% this year, according to updated forecasts from specialist market intelligence company Off-Highway Research.

    The number of machines sold in 2017 is expected to reach 695,142 units worldwide, compared with the 650,133 pieces of equipment sold in 2016, which represented the bottom of the industry’s economic cycle.

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  • MPA updates Brexit priorities for Government

    Posted date : 02-03-2017

    IN anticipation of the Government’s triggering of Article 50 this month, the Mineral Products Association (MPA) has updated its ‘Brexit priorities for the Mineral Products industry’ briefing, outlining the key points that the Government should take into account as it begins the process of withdrawing the UK from the European Union.

    The MPA says that since the EU Referendum on 23 June last year, it has continued to adopt a neutral position, focusing on providing unbiased information to ...


  • JCB introduce Proximity Braking System

    Posted date : 01-03-2017

    Company takes on-site safety to new levels with launch of new system for wheel loaders

    JCB are launching a brand new safety system for their wheel loaders to help reduce the risk of on-site collisions between man and machine in a range of industry sectors.

    The JCB Proximity Braking System (PBS) – which has been developed in collaboration with FCC Environment (UK) – automatically sounds an alarm in the cab and applies the vehicle’s brakes if a person enters a pre-set exclusion zone ...


  • Nine Powerscreen machines in 12 months for KJ Crushing

    Posted date : 23-02-2017

    KJ Services in South Wales have ordered a further three Powerscreen machines, following the purchase of six Powerscreen mobile crushers and screens in 2016 from Blue Southern.

    KJ Services commenced operations in South Wales in the 1970s supplying machines and equipment for hire to the many collieries spread across the region.

    Following the decline of the deep mines, the company started to work closely with opencast coal companies before moving into the quarrying and aggregates sector.

    T ...


  • Keestrack mobile crushing solutions for US markets

    Posted date : 22-02-2017

    Latest tracked crushers and crushing technology to feature at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2017

    KEESTRACK, specialists in mobile crushing and screening equipment, will be using Conexpo-Con/Agg 2017 to strengthen their position in American markets by presenting several highly flexible solutions for contractors in the recycling and aggregates industry. Machines on display will include the company’s H4 tracked cone crusher and R3 and R5 tracked impactors.

    Equipped with the KT-H4 cone crusher, adapted an ...


  • McCloskey aiming to whip up a Sandstorm

    Posted date : 20-02-2017

    Unveiling of the first wash plant from the new McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS) division

    THE latest crushing and screening equipment from McCloskey International will make its debut at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2017, along with the much-anticipated launch of the Sandstorm 620 wash plant.

    As McCloskey have grown around the world, so too has their stand space, and this year will see the company located on 20,000+ square ft of exhibition space along with a 3,200 square ft hospitality and information pa ...


  • JCB launch industrial version of their TM320

    Posted date : 16-02-2017

    Wraps come off Tier 4 Final TM320 telescopic wheel loader for the construction and industrial sectors

    JCB have launched a TM320 telescopic wheel loader designed specifically for the construction and industrial sectors.

    The JCB TM320, which combines the central driving position and all-round visibility of a wheel loader with the reach and lift versatility of a telescopic handler, sits alongside the existing TM320 Wastemaster version.

    It has a maximum 3,200kg lift capacity, which is avail ...


  • New Hyundai machines clearing the way at Blackpool Zoo

    Posted date : 14-02-2017

    THERE is a new impressive view for visitors to Blackpool Zoo, in Lancashire, after one of the former aircraft hangars on site was demolished by Manchester-based MCW Plant using a new 30-tonne Hyundai HX300 L excavator, which has been fitted with a Daemo DMS250 shear.

    Clearing the debris from the pulled down hanger is a new 12.5-tonne Hyundai R125LCR-9A crawler excavator (equipped with a Daemo DMC140 pulverizer). Both new machines were supplied by local Hyundai dealers HES Enterprises of Irla ...


  • Over 570 Construction Jobs To Be Created During Office Scheme Development

    Posted date : 14-02-2017

    Over 570 construction jobs are to be created during the development of a major new office scheme at the Movie House Cinema site in Belfast City Centre.

    Subject to planning approval, 'One Bankmore Square', will be the largest single office building in Northern Ireland.

    The Richland Group is proposing to develop the 255,000 square foot Grade A office scheme – complete with ground floor space for ancillary café, retail and leisure uses – at Bankmore Square on the Dublin Road. Each single ...


  • Major investment at JCB Power Systems

    Posted date : 09-02-2017

    Company invests £10 million in new machining equipment at engine manufacturing facility

    JCB Power Systems have invested £10 million in their UK engine plant as they gear up to begin full production of cylinder heads and blocks for the first time.

    The Derbyshire-based factory has installed new CNC machining centres and associated automated processes at the site, which the company says will give outstanding levels of finished accuracy in house, as well as boosting production capacity.

    J ...


  • Terex Trucks partner with Ascendum in Turkey

    Posted date : 08-02-2017

    Ascendum Makina appointed as official Turkish dealers for Motherwell-based Terex Trucks

    PREPARING for anticipated long-term growth in Eurasia, Terex Trucks have struck an alliance with equipment suppliers Ascendum Makina, whose customers are active in infrastructure, road construction and mining.

    Ascendum Makina will take charge of distributing and supporting the Scottish manufacturer's full range of articulated and rigid dumptrucks throughout Turkey.

    Mahir Hocaoglu, chief executive off ...


  • CDE investing in new £10 million head office

    Posted date : 02-02-2017

    State-of-the-art corporate headquarters building to mark next step forward in growth of company

    NORTHERN Ireland-based CDE Global, designers and manufacturers of materials washing and classification equipment, have today revealed plans to invest in building a new, multi-million-pound state-of-the-art office complex at their headquarters in Cookstown, Co.Tyrone.

    The new office development, which will house 400 people, has received planning permission and is expected to begin construction in ...


  • Work Starts On £220,000 Resurfacing Scheme In Co Fermanagh

    Posted date : 31-01-2017

    The resurfacing works are taking place on the A34 Clones Road in Newtownbutler.

    The work on three sections of the road at Kilready, Legmacaffrey and Clonagun will total two kilometres of the road surface.


    Due to the restricted carriageway width available, and to help ensure the safety of road users and contractors, the A34 Road to through traffic has been closed from 8am to 6pm each day for a period of two weeks from 23 January to 3 February 2017.

    Traffic diversions will be in place v ...


  • Manuli launch Multiconnector quick-coupler series

    Posted date : 26-01-2017

    New series combines Q.Safe Flat Face range with benefits of a multiconnector block system

    MANULI Hydraulics have launched their new Multiconnector series, which combines the quality and performance of their Q.Safe Flat Face quick-coupling range with the added efficiency and safety-related benefits of a multiconnector block system.

    Quick-coupling multiconnectors are often used on construction equipment where a wide range of attachments and tools are used and need to be connected quickly, sa ...


  • Atlas Copco to divest Dynapac

    Posted date : 24-01-2017

    Company agrees to sell its road construction equipment business to Fayat Group

    ATLAS Copco have agreed to sell their Dynapac road construction equipment division to French industrial and construction company Fayat Group for an undisclosed sum.

    The Swedish firm said it had decided to divest the business because the division does not have the economies of scale to become number one or two in this particular market segment.

    ‘We have taken a lot of steps over the past years to improve the ...


  • €700,000 Greenfield Site Goes On The Market In Dublin

    Posted date : 24-01-2017

    A €700,000 greenfield site with full planning permission has been put on the market by Savills in Dublin.

    The 2.73 acre site is located in Riverside, Ballyboughal Village.

    The site benefits from full planning permission for a scheme including 17 houses, 8 apartments and 2 retail units, in addition to 45 no. surface car parking spaces.


    The site has also been recognised as a key development site in the Ballyboughal Local Area Plan.

    Colette Mulroy, Savills commented: "We envisage go ...


  • Ashcourt Group add more Volvo machines

    Posted date : 17-01-2017

    Recycling operator bolsters its growing equipment fleet with two Volvo excavators

    HULL-based Ashcourt Group have continued to strengthen their plant fleet and, most recently, taken delivery of a 22-tonne EC220E crawler excavator and 16-tonne EW160E wheeled model. In total, the company has purchased in excess of 40 Volvo’s since October 2013.

    Just over a year ago, Ashcourt invested in a new recycling facility and concrete batching plant in Hull as an important addition to their operations ...


  • House building defies overall construction decline

    Posted date : 12-01-2017

    Latest ONS figures show that private housing output in November reached highest level since 2010

    OFFICE for National Statistics (ONS) figures published today (11 January) show that construction output declined 0.2% in November 2016. This follows a 0.6% fall in October and a 0.8% contraction recorded in the third quarter of 2016.

    Commenting on the figures, Rebecca Larkin, senior economist at the Construction Products Association, said: ‘Overall weakness in official construction output dat ...


  • NI Construction Firm To Carry Out Work On £1m Regeneration Scheme

    Posted date : 12-01-2017

    A construction firm in Northern Ireland has been selected to carry out work on a £1 million regeneration scheme in Holywood, Co Down.

    Northstone (NI) Limited Material Division was appointed by Ards and North Down Borough Council and the work in Redburn Square is expected to be completed towards the end of 2017.

    The Northern Ireland Executive, through the Department for Communities, is investing £662,000 in the scheme with Ards and North Down Borough Council contributing up to £350,000.
    ...


  • Terex complete sale of MHPS business

    Posted date : 12-01-2017

    Konecranes-MHPS combination represents compelling industrial logic, says Terex president and CEO

    TEREX Corp. have completed the sale of their Material Handling and Port Solutions (MHPS) business to Konecranes plc for US$595 million and €200 million in cash, and 19.6 million newly issued class B shares representing a 25% interest in Konecranes.

    ‘We believe that the Konecranes-MHPS combination represents compelling industrial logic that will deliver significant value to Konecranes custom ...


  • Rail movement of aggregates on the increase

    Posted date : 06-01-2017

    Despite an overall fall in the volume of freight moved by rail in recent years, the aggregates industry has increased the proportion of its total output transported to market this way. This is expected to increase as more depots have recently opened and others are planned. These are some of the findings of a new sector report, published for the first time, by BDS Marketing Research, entitled 'Estimated outputs of aggregates moved through rail depots in Great Britain'.

    "Since the recession, ag ...


  • Construction output rises at fastest pace since March

    Posted date : 05-01-2017

    Robust and accelerated upturn in new work sees order growth hit 11-month high in December

    UK construction companies signalled a positive end to the year, led by the fastest rise in new order volumes since January 2016, with stronger demand patterns resulting in a broad-based upturn in business activity during December.

    At 54.2 in December, up from 52.8 in November, the latest seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) signalled a robust and accelerat ...


  • International Quarry Life Award winners announced

    Posted date : 04-01-2017

    HeidelbergCement honour international projects that promote biodiversity at quarries

    YESTERDAY (8 December 2016), the winners of the International Quarry Life Award 2016 – the third edition of the biannual competition established by HeidelbergCement to explore innovative ideas to promote biodiversity at quarry sites – were presented with their awards in Brussels, Belgium.

    This year, more than 450 proposals from 21 countries were submitted, of which 94 were selected for the competition ...


  • JCB workers vote to accept pay rise

    Posted date : 22-12-2016

    JCB shop-floor employees have voted to accept a 2.2% pay rise for 2017 as part of a newly agreed three-year wage deal.

    The agreement on pay was reached following a vote by GMB members and will see around 3,200 shop-floor employees receive the increase from 1 January 2017.

    The rise is linked to November’s Retail Price Index (RPI), with increases in 2018 and 2019 also being linked to those two years’ respective November RPI figures.

    The latest deal will follow the expiry on 31 Decembe ...


  • Volvo HX1 wins Swedish quality innovation award

    Posted date : 21-12-2016

    VOLVO Construction Equipment are celebrating after their concept HX1 autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier scooped the Swedish Institute for Quality (SIQ) Quality Innovation of the Year Award.

    Winning in the Potential Innovations category, Volvo CE’s vision of a futuristic machine is one element of a present-day electric site research project that is predicted to cut carbon emissions by up to 95% and reduce total cost of ownership costs by a quarter.

    The prototype HX1 represents a n ...


  • Over €14m Funding Secured For North West Greenway Project

    Posted date : 21-12-2016

    Over €14 million funding has been allocated for a cross-border greenway project in the North West.

    The North West greenway has secured €14.86m for 46.5kms of routes to connect L'Derry and Strabane with Donegal through development of traffic free routes for walkers, runners and cyclists.

    Overall, €3.46m has been offered for a greenway project connecting Newry with Carlingford and €4.95m to enable the creation of a 22km route between Counties Monaghan and Armagh following the route o ...


  • Total Bitumen have more than 40 years' experience in the UK market.

    Posted date : 15-12-2016

    Total Bitumen have more than 40 years' experience in the UK market. Total offer sustainability through durability offering a wide product range for road construction and industrial applications:

    Styrelf: Europes leading patented PMB.
    Emulsis: bitumen emulsions for road surface treatments.
    Kromatis: clear binders for coloured asphalt applications and reduction of lighting costs.
    ECO2 penetration and PMB bitumen: Lower-temperature binders for asphalt mixes.
    MOOC Bitumen ...


  • Keltbray take UK’s first high-reach LiuGong machine

    Posted date : 14-12-2016

    Demolition contractors strengthen mobile plant fleet with new 25-tonne 925E excavator

    PORTSMOUTH-based Construction Plant and Machinery Sales (CPMS), the UK dealers for LiuGong, have supplied the Chinese manufacturer’s first high-reach excavator to Keltbray Group.

    The new 925E machine features a bespoke three-piece demolition rig and an additional 2,450kg counterweight, which were designed and manufactured by excavator modification specialists Kocurek, based in Ipswich.

    The bespok ...


  • Euro Auctions Sees Its End Of Year Event Take Total Sales In Britain To Almost £175m

    Posted date : 14-12-2016

    Euro Auctions, the UK's leading auctioneers of used industrial plant, construction machinery and agricultural equipment, in late November conducted another fantastic three-day auction in Leeds; where 3750 lots realised a total hammer price of over £24m.

    During 2016 euro Auctions delivered six main auction events at its expanding Leeds site where over 25,000 lots went under the hammer realising a total price for the year in excess of £160m. Add to this a number of special one‑day sales als ...


  • Hills Quarry Products win prestigious Health and Safety Award

    Posted date : 30-11-2016

    Company scoops the Sir Frank Davies Trophy for businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees

    HILLS Quarry Products have been awarded the prestigious Sir Frank Davies Trophy, which recognizes outstanding excellence in health and safety in companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.

    The award was presented to Peter Andrew (second from right), group director of Hills Quarry Products, and his management team at the 2016 Mineral Products Association (MPA) Health and Safety Conference and Awards eve ...


  • New Chinese dealer for McCloskey International

    Posted date : 23-11-2016

    Company extends global distribution network with appointment of Shanghai Shibang Machinery

    SCREENING and crushing equipment specialists McCloskey International have added Shanghai-based Shanghai Shibang Machinery (SBM) to their global distribution network.

    Founded in 1987, SBM are a leading Chinese crushing equipment manufacturer, with nearly 1,300 employees located in around 16 countries.

    SBM’s vice general manager, Libo Fang, said: ‘McCloskey have a very good reputation in the ind ...


  • Construction Output Increases – Report

    Posted date : 23-11-2016

    The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index, which looks at changes in construction activity, hit 62.3 in October, up from 58.7 in September.

    The acceleration has seen an increased demand for workers, with a third of Irish construction companies reporting an increase in employment. Last month, the rate of hiring reached an eight-month high.


    However, it was also noted that the strong activity being experienced by the sector is also beginning to push up costs. The rising demand ...


  • Young CEMEX drivers on the road to success

    Posted date : 17-11-2016

    Ten tipper and tanker drivers graduate from company’s Logistics Apprenticeship scheme

    TEN young drivers in the CEMEX Logistics Apprenticeship scheme have graduated and become the company’s latest aggregate tipper and cement tanker drivers based at locations across the country.

    The drivers were the second cohort to take part in the scheme, which is run over 12 months and helps to address a recognized UK skills gap of an aging driver population by recruiting individuals aged 18 to 23.

    ...


  • Construction Output Increases – Report

    Posted date : 17-11-2016

    The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index, which looks at changes in construction activity, hit 62.3 in October, up from 58.7 in September.

    The acceleration has seen an increased demand for workers, with a third of Irish construction companies reporting an increase in employment. Last month, the rate of hiring reached an eight-month high.


    However, it was also noted that the strong activity being experienced by the sector is also beginning to push up costs. The rising demand ...


  • Terex MPS appoint new distributor for Mexico

    Posted date : 09-11-2016

    Hercon Maquinaria to handle equipment sales and aftercare in the Central Region of Mexico

    TEREX Minerals Processing Systems (MPS), specialists in modular, portable and static crushing and screening equipment, have announced the appointment of Hercon Maquinaria SA de CV as distributors for the full line of Terex MPS equipment in the Central Region of Mexico.

    Hercon Maquinaria will provide sales support for new equipment purchases as well as after-sales services for new equipment, including ...


  • 30% Rise In Enquiries From UK Firms Looking To Relocate Following Brexit

    Posted date : 08-11-2016


    In its Q3 Ireland Commercial Property Monitor, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) stated 29% more respondents have already had UK agents enquire about moving to the country following the UK's decision to leave the EU.

    In addition, 73% of participants are forecasting an increase in firms looking to move from the UK over the next two years.


    Claire Solon, the President of the SCSI, said: "The increase in enquires to agents here from firms looking to relocate from the UK is ...


  • Hillhead 2018 Dates Announced!

    Posted date : 08-11-2016

    The organizers of the Hillhead Quarry Exhibition, The QMJ Group, are delighted to announce the dates for the 2018 event. The biennial showcase for the quarrying and construction industry will take place from 26–28 June 2018 at Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, England.

    The event follows a record-breaking show in 2016 that featured 476 exhibitors and an ABC-audited attendance of 18,601. Demand for stand space is expected to be very high, and expressions of interest should be direc ...


  • CPA forecasts mixed picture for construction

    Posted date : 03-11-2016

    Growth in infrastructure and education set to offset falls in activity in other sectors in 2017 and 2018

    THE Construction Products Association’s latest forecasts highlight a mixed picture for the construction industry over the next two years, due to the impacts of the uncertainty following the EU referendum.

    Overall, construction activity is expected to remain broadly flat in 2017 and 2018, but the CPA says this masks a more nuanced picture at the sector level with growth in infrastructu ...


  • 20% Of Workers At Tarbert Power Plant To Be Made Redundant

    Posted date : 01-11-2016

    The firm told staff it is offering a series of redundancies which are expected to be completed by the end of this year.

    Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil said the announcement will have a devastating impact families and the local community.


    He said: "Over the last number of years, there has been a consistent lack of investment in the Tarbert Power Plant, I would hope that the company would commit to future investment at this site in order to grow the workforce again once the implications of t ...


  • Tillicoultry Quarries go Continental

    Posted date : 28-10-2016

    Continental construction tyres deliver significant savings for Scottish quarry operator

    SCOTTISH quarrying and construction materials supply company Tillicoultry Quarries have implemented a ‘Continental construction tyres only’ policy following several months of practical on-the-job testing.

    The company’s site and transport manager, Craig Wilson, said: ‘For a long time we had run a combination of remoulds and ‘budget’ tyres. However, we were experiencing significant downtime as ...


  • Wessex Demolition take UK’s first EC480E excavator

    Posted date : 19-10-2016

    New high-reach demolition-spec machine provides optimum safety in all applications

    THE first Volvo EC480E high-reach demolition machine in the UK has been sold to Southampton-based Wessex Demolition & Salvage Ltd and joins the company’s three other Volvo excavators that were purchased in February 2015.

    ‘Following the purchase of our first mid-sized excavators rigged for secondary demolition duties it was time to replace our older high reach machine,’ said Ashley Grant, contracts ma ...


  • Lagan Construction Scoops Prestigious Award

    Posted date : 19-10-2016

    Lagan Construction Group has won the 'Utilities Infrastructure' Award at the Construction Excellence Awards.

    Lagan Construction's winning project, Castor Bay to Belfast Strategic Trunk Main Scheme was one of the biggest Northern Ireland Water pipeline schemes to be undertaken in recent times that provides a vital new source of water to meet peak period demands in Lisburn and Belfast. The pipeline will also help the existing network cope with any future emergency situations.


    Hosted by the ...


  • Graham Construction Begins Sewer Repair Work In Co Down

    Posted date : 19-10-2016

    The work is taking place on the entrance road to a council car park in the Park Avenue area.


    It is part of the ongoing NI Sewer Rehabilitation Project in the Newcastle Area.

    Due to the location of the sewer and the depth of excavation the access road to the car park has been closed.

    The work is expected to take five days to complete.
    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/220730/graham-construction-begins-sewer-repair-work-in-co-down ...


  • CEMEX open new quarry in Lincolnshire

    Posted date : 13-10-2016

    Cromwell Quarry to supply around 200,000 tonnes of sand and gravel a year to local construction markets

    CEMEX have opened a new quarry at Cromwell, Lincolnshire, as part of a major UK development plan. Located close to the A1, the 26.5ha site will supply approximately 200,000 tonnes of high-quality sand and gravel per annum to the local market and the area around north Nottinghamshire.

    The new CEMEX site has reserves of an estimated 2.4 million tonnes and the fact it is close to the A1 ...


  • Caterpillar unveil updated 992K wheel loader

    Posted date : 12-10-2016

    Latest Cat machine designed to offer improved operating efficiency and fuel efficiency

    CATERPILLAR have launched a newer version of their 992K wheel loader model, which now incorporates an economy mode to deliver reduced fuel costs and increased efficiency.

    With a new on-demand throttle arrangement, the wheel loader automatically manages engine speed, combining the efficiency of a manual throttle with ergonomic throttle lock operation.

    Caterpillar have also undertaken performance stu ...


  • 'Rebuilding Ireland' Could Create 75,000 Construction Jobs - CIF

    Posted date : 11-10-2016

    The construction industry can generate 75,000 jobs, create 25,000 houses every year and deliver infrastructure projects worth over €26 billion, if a supportive policy framework is in place, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).

    CIF President Michael Stone said: "This year the construction industry has been tasked with 'Rebuilding Ireland'. It's clear the Government recognises again that our industry and the progress of the Irish economy are intertwined. Construction is cr ...


  • BAM And FP McCann Complete Work On £35m Scheme Ahead Of Schedule

    Posted date : 11-10-2016

    The A31 Magherafelt bypass will ease congestion and improve links in the Mid Ulster area to and from the M2.

    The new bypass was built on a largely green field site to the east of Magherafelt between the A31 Moneymore Road at Coolshinny Road junction to the south of Magherafelt and the A6 Castledawson roundabout to the north. It incorporates three new roundabouts at Moneymore Road, Ballyronan Road and Aughrim Road which provide access to the new road as well as a number of under bridges at Kil ...


  • Earney Contracts Completes Construction Work On £2.2m Scheme

    Posted date : 04-10-2016

    Earney Contracts has completed construction work on a £2.2million public realm scheme in Larne, Co Antrim.

    The project was funded by the Department for Communities (DfC) and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

    Improvements have been made to the streetscape across the town including new paving, the installation of new street lighting, furniture, railings and planting together with better drainage.


    Communities Minister Paul Givan said: "Larne now has a more attractive and pedestrian-f ...


  • Actavo Opens New Depot In Dublin

    Posted date : 04-10-2016

    Engineering firm Actavo has opened a new depot in Dublin.

    Officially opened by Republic of Ireland Football Manager, Martin O'Neill, and Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Guss O'Connell, the new depot will serve as the Irish headquarters of Actavo's Hire & Sales and Events operations.

    Actavo | Hire & Sales supplies specialist products and services to the construction industry and has worked on key national projects including Dublin's M50 motorway and Galway's Gort to Tuam Motorway. Act ...


  • Finlay Group support for quarry health and safety event

    Posted date : 04-10-2016

    Terex Finlay 694 screener forms key part of Hanson workshop at Health and Safety Awareness Day

    A TEREX Finlay 694 was one of the main features at a health and safety event held at a Staffordshire quarry.

    Wardlow and Wredon Quarry played host to the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and JCB’s Health and Safety Awareness Day, with delegates from across the Midlands in attendance.

    Finlay Central, part of the Finlay Group of companies, provided the screener for Hanson UK’s workshop, en ...


  • Aggregate Industries celebrate success of mental health initiative

    Posted date : 04-10-2016

    Company-wide scheme designed to raise mental health awareness and increase staff resilience to stress-related conditions

    AGGREGATE Industries are celebrating the success of a company-wide mental health first aid initiative, introduced in partnership with Mental Health First Aid England. The scheme – which was introduced at the start of 2014 – has just seen the 250th Aggregate Industries’ employee undertake an introductory mental health awareness course.

    The 3h intensive programme l ...


  • More CDE plants for CEMEX

    Posted date : 30-09-2016

    Materials washing specialist to supply a further three new processing plants to CEMEX

    FOLLOWING the recent opening of CEMEX’s Datchet Quarry, in Berkshire, CDE have announced a new partnership with the quarry operators to deliver a further three new sand and aggregates washing projects across the Midlands and South of England.

    CEMEX are investing substantially to further strengthen their UK aggregates operations and the latest CDE plants – a total of four to be completed by the end 2 ...


  • Caterpillar launch new 323F LN excavator

    Posted date : 28-09-2016

    Latest Stage IV-compliant machine offers increased fuel efficiency and enhanced operator comfort

    THE new Caterpillar 323F LN excavator, with its reinforce structures and significant counterweights, has been specially designed to take on the most demanding applications.

    The heavy-duty booms and sticks feature high-strength steel and box section construction with internal baffles for added durability, while the massive upper frame, carbody (lower frame) and track roller frames have been c ...


  • EPS Scoops €4.6m Deal

    Posted date : 27-09-2016

    EPS Limited has igned a €4.6 million deal to improve and upgrade the Athlone Wastewater Treatment Plant in Co Westmeath.

    Appointed by Irish Water, construction work is scheduled to begin in November and is expected to take approximately twelve months to complete.

    The project will upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant in Athlone which is currently operating over capacity. The current plant was constructed to cater for a population equivalent (PE) of 27,000 and upon completion th ...


  • €500m Investment Development Programme Launched In Limerick

    Posted date : 27-09-2016

    A €500 million investment development programme will be delivered over the next five years in Limerick.

    As the single biggest development initiative to be undertaken outside of Dublin, the Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development DAC (Designated Acvitiy Company) will deliver transformational infrastructure across four strategic sites in the city.

    A total of 1.4 million sq ft of prime real estate will be prioritised for redevelopment, with the capacity to create over 5,000 jobs by 202 ...


  • New Sandvik plant to boost productivity for J O’Shea & Sons

    Posted date : 21-09-2016

    Purchase of QE441 mobile scalper to help meet increasing demand for recycled materials

    MANCHESTER-based J. O’Shea & Sons have invested in a new Sandvik QE441 heavy-duty scalping plant for their construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling operations. A valued customer, the recycling specialist has owned Sandvik (and formerly Extec) equipment for the past 15 years.

    In response to the growing demand for recycled materials, O’Shea decided to invest in a QE341 mobile scalper for the ...


  • ORMONDE MACHINERY--The New C-1540 Cone Crusher from Terex Finlay

    Posted date : 20-09-2016

    Launched at the Hillhead show this year, the NEW Terex|Finlay C-1540 direct drive cone crusher is further evidence of Terex Finlay’s commitment to cutting edge innovation and design. A host of user friendly features aims to exceed customer expectations. Furthermore the C-1540 is designed with cost per tonne in mind utilising a Scania DC09 constant speed engine thereby operating at optimal fuel efficiency and eliminating any adblue requirement. ...


  • Tracey Brothers Starts Work On New Development In Dungannon

    Posted date : 20-09-2016

    Tracey Brothers, which is based in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, has been selected to develop a £28.7 million new build for St Patrick's Academy in Dungannon.

    Construction work has started and is expected to be completed by summer 2018.

    Education Minister Peter Weir said: "Ongoing investment in our schools estate is essential if we are to continue to provide a high quality education. As well as the investment in our schools estate, it also helps the local economy and secures construction job ...


  • Autumn arrival for new Komatsu hybrid excavator

    Posted date : 20-09-2016

    Irish distributor says new machine likely to appeal to quarrying and crushing contractors

    ACCORDING to Irish distributors McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill and Rathcoole, Komatsu’s new 36-tonne HB365LC-3 hybrid excavator has taken the principles evident in the manufacturer’s early hybrid machines and added extra muscle, improved fuel economy and enhanced technology to create a machine that will be heavily targeted at the quarrying and crushing sectors.

    McHale say the HB365LC-3 is expected ...


  • Datchet Quarry opens for business

    Posted date : 20-09-2016

    New CEMEX site in Berkshire set to be of strategic importance for London and the South East

    CEMEX have opened a new quarry in Datchet, Berkshire, adjacent to the M4, to supply essential sand and gravel to construction customers and ready-mixed concrete plants in London and the South East.

    Datchet Quarry will supply approximately 400,000 tonnes of material per annum and, with many quarries in the area now exhausted, will be of strategic importance to the region’s supply chain.

    For the ...


  • Caterpillar and Ritchie Bros. form strategic alliance

    Posted date : 14-09-2016

    Ritchie Bros. also announce proposed acquisition of heavy equipment online auctioneers IronPlanet

    CATERPILLAR have entered into a strategic alliance with Ritchie Bros., the world’s largest industrial auctioneers, for the Canada-based company to conduct live onsite and online auctions for used Caterpillar equipment.

    Under Caterpillar’s deal with Richie Bros., the auctioneers will provide the US equipment manufacturer and its dealers with access to proprietary auction platforms, softw ...


  • Hyundai and CNH announce strategic alliance

    Posted date : 14-09-2016

    Companies enter into exclusive 10-year-plus agreement for compact excavator business

    HYUNDAI Heavy Industries (HHI) have entered into an exclusive strategic alliance agreement with CNH Industrial for the compact excavator business.

    Under the 10-year agreement with renewal option, CNH Industrial will market four mini-excavator models that will be supplied as complete products by HHI through OEM production, plus 10 other mini-excavator models in the form of complete knock-down kits through l ...


  • Sellafield Nuclear Plant Is A Threat To All Of Europe - Carthy

    Posted date : 13-09-2016

    MEP Matt Carthy made the comment following revelations on the BBC's Panorama programme which revealed dangerous, radioactive material was being stored in degrading plastic bottles.

    It also revealed that there is a lack of workers on the Sellafield site.

    Mr Carthy called for the plant to "close down".


    He said: "It must be closed and there should be a halt to the construction of any further nuclear power plants near the Irish Sea.

    "The east coast of Ireland, particularly counties Lou ...


  • Plans Approved For New Hotel To Be Developed In L'Derry

    Posted date : 13-09-2016

    Full planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings at Great James Street and Strand Road was granted by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee.

    Plans for the new 116-bedroom hotel located in the city centre hotel also include three ground floor retail units and one ground floor restaurant, with all associated site and access works located at 29-35 Strand Road and lands between 6a and 8 Great James Street.


    The application for the demolition of the e ...


  • Tudor Griffiths upgrade Bangor concrete plant

    Posted date : 08-09-2016

    Company invests more than £150,000 in enhancing operating efficiency at one of its key North Wales sites

    TUDOR Griffiths Group have invested more than £150,000 in a major refurbishment programme at their Bangor concrete plant, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to deliver the best products and services to its customers.

    Dave Morris, general manager of Tudor Griffiths’ concrete division, said: ‘We are committed to keeping all our sites in the very best condition possible ...


  • Caterpillar cut more than 200 jobs in Northern Ireland

    Posted date : 08-09-2016

    Redundancies will also lead to the closure of the US firm’s Monkstown plant in Newtownabbey

    CATERPILLAR have announced plans to restructure their Northern Ireland operations, which will see the loss of up to 250 jobs and the closure of the company’s Monkstown plant outside Belfast.

    The US manufacturer is also considering ending the production of 25-tonne and larger material handlers in the country, including the planned launch of large materials-handler models for Europe.

    And the p ...


  • JCB hint at new diesel land speed record bid

    Posted date : 01-09-2016

    Fresh attempt not ruled out as company celebrates tenth anniversary of Dieselmax world record

    JCB chairman Lord Bamford has indicated that a fresh attempt on the world diesel land speed record could be made in the future – if the one set by JCB exactly a decade ago is ever broken.

    He was speaking at an event earlier this week to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the JCB Dieselmax car – powered by two JCB engines – setting a diesel land speed record of 350.092 miles/h on the Bonnevil ...


  • Plans For Nuclear Plant At Hinkley Point 'On Hold'

    Posted date : 31-08-2016

    Prime Minister Theresa May has put plans for the development of a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset on hold.

    She has ordered a review to be launched, however the SDLP has called for the plans to be abandoned.

    MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, made the call following serious concerns over the "potentially dangerous" plant.

    Ms Ritchie said: "The SDLP have made our opposition to a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point clear from the outset and our serious concerns have only been vindi ...


  • Ireland Needs To Produce More Engineers At A Quicker Rate - Engineers Ireland

    Posted date : 31-08-2016

    Ireland needs to produce more engineers at a quicker rate if the Government's Housing Action plan is to succeed, Engineers Ireland has warned.

    The firm also said Ireland could face persistent housing shortages unless the supply of engineers catches up with demand.

    While welcoming the general upward trend in demand for engineering-related courses, Engineers Ireland Registrar Damien Owens the economic demand for engineering skills in the area continues to totally outstrip supply.


    He sai ...


  • Construction Work To Begin On £300,000 Road Scheme In Co L'Derry

    Posted date : 31-08-2016

    The work on the A6 Glenhane Road includes resurfacing which extends a distance of approximately 1km from its junction with the Glen Road to just beyond its junction with the Fallaghloon Road.


    Work is due to start on Monday, 05 September, and is expected to be completed the week commencing 17 October.

    Sinn Féin MLA Ian Milne welcomed the announcement.

    He said: "This investment by my party colleague and Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard will improve the strength and surface quality ...


  • Vipermetal launch new rotary drum crushers

    Posted date : 30-08-2016

    Finnish manufacturer unveils two crusher buckets models offering high levels of productivity and efficiency

    VIPERMETAL (Ajutech Oy), specialists in crushing and screening buckets, have launched a new range of high-capacity rotary drum crushing buckets specially designed for use on excavators.

    Viper branded screening buckets have successfully reused and separated different materials and fragmentations, allowing the in-situ usage of otherwise wasted materials.

    The issue on many demoli ...


  • SRC Aggregates upgrade fleet with new Bell ADTs

    Posted date : 26-08-2016

    SRC Aggregates have upgraded their machinery fleet by replacing their old Bell B30D articulated dumptrucks with three brand new B30E machines. The B30Ds had proven reliable and productive for the company’s quarrying division but were ready for replacement.

    Having had such a positive experience of both Bell and the abilities of the B30Ds, the team at SRC Aggregates felt confident that their fleet would be further advanced if the older machines were replaced with the state-of-the-art, next-ge ...


  • Terex announce expansion plans for Fuchs Material Handlers

    Posted date : 23-08-2016

    THE Terex Corporation have implemented a series of strategic moves and investments to better position their Fuchs material handler business for global expansion and sales growth.

    The product line, for example, has recently been rebranded ‘Fuchs – A Terex Brand’ in key markets for consistent global brand recognition. Fuchs have also transitioned to the Terex Materials Processing segment, which is a better strategic fit for the business within the broader Terex portfolio.

    ‘The purp ...


  • JMC Mechanical And Construction Ltd Scoops £3m Contract

    Posted date : 23-08-2016

    The HA5 contract, which is for three years with options to extend, includes a 24-hour, 365 days a year response maintenance service and larger planned maintenance projects.

    The deal was awarded by five housing associations in Northern Ireland.

    HA5 includes Rural Housing Association, based in Omagh, and NB Housing, St Matthew's Housing Association, Grove Housing Association and Ark Housing Association, which are all based in Belfast.


    James McCully, Managing Director of JMC commented: " ...


  • 'Boutique Travel Hotel' To Be Developed In Belfast

    Posted date : 23-08-2016

    Belfast City Council's Planning Committiee gave the go-ahead for a four-storey hotel with 17 bedrooms and a ground floor restaurant to be built beside the Mourne Seafood Bar and Kelly's Cellars.


    Permission was also granted for a four storey extension to the Holiday Inn Express hotel on University Street to provide 60 new bedrooms.

    Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Peter Johnston, said: "We are pleased to see Belfast's tourism infrastructure being further boosted by these two de ...


  • Terex Trucks show true grit

    Posted date : 18-08-2016

    Irish Salt Mining and Exploration deploy two new Terex TA400 ADTs at Carrickfergus salt mine

    IRISH Salt Mining and Exploration’s Carrickfergus mine plays a vital part in keeping the UK’s road network open during winter, with the company’s fleet of Terex articulated dumptrucks (ADTs) hauling extracted salt while coping with corrosive nature of the mineral product plus the temperatures inside the mine.

    Situated to the north of Belfast, the Carrickfergus mine was developed specifically ...


  • CEMEX concrete for two major American projects

    Posted date : 16-08-2016

    Thousands of truckloads of ready-mixed concrete being supplied to key projects in Florida and Colombia

    CEMEX USA are currently participating in the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, a 21-mile reconstruction of Central Florida’s main interstate highway – the largest and most complex infrastructure project currently under way in the state of Florida.

    The I-4 project is designed to renovate the interstate by upgrading interchanges and bridges to meet the needs of growing communities in Or ...


  • Over 65 New Social Homes To Be Developed In Dublin

    Posted date : 16-08-2016

    A total of 67 units will be built as part of the rapid build programme of housing for homeless families.

    The homes, consisting of a mixture of two and three bed units, will be built at two locations in Dublin, 29 units at Mourne Road, Drimnagh on the Southside and 38 units in Belcamp, Darndale on the Northside.


    Housing Minister Simon Coveney said: "I am pleased to approve this very significant new social housing investment. What I am announcing today is an example of the commitment to so ...


  • Contractor Sought For Multi-Million Pound Improvement Scheme In Belfast

    Posted date : 16-08-2016

    Phase 3 of the Belfast Streets Ahead scheme has launched from Castle Place to the new Ulster University campus on York Street

    The area is to be transformed with new paving, street furniture, lighting and public artwork.

    The public realm scheme was designed by a team led by McAdam Design.

    The Department for Communities (DfC) is contributing over £20million to the scheme which forms Phase 3 of the programme which aims to regenerate the entire city centre in a number of separate delivery ...


  • Call For Building Standards Not To Be Compromised To Push Through Planning Applications

    Posted date : 16-08-2016

    Mr Eoin Ó Broin, spokesperson on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, said that while he welcomed the Housing Minister's urgency to develop new homes throughout Ireland, there should be no trade-off between increasing housing supply and ensuring good quality planning and building.


    He said: "Across the state, people are living with the consequences of bad planning decisions and poor enforcement of building regulations. We still do not have a building regulation regime that is ...


  • More Bell machines for Chepstow Plant International

    Posted date : 11-08-2016

    CHEPSTOW Plant International have taken delivery of a further 13 Bell articulated dumptrucks (ADTs) – nine B30Es, two B35Ds and two B40Ds. The decision to strengthen your dick their earthmoving fleet with new Bell machines was based on Chepstow Plant developing a ‘solid trust’ in the South African manufacturer’s equipment.

    Good after-sales service, quality products and, most importantly, the extensive safety features of the ADTs were all key contributing factors to Chepstow Plant inve ...


  • Plans Submitted To Develop 850 New Homes In L'Derry

    Posted date : 09-08-2016

    However, concerns have been raised on how the traffic will impact the development, which is adjacent to the Caw Roundabout.

    The roundabout is a very busy intersection which carries in excess of 50,000 vehicles per day.

    Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard met with the Ballyoan Housing Development team to discuss the issues pointed out in the latest Transport Assessment (TA).


    Minister Hazzard said: "This is a hugely important development for Derry and my Department is committed to wor ...


  • New Bobcat Excavator And Telehandler Makes Its Way To Dublin

    Posted date : 09-08-2016

    With a reach of 18m, state-of-the-art safety systems and class leading performance, the T40180 is one of the most in demand telehandlers on the market. The T40180 was delivered along with a jib attachment to give the customer "extra reach".
    The Bobcat E26 is a zero tail swing design compact excavator with an operating rate of around 2.5 tonne.
    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/217575/new-bobcat-excavator-and-telehandler-makes-its-way-to-dublin ...


  • Co Mayo Firm To Create 55 New Jobs

    Posted date : 09-08-2016

    Portwest, manufacturers of Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment, confirmed over the next four years staff levels will increase from 75 to 130 at its head office in Westport.

    The family-run business is operated by a trio of brothers, Cathal, Owen and Harry Hughes.

    In order to cater for the continued worldwide expansion, an investment of €4 million to double the size of the companies' rural west of Ireland base will take place. Once the expansion to the offices are complete, recruitm ...


  • Breedon Group complete acquisition of Hope Construction Materials

    Posted date : 05-08-2016

    £336 million takeover creates the UK’s largest independent supplier of aggregates, cement and concrete

    BREEDON have completed the acquisition of Hope Construction Materials for £336 million, creating the UK’s largest independent building materials group.

    The Hope acquisition is the most significant development in Breedon’s history. It completely transforms the company – creating a truly national business – with operations extending from Stornoway in the far north of Scotland ...


  • N59 In Connemara Is 'Not Fit For Purpose' - SF

    Posted date : 02-08-2016

    Sinn Fein has claimed the N59 in Connemara is "not fit" to serve the people who rely on it for a living.

    Cllr Tom Healy is calling for a safe road to be developed to allow the people of Connemara to connect to the rest of the country in good time.

    In addition, he called for the creation of a cross community action group to apply pressure to resolve the issues denying the development of the N59.

    Cllr Healy said: "This is an issue for everyone in the community, the road brings in our main ...


  • Co Mayo Firm To Create 55 New Jobs

    Posted date : 02-08-2016

    A firm based in Co Mayo has announced it is to create 55 new jobs.

    Portwest, manufacturers of Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment, confirmed over the next four years staff levels will increase from 75 to 130 at its head office in Westport.

    The family-run business is operated by a trio of brothers, Cathal, Owen and Harry Hughes.

    In order to cater for the continued worldwide expansion, an investment of €4 million to double the size of the companies' rural west of Ireland base wil ...


  • Blue Scotland move to new premises

    Posted date : 02-08-2016

    Company relocates to larger, state-of-the-art facilities in Stirling’s Broadleys Business Park

    AFTER more than 15 years at Broadleys Road in Stirling’s Springkerse Industrial Estate, Blue Scotland have relocated to a new and much larger 3.5-acre site half a mile away on Craigleith Road, in Broadleys Business Park.

    The new Craigleith Road premises, acquired late last year, have been subjected to major refurbishment and renovation, customizing the entire facility to Blue Scotland’s spe ...


  • Multi-million-pound investment at TEE manufacturing plant

    Posted date : 26-07-2016

    Terex Environmental Equipment upgrade to new facilities with £9 million investment

    TEREX Environmental Equipment (TEE), specialist manufacturers for the wood processing, biomass and recycling industries, have invested £9 million in new offices, production facilities and a global spare parts distribution hub at their Farlough site in Northern Ireland.

    The company said that recent acquisitions combined with a strong research and development strategy, has seen it develop an extensive prod ...


  • Case appoint new heavy-line product specialist

    Posted date : 26-07-2016

    CASE Construction Equipment have strengthened their business operations with the appointment of industry expert Dean Ashton.

    Mr Ashton, who has in-depth knowledge of plant procurement and a track record of delivering major multi-million projects in the recycling and waste-to-energy sectors, joins the company as heavy-line product specialist for the UK and Eire.

    With 36 years’ experience working in recycling, waste to energy, pre-stressed concrete manufacturing and production facilities, ...


  • Miller breaker causes a storm at Hillhead

    Posted date : 20-07-2016



    The Miller hydraulic breaker made a big impression on the thousands of visitors who braved a summer rainstorm to attend the 2016 edition of the Hillhead Show.

    The world’s biggest quarrying, construction and recycling show took place at Hillhead Quarry in Buxton, Derbyshire, and for earthmoving attachments manufacturer Miller UK, this year’s show was the biggest and best yet.

    The show boasted a record-breaking number of exhibitor stands and more live product demonstrations than ever ...


  • Norway’s largest ever quarry blast!

    Posted date : 19-07-2016

    BAM Ritchies help bring down more than 360,200 tonnes of rock at Bremanger Quarry

    THE largest ever production blast in Norway took place last week at Bremanger Quarry, near Svelgen, approximately halfway between Bergen and Molde on the country’s west coast.

    The blast was also the largest one ever fired by British firm BAM Ritchies, whose drilling and blasting expertise was utilized in co-operation with Finnish civil explosives suppliers Forcit Explosives.

    A total of 454 blastholes wer ...


  • Man Dies Following Accident At Manufacturing Plant In Omagh

    Posted date : 19-07-2016

    Stevie McTeague, aged 51, from Co Tyrone, died from his injuries at the South West Acute hospital over the weekend.


    The accident occurred at the Terex manufacturing plant on the Cookstown Road on Thursday, 14 July.

    Two men were involved in the accident.

    The second man's condition has been described as critical.

    The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an investigation.
    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/216538/man-dies-following-accident-at-manufactur ...


  • Central Bank To Reveal How Much Leeway Banks Are Using

    Posted date : 19-07-2016

    Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty welcomed the announcement and said there is a national debate about the rules with many commentators jumping to conclusions without any idea of what use of the leeway the banks are using.


    He said: "The only evidence we have on this issue is information provided to me in parliamentary replies by Permanent TSB which shows they used only 11% of the permitted 35% in 2015. If that figure proves to be typical of the entire sector then a reappraisal o ...


  • Death of ‘King Coal’ Richard Budge

    Posted date : 19-07-2016

    RICHARD Budge, the businessman who was crowned ‘King Coal’ after successfully spearheading the purchase of state-owned British Coal’s mining assets in England when the industry was privatized more than 20 years ago, died today [18 July] at the age of 69 following a nine-year battle with prostate cancer.

    Mr Budge was born in 1947, the year the UK coal industry, with almost a thousand deep mines and a million employees, was nationalized and became the National Coal Board. Almost half a ce ...


  • Kubota UK reaches 50,000 excavator milestone

    Posted date : 13-07-2016

    Kubota UK, the market-leading supplier of high quality & performance compact construction machinery, has achieved the landmark sale of its 50,000th excavator in the British and Irish market.

    This is a major milestone for the company that was the first to introduce and pioneer the concept of mini-excavators into the UK in 1979. Back then; with no products of this kind on the market, there was some serious skepticism about the introduction of mini-excavators and the value they could provide to ...


  • McAleer & Teague To Build New Primary School In Dublin

    Posted date : 12-07-2016

    The Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna development will include 12 classrooms and proposals have been made for 19 on-site car parking spaces, 60 cycle spaces, new hard play areas, a bin enclosure and two basketball courts.

    Construction work is expected to start on 11 July this year.


    Dublin City Councillor Noeleen Reilly welcomed the announcement.

    She said: "It has taken over 24 years of campaigning from the local community for a new school but finally works are due to commence on 11th July 2016.
    ...


  • Housing Meeting To Be Held To Discuss Plans For Major Building Programme In Dublin

    Posted date : 12-07-2016

    Dublin City Council has announced plans to develop three sites with over 1,300 homes and plans are currently being put together for a further 3,000 houses on the old IGB site.

    Sinn Féin Councillor Daithí Doolan is calling on the government to release the funding to make the plans a reality.


    He said: "This city faces an unprecedented housing crisis. As time move on this crisis deepens. More families are homeless than ever before. Dublin City Council's housing list has grown to an all ti ...


  • €9m Wastewater Treatment Plant To Be Built In Co Mayo

    Posted date : 12-07-2016

    Construction work is to begin on Tuesday, 12 July, and is expected to take 18 months to complete.

    The scheme will ensure that wastewater is treated and discharged in compliance with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001, and conditions as set out in the Environment Protection Agency's Wastewater Discharge Licence (WWDL). The project will also improve the water quality of nearby coastal areas, protecting bathing areas and the aquatic environment from pollution.


    Irish Water has c ...


  • Concrete products sector now worth over £1,800 million

    Posted date : 08-07-2016

    BDS Marketing Research publish new report on Great Britain’s concrete products industry

    THERE are around 500 companies currently operating in the GB concrete products industry and the total value of the industry is now estimated at £1,846 million. This is one of the conclusions of a new report published this week by the leading industry research consultancy, BDS Marketing Research Ltd.

    The aggregate building blocks industry is the largest single market, valued at around £400 million. ...


  • Bumper attendance at Hillhead 2016

    Posted date : 08-07-2016

    Visitor numbers 7.1% up show-on-show at biggest and busiest live-action Hillhead event ever

    UNDAUNTED by a middle day of almost perpetual rain, visitors turned up in droves for Hillhead 2016, which took place over three days last week at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire.

    Despite the wet Wednesday, a bumper 18,655 unique visitors* attended this year’s event – representing a 7.1% increase in attendance over the previous show in 2014 – with exhibitors expressing great ...


  • Three Firms Win SBIR Competition

    Posted date : 05-07-2016

    Three firms have won a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition to develop smart technology solutions for Building Energy Rating (BER).

    Derilinx, Elm Solutions and IHER were named the winners by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), together with Enterprise Ireland.

    Each company will receive €30,000 from SEAI to research and demonstrate the viability of their smart solutions to help make BER more influential for homeowners.


    SEAI Chief Executive Jim Gannon ...


  • McCallan Brothers To Carry Out Bridge Strengthening Works In Co Fermanagh

    Posted date : 05-07-2016

    The work at Johnston Bridge South is to start on Monday, 18 July.

    Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said: "The work at the south bridge will be similar to work carried out at the north bridge in 2015. The work will entail the removal of the entire bridge surfacing on the bridge down to deck level, temporary relocation of existing services to expose the concrete deck surface, application of a new waterproofing layer and relaying of kerbs and new surfacing.


    "Below deck level, some rein ...


  • JMC Mechanical & Construction To Offer Eight Apprenticeships

    Posted date : 28-06-2016

    The firm confirmed it is seeking eight apprentices in the mechanical, electrical, joinery and plastering sectors.

    The students will work in a supported learning environment to develop the skills and knowledge to complete their qualification and secure employment and progress in their career in the future.


    The apprenticeships are open to applicants aged 16 years to 24.

    Diarmuid Gilmore, Choice Property Services Manager, said: "Choice are very keen to encourage and support trade apprent ...


  • £10.5m Invested In Two AD Plants In NI

    Posted date : 28-06-2016

    Recycling and Waste LP (RAW) Fund, in which UK Green Investment Bank (GIN) is an investor, put in £8.7m in a 3 MW AD plant near Ballymena with co-investment of £4.4m from Foresight AD EIS Fund, £8.7m from Invest Northern Ireland and £1.5m from Xergi.

    Xergi has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts for the project.


    The Ballymena project is being developed by Stream BioEnergy Limited.

    Economy Minister Simon Ha ...


  • Eddie Stobart to carry AI concrete products

    Posted date : 24-06-2016

    Aggregate Industries and Eddie Stobart announce new five-year logistics supply partnership

    AGGREGATE Industries UK Ltd have named Eddie Stobart as their Concrete Products division’s new logistics supply partner. From October 2016, logistics for this division will transfer to Eddie Stobart’s manufacturing and industrial business unit.

    The new five-year contract, awarded following an extensive tender process, will see the haulier carrying Bradstone, Charcon and Masterblock products from ...


  • Norwegian demand for Doosan ADTs

    Posted date : 22-06-2016

    Doosan Bobcat supply 10 new DA40 articulated dumptrucks to Haehre Entreprenor AS

    HAEHRE Entreprenor, one of the largest contractors in Norway, have purchased 10 new Doosan DA40 articulated dumptrucks (ADTs) from Doosan Bobcat AS, a subsidiary of Askim-based Rosendal Maskin, the Doosan/Bobcat dealers for Norway.

    The Stage IV-compliant DA40 ADTs will be replacing five Doosan MT41 dumptrucks, each of which has provided between 12,000 and 15,000h of continuous hauling work on Haehre projects a ...


  • Wills Bros Ltd Wins €11m Contract

    Posted date : 22-06-2016

    The scheme is to provide flood protection for the town after several areas have been affected by flooding in recent years.

    Work on the scheme includes dredging of approximately 3.6 kilometres of the Bandon River, mainly downstream of the town, repair works and modifications to the Bandon Weir, replacement of the existing pedestrian bridge with a new three-span pedestrian bridge, underpinning of Bandon Bridge, construction of new flood defence walls and improvement to others, construction of n ...


  • Infrastrata Stops Drilling Work At Woodburn Forest

    Posted date : 22-06-2016

    The firm made the announcement on its website on Tuesday, 14 June.

    Alliance Party MLA Stewart Dickson welcomed the news, however he also called for tougher laws and the creation of an independent Environment Protection Agency.

    Mr Dickson said: "Since the project began I have consistently questioned the decisions that led to the drilling getting approval in the first place, including questioning the former Department of Environment over its granting permission for the drilling by default.
    ...


  • £23m Anaerobic Plant To Be Developed In Co Antrim

    Posted date : 22-06-2016

    The Tully Centralised Anaerobic Digestion Plant is being led by Stream BioEnergy Ltd and built by Xergi.

    BSG Ltd will use a new nitrogen stripping technology to allow the plant to use up to 100% poultry litter and will be one of the first Anaerobic Digestion plants in the world able to do so. The plant will process 40,000 tonnes of NI poultry litter each year to produce biogas, generate 3MW of renewable electricity and produce a high quality organic fertiliser.


    The total cost of the proj ...


  • Kubota donate ‘Gold Digger’ to construction charity

    Posted date : 17-06-2016

    The Lighthouse Club to auction special edition mini-excavator at its 60th Anniversary Summer Ball

    KUBOTA UK, specialists in high-performance compact construction machinery, have donated their special edition ‘Gold Digger’ to construction industry charity The Lighthouse Club, where it will be auctioned to raise much-needed funds.

    To mark the significant achievement of Kubota’s 50,000th excavator sale in the UK and Ireland, the manufacturer has produced a special edition 50K ‘Gold ...


  • £1million fine after worker killed by exploding tyre

    Posted date : 15-06-2016

    Tyre firm sentenced for safety failings after loading shovel tyre explosion kills young employee

    A KENT tyre company has been fined £1 million for safety failings after 21-year-old Matthew Hoare was killed when a tyre he was working on exploded.

    Canterbury Crown Court heard how Mr Hoare, an employee of Watling Tyre Service Ltd, was repairing a puncture to the tyre of a Dresser loading shovel when the explosion occurred.

    An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found th ...


  • Wills Bros Ltd Wins €11m Contract

    Posted date : 14-06-2016

    The scheme is to provide flood protection for the town after several areas have been affected by flooding in recent years.

    Work on the scheme includes dredging of approximately 3.6 kilometres of the Bandon River, mainly downstream of the town, repair works and modifications to the Bandon Weir, replacement of the existing pedestrian bridge with a new three-span pedestrian bridge, underpinning of Bandon Bridge, construction of new flood defence walls and improvement to others, construction of n ...


  • Concerns Raised Over EU Firms Being Urged To Bid For Construction Contracts In Ireland

    Posted date : 14-06-2016

    Sinn Féin spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Maurice Quinlivan TD said the state's house building programme should be viewed as an opportunity to revitalise the Irish construction sector.

    Mr Quinlivan said: "Apparently it's hoped construction firms from Poland to Latvia and from Spain to Italy will achieve maximum budgetary efficiency in the delivery of housing and promote competition and cost savings.


    "This worries me as our track record in terms of protecting workers' rig ...


  • Call For All-Island Ban On Fracking

    Posted date : 14-06-2016

    The Green Party published the motion following concerns over the exploratory drilling at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus in Co Antrim.

    The party will also be seeking cross-party support for the motion.

    Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD said: "The damage done by fracking does not recognise borders, and neither should our desire to protect the environment on the island of Ireland.


    "This motion will compel the Government to take an all-island approach to banning fracking b ...


  • New Buckinghamshire concrete plant for Hope

    Posted date : 13-06-2016

    Hope Construction Materials welcome major customer to launch new Woodham concrete plant

    HOPE Construction Materials have stepped up their ability to supply Home Counties building projects with the official opening of a new £1 million concrete production site in Buckinghamshire.

    The new plant at Woodham, between Aylesbury and Bicester, is already busy supplying a range of high-performance concrete products to local housing developments.

    Andy Morris, operations director at major regiona ...


  • Sandvik Launch!!

    Posted date : 07-06-2016

    We will be launching the new pre-screen model of our bestselling QJ341 jaw crusher at this year’s Hillhead. The new QJ341+ will come with the added benefit of a double deck pre-screen as standard to enable the removal of fines, resulting in greater efficiency, less wear on the crusher and ultimately higher productivity. A three position by-pass chute is also fitted for increased flexibility in material distribution.

    Come and visit us at Stand J1 to see our new pre-screen live on demonstrati ...


  • Terex terminate talks with Zoomlion

    Posted date : 07-06-2016

    But agreement to sell Materials Handling & Port Solutions business to Konecranes to proceed

    TEREX Corporation have announced the termination of discussions with Chinese construction equipment giants Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. regarding the purchase of Terex, either with or without the Materials Handling & Port Solutions (MHPS) segment.

    Terex have also announced that the sale of their MHPS business to Konecranes for approximately US$1.3 billion will proceed. Subject ...


  • Serious Concerns Raised Over Concrete Blocks Used To Develop Houses

    Posted date : 07-06-2016

    An expert panel was set up in February this year to examine the issue of the defective blocks, particularly those affected by muscovite mica.

    Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD confirmed the expert panel is expected to report results in about six months, however he said unless the government widens its terms of reference, the crisis created for public housing and local councils will not be properly examined.


    Mr Adams said: "Donegal Sinn Féin representatives have been raising their conc ...


  • €430m Secured To Help Protect Flooding In Ireland

    Posted date : 07-06-2016

    The Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief Seán Canney TD made the announcement.

    The Minister recently met the members of the Interdepartmental Flood Policy Co-Ordination Group to cover issues which are outside the scope of the responsibility of the OPW and to report on non-structural solutions that will inform the OPW ten year implementation plan.


    Minister Canney said: "We recognise that the recent flooding has been extremely ...


  • Steel Firm To Create 50 New Jobs

    Posted date : 01-06-2016

    The jobs are part of a €3.5 million investment which has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

    Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, Peter Burke, welcomed the announcement.


    He said: "The announcement is one of many positive developments for Longford of late and proof that Fine Gael is continuing to deliver on its pledge to prioritise job creation and reduce unemployment in the county. There are some very positive developments on ...


  • Gibson (Banbridge) To Start Work On £6m Scheme In Co Armagh

    Posted date : 01-06-2016

    The project, at Millenium Way, will include 430 metres of new road from Malcolm Road to Gilford Road.

    The work will also involve an upgrade of the junction between Millennium Way and Malcolm Road to a signalised crossroads and also of the existing roundabout at the junction of the Banbridge Road and Gilford Road.


    Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said: "This new road will relieve congestion along the A3, helping to reduce journey times and improve journey time reliability along this ...


  • O’Donovan unveil new waste processing facility

    Posted date : 01-06-2016

    Demolition operator opens state-of-the-art materials recycling centre in west London

    O’DONOVAN Waste Disposal, one of the country’s leading construction and demolition waste-management firms, have unveiled a brand new materials recycling facility in Alperton, west London.

    Opened by Dan Mulhall, the ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain, the new facility represents a £15 million investment for O’Donovan that doubles the company’s waste processing capacity and, importantly, provi ...


  • Hillhead 2016

    Posted date : 01-06-2016

    Hillhead 2016,
    28 June 2016 to 30 June 2016,
    Three-day international event for the quarrying and construction industries . ...


  • Earthline extend Terex Finlay J-1175 fleet

    Posted date : 26-05-2016

    Aggregates firm purchases three more mobile jaw crushers to meet growing demand for materials

    A FLEET of Terex Finlay J-1175 jaw crushers are currently proving their worth at sites across Oxfordshire. Aggregate suppliers Earthline have purchased three more machines from Finlay Plant SW – part of the Finlay Group of companies – for their Shipton, Hatford and Shellingford quarries.

    All three sites produce high-quality limestone and bespoke J-1175 machines have been delivered to each of t ...


  • HMG pushes Congress for funding

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    Infrastructure Week 2016 sees Highway Materials Group renew its push for increased investment

    THE National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and other members of America’s Highway Materials Group (HMG) who supply the materials and equipment that build and maintain the nation’s roads, highways and bridges, renewed their push for increased highway funding during Infrastructure Week 2016, which took place from16–23 May.

    The week offered the industry the opportunity to highlight ...


  • Fairport Engineering selected for Barruecopardo project

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    UK company to deliver construction management contract for Spanish tungsten mine project

    SALORO SL have awarded the construction management contract for their Barruecopardo Tungsten Project, in Salamanca, Spain, to UK-based bulk material processing and handling project specialists Fairport Engineering.

    Fairport, who have previous mineral processing experience in Spain, will be acting as principal contractor at the mine site for Saloro, with responsibility for the safe management and co-ord ...


  • CEMEX help lay foundations for iconic US skyscrapers

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    Company supplies concrete for Salesforce Tower in San Francisco and Panorama Tower in Miami

    CEMEX USA are contributing to the foundations of two of the tallest, most innovative skyscrapers in the US – the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco and the new Panorama Tower in Miami – with the supply of more than 17,500 cubic meters of ready-mixed concrete for two of the largest mat pours in the two cities.

    ‘These projects exemplify our commitment to providing top-quality service and products ...


  • LafargeHolcim open new cement plant in Brazil

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    High-efficiency cement plant part of Group strategy to reduce cost per tonne of cement produced

    TODAY sees the opening of a new state-of-the-art line at LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Barroso, Brazil, in a move aimed at strengthening the Group’s cement production network in Latin America. The construction of the new line at the existing Barroso site is also part of the Group’s strategy to reduce cost per tonne of cement produced, while improving quality and efficiency, in order to oper ...


  • Terex to sell MHPS business to Konecranes

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    TEREX Corporation and Finnish firm Konecranes plc have agreed to mutually terminate the business combination agreement (BCA) the two companies entered into on 10 August 2015, without payment of a fee by either party.

    In connection with the termination of the BCA, which was originally established to provide for a proposed merger of equals, Terex have signed a definitive agreement to sell their Material Handling and Port Solutions business (MHPS) to Konecranes for total consideration of approxi ...


  • 'Significant' Waste Site Found In Co Tyrone

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    A 'significant' waste site has been discovered in Dungannon, Co Tyrone.

    It is believed to be linked to further waste sites which had previously been uncovered in the Ballygawley and Sanholes areas.

    The site, in the Galbally area, is currently being assessed by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).

    Derek Williamson from NIEA's Environmental Crime Unit said: "The volume of waste in the most recent site is still being assessed. Previously, we estimated the collective total of the ...


  • Work On £175,000 Improvement Project Starts In Omagh

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    Work is underway on a £175,000 road improvement project in Omagh.

    The scheme on the A505 Barony Road is expected to be complete by Friday, 27 May.

    The improvements will increase the strength and surface quality of the route between Omagh and Cookstown and help resolve ongoing maintenance issues associated with the road.



    Transport NI has announced diversions will be in place at:

    • B46 Creggan Road

    • U1722 Hazelhill Road

    • B4 Termon Road

    • B4 Cavanakerran Road

    ...


  • Work On 3G Sports Pitch Complete In Co Fermanagh

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    Work on a new 3G sports pitch is Co Fermanagh is now complete.

    The pitch was officially opened by football manager David Jeffrey.

    The Department for Communities invested £357,000 funding towards the Maguiresbridge facility through the Regional Shared Sports Facility pilot programme.

    The pitch was developed by Maguiresbridge District LOL No 14 and it also includes fencing, a car park and footpath, and floodlights to facilitate night time use. The facility will be utilised by local sport ...


  • €17m Project To Bring Natural Gas To Nenagh To Begin

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    A €17 million infrastructure project, which will bring natural gas to Nenagh in Co. Tipperary, is to begin on Monday, 23 May.

    The Ervia scheme will also upgrade the existing water and wastewater systems in the area.

    The main phase of the project involves upgrading the waste water system in the centre of Nenagh as well as the continued construction of gas and water mains throughout the town centre. It also involves constructing gas mains on the outskirts of the town.



    The project ...


  • 'Significant' Waste Site Found In Co Tyrone

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    It is believed to be linked to further waste sites which had previously been uncovered in the Ballygawley and Sanholes areas.

    The site, in the Galbally area, is currently being assessed by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).

    Derek Williamson from NIEA's Environmental Crime Unit said: "The volume of waste in the most recent site is still being assessed. Previously, we estimated the collective total of these waste deposits exceeded 22,000 tonnes. While subject to further estimate ...


  • Farrans Construction To Start Work On Watermains Scheme In Newtownards

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    Work is expected to start on the Loughdoo Road in the middle of May and is to be completed by July 2016.

    The works will take place in the Loughdoo Road area between the Deer Park/Rowreagh Road and the Ballygelagh Road.


    Access to all properties adjacent to the works will be maintained at all times and diversions will be put in place.

    Elsewhere, BSG Civil Engineering is continuing to work on NI Water's £3 million sewerage improvement project in Co Armagh.

    The section of work on Mall ...


  • Drop In NI House Prices

    Posted date : 24-05-2016

    Research by the Ulster University shows the overall average house price of £146,472 for the first quarter of 2016, lower than might have been expected based on the strong growth during 2015.

    Produced in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Progressive Building Society, Ulster University's research points to an easing back of the average house price.

    It highlights a 1.4 per cent weighted increase in average house price over the year however a 6.5 per cent weighted de ...


  • Severed human head found in quarry

    Posted date : 20-05-2016

    Detectives investigating gruesome find at quarry and waste facility in Cambridgeshire

    DETECTIVES have launched an investigation following the discovery of a severed human head at a quarry in Mepal, near Ely, Cambridgeshire. Officers were called to the site on Monday afternoon (May 16) after a worker at the quarry in Block Fen Drove made the gruesome discovery.

    A post mortem examination of the head proved inconclusive, with specialists still unable to identify whether it belongs to a man or ...


  • Major investment required by GB asphalt producers

    Posted date : 20-05-2016

    New report reveals that more than half of all currently operating asphalt plants are at least 20 years old

    OVER half of all currently operating asphalt plants in Great Britain are more than 20 years old, and of these, more than a half are in excess of 30 years old, according to research undertaken by BDS Marketing Research Ltd.

    ‘Many of these plants were installed in the 1980s and early 1990s and will need investment to ensure continued operational efficiency,’ commented report author ...


  • Cyber crime continuing against construction

    Posted date : 20-05-2016

    Online and cyber crime affected 15% of construction businesses last year, according to a new report by the government.

    The latest figures from the Home Office victimisation survey show that there was 77,000 incidents of online crime against construction premises in 2014/15. A total of 71% of cases related to computer viruses and 10% involved hacking attacks, although there is a degree of overlap between different types of online crime.

    The survey estimated that 2,000 businesses suffered a ...


  • « Newer story Older story » London's AA School taps into robotic construction trend by launching specialist course

    Posted date : 20-05-2016

    London's Architectural Association has released a film showing its first major foray into robotic construction, and has revealed it will this year launch a new course focussed on digital fabrication (+ movie).

    Students from the AA School's Design & Make programme used robotic fabrication for the first time earlier this year in the construction of Woodchip Barn.

    The success of this project led to the development of a new MSc course, also called Design & Make, which will focus on robotic tec ...


  • INDUSTRY CALLS FOR CHANGE OF MIND-SET

    Posted date : 20-05-2016

    The construction industry needs to adopt a factory mentality to overcome many of the challenges it now faces - and the government itself has a responsibility to help the sector attract more talent. So was the consensus, at a recent cross-industry advisory panel hosted by UK Construction Week.

    Attended by leading figures across architecture, engineering, contracting and housebuilding, the lively debate sought to address the key issues facing the industry today – the skills shortage, diversit ...


  • Large Boulder Falls At Sceilg Mhichíl/Skellig Michael Island

    Posted date : 17-05-2016

    Staff from the Office of Public Works and a safety contractor are currently at the scene assessing the scale of the problem.


    The boulder broke free from the slope above the Lighthouse Road and landed in the middle of the roadway, directly onto the path taken by visitors travelling up to the base of the South Steps leading to the Monastic site at the Island's summit.

    The road remains blocked and the appointed contractor is assessing the problem.
    Ref:http://www.constructionireland.ie/cons ...


  • 148th Balmoral Show Gets Underway

    Posted date : 17-05-2016

    The event is kicking off today, 11 May, at the Eikon Exhibition Centre near Lisburn and will run until Friday, 13 May.

    It is run by the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) and is even bigger than last year.

    Translink Group Chief Executive Chris Conway said: "Special coach day tours are available to purchase online offering return journey to the Show plus admission for just £31 (adult) & £16 (child).


    "The Show starts at 9.30am each day and we are providing a free and frequent T ...


  • Volvo CE to host Operators Club at Hillhead 2016

    Posted date : 13-05-2016

    Company will use show to find overall winner and runner-up to represent Great Britain in European finals

    VOLVO Construction Equipment will be using the three days of Hillhead 2016 to find an overall winner and runner-up to represent Great Britain in the Operators Club finals that will take place in France later this year.

    Since the Operators Club was launched in Great Britain at Plantworx 2013, the GB club has attracted close to 2,600 active members. ‘Our target is to sign-up member numb ...


  • Hanson reopen Croydon concrete plant

    Posted date : 13-05-2016

    Plant positioned to take advantage of upcoming construction projects in south London

    HANSON Concrete have reopened their Croydon plant to help cope with increasing demand.

    The concrete plant will serve Croydon, Mitcham, Sydenham, Purley, Beckenham and Caterham, and will also supply specialist concrete products to the London market.

    Sustainability is one of the highest priorities at the plant: aggregates are supplied from the nearest source (Greenwich) and are recycled via plant faciliti ...


  • Nakheel Mall in Dubai ‘close to 50% complete’

    Posted date : 13-05-2016

    Superstructure of the $327m retail complex on Palm Jumeirah is expected to be completed in the third quarter, says developer.

    Construction of the AED1.2 billion ($327m) Nakheel Mall in the centre of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai is almost 50% complete, the developer says.

    The superstructure of the 4.5 million square foot retail, dining and entertainment hub is set to complete in the third quarter, Nakheel said in a statement.

    The mall’s three underground parking levels, with 4,000 spaces ...


  • Step-by-step guide to Level 2 BIM

    Posted date : 12-05-2016

    Free online guide to compliance now available for firms confused by the recent BIM mandate

    LAST month [April 2016] Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) became mandatory on centrally procured public projects, with far-reaching implications for those involved.

    Clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers are all required to understand the finer details of the Level 2 process. But the 2016 NBS BIM Survey found that 42% of respondents were just aware of BIM and 28% were not very or ...


  • Hanson reopen Croydon concrete plant

    Posted date : 12-05-2016

    Plant positioned to take advantage of upcoming construction projects in south London

    HANSON Concrete have reopened their Croydon plant to help cope with increasing demand.

    The concrete plant will serve Croydon, Mitcham, Sydenham, Purley, Beckenham and Caterham, and will also supply specialist concrete products to the London market.


    Sustainability is one of the highest priorities at the plant: aggregates are supplied from the nearest source (Greenwich) and are recycled via plant facil ...


  • Hope open new facility in Southampton

    Posted date : 12-05-2016

    Local MP welcomes £1.3 million investment in the city for improved supply to region’s building projects

    ALAN Whitehead MP has welcomed investment of more than £1.3 million in Southampton with the opening of a new rail-fed aggregates and concrete depot by Hope Construction Materials.

    Accompanied by Hope Construction Materials’ chief executive officer, Chris Plant, the MP for Southampton Test carried out the official opening of the Imperial Road site, which sees the company step up its ...


  • MPA highlights threats to wharves and depots

    Posted date : 12-05-2016

    Association calls on new London Mayor to safeguard mineral infrastructure from other development

    NEW London Mayor Sadiq Khan has made housing his top priority, but as the Mineral Products Association (MPA) has highlighted, the delivery of much-needed new housing and infrastructure depends on a steady and adequate supply of construction aggregates and other essential mineral products, such as concrete blocks and mortar.

    London’s wharves and rail depots play a key role in this, allowing th ...


  • The Best of Both Worlds with the new EDGE TRM516!

    Posted date : 11-05-2016

    TR516 Trommel

    TR516 Trommel Series

    TRM516 – TRT516 – TRS516

    The new EDGE TR516 Trommel Range is a robust durable machine designed for the Recycling, Composting and C&D industries. With numerous screens and drum types available the TR516 Series provides high flexibility and is the perfect option for end users who are constrained for space. The TR516 boasts design features such as a sixteen foot long drum, four wheel direct drive system, hydraulic variable speed control drum and feede ...


  • The EDGE Family has grown!

    Posted date : 11-05-2016

    Roll Sizer

    The EDGE RS1500 Roll Sizer has been innovatively designed to be able to process material for a wide range of applications ranging from coal to road plannings. The robust designed coupled with its manoeuvrability and small footprint ensures the RS1500 is a formidable option for the quarrying and recycling sectors.
    Its impressive cubical piece size, minimal fines, low power consumption and high tonnes per hour results in it being the sensible option for many an application.
    Impress ...


  • 4 Product Separation Solution for the Waste and Organics Recycling Industries

    Posted date : 11-05-2016

    Material Classifier – MC1400

    Material Classifier / Air Separator
    The new EDGE MC1400 provides operators the ability to extract impurities from highly contaminated material in just one pass. Utilizing controlled air flow as a separation medium, the MC1400 is the ideal solution for the cleaning of compost and biomass fractions with its ability to separate heavy fractions from lights. With easily adjustable components such as fan speed, feed conveyor belt speed and drum positioning, the MC140 ...


  • Terex Finlay to unveil new C-1540 cone crusher at Hillhead

    Posted date : 11-05-2016

    The fuel efficient direct drive Terex Finlay C-1540 cone crusher is the optimum machine for medium sized producers and contract crushing operators. This efficient and productive machine features the proven Terex 1000 cone crusher that is choke fed with integrated level sensor, automatic tramp relief and hydraulic closed side setting (CSS) adjustment.
    Ref:Agg-Net Newsletter ...


  • Water Treatment Plant To Be Developed In Co Meath

    Posted date : 11-05-2016

    Veolia Water Ireland recently signed a deal to develop the new plant at Kingscourt.

    Works will commence in July and are expected to be completed in one year.

    The contract includes the construction of a new water treatment plant, complete with a storage reservoir at the existing Kingscourt Water Treatment Plant site. An off- site well will also be developed at Descart, Co Monaghan which will supply raw water to the new water treatment plant to provide security of supply to the water supply ...


  • Construction Work To Start On £350m Housing Development In Ballyclare

    Posted date : 11-05-2016

    The £350 million project at Readers Park in Ballyclare is also expected to create around 600 jobs.

    The Neptune Group acquired the 165-acre site last year.

    Outline planning permission for the 1,800 homes has been granted along with full planning permission for 123 homes at either end of the zoned land.


    Work on 64 of the homes will begin imminently and the scheme is expected to take around 20 years to complete.

    Neptune Group Director Creighton Boyd said: "There is a real demand for ...


  • HCME form strategic partnership with Mascus

    Posted date : 10-05-2016

    Hitachi to support European dealer network with used-equipment management solution

    AS part of their aim to support their authorized dealer network with the best tools available, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has formed a strategic partnership with Mascus – the online marketplace for buying and selling used construction machinery and other vehicles and equipment.

    Supplying a series of remarketing tools that will be of direct benefit to Hitachi’s European dealers, Mas ...


  • CEMEX create blast-resistant concrete

    Posted date : 10-05-2016

    Speciality concrete developed to safeguard Santander Group data-processing centre

    CEMEX Mexico have developed a fire- and explosion-resistant concrete, specifically designed to safeguard the Santander Group’s Proyecto Q data-processing centre in Queretaro, Mexico.

    When a petrol station was built 20m away from the Proyecto Q building, the Santander Group carried out a risk analysis and concluded that their facility was vulnerable to the effects of potential thermal radiation (fire) and ov ...


  • BlueMAC spread their wings down under!

    Posted date : 10-05-2016

    SKALA Australasia appointed as exclusive distributor for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands

    BESPOKE materials recycling facility (MRF) manufacturing specialists BlueMAC have appointed SKALA Australasia Pty Ltd – equipment and solutions providers for the recycling, mining, bulk materials and industrial processing sectors – as their exclusive distributor for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

    Established in 2012 and based in Newcastle, New South Wales, historically S ...


  • Flannery invests over £35m in UK’s newest tech driven Cat fleet

    Posted date : 06-05-2016

    National plant hire specialist, Flannery Plant Hire has completed a £35M equipment solutions deal with Finning UK and Ireland, that will see 380 new Caterpillar® machines take the total of its technology supported Caterpillar fleet to over 800 units.

    The deal represents the largest and most diverse single EMSolutions technology and equipment package sold by Finning in the UK, with the fleet made up of 265 Cat excavators, 90 Cat articulated trucks, rollers, backhoes, compactors plus D6N LGP ...


  • Planning Approved To Develop New Children's Hospital In Dublin

    Posted date : 05-05-2016


    Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly, welcomed the news and said it was a "great day for all the children of Ireland".

    He said: "The announcement means that we can look forward to world class treatment for our children in a world class environment.

    "The national children's hospital is a project that I championed when I was Minister for Health and I am delighted as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to see it getting the go-ahead today.

    "I want to congratulate the ...


  • Diggers And Lorry Stolen In Co Tyrone

    Posted date : 05-05-2016


    The incident happened at premises on the Omagh Road in Dromore at around 2am on Monday.


    Police are appealing for people who witnesses a flatbed lorry moving the diggers in the early hours of Monday morning to contact them.

    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/212882/diggers-and-lorry-stolen-in-co-tyrone ...


  • Thieves Attempt To Steal Copper Wire From Substation In Inchicore

    Posted date : 26-04-2016

    The incident caused a fire to a transformer at the 220kV substation and over 120,000 ESB customers were left without power which has now been restored.

    In a statement ESB said: "Following an initial investigation by ESB Networks it has become apparent that this incident was caused by third party interference, where thieves were attempting to steal copper wire from the site. The overall cost to ESB of this incident is estimated at up to €10million.


    "ESB Networks would again like to remi ...


  • New Water Treatment Plant To Be Developed In Co Laois

    Posted date : 26-04-2016

    Irish Water has teamed up with Laois County Council and is to invest €2.7 million in the development of the new plant.

    The investment is part of the Portarlington Water Supply Scheme and the new treatment plant will be constructed at the existing La Bergerie, Wellfield site.

    The contract for the project has been signed by Irish Water and Veolia Water Ireland. Work is expected to start in the coming months and it will take approximately 12 months to complete the project.


    Water Treatm ...


  • Co Antrim Concrete Firm Fined For Fraudulently Lending Identity Disc

    Posted date : 26-04-2016


    Creagh Concrete Products, based in Toome, was fined £500 following an inspection by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA).


    TST Transport, based in Cloughmills, was fined £250 on a related charge of fraudulently displaying the identity disc on one of its vehicles.

    Creagh Concrete Products was also ordered to pay costs of £40 and an offender levy of £15 while TST Transport was ordered to pay costs of £25 and an offender levy of £15.
    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction- ...


  • Thieves Attempt To Steal Fertiliser In Co Down

    Posted date : 19-04-2016

    The SDLP is urging farming families and local people to exercise extra vigilance and to safeguard their properties.


    SDLP Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick said: "I would also appeal to people to look out for their neighbours, this is a tight knit community so it's important that we all have each other's back.

    "If anyone notices anything suspicious, I would encourage them to report it to the police as soon as possible."
    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/212550/thieves ...


  • Haldane Fisher Named Overall Winner At Prestigious Awards

    Posted date : 19-04-2016

    Other builders merchants to win awards are; JP Corry branches in Springfield Road, Belfast, Castlereagh and Bangor; Murdock Builders Merchants, Derry; Newry Building Supplies; NG Bell, Ballywalter and Haldane Fisher, Conlig.


    The awards were presented on Thursday 07 April by Jonathan Bell MLA, Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in the Hilton Belfast Hotel before an audience of almost 200 people representing the merchant and building industry.

    The building material manufacturers ...


  • 1,000 New Homes To Be Built In Co Down

    Posted date : 19-04-2016

    Fraser Houses (NI) Ltd announced plans for the £200 million Riverwood Scheme.

    The project on a 107-acre site includes bungalows, semi-detached and detached homes in the style of 'New England' architectures.


    The homes will be situated on the Eastern side of Newtownards.

    Alan Fraser, of Fraser Houses, said: "We're delighted to be making such a significant investment in the Northern Ireland housing market. Demand for property in Northern Ireland is increasing and confidence in the marke ...


  • Next Stage Of A5 Road Scheme To Start In Autumn 2016

    Posted date : 18-04-2016


    Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer said the Regional Development Minister confirmed the public inquiry process into the development is being planned for autumn 2016.


    Following a successful completion of that process, a decision will be made on the progression to the construction stage.

    He said: "Given that the formal consultation is scheduled to end on April 4th it is important that there is as little delay as possible between the stages of the process so that work on the ground can start a ...


  • Almost £3m Announced To Upgrade Linkages In Portadown

    Posted date : 18-04-2016

    The works will see finishes to the main key gateways into the town centre, including Castle Street, Wilson Street, Bridge Street, Woodhouse Street, Meadow Lane, Obins Street/Park Road and Craigwell Avenue.


    The works will:

    • improve linkages and connectivity between key developments;

    • improve the physical appearance of gateways to Portadown town centre;

    • improve the quality of experience for the town's residents and visitors by creating a more attractive area to work, shop a ...


  • Plans To Develop New Facility At Co Tyrone College To De Discussed

    Posted date : 05-04-2016

    The DSD is to work with the college over plans for a new 6,600 sq m multi-purpose synthetic playing field within the grounds to be developed.

    Plans for the facility include shared usage by both the school and the local community and will enhance sports provision within the school campus for a range of field sports and facilitate all year round usage for local sports organisations and voluntary and community groups.


    Social Development Minister Lord Morrow said: "Although the proposals are ...


  • Construction Work To Start On £150,000 Scheme In Moira

    Posted date : 05-04-2016

    Construction work on the priject at Moira roundabout is to start this month.

    Work on the resurfacing scheme will take place over eight evenings and is expected to be complete in early May.


    Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen said: "This significant investment will directly benefit the community in the Moira and surrounding areas and will also be welcome news to commuters who use the roundabout on a daily basis.

    "Work is scheduled to take place at night to have minimal impact on traff ...


  • Almost £3m Announced To Upgrade Linkages In Portadown

    Posted date : 05-04-2016

    The works will see finishes to the main key gateways into the town centre, including Castle Street, Wilson Street, Bridge Street, Woodhouse Street, Meadow Lane, Obins Street/Park Road and Craigwell Avenue.


    The works will:

    • improve linkages and connectivity between key developments;

    • improve the physical appearance of gateways to Portadown town centre;

    • improve the quality of experience for the town's residents and visitors by creating a more attractive area to work, shop a ...


  • Scheme To Bring Vacant Buildings Back Into Use Reopens

    Posted date : 04-04-2016

    The Urban Development Grant scheme which helps developers also bring underused land back into use was reopened by Social Development Minister Lord Morrow.

    The Urban Development Grants (UDG) are discretionary grants provided to help urban areas in Northern Ireland. A range of physical development projects may attract UDG including: inner/middle city housing, retail, commercial and light industrial. Applications are being invited from developers from 04 April 2016 and must be received by the De ...


  • Plans Submitted To Build Over 40 Social Homes In Wicklow

    Posted date : 04-04-2016

    Wicklow County Council is planning to develop 42 social housing units on Kilbride Lane in Bray.

    Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Andrew Doyle, welcomed the news.

    He said: "Public housing is in great demand in County Wicklow and I have been working closely with the Minister for Housing to ensure that Wicklow County Council was able to fill two positions, a Senior Executive Architect and Executive Architect. Since these appointments have been made the county council has had the capacity ...


  • Construction Industry Needs To Look At Internal Fall Protection - HSENI

    Posted date : 01-04-2016

    The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is reminding the construction industry about the importance of internal fall protection when working at heights.

    Falls from height remain one of the biggest causes of death, disability and injury in construction and are of great concern to HSENI.

    Many contractors have got to grips with external fall protections and safe work platforms, such as perimeter scaffolding and MEWPS. However, some don't realise the need for internal fall ...


  • Tender Process Starts For £130m Project

    Posted date : 22-03-2016

    The York Street Interchange scheme follows a public inquiry into proposals to separate strategic traffic from the local streets by providing direct vehicular links between the Westlink, the M2 and M3, the construction of underpasses and the building of a new bridge to carry York Street over the junction.
    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/211275/tender-process-starts-for-130m-project ...


  • New Hotel To Be Developed In Belfast

    Posted date : 22-03-2016


    The new 188-bedroom hotel is to be situated in the City Quays area of the city.

    The site was last used as part of the former Seacat ferry terminal.

    Belfast City Council's Planning Committee also approved a planning application for a six storey rear extension to Jury's Hotel in Great Victoria Street which will provide 80 additional bedrooms, an office suite and car parking.

    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/211302/new-hotel-to-be-developed-in-belfast ...


  • Call For Govt To Create A Minister For Infrastructure And Construction

    Posted date : 22-03-2016

    The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) made the call to help deal with the infrastructure and housing crisis in Ireland.

    CIF Director General Tom Parlon said: "We are storing up problems around the supply of housing and infrastructure that will stymie growth. Our current approach is resulting in a lopsided recovery where Dublin becomes the primary area of economic activity for the country. This is not sustainable."


    "Dublin has become the ninth most congested out of 200 cities and the ...


  • Wastewater Treatment Plant In Shannon To Be Upgraded

    Posted date : 15-03-2016

    Irish Water and Clare County Council have teamed up to carry out the works which also includes a sewerage network project.

    The work involves cleaning and surveying the sewers and an analysis of the wider wastewater network in the area.

    The investment will improve the operation of the plant and help reduce the levels of odour from the plant. Irish Water will also carry out a survey of the flow and load levels to the plant to identify if any subsequent upgrade work is required.


    The work ...


  • FP McCann Uses Readymix Concrete To Build Wind Turbine Bases

    Posted date : 15-03-2016

    The firm supplied over 6000m³ of readymix concrete to Altaveedan Wind Farm in Loughguile.


    The concrete mix was used to build nine wind turbine bases, hardstandings and other concrete structures.

    Each base required 500m³ of concrete, which had to be continuously supplied in one day due to planning conditions.

    A low carbon GGBS mix was used to reduce mass concrete temperature and thermal cracking.

    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/210937/fp-mccann-uses-readym ...


  • Call For Govt To Create A Minister For Infrastructure And Construction

    Posted date : 15-03-2016

    The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) made the call to help deal with the infrastructure and housing crisis in Ireland.

    CIF Director General Tom Parlon said: "We are storing up problems around the supply of housing and infrastructure that will stymie growth. Our current approach is resulting in a lopsided recovery where Dublin becomes the primary area of economic activity for the country. This is not sustainable."


    "Dublin has become the ninth most congested out of 200 cities and the ...


  • Building Work Continues On £9.1m Business Centre

    Posted date : 15-03-2016

    The centre, which is being developed at Forthriver Business Park off the Springfield Road, is expected to be complete in May this year.

    The new Innovation Factory will provide annual support services to over 100 businesses and entrepreneurs, with 382 workstations across 111 business units.

    An operator is expected to be appointed to run the 55,000 sq ft centre which will support up to 400 jobs.

    Once appointed, the operator will undertake the marketing of the Innovation Factory to prospec ...


  • Notice Of Intention To Proceed With £6m Scheme To Be Published

    Posted date : 09-03-2016


    The scheme, at Cornamuck on the A32 Omagh to Enniskillen route, is one of a series of both on-line and off-line improvements identified for the A32 Omagh to Enniskillen route.

    Regional Development Minister Michelle McIlveen said: "It will be of particular benefit to emergency vehicles and other traffic movements associated with the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen. I am pleased to say that this scheme has progressed to a position whereby it can be delivered in a reasonably short tim ...


  • Fifth Of NI Construction Firms Operating At Half Capacity - Survey

    Posted date : 09-03-2016

    The survey, from the Construction Employers' Federation (CEF) and Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), also revealed only around a quarter of the companies are operating at full capacity, while a fifth are operating at half capacity or less.

    The survey says that fewer than a third (32%) of CEF members surveyed anticipated growth in 2016, only slightly up on the 29% planning for growth in the final quarter of 2014.


    CEF Managing Director John Armstrong said: "This is another mixed bag of survey ...


  • BAM Ireland Hosts Prestigious Event In Dublin

    Posted date : 09-03-2016

    The BAM International Safety Officers event included knowledge sharing and learning for continuous improvement.


    Visitors also received a site tour to a hi-tech development currently underway at Sandyford.

    The New Strategy of Royal BAM Group was presented by Rob van Wingerden.

    Initiatives discussed included communication and collaboration within the group and experience on behavioural based safety (BBS) implementation.

    Ref:http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/210830/b ...


  • Tenders Urged To Apply For Development Of New Roundabout

    Posted date : 01-03-2016

    The £1.2 million project to build a roundabout at the Temple crossroads on the A24 Carryduff Road is expected to begin in Spring this year.

    The work is expected to take up to six months to complete.


    The new roundabout will provide easier and safer access to the A24 Ballynahinch Road where it meets the B6 Saintfield Road.

    Transport Minister, Michelle McIlveen said: "In addition to the new roundabout, the scheme will include a realignment of the B6 approach from Lisburn and constructio ...


  • Ministers Agree To Sell Shackleton Site In L'Derry

    Posted date : 01-03-2016


    The firm plans to create over 100 jobs initially on the 621.5 acre site.

    First Minister Arlene Foster said: "I'm pleased to confirm we have agreed to sell the Shackleton site to MJM Group.

    "This site which was gifted to the Executive under the Agreement at Hillsborough Castle, presents a unique opportunity for MJM Group to maximise its potential.

    "MJM plans for Shackleton include a private jet and rail carriage fit out facility, renewable energy and the company's own IT service centre ...


  • Work Progresses On £3m Sewerage Upgrade Project In Armagh

    Posted date : 23-02-2016

    The scheme is now underway along Mall West, with work at two crossings around the Mall West Shopping Centre now completed.

    As work progresses, the Mall West must be closed to South bound traffic for around four weeks from Friday, 19 February. Diversions will be in place.


    Additional traffic restrictions will be required on 27 and 28 February.

    The project is being carried out by BSG Civil Engineering in partnership with NI Water.

    By improving and increasing the sewerage infrastructur ...


  • Farrans Begins £4.9m Hydro Scheme In Scotland

    Posted date : 23-02-2016

    The NI-based company is underway with the Grudie Hydro Scheme in Kinlochewe.

    The development is being carried out on behalf of RWE Innology.

    The project includes building 1.8km of 1.2m diameter penstock pipeline, a RC intake structure, a RC Powerhouse structure and building services, tailrace outfall and permanent access track.


    Neil McDonald, Farrans' Contract Manager, said: "Farrans is delighted to have been awarded the Grudie Hydro Scheme contract and the site team, led by Bob Doone ...


  • Construction Work Begins On €50m Event Centre

    Posted date : 23-02-2016

    The firm previously bought the former Beamish and Crawford Brewery site from Heineken.


    The 6,000 capacity multi-purpose venue is expected to be completed in 2018 and at peak construction will employ around 400 people.

    It is expected to support over 1,000 direct and indirect jobs for the Munster region.

    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/210008/construction-work-begins-on-50m-event-centre ...


  • Road Improvement Scheme To Start In Omagh

    Posted date : 16-02-2016

    The scheme on the A32 Clanabogan Road is to begin on Monday 22 February.

    The resurfacing scheme will extend for over 1.3miles and work is expected to be finished on Friday 11 March.


    Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen said: "This is a significant investment in the roads network in the Omagh area. The scheme will improve the structural stability, running surface and overall safety of this very important trunk road between Enniskillen and Omagh."

    Diversions will be put in place.

    Ref ...


  • Additional £100,000 Announced For Armagh Road Improvement Project

    Posted date : 16-02-2016

    Construction work, on the A29 Armagh Keady road, is to atrt today, 15 February.

    Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen said: "This latest infrastructure scheme will improve road safety and enhance the road network.


    "This work will complement the recently completed realignment scheme on the Armagh side of the junction and will improve the vertical alignment and super elevation of the carriageway as well as providing hard standing and footway links to the bus stops at the crossroads."

    Wor ...


  • Translink Train Hits Piece Of Construction Equipment In Lisburn

    Posted date : 11-02-2016

    The incident happened at around 6.45am on Thursday and disruption was caused to some train services.

    No-one was injured in the incident.


    A spokesperson for Translink said: "Safety is our top priority and we are currently carrying out a full investigation into the nature of this incident. We have also advised and will be working with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and PSNI.

    "The line will remain closed to facilitate the on-going investigation; however we will be working hard to ...


  • New School To Be Built In Cabra

    Posted date : 11-02-2016

    Pupils at Gaelscoil Bharra have been studying in dilapidated prefabs and the Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan confirmed the new school is to be built immediately.


    Local TD Joe Costello said: "I have campaigned with the parents, teachers and pupils of Gaelscoil Bharra for the new school for over two decades. I am delighted that the school is now being built after so many difficulties and hitches along the way."

    Ref: http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/209356/new-schoo ...


  • Finning To Host Public Auction To Include Quality Used Cat Equipment

    Posted date : 11-02-2016

    The auction will take place on Wednesday 20 April at Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northamptonshire.

    The event will be the first in a series of quarterly unreserved auction events across locations in Great Britain, aimed at buyers of used heavy equipment from the UK and other international markets.

    The on-site auction will be supported by IronPlanet's online marketplace, allowing bidders to attend online from anywhere in the world.

    The auction will feature Cat equipment from Finning, as we ...


  • Facebook To Build New Data Centre In Co Meath

    Posted date : 02-02-2016

    Tom Furlong, VP, Infrastructure, said it will be packed full of cutting-edge technology.

    He said: "All the racks, servers, and other components have been designed and built from scratch as part of the Open Compute Project, an industry-wide coalition of companies dedicated to creating energy- and cost-efficient infrastructure solutions and sharing them as open source.


    "Our data center in Clonee will be powered by 100% renewable energy, thanks to Ireland's robust wind resources. This will ...


  • Construction Firm To Create 50 New Jobs

    Posted date : 02-02-2016

    Thornton Roofing said the move is part of an £8 million expansion.

    The firm, which operates throughout Ireland from its Toomebridge HQ, has recently won a series of high profile contracts within the health, education, heritage and leisure sectors that will serve as a platform for its five year growth programme which will include the recruitment of more than a dozen apprentice joiners.


    Managing Director, Stephen Thornton, said: "Whilst we do work in the Republic of Ireland and Britain, f ...


  • 1,000 Additional Housing Units Announced For Ireland

    Posted date : 02-02-2016

    €182 million has been secured across 22 local authorities.

    Environment Minister Alan Kelly said he has also actively pursued options for fast delivery, such as turnkey developments and large scale acquisitions.

    Minister Kelly said: "We have created a strong pipeline of new local authority-led construction projects, which I have prioritised as a key part of the medium and long-term response to social housing delivery. We have also actively pursued options for fast delivery, such as turnke ...


  • Planning Approved For Two Hotels In Belfast

    Posted date : 27-01-2016

    Belfast City Council gave the go-ahead for two new developments to be built in Hope Street and the extension of the Ten Square Hotel on the corner of Linenhall Street and Donegall Square South.

    A 179-bedroom new build hotel is to be developed, as well as an additional 46 rooms at Ten Square Hotel.


    Chair of the committee, Councillor Matt Garrett, said: "The fact that we have been able to grant planning permission for six major new hotels in nine months is a clear demonstration of how this ...


  • Mayor Welcomes €5m European Grant For Cork

    Posted date : 27-01-2016

    The cash boost will be put towards 'sustainable urban development' under the city's Designated Urban Centres Grants Scheme.

    Approximately €3.5m is to be provided for the development of Marina Park and the environmental enhancement of Monahan Rd.


    In addition, €1.5m will be used to develop a dedicated cycle and pedestrian bridge between Harley Street and Merchants Quay.

    Both projects will be matched funded by the city council.

    Councillor O'Leary said: "We warmly welcome this anno ...


  • Facebook To Build New Data Centre In Co Meath

    Posted date : 27-01-2016

    Tom Furlong, VP, Infrastructure, said it will be packed full of cutting-edge technology.

    He said: "All the racks, servers, and other components have been designed and built from scratch as part of the Open Compute Project, an industry-wide coalition of companies dedicated to creating energy- and cost-efficient infrastructure solutions and sharing them as open source.


    "Our data center in Clonee will be powered by 100% renewable energy, thanks to Ireland's robust wind resources. This will ...


  • Building Work On New 3G Pitch Starts In Co Tyrone

    Posted date : 08-12-2015

    The £300,000 facility has been funded by the Department for Social Development (DSD) through the Regional Shared Sports Facility pilot programme.

    Ref:http://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/207317/building-work-on-new-3g-pitch-starts-in-co-tyrone ...


  • 30,000 Jobs To Be Created During Docklands Development

    Posted date : 08-12-2015

    The residential programme will require total funding of €5.6 billion and 20,000 new homes will also be built.

    Dublin Central TD, Mary Lou McDonald, welcomed the news however, she said that the needs of local communities must be given prime consideration.

    Deputy McDonald said: "The development of the docklands as a hub in the city of Dublin is a welcome thing. The disasters of the last Dublin Docklands Authority must not be repeated. Development in the Docklands must be balanced and in tu ...


  • A2 Shore Road Greenisland Dual Carriageway Scheme Opens

    Posted date : 08-12-2015

    A total of £50 million in funding was allocated by the Northern Ireland Executive (NIE) and the European Union (EU) to help carry out the project.

    The A2 is a vital link between Belfast and Carrickfergus carrying on average around 35,000 vehicles each day. The scheme widened approximately one and a quarter miles of the A2 Shore Road between Jordanstown Road and Station Road, upgrading the section of road to an urban dual carriageway. A new dual carriageway of approximately one mile was built ...


  • Newry To Undergo £862,000 Improvement Works

    Posted date : 01-12-2015

    Upper and Lower Hill Street, Marcus Street East/West and Margaret Street East/West are set to undergo Public Realm Improvements.

    Features of the project include:

    • Upgrading of footpaths

    • Increased and improved lighting provision

    • Additional street furniture

    Pre-construction works are due to begin later this month with the project due to be completed in summer 2016.


    A total of over £662,000 is being contributed to the project by the Department for Social Development, ...


  • Work Starts On Resurfacing Project In Armagh

    Posted date : 01-12-2015

    The scheme, on the B31 Armagh Road, Newtownhamilton, will extend from the junction with Friary Road for 1.4kilometres.


    To help minimise disruption to road users and to meet strict Health & Safety Regulations it will be necessary to have a road closure in operation from Monday 30 November until completion of the works on Friday 11 December 2015.

    Roads used in the diversions will include the B3 Tassagh Road, A29 Kinelowen Street, A29 Victoria Street, A29 Darkley and A29 Keady Road.

    Dive ...


  • £2m Co Tyrone Sewerage Scheme Complete

    Posted date : 01-12-2015

    The project in the Coalisland area included improving the sewerage infrastructure to reduce the risk of flooding.

    The work involved the construction of a new pumping station at Annagher to replace the existing one located on the Washing Bay Road, along with the installation of new gravity sewers and a pumping main to Coalisland Wastewater Treatment Works.


    Regional Development Minister, Michelle McIlveen said: "I want to welcome this investment by the Northern Ireland Executive and the co ...


  • SCOTTISH CUSTOMER PUTS THE NEW PREMIERTRAK 600 & 1150 MAXTRAK TO WORK

    Posted date : 15-10-2015

    Malcolm Construction Services has taken delivery of the recently launched Powerscreen Premiertrak 600 mobile jaw crusher from appointed distributor Blue Machinery Scotland. This powerful and innovative mobile crushing plant is now hard at work with other Powerscreen crushing and screening equipment, processing quarried Basalt at Malcolm’s Loanhead Quarry near Glasgow, Scotland. The company has also purchased a new 1150 Maxtrak cone crusher to achieve type 1 sizes for drainage and concrete aggr ...


  • HS2 to create 25,000 construction jobs

    Posted date : 18-09-2015

    As many as 25,000 jobs in construction could be created by the HS2 high-speed railway scheme, according to predictions from Government analysts.

    Firms have already started bidding for work on the project, which could lead to the signing of some of the highest value contracts in the history of British construction.

    Some 2,000 apprenticeships also look set to be made available as a result of the multi-billion pound programme, with a new National College for High Speed Rail to be opened with ...


  • Machinery-user.com Explainer Video

    Posted date : 18-08-2015

    We are delighted to show our brand new video to you all. Check it out as it highlights the benefits and uses of our updated website.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yiu3JdH2b0 ...


  • Meet us at Web Summit in Dublin!! 3-5 November 2015.

    Posted date : 04-08-2015

    We are so excited to announce that Machinery-user.com has been selected to participate in the ALPHA startup track, along with 24 other early stage startups from around the world to exhibit for free as part of the Web Summit Alpha Program.

    Web Summit is the meeting place for the most interesting start up tech companies from across all sectors and different countries. We will get to meet so many different businesses, talk to interesting people and listen to the top innovators and entrepreneurs ...


  • Netherlands crane collapse: One in hospital and 20 feared injured as equipment falls on buildings in Alphen aan den Rijn

    Posted date : 04-08-2015

    Two cranes have fallen onto a row of buildings in the western Dutch city of Alphen aan den Rijn, where rescue workers are attempting to determine the number of casualties.

    The machines were being used to restore a bridge on the river Rijn when they tipped over, crushing apartments and small shops beneath them.

    Some three hours after the incident on Monday afternoon, the number of people injured remained unclear, and local officials urged the public to stay away from the scene to enable res ...


  • Italian firm scores $852m deal to build Qatar World Cup stadium

    Posted date : 09-07-2015

    Italian construction firm Salini Impregilo has scored a €770 million ($852.6 million) contract to build a stadium in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

    The Al Bayt stadium will be constructed in Al Khor, a city located 50km north of Doha. The contract – of which €716 million ($792 million) will be for construction and the rest for operation and maintenance – covers design and construction of the sports complex.

    Salini Impregilo, in a joint venture with Oman-based contractor Galfar and I ...


  • A Bright Future for Machinery-user!

    Posted date : 02-07-2015

    Many new and exciting things have been happening at the Machinery-user office which are only a slice of the many more to come.

    With our recently launched updated version of the website there has been a huge rise in traffic to Machinery-user. Shipping quotes requests have gone through the roof and with the website now being more user-friendly it is easy to see why as you, the user, can connect to fellow business owners faster and easier than ever before, whether it be national or worldwide, at ...


  • R Collard open new aggregate washing plant

    Posted date : 30-06-2015

    Recycling technology from TWS and DUO to enhance efficiency and environmental performance of projects in South of England

    CONSTRUCTION waste-management firm R Collard Ltd have opened a new aggregate washing plant at their recycling facility in Eversley, Hampshire. The new plant – which was opened by Sir Gerald Howarth, MP, at a special open day event earlier this month – incorporates the very latest technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of the recycling process.

    Capable of ...


  • New TC1150 cone from Terex MPS

    Posted date : 24-06-2015

    Terex Mineral Processing Systems launch new cone crusher that offers enhanced performance and functionality

    TEREX Minerals Processing Systems (Terex MPS) have launched the new TC1150 cone crusher. Designed around the tried and tested, high-performance Terex TC1000 and TC1300 models, the new 1150 cone is said to incorporate several notable improvements to enhance performance and functionality.

    The first improvement is related to the upper frame and concave retention. The TC1150 has a newly ...


  • Rio Tinto finalises deal with Mongolia to proceed with $5.4bn Oyu Tolgoi mine expansion

    Posted date : 16-06-2015

    Oyu Tolgoi
    Rio Tinto has reached a deal with the Mongolian Government for its $5.4bn expansion of the underground mine at Oyu Tolgoi, capping two years of negotiations.
    The company has signed the mine development and financing plan alongside the government and its majority-owned subsidiary Turquoise Hill Resources, which owns most of the mine.
    Following the agreement, the focus will now be on finalising project finance, a feasibility study, and obtaining all necessary permits for the mine dev ...


  • Construction activity in Ireland sees fastest growth in 6 months

    Posted date : 08-06-2015

    The Ulster Bank Purchasing Managers' Index showed a reading of 63.3 in May from April's 57.2
    The Ulster Bank Purchasing Managers' Index showed a reading of 63.3 in May from April's 57.2
    Activity in the construction sector expanded at the fastest pace in six months during May.

    The latest Ulster Bank Purchasing Managers' Index, a monthly measure of sentiment and activity in the sector, showed the 21st consecutive month of growth.

    Total construction activity increased for the third month ...


  • Construction activity up in first quarter of 2015

    Posted date : 14-05-2015

    14 May 2015 - 11:46
    Latest trade survey reports eighth straight quarter of growth, with further expansion expected

    ACCORDING to the Construction Products Association’s latest Construction Trade Survey, firms across the construction industry reported an eighth consecutive quarter of growth in activity in the first quarter of 2015. Large contractors, SMEs, civil engineers and product manufacturers all enjoyed growth in output in the first three months, and further expansion is anticipated th ...


  • Liugong opens Brazilian factory

    Posted date : 02-05-2015

    The opening ceremony for Liugong's factory in Mogi Guaçu, Brazil. L-R, Yu Yong, economic advisor at the Chinese Consulate in Brazil, Yu Chuanfen, president of Liugong Machinery, Geraldo Alckmin, governor of São Paulo state and Walter Caveanha, mayor of Mogi Guaçu.
    The opening ceremony for Liugong's factory in Mogi Guaçu, Brazil. L-R, Yu Yong, economic advisor at the Chinese Consulate in Brazil, Yu Chuanfen, president of Liugong Machinery, Geraldo Alckmin, governor of São Paulo state and Wa ...


  • Atlas Copco halts mobile crushers

    Posted date : 11-02-2015

    Atlas Copco is pulling out of the mobile crusher and screener business. It announced manufacture of the Powercrusher products at its factory in Austria will cease this year.
    “We are discontinuing this business as it does not fit strategically for us,” said Johan Halling, president of the group’s mining and rock excavation business. “We will ensure existing Powercrusher customers will continue to have their equipment serviced in the best way.”
    The Powercrusher business has around 70 e ...


  • Lafarge Tarmac to be sold to CRH

    Posted date : 03-02-2015

    CRH plc enter into binding commitment to acquire assets being disposed by Lafarge and Holcim

    AS part of their proposed merger, Lafarge and Holcim have entered exclusive negotiations with CRH regarding the sale of several assets for an enterprise value of €6.5 billion (£4.9 billion).

    The assets for sale comprise operations mainly in Europe, Canada, Brazil and the Philippines, including Lafarge Tarmac in the UK (with the exception of Cauldon cement works).

    Taken as a whole, the assets ...


  • Saudi Aramco, Exxon Mobil complete construction of refinery facility

    Posted date : 15-12-2014

    Yanbu, Saudi Arabia:
    Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Limited (SAMREF), a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil, has completed the construction of major desulfurization facilities, including a new hydrotreater, that dramatically cuts sulfur levels in gasoline and diesel.

    The clean fuels project has boosted the capacity of Samref refinery at Yanbu to 400,000 barrel per day, enabling production of 10 parts per million sulfur fuels.

    The project is the largest investment by Samref ...


  • Ali & Sons plans new $27mn Audi facility in Abu Dhabi

    Posted date : 15-12-2014

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:
    Ali & Sons, the official Audi cars importer for Abu Dhabi & Al Ain, is set to begin construction of their new Audi workshop and service center in Mussafah in Abu Dhabi next year. This project is estimated to cost USD 27.2mn and is aligned with the German marque's expansion across the region.

    In addition to the workshop, the new facility will also house the largest Audi-approved used car showroom in the Middle East, with as many as 60 pre-owned cars on display ...


  • $686mn contracts signed for warehouses in Qatar's SEZ

    Posted date : 15-12-2014

    Doha, Qatar:
    Contracts worth USD 686 million have been signed under the Storage Area Project that will pave the way for the construction of four warehouses in the special economic zones (SEZ) of Qatar.

    The build and operate contracts for the warehouses development were signed with four Qatari firms, Ali Bin Ali, Barwa Real Estate Group, Al Asmakh Real Estate Projects and Gulf Warehousing Company, according to a report in Qatar Tribune.

    Implemented under the PPP model, 500,000 square ...


  • Business up by a coupler hundred

    Posted date : 10-12-2014

    Northern Ireland coupler manufacturer Hill Engineering expects business with Japanese excavator manufacturer Takeuchi to reach 700 units next year in a sales surge that will see it more than quadruple the number it supplied in 2013.

    Hill supplied around 150 units for Takeuchis last year and expects to break the 500 mark in 2014. And sales director Mike Roby predicts: “With Takeuchi’s strong performance in the excavator market place we fully expect to retail in the region of 700 couplers n ...


  • Eagle spreads its wings

    Posted date : 10-12-2014

    A Glasgow tool and plant hire company is digging deep again to finance its continuing expansion programme.

    EAGLE PLANT HIRE SIGNEagle Plant Hire has spent £250,000 in the last 10 weeks on mini excavators, pedestrian rollers and other fleet additions and is already looking ahead to further investment, currently budgeted at around £500,000, in 2015 that will take spending in the last three years through the £1m barrier.

    In addition, the company recently acquired more than 500 items of equ ...


  • New CEO for Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe

    Posted date : 09-12-2014

    J.C Jung appointed as chief executive officer for the European division of Hyundai

    HYUNDAI Heavy Industries Europe have appointed J.C Jung as new CEO, succeeding Mr S.G Rhee who will return to Hyundai Heavy Industries Korea. As newly appointed chief executive officer, Mr Jung is responsible for both Hyundai forklifts and the construction equipment operation in Europe.

    He began his career as an industrial engineer at Hyundai and following ten years in his role, he moved to the sales departm ...


  • Holcim announce final compensation payment

    Posted date : 09-12-2014

    Final compensation installment of US$97.5 million for nationalization of Holcim Venezuela received

    HOLCIM have announced they have received the last compensation installment in connection with the nationalization of Holcim Venezuela.

    The Corporación Socialista Del Cemento, S.A. that is operating the former Holcim plant has transferred the remaining compensation amount of US$97.5 million. The payment, part of US$650 million in overall compensation payment, was originally due on 10 Septembe ...


  • Third Phase of Wahat Al Muharraq in Bahrain reaches 50% completion

    Posted date : 08-12-2014

    Manama, Bahrain:
    Bahrain-based real estate firm Manara Developments has said that it has completed almost 50% of the third phase of Wahat Al Muharraq, which was announced in May this year. The project, which consists of 227 modern housing units, is being developed at an estimated cost of USD 58.35 million.

    The housing units in the third phase of Wahat al Muharraq will be assigned to citizen eligible to receive benefits from the Social Housing Scheme currently offered by the Ministry of housi ...


  • DEWA completes civil works of $67mn Al Lusaily water reservoir

    Posted date : 08-12-2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed the construction work of the water reservoir at Al Lusaily. Built at a cost of USD 67 million, the reservoir has a storage capacity of 120 million gallons of desalinated water.

    It will increase Dubai’s total water reserves to 790 million gallons. All civil construction works and 50 percent of the mechanical works at the reservoir have now been completed.

    “The first reservoir is expected to be comp ...


  • GFH inks JV agreement for delivery of Tunis Bay Phase 1

    Posted date : 08-12-2014

    Tunis, Tunisia:
    Tunis Bay Project Company (TBPC), a subsidiary of Bahrain-based Islamic bank Gulf Finance House (GFH), has signed a joint venture agreement with a French consortium led by Alliance International Holding for development of the first phase of its Tunis Bay Project, also known as the Tunisia Financial Harbor.

    The French group, which holds a track record of community development and golf course projects, alongside TBPC will undertake the development of selected areas of Phase I ...


  • Nuberg wins deal to set up UAE’s first Calcium Chloride Plant

    Posted date : 05-12-2014

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:
    India-based Nuberg Engineering has won a contract from the UAE's business group Al Ghaith to set up a calcium chloride project in the country. The project, which will have a capacity of 85 Metric Tons per Day (MTPD), is said to be the first in the UAE.

    The company already has two ongoing Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication and Construction (EPFC) Chlor Alkali projects with Al Ghaith and is in the process of commissioning the first phase of the EPFC projec ...


  • Carlson Rezidor plans 300-room hotel in Cairo Nasr City

    Posted date : 05-12-2014

    Cairo, Egypt:
    Hotel Group Carlson Rezidor has announced plans for a new property in Cairo. The Radisson Blu Hotel in Cairo Nasr City in Egypt will feature 300 rooms and is scheduled to open in Q1 2016.

    The new property will be built adjacent to Genena Mall and features an all-day-dining restaurant, a lounge bar, a fitness center, a spa, a roof top swimming pool with sky bar and a meetings & events area including a ballroom.

    The property will be the hospitality company’s second in Cair ...


  • Al Khodari bags $360mn contract for staff accommodation at King Khaled University

    Posted date : 05-12-2014

    Abha, Saudi Arabia:
    Saudi Arabian construction firm Abdullah Abdul Mohsin Al-Khodari and Sons has won a USD 360 million contract from the Ministry of Higher Education for the construction of staff housing at King Khaled University, located in Asir province of the Kingdom.

    In a statement issued to the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), the company said that further details including the duration of the project will be announced upon signing of the agreement.

    The financial impact of this pro ...


  • Report confirms carbon costs harming the cement industry

    Posted date : 04-12-2014

    Sector’s 2013 sustainable development report highlights the challenges facing the UK cement industry

    MPA Cement has published its 2013 Sustainable Development (SD) report which highlights the challenges the cement industry faces in remaining competitive and contributing to a sustainable UK economy.

    The report identifies UK-specific carbon costs being applied to the sector as a major burden and potential threat to the future of the industry, and calls on the UK Government to continue to f ...


  • Government announces biggest roads upgrade in a generation

    Posted date : 04-12-2014

    £15 billion ‘Road investment strategy’ to increase capacity and improve condition of England’s roads

    AN ambitious £15 billion plan to triple levels of spending by the end of the decade to increase the capacity and condition of England’s roads, was announced to Parliament on Monday 1 December by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

    The Government has said it plans to invest in more than 100 new road schemes over this parliamen ...


  • Liebherr awarded supply deal for Kingdom Tower

    Posted date : 01-12-2014

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:
    Liebherr has been awarded the order to supply four HC-L series tower cranes for the Kingdom Tower – the very first building over 1,000 meters in height – in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The deal calls for three 280 HC-L luffing jib cranes and one 357 HC-L model to be used for the construction work.

    Liebherr Tower Crane Solutions will also provide support to the contractor to ensure economical crane planning.

    The 280 HC L luffing jib cranes will build the side wings of ...


  • SABB concludes $533mn loan for development of Saudi Arabia’s KAEC

    Posted date : 01-12-2014

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:
    Emaar the Economic City, the master developer of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) and the Saudi Arabian British Bank (SABB) concluded the signing of the USD 533 million loan which was approved by the Board of Directors and announced on Tadawul on September 22nd, 2014.

    The Islamic murabaha loan from SABB is earmarked to support the ongoing development of the residential and industrial sectors of the city and their related infrastructure requirements in King Abdullah E ...


  • Drilling completed for six wells in Iraq's Halfaya Field

    Posted date : 01-12-2014

    Missan, Iraq:
    The international companies working in Missan Oil Company (MOC) fields have completed the drilling of six new wells at Halfaya Oil Field, which is located 35 kilometers south east of the Missan Province in Iraq.

    Engineer Adnan NoshiSajit, the General Manager of MOC, explained that the wells have been drilled are HF-162, HF-174, H-F8, HF-54, HF-14, HF-4 pointing that the companies who performed the drilling operation were Chinese subcontractors Bohai and Daging, with the operato ...


  • Jordan secures Japanese aid for water network expansion in Balqa Governorate

    Posted date : 01-12-2014

    Amman, Jordan:
    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of Jordan to provide grant aid of up to USD 20 million for assistance for the Rehabilitation and Expansion of the Water Networks in Balqa Governorate.

    This agreement was signed as a follow-up of the Exchange of Notes which was signed on November 20, 2014 during King Abdullah’s second visit to Japan.

    This project will install 35.24 kilometers of pipes, construct three reservoirs ...


  • Cat introduce the 6020B mining shovel

    Posted date : 26-11-2014

    New hydraulic mining shovel designed for safe, efficient and simple operation and maintenance

    THE new Cat 6020B is a brand new model in the extensive line of Caterpillar hydraulic mining shovels. The clean-sheet design features a 22-tonne payload and 224-tonne operating weight and teams with the Cat 777G Off-Highway truck for optimized loading and hauling in smaller mines and large quarries.

    First announced last year and soon to be commercially available, following extensive field testing, ...


  • JCB open two new factories in Jaipur

    Posted date : 26-11-2014

    Company marks 35 years of Indian success with double factory opening in Rajasthan

    JCB have marked 35 years of manufacturing in India with the opening of two brand new factories in Jaipur, representing an investment of £62 million.

    Although the Indian market has declined by 20% in 2014, JCB say they have invested in the new facilities in readiness for a return to growth which will be driven by an increase in spending on infrastructure projects.

    On 14 November, JCB chairman Lord Bamford ...


  • New Terex Finlay plant for Staffordshire recycling firm

    Posted date : 18-11-2014

    Cold Carr Recycling Ltd expand operations with the purchase of Terex Finlay 683 Supertrak

    STONE-based Cold Carr Recycling have recently acquired a new Terex Finlay 683 Supertrak from local dealers Finlay Central. The aggregates recycling specialist has seen its business grow on the back of a commitment to environmental best practice and the production of high-quality materials in conjunction with an ongoing investment in the latest plant and machinery.

    Furthermore, Cold Carr Reyclcing have ...


  • Derbyshire County Council choose Finning for green solutions

    Posted date : 18-11-2014

    Cat and Komptech machines to process 40,000 tonnes of green waste a year for County Council and SITA UK joint venture

    A NEW recycling facility jointly commissioned by SITA and Derbyshire County Council aims to process around 40,000 tonnes of green waste in its first year, saving the council £3.2 million. With new EU legislation demanding £80 to be paid for every tonne of waste sent to landfill sites, landfill cost has become a significant issue for large organizations.

    Finning are curren ...


  • Dubai's Palma Holding to develop luxury residential projects worth $1bn

    Posted date : 18-11-2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
    Palma Holding, a Dubai based real estate company, has announced two new real estate projects worth USD 1 billion that it will be launching in Dubai in 2015.

    The company that specializes in luxury residential and mixed-use complexes will start work on the first of its developments in the first quarter of 2015, located at Palm Jumeirah. The beachfront project will offer a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and luxury penthouses.

    The company's second p ...


  • Bobcat to lead at EHS

    Posted date : 18-11-2014

    Bobcat’s new generation of 1-2 tonne excavators will lead the Doosan Construction Equipment charge at the Executive Hire Show (EHS) in February when they will line up in Coventry alongside products from Doosan Portable Power and Montabert.

    The new excavator models are the E17, E19 and E20 and are towable on trailers for up to 2000kg. Expandable undercarriages, automatic slew brakes and the latest diagnostics and instrumentation are among standard features.

    On show from Doosan Portable Po ...


  • £20m plant hire for AWPR

    Posted date : 18-11-2014

    A plant hire contract worth £20m will be awarded in the next few weeks as procurement for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route enters a crucial phase.

    The deadline for companies to register interest has also passed for a number of other critical elements including earthworks (£12m), rock crushing (£15m), aggregates supply (£6m) and carriageway surfacing (£40m) as the Connect Roads consortium gears up for a full construction start.

    Contracts will be awarded under a dual stage procurem ...


  • Case appoint new UK dealer

    Posted date : 14-11-2014

    Equipment manufacturer strengthens UK dealer network with appointment of Johnsons of Cheadle

    CASE Construction Equipment have added another new dealership to their growing UK dealer network, with the appointment of Staffordshire-based Johnsons of Cheadle to cover Staffordshire and Shropshire, the company’s fourth appointment in nine months.

    Established more than 20 years ago, Johnsons of Cheadle is a family-run business which already has a strong relationship with the Case brand through ...


  • Terex mark 55th anniversary of their backhoe loader

    Posted date : 14-11-2014

    Company announces new limited edition backhoes will be made available to celebrate milestone

    TEREX are to launch a limited-edition engine for their backhoe loader range to celebrate the machine’s 55th anniversary. A powerful Tier III engine (111hp) will be used on a limited number of TLB850 and TLB890 backhoe loader models from this month, offering users better performance, durability and reliability.

    In addition to the special edition backhoe loaders, Terex are offering a series of 0% f ...


  • Prime Minister promises ‘roads revolution’

    Posted date : 14-11-2014

    David Cameron sets out £15 billion road network investment plan in speech to CBI’s annual conference

    ADDRESSING business leaders at the Confederation of British Industry’s annual conference in London earlier this week, the Prime Minister set out how the Government will unveil the first ever long-term Roads Investment Strategy, and how these proposals will see investment in more than 100 projects on the strategic road network by the end of the decade, resulting in hundreds of extra lane m ...


  • National Drilling Company awards Lamprell $365mn contract in Abu Dhabi

    Posted date : 13-11-2014

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:
    Fabricator of jackup rigs Lamprell has received a new contract award from National Drilling Company (NDC), Abu Dhabi, for the construction and delivery of two high specification jackup drilling rigs of a Super 116E (Enhanced) Class. This contract award is valued at approximately USD 365 million.

    Lamprell has previously been awarded contracts by NDC for a series of six identical rigs and are on schedule to complete construction of the final two jackup rigs, ...


  • Qatar to reveal Khalifa International Stadium’s new design at 2014 Gulf Cup

    Posted date : 13-11-2014

    Doha, Qatar:
    Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) will unveil the new stadium design for Khalifa International stadium in collaboration with the Qatar Football Association (QFA) at a dinner hosted in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, on November 24, 2014 on the sidelines of the 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations.

    SC and the Aspire Zone Foundation, the stadium's delivery organization, also revealed that the main contractor works on the project to renovate Khalifa International stadium ...


  • Qatar’s Al Khaliji extends financing to Al Rayyan Road project

    Posted date : 04-11-2014

    Doha, Qatar:
    Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (Al Khaliji) has extended financing facilities for a contract awarded to a joint venture between Boom Construction Company and Six Construct Qatar. The financing will help meet the bonding and funding requirements of the Al Rayyan Road project.

    The total value of the contract exceeds USD 274.6 million and covers the construction and development of Al Rayyan Road (Project 7) stretching from West of New Rayyan roundabout to East of Bani Hajer roundabout ...


  • Dubai Properties appoints ECC as contractor for $217mn Dubai Wharf Project

    Posted date : 03-11-2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
    Real estate developer Dubai Properties (DP) has appointed Engineering Contracting Company (ECC) as the lead contractor for the USD 217 million Dubai Wharf project at the Culture Village.

    The building work on the project is scheduled to start this month, with completion expected in the first quarter of 2017. According to a media statement by DP, 6.53 percent of the total construction has been completed including the enabling and substructure works.

    Dubai Wharf ...


  • Hyundai on the fast track in the UK

    Posted date : 31-10-2014

    Company claims to be fastest-growing construction equipment firm and sets sights on other European markets

    HYUNDAI Heavy Industries Europe (HHIE) now claim to be the fastest-growing construction equipment company in the UK, having increased their market share year on year since their machines first arrived in the country from South Korea some 15 years ago.

    This month [October] Hyundai reported that machines released to the UK and Irish market have reached a total of 1,000 units in the year ...


  • Kuwait's UPAC to invest $224mn in Reem Mall in Abu Dhabi

    Posted date : 30-10-2014


    Kuwait's UPAC to invest $224mn in Reem Mall in Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by BNC staff reporter

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    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:
    National Real Estate Company (NREC), a real estate developer in MENA, has announced a new partnership with Kuwaiti real estate management company United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC) to develop Reem Mall in Abu Dhabi. Under the agreement, UPAC will invest up to USD 224 million in the proj ...


  • Komatsu aims to boost dozer track life with Dual Bushing Track

    Posted date : 30-10-2014

    The new Dual Bushing Track from Komatsu is an undercarriage concept for large dozers which eliminates the need for pin and bush turns and associated new sprockets, and has been shown to more than double track life in high-abrasion, low-impact applications.

    Komatsu Australia undercarriage business development manager John Mortimer says the first application of Dual Bushing Track in Australia — on a D275A-5 dozer — achieved more than 3000 hours of operation with no issues.

    This compares ...


  • Review: Kobelco SK45SRX-6 mini excavator

    Posted date : 30-10-2014

    TradeEarthmovers’ new reviewer EVARN COVICH test-drives a new 4.5-tonne Kobelco SK45SRX-6 mini excavator and likes its low noise, good digging power and effective mix of old-school design with newer technology.

    It’s been around 10 years since I last operated a Kobelco machine, so when TradeEarthmovers.com.au was given the opportunity test-drive one of the company’s 4.5-tonne Kobelco SK45SRX-6 mini excavators I was rather intrigued to see how much its products had changed in that time.
    ...


  • Saudi Arabia's KAEC signs deal for golf course at Al Murooj

    Posted date : 29-10-2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
    King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed a contract with Citiscape Company for the construction of Royal Greens, an 18-hole championship golf course in Al Murooj, one of KAEC's coastal communities. The USD 22.6 million project has already broken ground in anticipation of a December 2015 soft opening.

    Royal Greens encompasses an area of 800,000 square meters, with a length of play of 6.3 kilometers.

    The golf course will offer a practice facility that will ...


  • Al Jaber wins $700mn deal for ADNOC's housing scheme

    Posted date : 29-10-2014

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:
    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded the contract for the construction of 40 residential buildings at the Ruwais Housing Complex Expansion Phase IV to Al Jaber Building, a subsidiary of the UAE’s Al Jaber Group. The USD 700 million contract includes the full execution and delivery of the project by Al Jaber Building.

    The project covers an area of 670,000 square meters with a total built up area of 521,000 square meters. The residential buildin ...


  • It’s the Kelpies by a head

    Posted date : 29-10-2014

    A number of Scotland’s new landmarks feature prominently in this year’s Saltire Society awards for Civil Engineering.

    The country’s latest icon, the Kelpies horses’ heads sculptures, helped The Helix development in Falkirk land the main award while a 196-metre high offshore turbine, the SSE Hydro venue in Glasgow and a new bridge in Stirling demonstrated the best in ‘modern’ civil engineering. Elsewhere, work on other famous structures such as Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, Glasg ...


  • Hyundai breaks 1,000 barrier

    Posted date : 29-10-2014

    Hyundai is claiming the title of fastest growing construction equipment supplier in the UK after a year in which sales have accelerated by more than 25%.

    Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe (HHIE) said 1,000 machines have been shipped to its dealers in the UK and Ireland so far this year. That’s up from 782 in 2013 and the South Korean manufacturer said competitors can’t match its prices.
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    Brian Young: “Tremendous growth.”

    Young Plant Sales, the dealer in Scotland, has m ...


  • Dubai earmarks $1.2bn for innovation projects at Internet City

    Posted date : 28-10-2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced investments at Dubai’s internet and media zones worth USD 1.22 billion.

    The projects will be executed over a period of five years and include 929,000 square meters of space for innovation complexes, technology laboratories and 'smart' buildings. Other initiatives include business incubators and financial funds to stimulate innovation.
    ...


  • Dubai’s $73.24mn Deira Fish Market nears halfway mark

    Posted date : 28-10-2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
    Construction of the new Deira Fish Market has reached 48 percent completion. The USD 73.24 million project is expected to be completed by August 2015.

    Hussain Lootah, Director General, Dubai Municipality, inspected the progress of the project yesterday.

    “48 percent of the work has been completed and we expect to receive the project by the month of August 2015, fully equipped and prepared for the operations,” Lootah said.

    “The market will cope wit ...


  • Hard Rock Hotel to open in Dubai Marina

    Posted date : 28-10-2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
    The world’s tallest residential building will house the Middle East’s first Hard Rock Hotel, it was announced on Monday.

    Projected to open in mid-2015, the hotel will be located in the Marina 101 development set within the Dubai Marina neighborhood. Boasting 101 floors, Marina 101 will be the second tallest building in the UAE upon completion.

    The tower will be divided into three different levels, the first of which is the 281-room Hard Rock Hotel, the co ...


  • MAF's $685mn mall in Egypt to open in 2016

    Posted date : 28-10-2014

    6th of October City, Egypt:
    Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim held a site visit at its latest project in Egypt; Mall of Egypt. The USD 685 million project is located in the 6th of October City, on Al Wahat Road is project to open in 2016.

    The two-level mall spans a gross leasable area (GLA) of 165,000 square meters and will include over 420 retail stores. A key highlight of the Mall of Egypt, a sister brand to the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, is the Ski Egypt, which is said to be the first ind ...


  • Jacobs to design industrial cities in Saudi Arabia for Modon

    Posted date : 28-10-2014

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:
    Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded a two-year framework agreement with Saudi Industry Property Authority (Modon) for design services to support the development of various industrial cities throughout Saudi Arabia.

    Under the terms of this contract, Jacobs is providing concept and detailed design services for at least three new industrial cities. Company officials, however, did not disclose the contract value.

    Jacobs Group Vice President Bassim Shebaro said: “We ar ...


  • Sandvik Jaw Crushers

    Posted date : 23-10-2014

    The Sandvik jaw crusher is a single toggle jaw crusher, characterized by attention to detail, in both design and manufacture.

    The frame consists of two side plates of rolled steel, plus hollow castings at front frame end and moving jaw which give a high rigidity/weight ratio. Large-radius transition areas reduce stress concentrations and welds are positioned in low-stress areas.

    The advantage of a welded frame is that it is equally strong in all directions and ensures excellent durability ...


  • Kleemann Introduces Jaw and Impact Crushers

    Posted date : 23-10-2014

    High-Performance Jaw Crushers
    The new MC 110 Ri EVO has a vibratory feeder with integrated grizzly, while the MC 110 Zi EVO incorporates a vibrating feeder with an independent, double-deck, heavy-duty prescreen. Both feature a crusher inlet of 28 X 44 in.

    Either way, wear in the system is reduced because medium and smaller gradations bypass the crusher, with an increase in end product quality through discharge of fines via the side discharge conveyor. A bypass flap provides easy diversion of ...


  • Dust suppression units achieve UL and CSA certification

    Posted date : 22-10-2014

    DCT DustBoss products meet Underwriters Laboratories and Canadian Standards Association standards

    DUST Control Technology (DCT) have announced their most established core products have successfully achieved Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards.

    After a lengthy testing phase, three direct-drive designs from DCT – the Dustboss DB-30, DB-45 and DB-60 – have been certified for the US and Canada. They are said to be the first atomized misting uni ...


  • ThyssenKrupp wins $127mn order for cement plant in Saudi Arabia

    Posted date : 22-10-2014

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:
    ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, a plant engineering company, has received an order worth approximately USD 127 million from Al Safwa Cement Company in Saudi Arabia, to build a complete cement production line.

    The new 5,300 tons per day cement clinker production plant will be constructed parallel to the existing line in Jabal Farasan, approximately 150 kilometers north-east of Jeddah. The existing line was also supplied by ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions and has be ...


  • Construction commences on Jordan’s Wadi Al Karak Dam

    Posted date : 21-10-2014


    Construction commences on Jordan’s Wadi Al Karak Dam
    Amman, Jordan
    Sunday, October 19, 2014 by BNC staff reporter

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    Amman, Jordan:
    Construction work has commenced on the Wadi Al Karak Dam in Jordan, according to the country's Ministry of Water and Irrigation. Indian group Continental Construction Corporation in a joint venture with General Equipment Company is executing the construction of the 30 meter high dam, which measures 201.4 meters in length.

    Located approximat ...


  • Govt To Spend €2.2bn On Social Housing

    Posted date : 21-10-2014

    The Government has pledged to increase the supply of social housing in Budget 2015.

    Some 90,000 people are currently waiting for social housing and lack of available units is the main problem.

    Labour Senator Aideen Hayden, currently Chairperson of Threshold, the National Housing Organisation, said: "The Department project 7,500 the completion of new units in 2015. This is a 500% increase in the amount of units built last year and shows this Government's recognition that housing is one of t ...


  • Collen Construction Comes Fifth In Irish Building Contractor Table

    Posted date : 21-10-2014

    Collen Construction has reached number five in the table of Top Irish Contractors.

    Published in the Bruce Shaw 2014 handbook, Managing Director Leo Crehan attributed the company's success to its ability to satisfy client requirements and achieve the highest standards.
    He said: "Completing projects within a tight programme, meeting strict budget constraints and at the same time providing a quality service, ensures the company is succeeding in forging strong relationships with its clients. Cli ...


  • Ducab partners with Abu Dhabi Airports for MTB expansion project

    Posted date : 20-10-2014

    Ducab has announced a partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports on the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) to supply enhanced Fire Resistant Cables for the facility.
    Ref:"Business News for Construction (BNC)" ...


  • Consortium acquires $1.5bn Suez Canal expansion contract

    Posted date : 20-10-2014

    The Egyptian government has signed a contract with six international firms to carry out the dredging of the new Suez Canal. The total contract value amounts $1.5bn, with each partner entitled to an equal share of $375mn.
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  • Breedon Aggregates to acquire Barr Quarries

    Posted date : 17-10-2014

    Breedon to expand into south-west Scotland with planned £21 million acquisition of Barr Quarries Ltd

    BREEDON Aggregates are to acquire Barr Quarries, the market leader in the supply of aggregates in south-west Scotland, for approximately £20.8 million. Completion is expected by the end of the month and remains subject to TUPE consultations and final due diligence.

    Barr Quarries employ around 130 people and are headquartered near Cumnock, 35 miles south of Glasgow. The company operates 11 ...


  • Mulago Hospital in Uganda to undergo US$ 50m renovation

    Posted date : 08-10-2014



    Mulago Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda is set for a major upgrade starting next month, after the African Development Bank gave out a US$ 50m loan for this purpose.

    As part of the upgrade, a new women’s hospital is being constructed within Mulago hospital to handle most female issues to ease congestion currently being experienced at the female wing at Mulago hospital. The new hospital is being constructed at US$ 33m loan from the Islamic Development Bank.

    The hospital is also goi ...


  • Pan Africa to build new office complex in Kenya at US$ 28m

    Posted date : 08-10-2014



    Pan Africa group held a ground breaking ceremony on Monday, for construction of their new office complex along Waiyaki Way in Westlands, Nairobi – Kenya. The building will be constructed at a cost of US$ 28m and will be 20 stores high.

    The new office complex will now be the firm’s new headquarters, and the rest of the office space will be rented out to generate extra income for the company. The company is seeking to invest in the booming real estate business in the country and the nee ...


  • Construction of new US$22m Victoria Harbor Marina in United States begins

    Posted date : 08-10-2014



    After going through legal handles on July this year and gaining federal, provincial and municipal approvals, the Victoria Harbor Marina has started from late last month at Victoria Harbor, U.S.

    A layer of old bark will be used on the seabed, with clay underneath. Dredging has already started – as of September 23rd and was expected to take 6-8 weeks. Dredging will involve removal of 18, 000 cubic meters of muck and clay from Victoria Harbor seabed.

    Dredging will be done, after which p ...


  • JV digs in for £100m tunnel

    Posted date : 08-10-2014

    The joint venture of Vinci and Costain begins work this month on the £100m project to build the biggest storm water storage tunnel in Scotland.

    The Scottish Water project to construct the three-mile wastewater structure below Glasgow’s streets is part of the biggest upgrade of the city’s wastewater network in more than a century and the tunnel will be.

    pipeIllustration104Main excavations will be carried out using a specially-designed tunnel boring machine that will carve out a route f ...


  • Boost For Jobs In The Construction Sector

    Posted date : 07-10-2014

    New planing reforms unveiled will boost employment in the construction sector, the Minister for Business and Employment, Gerald Nash TD, has announced.

    Minister Alan Kelly outlined the proposed new legislation, which will see 10% of units in new housing schemes set aside for social housing.
    Minister Nash said: "These measures introduced by my colleague Minister Alan Kelly today will encourage developers to begin work much more quickly on sites which have been zoned for development. This will ...


  • EU to fund a new regional security and health center in Kenya at US$ 65m

    Posted date : 06-10-2014



    EU Ambassador to Kenya, Lodewijk Briet, has said that EU will fund a regional security and health center to be constructed in Kenya to manage chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) attack.

    Briet said this in a statement released on Friday, a year after an attack to Westgate Mall in Nairobi. He said the new security and health center would “improve security and disaster response across the region,” and that funding of the center demonstrated EU’s support to Kenya on sec ...


  • Protea to build a five-star hotel in Rwanda at US$ 22m

    Posted date : 06-10-2014



    Protea Hotel Chains has signed a deal worth US$ 22m that will see the hotel chain expand its presence in Africa, by constructing a five-star hotel in Rwanda.

    The hotel will be named Protea Kivu Marina Resort Hotel. It will be located in Rusizi District in the Western Province of Rwanda. This region has a huge tourism potential. The government had launched the ‘Kivu Belt Tourism Master Plan’ last year, whose aim was to transform the Western Region laying the Kivu Lake, into a major tou ...


  • Huila Province in Angola to construct three hydraulic dams at a cost of US$ 25m

    Posted date : 03-10-2014



    Huila Province in Angola is set to construct three hydraulic dams in the municipalities of Gambos, Chibia and Lubango as an emergency programme to counter drought that the region has been facing.

    On a site visit to Gambos, the Governor of Huila province, Marcelino Tyipinge, noted that the new dams’ project was for emergency, given that most areas had already been affected by drought. The new dams would help in the harvesting of rain water so that there can be a definitive solution to th ...


  • Rosslyn Riviera mall to be built in Kenya at an estimated US$ 22.4m

    Posted date : 03-10-2014



    A new shopping mall is going to be built in Kenya’s affluent Runda Estate which has been estimated to cost US$ 22.4m by a real estate developer. The new mall will be called Rosslyn Riviera and will be built on a 4.5 acre piece of land in Rosslyn suburb.

    It will be located near the Northern Bypass and the upcoming Two Rivers Shopping Complex and accessible through the proposed link road from Waiyaki way. Covering 157, 380 Sq feet, the mall will be able to offer its customers various serv ...


  • 3000 km of roads to be constructed in Kenya

    Posted date : 03-10-2014



    The government of Kenya will construct 3,000 Km of roads during the initial phase of planned construction of 10,000 Km of road networks launched earlier this August.

    An updated report from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure indicates that the 3000km is an upgrade from the initial 2000km earlier planned for the Phase I construction. The 3000 kilometers of roads will either be built or rehabilitated in 45 lots during the first phase of the project.

    The roads will be constructed ...


  • AFDB loans Burundi US$29.49m for road improvement and asphalting project

    Posted date : 01-10-2014



    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a grant of US$29.49 m to Burundi to carry on with the Phase 1 of the Nyakararo-Mwaro-Gitega Road Improvement and Asphalting Project. This report was issued on Friday last week.

    Infrastructure improvement works pertains to a 30-kilometre-long Nyakararo-Mwaro-Kibumbu road, an undertaking that will see the country benefit from regional trade. The new Nyakararo-Mwaro-Gitega Road Improvement and Asphalting Project is also set to open access to t ...


  • Housing units worth US$ 550m for Tanzania’s defense forces to be constructed

    Posted date : 01-10-2014



    Tanzania government has signed a US$ 550m concessional loan agreement with the Chinese Government for construction of 12,000 new housing units for the country’s military. The houses are going to be constructed at various towns and cities in Tanzania.

    Construction works for the housing project are going to be carried out in two phases, where 6,600 units will be constructed during the initial phase. These units are to be built by 2016 at a cost of US$ 300m. Each of the phases in the new h ...


  • Zimbabwe to spend US$ 100m for Beitbridge border post rehabilitation to international standards

    Posted date : 01-10-2014



    Zimbabwe has announced it will put aside U.S $100m for construction and repair of the Beitbridge border post facility to meet international standards according to a government minister.

    Construction works at the post will touch on construction of a new bridge, rehabilitation of the weighbridge and upgrading of communication and security systems.

    The Beitbridge border post rehabilitation project also includes upgrading of the road network to and from the bridge. Gate control infrastruct ...


  • A US 260m peat power plant to be constructed in Rwanda

    Posted date : 29-09-2014



    The government of Rwanda is planning to construct a new US$ 260m peat-fueled power plant in Gisagara district, Rwanda to add up to 80 megawatts into its national grid.

    To be constructed in partnership with a Turkish company, Hakan, the new peat power plant will help address the country’s growing energy demands.

    The project is the second in the country after the Gishoma peat power plant that is nearing its completion and expected to generate 15Megawatts.

    According to officials, the ...


  • Two new hospitals to be built in Mozambique at US$ 30m

    Posted date : 29-09-2014



    Two new hospitals are set to be constructed in Sofala Province, Mozambique at a cost of US$ 30m. This follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Dutch, French and Mozambican governments.

    One of the hospitals will be built in Beira, which is the nation’s capital. It will be a general hospital with a 240 bed capacity. It will be funded by a US$ 15.2m soft loan by the French Development Agency (AFD). This hospital will complement Beira Central Hospital, whose resources are at ...


  • Redefine Properties to transform The Towers in Cape Town, SA into a green building

    Posted date : 29-09-2014



    Redefine Properties’ environmental sustainability application of “Green Buildings” principles across its national portfolios will see a major transformation of the The Towers (previously Standard Bank Centre) in Cape Town’s CBD to meet the most innovative green building standards.

    The project has been chosen to form part of the Green Star SA Existing Building Performance pilot programme.

    Speaking at the start of the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) 7th Annual ...


  • Uganda seeks US$ 8bn loan from China for rail network upgrade

    Posted date : 26-09-2014

    Ugandan Government hopes to secure US$ 8bn from China to fund a planned upgrade of its railway network. This comes at a time when the Chinese Government is playing a major role in the development projects in Africa as a main lender.

    Earlier on, the government of Uganda had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) for the upgrading and expansion of the country’s railway network to standard gauge railway status.

    The oil deposits found in t ...


  • New Sandvik QJ341 for R Bunton

    Posted date : 26-09-2014

    Newly enhanced tracked jaw crusher proves its worth in plant hire and contracting operations

    BRADFORD-based R Bunton specialize in plant hire, groundworks, construction and excavation projects throughout the Yorkshire region both as the main contractor and as subcontractors.

    One of the latest pieces of equipment to be acquired by the company, a QJ341 from Sandvik Construction, illustrates Buntons purchasing policy and ongoing commitment to providing highly productive plant that is able to ...


  • Finning deliver Europe’s first Cat 311F LRR excavator

    Posted date : 26-09-2014

    Carey London expand their fleet with 17 new Cat machines including Europe’s first two 311F LRR models

    CAREY London have strengthened their equipment fleet with 17 new Caterpillar machines from Finning, including Europe’s first two Cat 311F LRR hydraulic excavators. Also included in the excavator deal are: five Cat 305Es, three Cat 302.7Ds, three Cat 308Es, two Cat 312Es and a Cat 320E LRR, all of which will work on projects across London.

    Working mostly on space-restricted projects, th ...


  • Flannery in £1m breaker deal

    Posted date : 26-09-2014

    Flannery Plant Hire, the London company which has supplied around 100 pieces of kit to the Borders Rail project, has bought more than 100 Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers in a £1m+ deal.

    The package includes solid body small breakers to suit carriers from 1.1t up to 8t and medium breakers for host machines from 10t to 26t. The hammers will be used on Flannery projects including rail, highways and utilities.
    SB302 Hydraulic breaker mounted on a Takeuchi TB295W Hi res

    One of the new breakers ...


  • JCB to the power of 10

    Posted date : 26-09-2014

    JCB brought 2014’s relentless programme of machine launches and updates into sharp focus last week when it assembled all the latest kit for a series of events attended by customers, dealers and trade press. And as it unveiled its first-ever 10-tonne excavator at the demonstration area it sent a message that there will be no slowdown in bringing new equipment to market.

    This year has seen a flurry of unveilings such as a tracked version of the smallest backhoe loader, midi excavators designe ...


  • US$ 58.40m multi-Purpose storage facility to be constructed to revamp Cape Town Harbor, South Africa

    Posted date : 24-09-2014

    Burgan Cape Terminals, a company that was awarded a contract to develop and manage fuel storage and distribution facilities at Cape Town Harbour for 20 years, is planning to construct a multi-purpose facility for storage and distribution of local and imported fuels. This is part of the expansion of the Cape Town Harbour habor.

    Construction work on the new facility is expected to take 18 to 22 months, with up to 130 jobs being created – 21 permanent jobs being available upon its completion.
    ...


  • Kenya’s Eastland urban renewal part of US$ 957m Nairobi Upgrade Master Plan

    Posted date : 24-09-2014



    The Nairobi County Government is making plans that will see the County’s Eastlands area undergo a major urban renewal. This will be part of the larger Nairobi Upgrade Master Plan.

    The county government has entered into a partnership deal with the World Bank, which will see development of guidelines to transform Eastlands into a suburb with an urban approach. The new partnership is under the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Programme, where old houses owned by the county governm ...


  • twara Port in Tanzania set for a major upgrade

    Posted date : 24-09-2014



    The discovery of oil and gas in the Mtwara and Lindi regions in Tanzania is the main reason for the upgrade process Mtwara port is to undergo. The two regions have the largest share of the 43 trillion cubic feet of natural gas discovered in Tanzania.

    Mtwara port manager, Musiba Fikili, said that the port management will undertake two major steps in order to deal with the rise in number of cargo the port handles annually. The management hopes that the amount of cargo handled would rise to ...


  • Mallow Ring Road Expected To Get The Go-Ahead

    Posted date : 23-09-2014

    The news of a new Dairygold development has prioritised work on the Mallow ring road.

    Fine Gael TD for Cork East and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Barry TD, has welcomed the investment of €117m at Dairygold in Mallow and Mitchelstown, and the news that the Mallow Ring road is to become a reality.

    Mr Barry said: At the event Dairygold Chief Executive, Jim Wolfe, acknowledged the necessity of the Mallow Ring road to facilitate this major develo ...


  • £4m Invested In Road Projects In The Castlereagh Area

    Posted date : 23-09-2014

    Some £4m has been invested in roads infrastructure in the Castlereagh Borough Council area in 2013/2014.

    Speaking ahead of this evening's meeting between DRD and Castlereagh Borough Council, Transport Minister Danny Kennedy said: "My Department has invested over £135million in structural maintenance, improving the many miles of road infrastructure across Northern Ireland in the last financial year.
    "In particular in the Castlereagh Borough Council area, despite ever increasing demands on b ...


  • Eren Holdings to invest in a new cement production plant in Cameroon

    Posted date : 19-09-2014

    CEO of Turkish Eren Holdings has signed an investment agreement that will see the company undertake a new project, involving construction of a new cement production plant in Cameroon. The agreement was signed last week between the CEO and government of Cameroon.

    The new cement plant will be constructed by Eren, through its local subsidiary, Medcem Cameroon.

    Expected to be operational in 2015, the cement production plant will, at start, produce 600, 000 tones. Its installation and operation ...


  • Zambia’s US$259.3m Kazungula Bridge project kicks off

    Posted date : 19-09-2014



    Construction of the large Zambia’s Kazungula brigde has started after the ground-breaking ceremony was held on the Botswana side of the Kazungula border on 12th of this month.

    The ground-breaking ceremony was led by Vice –President Guy Scott and his Botswana counterpart, Ponatshego Kedikilwe. The former urged the contractor and supervising engineer to wrap up on working on a US$259.3 Kazungula Bridge project within the set time frame. The multimillion dollar bridge is expected to be c ...


  • New US$ 2.6bn Safi thermal power plant to be built in Morocco

    Posted date : 19-09-2014



    All is set for construction of the to-be-largest ever thermal power in Morocco, Safi thermal power plant, after signing of investment contract relating to the setting up of the plant. The signing of the contracts was done in presence of Government Chief Abdelilah Benkirane in Rabat on Wednesday this week.

    Once completed, Safi thermal power plant will give off 1, 386MW of power and will be part of the government’s strategy to counter the growing demand for electricity in the country.

    ...


  • 10-Point Action Plan Aims To Improve Recycling Across England

    Posted date : 18-09-2014

    Keep Britain Tidy has produced a 10-piont action plan to improve urban recycling rate in England as a part of the publication of its latest report, The Ur[Bin] Issue.

    The Ur[Bin] Issue report, Commissioned and sponsored by SITA UK, presents the results of a public inquiry, conducted by Keep Britain Tidy, which sought to find new ways to improve recycling rates in urban environments across England – by involving members of the public in deliberative research.

    Phil Barton, Keep Britain ...


  • Belfast Harbour To Be Extended

    Posted date : 16-09-2014

    Planning has been approved for a 60-acre extension to Belfast Harbour.

    The proposed extension will provide additional land for port-related uses by reclaiming approximately 60 acres of land from Belfast Lough beyond the end of the existing Victoria Terminal 4.
    Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: "This decision will also bring jobs in the construction phase and have knock on benefits for the quarry sector. Decisions like this all help create a better environment and a stronger economy." ...


  • €23m Announced To Carry Out Improvement Works On Social Houses

    Posted date : 16-09-2014

    An investment of €23m in capital funding has been announced to carry out improvement works to social houses in Ireland.

    €8m will be provided to local authorities for adaptations and extensions to social houses to meet needs of tenants with a disability or to address serious overcrowding.

    Under the Social Housing Investment Programme, local authorities use suitable vacant stock to meet particular needs. However there are also situations where there is no option other than adapting or ex ...


  • Chinese firms to construct the new US$ 700m Gebba River Dam, Ethiopia

    Posted date : 15-09-2014



    The Ethiopian Government has awarded a contract for the construction of a new Gebba River Dam. The cost of the contract is US$700m. It will be built along Gebba River, near the border of Jimma and Illubabur zones of the Oromia Regional State.

    The contract for the new Gebba River Dam was awarded through the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo), which is mandated to producing, transmitting, distributing and selling electrical energy in accordance with economic and social development ...


  • Gondwana to construct a US$ 45m hotel in Namibia by 2015

    Posted date : 15-09-2014



    Namibia’s leading company, Gondwana Collection, will be opening its largest hotel in Swakopmund in 2015.

    The Hotel will cost U$4.5 million and will be constructed at the corner of Theo-Ben Gurirab Avenue and Nathaniel Maxuilili Street.

    According to Gondwana’s operations Director, Alain Noirfalise, the hotel will have 54 double rooms. The envisioned, he said, is a well planned hotel complex that will be bright and spacious.

    Besides, the new Gondwana Collection hotel expected to b ...


  • Egypt to tender five US$ 2.8 b new technology parks project

    Posted date : 15-09-2014



    The government of Egypt has unveiled plans to tender five projects to construct modern technology parks across the country at an estimated US$ 2.8 b to boost its revenues. This follows planned issuance of a unified landline and mobile telecoms licenses.

    Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Mr. Atef Helmy, confirmed the planed issuance of the bids for the five projects. Mr Helmy also said that the technology parks projects will be offered to investors bef ...


  • US$1.2bn new fertilizer production plant to be built in Kenya

    Posted date : 12-09-2014



    The Government of Kenya has signed an agreement with Toyota Tsusho Corporation, which will see the global car maker construct a US$1.2bn fertilizer plant in Eldoret, Kenya.

    The project involving construction of the new fertilizer production plant will be implemented in two phases, where the first phase will see construction of a Nitrogen Potassium Calcium (NPK) production plant, while the second phase will see Toyota construct a plant for the production of Diammonium Phosphate (DAP), urea ...


  • US5.3b Link Zambia 8000 road project is creating demand for earth moving equipments

    Posted date : 12-09-2014

    Dr Guy Scott, the vice president of Zambia has said that the recently unveiled phase of Link Zambia 8000 road project is driving demand for earth-moving equipments in the country. Scott’s message was read by Labour and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda in the unveiling of the plaque at the U.S$ 14m Barloworld Equipment Kitwe facility.

    Scott said the Link Zambia project was creating new opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) leading their own contracts in Zambia and wo ...


  • Construction of US$ 7.66b new modderfontein city in South Africa to start next year

    Posted date : 12-09-2014



    Hong Kong- listed property development Group Shanghai Zendai will be constructing a US$ 7.66bn new Modderfontein City in South Africa starting next year. The project will comprise construction of a university, schools and a contemporary African gallery. Development of infrastructure, among them a Gautrain station planned for the next four to five years, is part of construction works awarded about US$ 273m.

    The city will mainly host international residents, local middle class and pensioner ...


  • US $80m Zim Plant in Zimbabwe to be completed by 2016

    Posted date : 11-09-2014



    Construction of the cement plant, Zim in Zimbabwe, will be completed by 2016 according to PPC Zimbabwe division. The plant will all cost US$ 80m upon completion.

    The company’s managing director Mr Njombo Nekula said Environmental Impact Assessment for the Zim Plant project was already approved, and construction has begun.

    The new Zim mill in Harare will give a competitive advantage to the company, and help reduce production costs since the company was importing cement manufactured aw ...


  • US-based Louis Berger to construct US$ 9.0m section of Yaoundé-Douala highway in Cameroon

    Posted date : 11-09-2014



    Louis Berger, an engineering services company based in US has secured a five-year contract for construction works to improve a section of the Yaoundé-Douala highway in Cameroon. The contract is a five-year engagement that will see the country’s Yaoundé diplomatic region connected to the country’s Douala deepwater port.

    Construction works on the Yaoundé-Douala highway by Louis Berger will make the road a straighter and safer two-lane motorway.

    The highway is a busy one, attractin ...


  • US$ 110.54b secured for the Mombasa–Bujumbura highway

    Posted date : 11-09-2014



    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has given Kenya a loan worth US$ 110.54b to construct Mombasa–Bujumbura highway that will link Kenya and Rwanda.

    Branching off the Northern Corridor at Voi, the Mombasa–Bujumbura highway will stretch 1550 kilometers. The road will also connect the Central Corridor to Tanzania at Moshi. It will also cross Arusha and Singida, on its way to Bujumbura.

    The highway will be shorter than the Northern Corridor by 455km. The Northern Corridor will run fro ...


  • Rehabilitation of the N12 in South Africa begins

    Posted date : 08-09-2014



    The rehabilitation process for the N12, which will cost US $ 11.22m, begun recently with works expected to cover the stretch from Eldorado Park to Zuurbekom next to Soweto.

    The road will get refurbishment of structural damages and full resurfacing of the freeway.

    The N12 project will see the road connecting 14 municipal wards from the cities of Westonaria, Merafong and Johannesburg is worked on, with completion expected to be in 2 years time.

    The 50-km road freeway segment being upg ...


  • US$7m projects awarded to local contractors in Namibia

    Posted date : 08-09-2014



    The government of Namibia has awarded various local contracts involving construction of various infrastructures in the country, and amounting to more than US$70 million.

    One of those projects involves removing stilt on the dam in Tchinhaca. This project is alone estimated to cost US$570,000. Another involves construction of eight houses, and is estimated o cost US$570,000.

    The government will also release money amounting to Usd 0.5 million for construction of five protocol houses by lo ...


  • SkySpark Analytics now deployed to Over 8200 buildings

    Posted date : 05-09-2014



    SkyFoundry has announced that SkySpark® analytics software has now been deployed to over 8200 buildings consisting of over 475 Million square feet, across facilities of all types. SkySpark automatically analyzes data from equipment systems and smart devices to identify issues and opportunities for improved performance and reduced operating costs. It is used in a wide range of applications including energy management, systems optimization, monitoring-based commissioning and fault detection.
    ...


  • Five new hotels to be constructed in Nairobi, Kenya at US$79m

    Posted date : 05-09-2014



    The hotel industry in Kenya is set to receive a boost following the setting up of five medium-sized new hotels in the country.

    The hotels are going to be constructed in various parts of Nairobi, with construction works expected to kick off this year. Once complete, the new hotels will increase the number of hotel rooms in the city by 704.

    Various firms will be involved in setting up the new hotels. According to a report released by W Hospitality Group, a new Tribe hotel is going to be ...


  • BOVE GENERATORS

    Posted date : 05-09-2014

    Bove generators Company has manufactured generators for over 35 years, with a range up to 2200 kVA. The “LEAN” concept adopted at all production stages allows the manufacturer to reduce cost, in addition to improving the quality and accuracy of the assembled products (Italy-made). Cost reduction allows Bove to offer products to international markets at very competitive prices.

    The company runs its manufacturing unit at Battipaglia, Salerno, Italy. The generating sets are powered by Perkin ...


  • Newtown Junction building in South Africa to be completed this September

    Posted date : 05-09-2014

    Construction work at the Newtown Junction building in Johannesburg, which is under Atterbury Property Holdings, is expected to end in September 2014.

    Construction work at the site began in October 2012, with Aurecon selected as the structural engineer for the project.

    The Newtown Junction is constructed in such a way to incorporate different users. It would include construction of a 36000 m² shopping center, office space of up to 30 000 m², a gymnasium, and a basement with four levels to ...


  • French Open Day for TWS

    Posted date : 05-09-2014

    Terex Washing Systems to showcase Aggwash wash plant at exclusive open day event in Chambellay

    TEREX Washing Systems (TWS) have announced that the second of several planned ‘Open Days’ in 2014 will take place on Friday 12 September in Chambellay, France.

    Dealers and customers from France and neighbouring countries will be able to see a recently installed Terex Aggwash wash plant processing natural sand and gravel to produce three aggregate grades, one sand and one oversize product.

    ...


  • New primary jaw module from Terex MPS

    Posted date : 05-09-2014

    Terex Minerals Processing Systems launch large-capacity MJ47 primary jaw module

    TEREX Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) have launched the new MJ47 primary jaw crusher module, increasing the application capabilities and crushing capacity of their existing modular product range with their largest jaw module to date.

    The Terex MJ47 jaw crusher module, which is designed for large quarries or contractors who want a stationary-type design without the complexity of a normal built-on-site plant, f ...


  • The Construction of Namialo-Rio Lurio Road in Mozambique completed

    Posted date : 29-08-2014



    The construction of Namialo-Rio Lurio road in Mozambique has been completed. This involved construction of the lot 1 and 2 of the N1 highway in the Nampula Province.

    The project, which consumed a total cost of $46 million comprises of lot 1 that runs from Namialo to Mecutuchi River Bridge and takes 75 km. the bridge was built by the Italian company CMC. The Lot 2 is also 75km and runs from the aforementioned bridge to the bridge over the Lurio River. The latter bridge cost 47 million U.S. ...


  • MW Generators

    Posted date : 29-08-2014

    The MW generators Group was established by Matty Walsh in 1992. Over the years the core sectors of the business has grown to meet customer’s demands. They are a leading Generator, Plant & Pump Sales & Hire Company, with worldwide coverage.

    Their dedicated service engineers are provincially based making delivery service on time, and give customers fast reliable back up when needed. They upgrade their fleet frequently, making sure their fleet offers the latest innovations with minimal breakdo ...


  • Hartl distributorship for Blue Group

    Posted date : 28-08-2014

    Blue Group appointed to handle UK sales of specialist crushing and screening buckets for excavators

    SCREENING, crushing, recycling and materials-handling equipment distributors Blue Group have been appointed as UK distributors for the range of specialist screening and crushing excavator buckets manufactured by Hartl of Austria.

    ‘To us, Hartl specialist buckets seem an obvious extra string to our bow,’ said Blue Group’s managing director, Pat McGeary. ‘The clever design, build quali ...


  • Professional Mining Programme launched by CSM

    Posted date : 28-08-2014

    Camborne School of Mines to introduce new part-time postgraduates courses from January 2015

    CAMBORNE School of Mines (CSM) has announced the launch of a pioneering new programme, designed to deliver key learning and professional development to employees and stakeholders within the mining industry.

    The Professional Mining Programme will provide current mining employees from diverse business specialisms, regulators and service providers with a wide-ranging, innovative, flexible and industry- ...


  • New Glasgow asphalt plant for Hillhouse Quarry Group

    Posted date : 28-08-2014

    Ammann plant to provide more efficient coverage and service as well as opening up new opportunities

    EARLIER this year Scotland’s Hillhouse Quarry Group completed the commissioning of a state-of-the-art asphalt production facility at a new site in Cambuslang, Glasgow.

    Strategically placed to serve Glasgow and the central belt of Scotland, the new multi-million-pound facility complements the existing asphalt plants operated by the group at the Hillhouse Quarry site in Troon.

    The new pla ...


  • $65m mall in Egypt to be constructed in 6th of October City

    Posted date : 27-08-2014



    IFC has disbursed, among other loans, funds to one real estate investment company to construct a $65m mall in 6th of October City, among other projects funded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC ) in different regions. The general manager of IFC Mr Mouayed Makhlouf has said.

    He has also said that, apart from the funds given to construct a $65m mall in Egypt, IFC gave the country the largest proportion of funding in the region, approximately $1 billion.

    The real estate develop ...


  • Arab Contractors to implement $27m new road projects in Egypt

    Posted date : 25-08-2014



    Arab Contractors Company (AC), a leading construction firm has been awarded a tender worth $27M to implement construction of 400km roads stretch in Egypt.

    In a statement sent to the media by Arab Contractors Company (AC) and signed by the board of Directors Eng. Mohsen Salah, the company is still negotiating to obtain an extra 200 km so that the targeted length of implementing the projects for the first phase will be up to 600 Km.

    The statement added that the company is scheduled to fi ...


  • Aluminium Middle East 2015

    Posted date : 25-08-2014

    Be a part of ALUMINIUM MIDDLE EAST 2015, a definite
    platform for industry professionals to exchange knowledge,
    share best-practice, discover new technology and generate
    business opportunities.

    Launched in 2009, the event brings together international
    industry front-runners including producers, manufacturers
    and processors of raw materials and end products made with
    aluminium components, as well as suppliers of technologies
    and accessories for aluminium production, processing
    and refin ...


  • Department of Human Settlements South Africa to spend US $0.47b on housing programmes in 2014/2015 financial year

    Posted date : 22-08-2014



    Department of Human Settlement has released its budget and according to the human settlement MEC Jacob Mamabolo, US $0.42bn will be used for all housing programmes in the department, something which will be of help to the many citizens looking for housing help.

    Mamabolo also noted that the rapid urbanization in Gauteng called for new homes which accommodated people of different races. The housing department was capable of bringing this into place through the use of land and houses.

    The ...


  • Building and construction,mining and water technology trade exhibition

    Posted date : 22-08-2014

    Exhibitors from over 30 countries participating at Kenya’s Biggest Int’l. Multi-Sector Trade Exhibition

    The largest international trade exhibition in Africa for multi-sector products, equipment and machinery, will take place in Nairobi, Kenya at the KICC from The 03 – 05 of October with record breaking numbers. Exhibitors and trade visitors are said to increase by 27% and 24% respectively at the 18th edition of the Kenya International Trade Exhibition (KITE). The exhibition has grown in ...


  • AUSSIE’S MOBILE PUMP A WINNER

    Posted date : 22-08-2014



    A new heavy duty, trolley mounted 4 trash pumps Power Equipment Australia’s ‘Hire Product of the Year’ referred to as “Aussie Site Boss”. The pump is designed for tough dewatering and water supply applications for hire, construction, mine and quarry markets.

    The new trolley mounted machine was designed by Australian Pump to align with new OH & S rules relating to the movement of the equipment on site.

    According to the Product Manager, Brad Farrugia, “Traditionally pumps of ...


  • Arab Contractors wins contract worth US$80m to build 3 key industrial zones in Algeria

    Posted date : 20-08-2014



    The Arab Contractors (AC), one of the leading construction companies in the Middle East and Africa, has been given a nod by the Algeria government to implement three major industrial zones in the Northern African country.

    According to the Chief Executive of the Arab Contractors Ashraf Rateb, the company is implementing water utilities alongside other infrastructure works for the three major Algerian industrial zones at total cost of US$180 million.

    However, the Egyptian company has cla ...


  • Terex® Environmental Equipment to exhibit at the RWM Show in Birmingham, UK

    Posted date : 20-08-2014

    Terex® Environmental Equipment are to exhibit at the Recycling Waste Management Show in Birmingham UK , 16 – 18 September 2014. The attendance at this show sees TEE move from a previously North American based distribution strategy into the rest of the world, as part of the ongoing expansion with their product portfolio.

    TEE Business Line Director, Martin Dummigan, commented, “As part of the TEE business development we have focused on expanding our distribution and product strategy into w ...


  • Flexco introduce new secondary belt cleaner

    Posted date : 20-08-2014

    Latest Y-Type cleaner provides improved belt cleaning efficiency and easier maintenance

    FLEXCO have unveiled their new Y-Type secondary cleaner which has been designed to deliver improved belt cleaning efficiency and easy maintenance. The easy-to-install cleaner comes with urethane blades that provide an effective solution for belt cleaning challenges.

    The 3in urethane blade segments on the cleaner conform to worn or damaged belts, while the spring tensioner ensures that there is consisten ...


  • Hitachi launch two new ZW-5 wheel loaders

    Posted date : 20-08-2014

    ZW140-5 and ZW150-5 models offer reduced environmental impact and improved operator safety

    HITACHI Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) have introduced the ZW140-5 and ZW150-5 wheel loaders – two productive and powerful machines that offer a reduced environmental impact and a focus on operator safety and manoeuvrability.

    The ZW140-5 and the ZW150-5 use significantly less fuel than previous models, while maintaining the same high levels of performance and productivity. The 5.2-litre, ...


  • CEMEX concrete for Mexico’s largest petrochemical project

    Posted date : 20-08-2014

    Supply of various ready-mixed concrete mixes for challenging Etileno XXI project nearing completion

    CEMEX say they are well on their way to completing the supply of 250,000 cubic meters of various specialized ready-mixed concretes for the construction of the new Braskem Idesa Etileno XXI plant in Veracruz, Mexico.

    The plant, which will produce ethylene and polyethylene, is the largest petrochemical
    investment in Mexico in the past 20 years.

    CEMEX began supplying the project in 2012 wit ...


  • US$ 285m limestone mining plant to be set up in Kenya

    Posted date : 18-08-2014



    Kenya’s Athi River Mining Company (ARM) has been given the go-ahead to set up a US$ 285m limestone mining plant in Ngaie, Kyuso district.

    Minerals executive George Mulatya was pleased when confirming the reports and he said the cement firm is expected to set up a clinker and cement manufacturing plant which will in return create 7,000 jobs and give the Government US$ 3m in annual revenue.

    Mr. Mulatya pointed out that although 2,000 residents will be displaced due the massive project, ...


  • Egypt scouts for funds for metro line 3, Phase IV

    Posted date : 18-08-2014



    The government of Egypt is looking for USD 26B to finance the fourth phase of expansion of Cairo Metro Third Line.

    Egypt’s government is keen to invest in the Cairo Metro Third Line so that it can boost its already wounded economy, which is recovering from the political turmoil that started in 2011.

    Chairman of National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) Ismail El-Nagdy revealed, last week, that the government is in its final stages of scouting for funding of the project, and it is expected ...


  • Machinery Movers Magazine

    Posted date : 18-08-2014

    Machinery Movers Magazine has convened a committee to ensure that its Construction & Quarry Machinery Show (CQMS) which takes place in Ireland next year will meet the specific needs of the industry and its customers.
    "As our industry starts to grow again I feel it is important that we get a show set up for the Irish market that acts as platform for end users to look at the range of new equipment that is available in its working environment," explained the show's creator and Machinery Movers' pu ...


  • World’s largest circular vibratory screener

    Posted date : 15-08-2014

    Kason introduce 7 square metre vibratory screener capable of outputs up to 150 tonnes/h

    WITH a diameter of 254cm, Kason’s model K100-2(IRC)-SS is the largest circular vibratory screener in the world, according to company president Henry Alamzad. With a screening area in excess of seven square metres, it can separate oversize particles from bulk material at rates up to 150 tonnes/h.

    Totally enclosed for dust-tight operation, the unit features a high-capacity Kascade internal recycle scree ...


  • New Volvo package for Skene Group

    Posted date : 15-08-2014

    Company takes delivery of an EC480D excavator and the first Stage IV Final L220H to be sold in GB

    SKENE Group Ltd of Glenrothes, in Fife, have added a Volvo EC480D and the latest H-series L220H complete with 5.6 cubic metre rehandling bucket to their fleet of predominantly Volvo-badged equipment after a careful evaluation of the market.

    ‘The complete package on offer from Volvo from the initial quote, trade-in valuation and order to the delivery process and after-sales service support is ...


  • New Doosan Wheel Loader and Excavator at ETM Recycling

    Posted date : 30-07-2014

    ETM Recycling, based in Bristol in the UK, has purchased new Doosan Stage IIIB compliant DL250-3 wheel loader and DX140LC-3 crawler excavator models. Supplied by Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd, the Authorised Dealer for the Doosan and Bobcat range for the whole of South West England, the new Doosan machines are part of over £750,000 worth of new investment in ETM’s state-of-the-art screening and crushing facility at Durnford Quarry in Bristol.

    Making it possible to convert up to 250 tonne of i ...


  • Several new contract awards for Dernaseer.

    Posted date : 30-07-2014

    Following involvement in the recent CTT Moscow and Hillhead exhibitions Dernaseer are celebrating several contracts to provide washing equipment to companies in Russia, UK, Ireland and the Caribbean. This news further enhances the company’s position as a leading provider of washing solutions to the quarry and recycling industry worldwide.

    Sales Director Martin Conway explained “we have been doing a little business in Russia over the past couple of years but at CTT we were able to finalis ...


  • ESB Reviews Plans For Old Poolbeg Power Station Site

    Posted date : 30-07-2014

    Electricity firm ESB is currently reviewing plans for the future of the old Poolbeg power station site.

    The company has confirmed it will make a decision by the end of this year.

    ESB will consider a wide range of issues including the safety and structural integrity of the old station.In a statement ESB said: "Based on the reactions and feedback we have received from the public over many years we are aware that there are polarised views as to whether the towers should be maintained. Irrespe ...


  • 92% Of Buildings In Ireland Receive A/B Rating

    Posted date : 30-07-2014

    The Building Energy Rating (BER) was introduced by the Green Party.

    Eamon Ryan, Green Party Leader, said: "The statistics from the CSO show that we still need to do more in improving our housing stock – 56% of the houses built between 1978 and 1999 still have a D rating or worse. The Green Party started tackling that problem by massively increasing the level of retrofitting of existing buildings, but the current government has cut in half that labour intensive activity. It's time for the go ...


  • Faresin Industries conquest of the Australian market Order of 38 new machines from Chesterfield Australia

    Posted date : 28-07-2014

    The Italian company based in Breganze (VI), an international leader in the manufacture of mixer wagons and telescopic handlers, has received an important order of 38 new machines from Chesterfield Australia. The recently appointed distributor, Chesterfield Australia is the exclusive Faresin Industries importer for New South Wales and Queensland regions.

    A partnership, the one between Faresin Industries and Chesterfield Australia was born also from a similar business concept: the Australian co ...


  • Samsung Electronics to Construct a US $20m Manufacturing Firm in South Africa

    Posted date : 28-07-2014



    Samsung Electronics recently noted that it will be constructing its African manufacturing firm worth US $20m in Dube Tradeport, South Africa. Construction of the new TV plant will begin later in the year and the investment will go up to 2018.

    The firm will cater for the rising demands of Samsung goods in the continent and help save on cost logistics, while at the same time solidifying the company’s leadership in Electronics manufacturing.

    Dube Tradeport was chosen for the firm becaus ...


  • Ethiopia to construct US$101m new parliament complex

    Posted date : 25-07-2014



    Speakers of the House of Peoples’ Representative (HPR) and the House of Federation (HoF) in Ethiopia have signed a deal that will pave way for construction of a US$101m new parliament complex which is expected to host about 900 MPs.

    Abadula Gemeda, the speaker of (HPR) said that the process of selecting the best design took longer than expected since they had to make sure that the design selected was able to withstand the test of time and be available for generations to come.

    The new ...


  • Ground breaks on SAs latest Langa Junction shopping centre

    Posted date : 25-07-2014

    By March next year one of Cape Town’s busiest train stations, Langa, will have a 5,000m² specially tailored pedestrianised shopping centre to cater for the 45,000 commuters who use the station daily.

    It will be the newest commuter-based retail development in the country and forms part of the extensive recent urban upgrade of the Langa station and its surrounds by the City of Cape Town.

    The developers behind Langa Junction shopping centre, Nu-WayHousing Developments and its sister compan ...


  • Another 26 Cat excavators for Hewden

    Posted date : 25-07-2014

    Plant hirer’s latest £3 million core fleet deal takes Finning haul to £35 million in last the 12 months

    NATIONAL plant hirers Hewden have confirmed yet another deal with Finning to expand their core fleet with an additional investment of £3 million, taking the total value of purchases in the last 12 months to £35 million. The latest purchase will see Finning deliver a further 26 Caterpillar hydraulic excavators.

    The new order consists of 21 Cat 320EL and five 312E machines. This adds ...


  • Sudan, Chad to build a railway at US$2b

    Posted date : 24-07-2014



    A railway that will connect Chad and Sudan and expand up to Duala, Cameroon, will be built following a tri-partite agreement to be made between Chad and Sudan.

    Funds for construction are expected to come from the Chinese Import and Export Bank, and the two countries will be sending a delegation to china with respect to this.

    Sudanese ruling party official Hassan Bargo said the delegation would sign a contract with the bank in respect to this and added that the money would see the railw ...


  • StarTimes to launch US$80m centre in Kenya

    Posted date : 24-07-2014



    StarTimes has launched its plans to set up their Africa’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The project will be executed at an estimated cost of US$80m in Karen, Nairobi on a 20,000 ㎡ land. The centre is to be ready by the end of 2015.

    The centre will act as the Group’s headquarters and Dubbing Center for Film and Broadcast Television in Kenya. StarTimes’ president Pang Xinxing indicated that the Group came to that decision based on Kenya’s strong economy, and the government’s c ...


  • Aggregates business buys fuel saving JCB loaders

    Posted date : 22-07-2014

    Leading North East construction firm, The Owen Pugh Group, has bought two JCB 457 wheeled loading shovels for loading aggregates at its quarry in Whitburn, near Sunderland.

    The company also purchased seven JCB tracked excavators - one JS130, two JS160, three JS220 and a JS260 model - in the same deal. These will be used for earthmoving, demolition and general works by the Owen Pugh Contracts team.

    The two new JCB 457 wheeled loading shovels are operating at Marsden Quarry - on behalf of th ...


  • Bradley Demolition speed up their operation with the Lehnhoff Variolock Quick Coupler

    Posted date : 22-07-2014

    Bradley Demolition operates throughout the North West and also Cumbria, Yorkshire, parts of Scotland, the Midlands and Wales. Trading successfully since 1996, they offer a full range of demolition services including: demolition, consultancy, asbestos removal, soft strip out works, remediation, concrete crushing and industrial dismantling.

    They have the equipment and expertise to meet the requirements of a wide range of projects; with long experience in the industry they provide a high quality ...


  • Construction Industry Register Ireland Launched

    Posted date : 22-07-2014

    The new Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) has been officially launched.

    Environment Minister Phil Hogan TD announced the new facility, which aims to enable the public, public procurement authorities and construction professionals to conduct all-Ireland searches for construction companies.

    CIRI has been set up by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) following discussions with the Minister and his Department. It covers 39 categories, including house building, extensions, pl ...


  • Namibian Women Participate in the Construction of Houses

    Posted date : 22-07-2014



    The mass housing construction project in Namibia has received massive help from women as they grab the opportunity of learning construction of houses from ground level to roofing.

    Some have even gone further to install plumbing and electrical wiring. This has led to the Women in Construction Initiative in Namibia to get five houses out of the 320 that will be constructed in the first phase of the housing project.

    Most of the women who have decided to participate in the construction com ...


  • Tanzania to construct US$7b railway line from Dar to Burundi

    Posted date : 22-07-2014



    The government of Tanzania has made strategic plans to construct a railway line from Dar-es-Salaam to Mwanza, linking central regions up to Burundi via Isaka.

    This statement was made by the Prime Minister of Tanzania Mizengo Pinda, who also added that the rail will be a standard gauge railway that will help curb the frequent costs of repairs made to the existing railway line. The line will run from Tabora to Kigoma and Tabora to Mwanza, including some parts of Kailua region to Mpanda.

    ...


  • Case Construction Equipment introduces its backhoe loader range in Africa

    Posted date : 18-07-2014

    Case Construction Equipment further expands its industry-leading backhoe loader range in Africa and the Middle East with the new Case 570T, which is designed to win over customers looking for productivity, versatility and fast Return On Investment.

    The Case 570T model represents the continuity of the CASE DNA, built on the company’s long history of industry firsts which include the world’s first factory-built tractor loader backhoe introduced in 1957. More than 600,000 units later, Case b ...


  • Alexander Forbes to construct housing units at US$30m in Kenya

    Posted date : 18-07-2014



    Alexander Forbes, a leading retirement funds consulting and administration provider is set to enter into the Kenyan real estate industry by constructing housing units for their retirement fund members.

    The project has been named Riverine Estate and will be conducted at a cost of US$30m. The firm indicated that the housing units are meant for their members after they retire, but some of them will be sold at a higher price so as to maximize on returns. The project is expected to be complete ...


  • Bluesea Energy to set up wind power plant in Kenya

    Posted date : 16-07-2014



    Bluesea Energy is making plans to enter into the alternative energy market in Kenya. The company seeks to generate power and connect to the national grid at Ntumburi Meru County, and produce 40-megawatt of wind power.

    Kenyan laws require that a company is to publish their intentions for applying for a license in two major national newspapers, 15 days before the application in order to engage the public for any objections that may arise due to the application.

    Bluesea Energy aims to pro ...


  • West African sub-region set for a power grid

    Posted date : 16-07-2014



    National Electricity Companies in West Africa have reached an agreement that will ensure establishment of a reliable power grid for the West African sub-region.

    The agreement will see establishment of a power plant in Ghana and about 450 megawatts of power will be generated and served to some countries in the region

    The power generated will help boost economic growth in this region, according to President Mahama. Mahama expressed this when Sierra Leone President paid him a courtesy cal ...


  • Nigeria‘s $18 billion Centenary City constructions kicks off

    Posted date : 09-07-2014



    Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan flagged off the construction of the ($18b) Centenary City in Abuja to mark Nigeria’s 100 years of nationhood.

    At the groundbreaking ceremony of the City along the Airport Road, Goodluck described the project as not just a residential, but also an economic city that will be a trade free zone, modern and unique. Among the state-of-the-art facilities is a Presidential Archive in a city that will represent modernity and Nigeria’s distinct cultural h ...


  • Doosan launch two new Tier 4 Final ADT models

    Posted date : 09-07-2014

    New versions of DA30 and DA40 articulated dumptrucks to meet Stage IV/Tier 4 Final regulations

    DOOSAN Construction Europe have introduced new Stage IV/Tier 4 Final versions of their DA30 and DA40 articulated dumptrucks (ADTs). As with all Doosan ADTs, the two new models feature an articulation hinge positioned behind the turning ring to provide equal weight distribution to the front axle even during maximum steer articulation.

    This, together with a free-swinging rear tandem bogie, ensures ...


  • Nigeria to construct major stadium at Elebele

    Posted date : 02-07-2014



    Nigeria’s Bayelsa State has approved US$215m for the construction of a major stadium at Elebele in the Ogbia local government area.
    The tender to build the stadium and other sports facilities has been awarded to Buoshishi Nigeria International Limited.

    According to the State Commissioner for Works, Lawrence Ehwrudjakpo, the project which will be completed within four years will be solely funded by Buoshishi International Company. On completion and verification of the 25,500 capacity st ...


  • Anthony O’Connor revolutionize high reach

    Posted date : 01-07-2014

    Demolition contractors unveil world’s first 50-tonne telescopic ultra high-reach excavator

    ANTHONY O’Connor & Sons Ltd (AOC) have introduced the world’s first working 50-tonne class telescopic ultra high-reach demolition excavator at Hillhead 2014.

    In late 2013 AOC directors Jon O'Connor, Anthony O'Connor and Luke Roche discussed a replacement for their Komatsu PC450 high-reach demolition excavator.
    Their requirements were 34m reach with a three-tonne attachment on a base machine n ...


  • South African province Gets to US $43.45mn for Housing Project

    Posted date : 01-07-2014



    US $43.45m has been set aside by the North West Provincial Government to cater for construction of houses in the mining area of Marikana.

    According to the Premier of the region Supra Mahumapelo, more focus will be given to the troubled region. The housing project is expected to start immediately under the name Marikana Extension 2 Integrated Development.

    In addition, 400 hectares of land has been purchased from private land owners in Marikana at the cost of US $ 4.44m for purposes of s ...


  • L Lynch invest in 38 new CAT machines from Finning

    Posted date : 01-07-2014

    One of the UK’s largest plant hirers, L Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage Ltd., has taken delivery of thirty-eight new Cat® machines from Finning, following on from the success of twenty-two Cat machines delivered in 2013. The order features thirty Cat 308E hydraulic excavators and eight Cat D6N track-type tractors, trebling the companies existing fleet of the model.

    The new machines will strengthen the company’s fleet with more environmentally friendly machinery and allow customers to benefi ...


  • TEREX Washing Systems continues to expand presence in North America

    Posted date : 01-07-2014

    Terex Washing Systems (TWS) are delighted to announce the launch of a dedicated Centre of Excellence (COE) in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Following the appointment of a Regional Sales and Distributor Manager in NA last year, coupled with the official launch of the award winning AggreSand™ 165 in NC in November 2013, demand and enquiries for TWS equipment has reached unprecedented levels. To facilitate this growth and ensure a full and dedicated line of support for the TWS distributor network and ...


  • Hillhead 2014 is a great success for exhibitors

    Posted date : 01-07-2014

    The HUB team attended Hillhead 2014 last week, near Buxton in Derbyshire, and spent three days visiting clients, both existing and new. The great news is that the overall 'buzz' from the show was extremely positive and exhibitors were making the most of the great weather conditions and very high visitor numbers, around 17,500 in total.

    Quite a few exhibitors were selling equipment straight off their stands and also taking orders for factory production throughout the three days, this is great ...


  • Tesab launch the new 8542TBF Tracked Stockpiling Conveyor

    Posted date : 24-06-2014

    Tesab is a family of engineering companies located throughout Scandinavia and Northern Ireland.

    They have vast experience in the manufacture of equipment for the mining, quarrying, recycling, asphalt and concrete industries.

    From its beginnings at Tesab Svenska AB over half a century ago, the company has grown into a truly global organisation. With the acquisition of Mockeln Svenska AB and Trackstack UK Ltd. the company further consolidated its position as a top manufacturer in its field.
    ...


  • TEREX FINLAY GO ELECTRIC AND OFFER UP TO 36% ENERGY SAVINGS

    Posted date : 24-06-2014

    Terex Finlay are introducing Dual Power J-1175 jaw and C-1540 cone crushers as the latest addition to the their crushing and screening range and offer UK* customers up to 36% energy savings. These two machines compliment the existing 694+ dual power meaning that Terex Finlay can now offer the operator a full mobile crushing and screening train that can be run from mains electric supply and has the flexibility to run self powered if necessary.

    Call by the Terex Finlay stand at Hillhead and ask ...


  • Terex Finlay go electric at Hillhead 2014

    Posted date : 20-06-2014

    Terex Finlay have announced an exciting line up of new model launches at Hillhead 2014. The new product launches that will be made at the show include: 893, 883+ and 883+ Spaleck heavy-duty screeners and 693+ inclined screener. New product crusher launches that will be demonstrated at the show include C-1550 cone crusher, I-100RS impact crusher and J-1170AS jaw crusher. These new models are the result of extensive and robust engineering and NPPD initiatives and testing schedules. In the working ...


  • Industry leaders gather for Bulk2014

    Posted date : 20-06-2014

    Event brings the most influential members of the materials-handling industry together under one roof

    MORE than 80 bulk handling industry leaders gathered for the sector’s premier professional networking event, the Materials Handling Engineers Association’s (MHEA) Bulk2014 conference.

    The event, held on 21–22 May at the Forest Pines Conference Centre in Lincolnshire, was sponsored by Geo Robson and Flexco and supported by MHEA individual and corporate members, as well as more than 20 ...


  • Chinese Premier meets JCB chairman

    Posted date : 20-06-2014

    Li Keqiang gets an insight into JCB business from company chairman Lord Bamford

    JCB chairman Lord Bamford last night met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at an event designed to promote trade growth for British companies.

    The reception for British businesses was staged at the Natural History Museum in London, where guests included Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and HRH The Duke of York.

    JCB opened their Chinese manufacturing plant in Pudong, near Shanghai, in 2006 to serve the cou ...


  • Tesab launch the new 8542TBF Tracked Stockpiling Conveyor

    Posted date : 18-06-2014

    Tesab is a family of engineering companies located throughout Scandinavia and Northern Ireland.

    They have vast experience in the manufacture of equipment for the mining, quarrying, recycling, asphalt and concrete industries.

    From its beginnings at Tesab Svenska AB over half a century ago, the company has grown into a truly global organisation. With the acquisition of Mockeln Svenska AB and Trackstack UK Ltd. the company further consolidated its position as a top manufacturer in its field.
    ...


  • Powerscreen launch a number of innovative new products at Hillhead 2014

    Posted date : 18-06-2014

    “Powerscreen will use Hillhead 2014 as a platform to launch a number of innovative new products,” said Damian Power, Powerscreen Global Product Line Director. “Traditionally, Hillhead is always a successful show for Powerscreen and the industry and we are looking forward to the 2014 show.”

    Visitors to the demonstration area will see four new machines working. The Powerscreen® Premiertrak™ 300 HA jaw crusher and Powerscreen® Warrior™ 2100 screen will both be working independently ...


  • CMB launch the RC150 Rubble Crusher at Hillhead 2014!

    Posted date : 18-06-2014

    CMB International will be exhibiting the latest addition to the CMB family: the RC150 Rubble Crusher This mobile jaw crusher is mounted on a trailer and can be hitched to the back of a pick-up truck or tractor for transportation between sites, making it ideal for small to moderate-sized projects.

    The company will also be promoting their range of static and mobile plant, which includes jaw crushers, cone crushers, screens and feeders, and their wear and spare parts and on-site services.

    Joi ...


  • First Hitachi hybrid in Europe delivered to France

    Posted date : 10-06-2014

    Cotra Styl take delivery of new ZH210LC-5 excavator from Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV

    FRENCH plant-hire firm Cotra Styl have acquired the first Hitachi hybrid excavator in Europe in an official ceremony held at the company’s office in Trappes, to the west of Paris.

    Cotra Style first saw the hybrid machine at last year’s Bauma exhibition in Munich and then tested a prototype version for six weeks on native soil. The company’s business strategy focuses on environmental pe ...


  • Caterpillar roll out new 990K wheel loader

    Posted date : 10-06-2014

    Latest wheel loader model offers increased productivity, improved safety and greater operator efficiency

    ACCORDING to Caterpillar, the new 990K wheel loader offers more power and increased payload for greater productivity and fuel efficiency compared to its 990H predecessor. The machine has a redesigned cab that delivers a superior operator interface and quiet environment, while several new features promote operator and maintenance technician safety and performance.

    Designed as an optimum ...


  • Terex truck deal completed

    Posted date : 06-06-2014

    Volvo has finalised the $160m acquisition of the Terex truck business. The deal includes the main production facility in Motherwell and the rigid and articulated product ranges. It also covers distribution of haulers in the U.S. as well as a 25.2% holding in NHL, the company that manufactures and sells the rigid models under the Terex brand in China.
    TEREX-TR60-(3)feat

    The trucks will extend Volvo’s reach in the light mining market.

    In 2013 the acquired businesses, excluding NHL, had ne ...


  • By Royal appointment

    Posted date : 06-06-2014

    The owner of an agricultural dealership ended up with more than he bargained for after a visit to last year’s Royal Highland Show. Months later he had a distribution deal with a German manufacturer and had entered the construction equipment market.

    Last week a consignment of dumpers arrived at the HQ of Alan Mackay Machinery (Forfar) Ltd as the company celebrated its first big order since becoming the latest addition to the Wacker Neuson dealer network in Scotland. The eight one-tonne machi ...


  • WW2 Cat tractor returns to Gold Beach

    Posted date : 06-06-2014

    Finning customers take fully operational veteran Cat D8-8R to Normandy landings beach celebration

    FINNING customers Andrew Bettney and Paul Marriott are taking this 70-year-old, fully operational Caterpillar D8-8R track-type tractor back to the scene of its past glory as part of this week's Normandy landings celebration.

    While it is not clear exactly how the tractor was used on the beaches during the D-Day landings, it is known that it was in service with the Royal Engineers 79th Armoured ...


  • Breedon acquire Huntsmans Quarries

    Posted date : 06-06-2014

    £15 million acquisition expands Breedon’s regional presence into Gloucestershire and Worcestershire

    BREEDON Aggregates, the UK’s largest independent aggregates business, have acquired Huntsman’s Quarries Ltd, a long-established aggregates company based in the North Cotswolds, for a cash consideration of £15 million.

    Huntsmans operate a substantial limestone quarry and ready-mixed concrete plant at Naunton, between Cheltenham and Chipping Norton, together with a second ready-mixed c ...


  • Doosan G240WCU Tier IV Final Generator

    Posted date : 04-06-2014



    The G240 includes a reconfigured control panel with a newly integrated digital controller, the DynaGen TG-410 rugged controller.

    Doosan Portable Power has launched the company's first Tier IV Final generator — the G240WCU — which includes a new control panel for easier operation and enhanced design for reliability in the harshest of job site environments.

    "The launch of this Tier IV Final Doosan generator is evidence of our company's continued leadership in Tier changes," said Wyat ...


  • Atlas Copco Launches XATS 1050 Flexible Portable Compressor

    Posted date : 04-06-2014



    The XATS 1050 produces 1050 cfm of free air delivery at an operating pressure of 150 psi, or 950 cfm at 200 psi. This dual rating system ensures flexibility for a range of applications.

    Atlas Copco Portable Energy has announced the XATS 1050, a portable compressor that offers a flexible output with variable pressure and flow settings.

    The XATS 1050 produces 1,050 cfm of free air delivery at an operating pressure of 150 psi, or 950 cfm at 200 psi. This dual rating system ensures flexibi ...


  • Mozambique receives US$124m for infrastructure development

    Posted date : 03-06-2014



    The government of Mozambique in collaboration with the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) of South Korea has signed US$124m two loan agreements for the construction of roads and landfills. The agreement was signed on Monday by the finance minister Manuel Chang and the Vice-president of Eximbank, Yim Seong-hyeog.

    One of the loans, US$74m has been set aside for the construction of the roads between the town of Nampula and the town of Nametil, capital of Mogovolas district. The other US$48m has b ...


  • Wirtgen Limited presents new Kleemann products and solutions for road construction and repair at Hillhead 2014.

    Posted date : 03-06-2014

    Visitors to this year's Hillhead trade show can look forward to 15 exhibits from the extensive Wirtgen Group product range. The absolute highlight is Kleemann's new MOBICONE MCO 9 EVO mobile cone crusher, which is making its worldwide début almost simultaneously at the exhibitions in Buxton (UK) and Moscow (Russia). The specialist for mobile crushers and screens developed this compact system especially for the contractor market. The key attractions of the MCO 9 EVO are its excellent end product ...


  • Terex Finlay announce an exciting line up of new model launches at Hillhead, 2014.

    Posted date : 03-06-2014

    Terex Finlay will be showcasing an exciting line up of new model launches at Hillhead, with their dual powered mobile train of crushing and screener in the main demonstration area set to be one of the highlights of the show. The dual powered train comprises the class leading J-1175 jaw crusher, C-1540 cone crusher and 694+ inclined screen.

    Other models that will be on display on the Terex Finlay stand include: C-1550 cone crusher, I-100RS impact crusher, J-1170AS jaw crusher, 693+ inclined sc ...


  • Second Komatsu hybrid for JPE Aggregates

    Posted date : 30-05-2014

    Midlands-based aggregates supplier takes delivery of second Komatsu HB215LC-1 hybrid excavator

    MIDLANDS-based JPE Aggregates, one of the leading suppliers of aggregates, sand and soils to the construction industry, have bought a second Komatsu HB215LC-1 hybrid excavator from Marubeni-Komatsu Ltd. The machine has been set to work at JPE’s recycling operation at Shire Oak Quarry, near Walsall, in Staffordshire.

    Following the £2 million installation of a state-of-the-art CDE aggregate-wash ...


  • Kilsaran lead the way in hard landscaping BIM objects

    Posted date : 30-05-2014

    Company begins roll-out of full-colour 3D library of Building Information Modelling objects

    PAVING and walling specialists Kilsaran International are the first paving manufacturers to release a full-colour, fully rendered, 3D library of Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects as part of a BIM roll-out plan for the coming months.

    The software supports collaborative partnerships by allowing industry professionals, including architects, landscapers and builders, to simulate the construct ...


  • JCB Launches 540-200 Telehandler

    Posted date : 30-05-2014



    JCB's 540-200 telescopic handlers have an all-new five-section telescopic boom and offer customers a 66 ft. (20 m) lift height, making the Loadall the highest reaching in JCB's range.

    The 540-200 comes with a Tier IV Interim driveline and is powered by JCB's Ecomax diesel engine, delivering 109 hp (81 kW), up from the previous machine's 100 hp (74.5 kW). Of more significance than the power output, the JCB Ecomax engine produces a strong 377 ft. lb. (512 Nm) of torque, up from 324 ft. lb. ...


  • Hamm Demolition Roller Makes Quick Work of PCC Pavements

    Posted date : 30-05-2014



    A marriage of cold mill-style pavement cutting tools to a vibrating soil compactor has resulted in a roller that can cheaply shatter aged portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements, and may lead to a new era in pavement demolition and crack-and-seat reconstruction, according to the manufacturer.

    Breaking of PCC pavements slated for removal has been done by time-consuming guillotine-style or percussive breakers, backhoes with breakers, dozers with rippers, or costly ultrasonic vibration by s ...


  • Pump meets the demands of high of high pressure systems

    Posted date : 27-05-2014

    Cat Pumps has introduced a new positive displacement triplex plunger pump to meet the demands of Very High Pressure (VHP) systems. Delivering pressures up to 690 bar (10,000psi), the compact Model 6810 is a 68-frame, block style 10K stainless steel plunger pump producing up to 38 litres/minute of consistent flow. Unlike air-driven pumps, Cat Pumps triplex PD pumps provide predictable, high flow rates largely unaffected by the delivery pressure, and at high efficiency with low pulsations

    Ease ...


  • Maximus Crushing & Screening will be unveiling the MXC-2 at the Hillhead Show in Buxton

    Posted date : 27-05-2014

    Maximus Crushing & Screening – Stand C22 – The premier manufacturer of materials handling equipment from Northern Ireland

    Maximus Crushing & Screening will be unveiling the MXC-2 at the Hillhead Show in Buxton. “This is an exciting leap forward for our company and will lead to many new opportunities for us, in terms of potential customers and dealers”, said Shane O’Neill, owner of Maximus.

    The MXC-2 cone crusher is the latest design and engineering innovation from Maximus Crushi ...


  • TEREX Washing Systems to premiere two new washing solutions at Hillhead

    Posted date : 27-05-2014

    Pit and quarry operators can look forward to more innovative ways to wash sand, gravel, aggregates, and C&D waste thanks to two new solutions from Terex Washing Systems (TWS) to be officially launched and showcased at Hillhead 2014, in Buxton, Derbyshire from the 24th to the 26th of June.

    Hillhead will provide the stage to showcase the Terex® Aggresand™ Range to include the 165 (up to 250tph) and the latest addition, the new larger Terex® Aggresand™ 206 (up to 400tph), as well as the Te ...


  • Imperial Health Sciences to construct US$20m storage and distribution facility in Kenya

    Posted date : 26-05-2014



    A new US$ 20m pharmaceutical storage and distribution facility is set to be constructed along Mombasa road, Nairobi by Imperial Health Sciences.

    Imperial Health Sciences MD, Dr Iain Barton on Wednesday confirmed that they are excited about the progress because this will be a solution to the shortage of such facilities in many developing countries and it will help meet the requirements for effective, quality assured pharmaceutical warehousing and distribution.

    Barton emphasized that wit ...


  • Egyptian presidential candidate reveals plan for metallurgical industries

    Posted date : 26-05-2014



    Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has revealed his intentions to develop the metallurgical industries. Al-Sisi seeks to shift from the export of raw minerals to the process of manufacturing minerals in Egypt and exporting them. He said he is hopeful this will help achieve added value for the national economy and raise employment rates.

    The candidate indicated that he will work to incentivise and support the establishment of educational institutions specialized in the fi ...


  • PTA to establish US$1bn infrastructure fund

    Posted date : 21-05-2014



    The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank is expecting to raise US$300 million in a syndicated loan to fund its development projects by September 2014. The bank`s chief executive officer Admassu Tadesse said that they are looking to syndication as a way of leveraging their institution to facilitate more capital flow into their projects.

    PTA bank, which is the lending party, is planning to have a US$1bn infrastructure fund and a US$500m trade-finance fund in operation by ...


  • Symbion to build 100MW power plant in Ghana

    Posted date : 21-05-2014



    Symbion Power will start the construction of a 100MW power production plant in Ghana using natural gas and jet fuel beginning July this year. This is according to the American electricity generation, transmission and distribution company’s Chief Executive, Paul Hinks.

    Symbion Power will finalize a power purchase agreement with the government this week. In addition the company has already signed a letter of intent and is expected to add 430MW to the national grid which is estimated at a ...


  • JCB deliver third highest ever profit in 2013

    Posted date : 16-05-2014

    Company achieves third most profitable year in its 68-year history in tough market conditions

    LAST year JCB achieved their third most profitable year in the company’s 68-year history. Earnings stood at £313 million on an EBITDA basis (2012: £365 million) on turnover of £2.68 billion (2012: £2.70 billion), while machine sales stood at 66,227 units (2012: 69,250).

    JCB chairman Lord Bamford said: ‘The global market for construction equipment was more challenging throughout 2013 but I ...


  • Enhanced contract washing offer from CDE and APS

    Posted date : 16-05-2014

    CDE and Aggregate Processing Solutions to launch new contract washing programme to UK market

    CDE have announced that the Hillhead exhibition will see the launch of a new contract washing offer to the market in partnership with the company’s contract washing partners in the UK, Aggregate Processing Solutions (APS).

    The partnership between CDE and APS in the UK offers access to the suite of modular washing equipment manufactured by CDE without the requirement for an initial CapEx investmen ...


  • L Lynch invest in new Cat machines from Finning

    Posted date : 16-05-2014

    Leading plant hire firm takes delivery of 38 new Caterpillar excavators and track-type dozers

    ONE of the UK’s largest plant hirers, L Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage Ltd, have taken delivery of 38 new Caterpillar machines from Finning, following on from the success of 22 Cat machines delivered in 2013. The order features 30 Cat 308E hydraulic excavators and eight Cat D6N track-type tractors, trebling the companies existing fleet of the model.

    The new machines will strengthen the ...


  • JMC Recycling Systems Ltd introduces a new shipping container loader to the UK

    Posted date : 13-05-2014

    Fast and foolproof, MiSlide is the perfect product for loading shipping containers. Claimed to be the fastest, smartest, safest horizontal loader ever designed, new MiSlide is sold in the UK by equipment manufacturer JMC Recycling Systems Ltd. This unique system can be used for loading materials into 20 and 40 foot shipping containers as well as other bulk material trailers. It is possible for full loads to be transferred from MiSlide into a shipping container in only 2 to 4 minutes.

    MiSlide ...


  • One Call Hire invests £13 million in 242 new CAT machines from Finning

    Posted date : 13-05-2014

    London-based plant hire specialists One Call Hire has purchased two hundred and forty-two new Cat® machines from Finning, in a £13 million investment. The new deal follows on from One Call Hire’s purchase of one hundred and fifty-four Cat machines from Finning in 2013.

    The deal includes eighty Cat 312E’s, seventy-two Cat 308E2’s, sixty Cat 305E’s, twenty Cat 320EL HSR’s and six Cat D6T LGP’s, following an increase in demand for hydraulic excavators from customers. The deal reaff ...


  • Dealers Wanted

    Posted date : 13-05-2014

    Stelex look to expand on their worldwide ‘Hercules Trommel ‘ dealer network Hercules Trommels are currently working in many locations around the world to provide heavy duty rotary screens in a variety of applications. Hercules trommels provide a high –throughput and low maintenance solution where many other methods are not suitable.

    Customers worldwide are now seeing the advantage of Hercules Trommels within their businesses for turning waste and contaminated feed material into useful p ...


  • Kubota all set for Hillhead 2014

    Posted date : 08-05-2014

    Latest zero tail swing mini-excavator and diesel engine solutions to form focus of Kubota stand

    CONSTRUCTION equipment specialists Kubota UK will showcase a wide range of their market-leading and high-performance mini-excavators as well as machines from their tractor and groundcare fleet at this year’s show.

    A key focus on the company’s stand will be the recently launched U27-4, a zero tail swing mini-excavator that Kubota say is set to raise the bar in the 2–3-tonne weight category. ...


  • Launch of two new washing solutions from TWS

    Posted date : 08-05-2014

    Terex Washing Systems to premiere new Aggresand and Aggrescrub washing plants at Hillhead 2014

    PIT and quarry operators can look forward to more innovative ways to wash sand, gravel, aggregates, and C&D waste thanks to two new solutions from Terex Washing Systems (TWS), to be officially launched and showcased at Hillhead 2014.

    Hillhead will provide the stage to showcase the Terex Aggresand range, which includes the 165 (up to 250 tonnes/h) and the latest addition, the new larger Terex Aggr ...


  • Sandvik US440i heavy duty cone crusher meets African conditions

    Posted date : 06-05-2014

    Pilot Crushtec International recently sold a Sandvik US440i heavy duty cone crusher to Britanor, a construction company based in Cuamba, northern Mozambique.

    In partnership with Sandvik, Pilot Crushtec International travelled to the site in Mozambique to ensure the crushing plant’s optimal performance.

    According to Pilot Crushtec International’s Africa sales manager Wayne Warren, “Installation and commissioning took place without a hitch at the quarry site, further reinforcing Pilot ...


  • Metso wins three prestigious iF design awards

    Posted date : 06-05-2014

    Metso's mobile crushing plant, biomass moisture analyzer and scrap shear and shredder concept have received prestigious iF design 2014 awards. The jury in one of the world's top product design competitions recognized Metso's products for their design quality, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, safety and branding, among others.


    This year's iF design competition had over 3,200 entries in 17 categories to showcase outstanding achievements in product design. The awards ...


  • Terex Finlay launch new I-100RS Impact Crusher

    Posted date : 29-04-2014

    The new Terex® Finlay I-100RS direct drive ø860mm x 860mm (Ø34” x 34”) horizontal impact crusher with variable speed gives operators unprecedented levels of fuel efficiency and production in both recycling and quarrying applications. The robust and proven Terex chamber gives excellent reduction ratios and high consistency of product shape.

    The ma¬chine features an on-board 2.44m x 1.2m (8’ x 4’) single deck screen for sizing and recirculating oversize material back to the crushing ...


  • Professional Concrete Pumping choose Liebherr pumps

    Posted date : 29-04-2014

    Professional Concrete Pumping (PCP) order seven new Liebherr truck mounted concrete pumps as they invest in new equipment. The first of the pumps to be delivered can be seen on the Liebherr stand at The Concrete Show in Birmingham later this month.

    As a national operator PCP operate the largest wholly owned fleet of concrete pumps in the country. Looking to upgrade and renew their fleet PCP undertook a vigorous assessment of the equipment available and after careful consideration chose pumps ...


  • Longcliffe Quarries returns to its roots

    Posted date : 29-04-2014

    TDL Equipment, an independent distributor for Terex Construction, recently supplied the first Terex® rigid haul truck to enter service with Longcliffe Quarries in more than 25 years.

    Previously, the company which extracts high quality limestone from its two quarries in the Derbyshire Peak District, had used Terex R35 trucks but then went on to use 50- and 60-tonne capacity trucks from a competitor brand before the purchase of the new Terex TR70 truck.

    Excellent performance and fuel return ...


  • Thousands expected to take part in JCB Mud Run

    Posted date : 25-04-2014

    JCB hoping to raise record-breaking amount for the NSPCC with their third annual Mud Run event

    A RECORD-breaking 1,600 people have already signed up for the JCB Mud Run which returns this summer as the company continues its support of the NSPCC.

    The Mud Run – which began in 2012 – will take place on Saturday 5 July over a specially designed five-mile course littered with more than 20 obstacles on land near JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire.

    The organizers are con ...


  • Jones Bros begin third phase of innovative quarry restoration

    Posted date : 25-04-2014

    Company installing crushed rock eco-lining to hold pulverized fuel ash from Aberthaw power station

    NORTH-Wales-based civil engineering firm Jones Bros have begun work on the latest phase of a major project to install an eco-lining in a quarry to enable it to hold pulverized fuel ash (PFA) from Aberthaw power station, in South Wales.

    The project involves the innovative use of crushed rock (mudstone) as part of the third phase of construction of a huge containment cell at the former quarry ...


  • Terex keen to employ more female engineers

    Posted date : 25-04-2014

    Construction equipment manufacturer says female engineers are a huge untapped talent pool

    IN the run-up to this summer’s National Women in Engineering Day (23 June), construction equipment manufacturers Terex have announced their commitment to inspiring the next generation of female team members.

    As well as launching a dedicated national recruitment programme to expand the company’s growing workforce, the Coventry-based firm has pledged its support to the Government’s Think, Act, Re ...


  • Safety first at Tunstead

    Posted date : 23-04-2014

    Siemens’ safety team provides in-depth safety system validation at Lafarge Tarmac cement plant

    SIEMENS Industry have worked with Lafarge Tarmac during a modernization project at Tunstead cement works to provide independent consultancy support to the site’s in-house engineering team and help ensure compliance with the safety-led requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

    The upgrade project at Tunstead was to provide safe employee access, during maintenance processes, to two au ...


  • Queen’s Award for Hill Engineering

    Posted date : 23-04-2014

    Newry engineering firm receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its TEFRA coupler

    HILL Engineering have been awarded the 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in recognition of their TEFRA double-locking hydraulic coupler. The excavator attachment safety system, which is patented by the company and exported across three continents, has been the catalyst for Hill Engineering to double their Newry-based workforce.

    Managing director Ian Hill said: ‘Safety is a h ...


  • New guidance for the safety of dock workers

    Posted date : 23-04-2014

    HSE updates health and safety guidance for those working at docks, small harbours and quays

    THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has worked with Port Skills and Safety and the Unite union to produce a new, simpler Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) and signposting guidance document for the docks industry.

    The new guidance (Safety in Docks: Approved Code of Practice and guidance – L148) replaces the existing Approved Code of Practice (COP25) which has been withdrawn as part of the revocati ...


  • CMS Cepcor is awarded a long term supply agreement by Lafarge Tarmac Ltd.

    Posted date : 15-04-2014

    Europe’s largest aftermarket manufacturer and supplier of premium quality crusher, screen & asphalt plant spares and service - CMS Cepcor™ have been awarded a long term parts and service supply agreement by Lafarge Tarmac Limited, the joint venture company in the UK.

    The agreement covers the supply of genuine and replacement aftermarket crusher and asphalt plant wear parts, crusher, asphalt and screen mechanical spare parts and associated installation and repair services to UK joint ventu ...


  • Anaconda’s Trommel helps meet Allen’s’ high recycling target

    Posted date : 15-04-2014

    Allen’s Waste Limited is a family owned business with over 50 years experience in waste management. Robert Allen Senior founded Allen’s Waste Disposal Ltd in Altrincham, Cheshire in 1953. Today Allen’s Waste Disposal is one of the largest waste Recycling companies in the south side of Manchester.

    Recently, Allen’s Waste Disposal Ltd purchased an Anaconda TD516 Trommel screen from Danny Morgan of Anaconda UK, following extensive trials in different applications. The TD516’s performa ...


  • Hitachi Construction Machinery unveil new wheel loader

    Posted date : 15-04-2014

    Japanese manufacturer launches ZW180-5 model for European market

    HITACHI Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) have launched the new ZW180-5 wheel loader model which has been designed to meet the requirements of European customers, who are seeking highly productive yet fuel-efficient machines with a lower total cost of ownership. Operator comfort and safety, as well as easy maintenance features, have also been considered in the wheel loader design.

    A 6.7-litre six-cylinder water-cooled ...


  • Powerscreen present awards to top three distributors

    Posted date : 15-04-2014

    Company rewards a selection of distributors for superior achievement across a range of business disciplines

    POWERSCREEN have presented awards to their top distributors. The company employs a dynamic balanced scorecard approach to monitoring dealer performance regularly throughout the year.

    The scorecard rewards distributors for superior achievement across a range of business disciplines including: providing excellent customer support; achieving machine and parts sales targets; financial ma ...


  • Contractors Add 19,000 Jobs in March to Hit Highest Level Since June 2009

    Posted date : 14-04-2014



    Construction employers added 19,000 workers to payrolls in March, bringing industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, while the industry's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest March level in seven years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that the pool of available workers is declining rapidly, raising the prospects for significant labor shortages if demand continues to expand.

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  • Etension and Strengthening of the MCT QUAY at Port Louis Harbour

    Posted date : 10-04-2014

    Based on the forecasted ships call pattern, it is expected that there would be more and more 8000-9000 TEUs vessel calling at Port Louis. In order to cater for the larger vessels and increase in container traffic, the MPA has embarked on the project for the extension and strengthening of its quay at the Mauritius Container Terminal at Mer Rouge, Port Louis. The project comprises the following main components:-



    (i) Extension of the MCT Quay by 240m;

    (ii) Expansion of the Container Stac ...


  • Chinese company secures US$20.5 million roads contract

    Posted date : 10-04-2014

    Chinese dominance in the African construction industry continues as the Zambian government awards a K126 million (US$20.5 million) contract to China Jiangsu International Economic Technical Corporation to tar selected roads in Choma.

    Choma Municipal Council (CMC) director of engineering Michael Kabungo confirmed that the contract has already been awarded and they are waiting for consultant Gladstone Engineering to finish designing the roads.

    Mr. Kabungo said the local authority has further ...


  • Cat D Series Skid Steer Loaders Feature New Cab, Operator Environment, Controls

    Posted date : 09-04-2014

    The new D Series large frame models are the 246D and 262D with rated operating capacities of 2,150 lb. (975 kg) and 2,700 lb. (1,225 kg), respectively.


    Caterpillar is rolling out four new D Series skid steer loaders and updating two current D Series machines to create the new D Series line featuring a completely redesigned cab, new lift arm design for improved sight lines and increased engine performance. The four newest D Series models are replacements for their B3, C and C2 Series predec ...


  • Tier IV Final Case SR210 Skid Steer Offers EZ EH Controls

    Posted date : 09-04-2014



    Weighing in at 6,970 lbs. (3,161 kg), the SR210 is an all-purpose skid steer that offers standard — 24.2 gallons-per-minute (91.6 Lpm) — and high-flow auxiliary — 33.2 gpm (125.6 Lpm) hydraulics for power and attachment versatility.

    Case Construction Equipment's SR210 radial-lift skid steer is a Tier IV Final model that features EZ EH controls and best-in-class torque, breakout force and standard auxiliary hydraulic flow. The new machine increases its rated operating capacity to 2,1 ...


  • Bobcat M-Series 400 Frame-Size Loaders Feature Tier IV Non-DPF Emissions Solution

    Posted date : 09-04-2014



    The T450 reintroduces a compact track loader platform size that has not been available from Bobcat Company in recent years.

    Bobcat Company's first Tier IV M-Series 400 frame-size loaders — the T450 and the S450 — feature higher auxiliary pressures, lower operating weight and increased travel speed when equipped with optional two-speed drive systems, according to the manufacturer.

    The S450 replaces the K-Series S130, while the T450 reintroduces a compact track loader platform size t ...


  • AH Plant Hire adds more Volvo compact excavators to its fleet

    Posted date : 08-04-2014

    Situated just off the busy A55 at Alltami near Mold, AH Plant Hire continues to make a significant investment in choosing Volvo compact excavators having just added a further nine machines to its fleet.


    Managing Director Andrew Heaton has continued to develop and expand his hire business throughout the north west of England and north Wales by adding a further nine Volvo compact excavators to his rental fleet and bringing the total of Volvo machines to thirty. In all, the recent package incl ...


  • Fuel Efficiency of New Doosan ADTs Reduces Cost Per Tonne

    Posted date : 08-04-2014

    From the latest field tests on new Tier 4/Stage IV Final machines, Doosan Construction Equipment has revealed excellent fuel efficiencies and load carrying ability providing a significant reduction in cost per tonne rates for the company’s DA40 and DA30 articulated dump trucks (ADTs).

    For the Tier 4/Stage IV Final version of the DA40 ADT being tested with a new tracking and management system to be launched by Doosan, the truck has delivered an average fuel consumption figure of 17 l/hour, o ...


  • Get a NEW Terex® Finlay J-1170 for £3995 pm

    Posted date : 08-04-2014

    Terex® Finlay have launched a finance programme for their range of mobile crushers in the UK. Make your money work as hard as you do and get a NEW J-1170 jaw crusher for as little as £3995 per month.*Subject to terms and conditions, visit the Terex Finlay web page for further details.

    www.terexfinlay.com/ukfinanceoffer

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  • Four new wheel loaders for Hermitage Quarry

    Posted date : 04-04-2014

    Kent-based Gallagher Aggregates take delivery of first Hitachi ZW370 wheel loaders in the UK

    GALLAGHER Aggregates Ltd, the Kent-based quarrying firm, have recently taken delivery of four brand new Hitachi ZW370 wheel loaders for operations at Hermitage Quarry, near Maidstone.

    Replacing machines from a number of other manufacturers, the ZW370’s are the first Hitachi wheel loaders of this size in the UK and their arrival means that Hermitage Quarry’s mobile plant fleet is now almost 100% ...


  • Management changes at Aggregate Industries

    Posted date : 04-04-2014

    Company announces appointment of new chief executive officer and changes to statutory board

    AGGREGATE Industries Ltd have announced the appointment of Pat Ward as chief executive officer, with effect from 1 April 2014. He succeeds Alain Bourguignon who, after four successful years with the business, has been promoted to area manager for North America and the UK by Aggregate Industries’ parent company, Holcim Ltd.

    Mr Ward has been with Aggregate Industries for nearly 20 years ...


  • Multi-Billion Durban Port Expansion on Schedule

    Posted date : 04-04-2014

    Multi-Billion Durban Port Expansion on Schedule at transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Ltd has embarked on the upgrade and expansion of the Durban Port in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.

    The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) is the biggest and busiest in the Southern Hemisphere and currently handles 64 percent of the country’s seaborne container traffic. Each year, more than 4000 commercial; vessels call at Durban and according t ...


  • Buying used Earthmoving equipment

    Posted date : 04-04-2014

    The used earthmoving equipment market in Africa has become a multi-million dollar business that has attracted not only many secondhand dealers but also online auction houses eager to tap into this fast growing market. Buyers in Africa are not new to the concept of used goods given their already insatiable appetite for used cars from Japan, Europe and Dubai. In the case of used cars several years ago it resulted in the collapse of several new car franchises in Africa which is a testament to how s ...


  • New -9A series excavator model from Hyundai

    Posted date : 02-04-2014

    South Korean manufacturer fills the gap with new Interim Tier 4 R430LC-9A excavator

    HYUNDAI have extended their range of -9A series excavators with the addition of the R430LC-9A model (operating weight of 42,600kg), which slots in between the existing R380LC-9A and R480LC-9A machines, offering customers an even greater choice with this new weight class.

    Designed for bulk earthmoving, large civil engineering projects and quarrying activities, the new excavator model is fitted with the la ...


  • Caterpillar offer new EMSolutions services programme

    Posted date : 02-04-2014

    Designed to help customers manage equipment assets and reduce operating costs

    CATERPILLAR have introduced an innovative approach to helping customers monitor, control and manage equipment while increasing jobsite efficiency. Cat Equipment Management Solutions (EMSolutions) is a comprehensive portfolio of services designed to help manage equipment assets and lower operating costs—whether the customer performs maintenance tasks or the Cat dealer handles the details.

    EMSolutions is enabled ...


  • Powerscreen double for Duo

    Posted date : 02-04-2014

    DUO have been presented with not one but two awards by Powerscreen to recognize their achievements and position in the Powerscreen global dealer network over the past 12 months. DUO, who hold Powerscreen dealerships in England and Ghana, have received an award for each of their territories. These awards were presented at the Powerscreen Dealer & Customer Evening held in Las Vegas during the ConExpo show.

    Powerscreen employ a dynamic balanced scorecard approach to monitoring dealer performance ...


  • Lagan Construction Achieves Investors in People Gold Status

    Posted date : 01-04-2014

    The Investors in People Standard tells you what good ‘people management’ looks like.

    Defined and set by business leaders, it’s a series of 39 must-haves that organisations measure up against, to find and realise the potential of their people.

    In addition, Lagan Construction Group achieved Champion status which is awarded to those leading organisations who help inspire others to achieve more; Investors in People Champions are pioneers in people management practices and are role models ...


  • The DW 206 CERON static shredder for special applications

    Posted date : 01-04-2014

    Difficult to grind plastics, such as waste binds can be a real challenge. Morssinkhof Plastics specialises in both recycled and sorted post-consumer materials e.g. beverage crates, pallets, plastic boxes and trays, as well as processing homogenous industrial waste into a clean and high-quality recycled raw material. At their premises in Laar- near the Dutch border- they have plant for shredding, grinding, washing, re-granulating and mixing of plastics. The processing method is a clean, mechanica ...


  • Caterpillar Rolls Out M Series 980 and New Addition to the Cat® Medium Wheel Loaders Line, the 982M

    Posted date : 01-04-2014

    The new 980M and 982M Wheel Loaders have EU Stage IV ACERT™ engines equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and after-treatment components. Applying proven technologies systematically and strategically lets us meet our customers' high expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in reduced emissions, improved performance and improved fuel economy without interrupting machine performance making it seamless to o ...


  • Inspirational day encourages delegates to be their own boss

    Posted date : 28-03-2014

    ‘Be Your Own Boss’ seminar aims to inspire delegates to become JCB backhoe loader owner operators

    HAVING started out as a one-man business nearly 70 years ago, JCB recently played host to potential entrepreneurs at an event encouraging them to start their own digger-driving firms.

    The company welcomed scores of people from all over the UK to its World HQ at Rocester, Staffordshire, for the ‘Be Your Own Boss’ seminar, designed to inspire delegates to become backhoe loader owner oper ...


  • Edge introduce the RS1500 mineral sizer

    Posted date : 28-03-2014

    Robust and versatile mobile sizing machine designed for use in the quarrying and recycling sectors

    BUILDING on the success of new products launched in 2013, such as the Slayer XL, the MS100 and the 360° Unlimited range, Edge Innovate (NI) Ltd have recently unveiled the newest member of their materials-handling range, the RS1500 mobile mineral sizer for the quarrying and recycling sectors.

    Designed to process a wide range of materials, from coal, lignite, bituminous, and sub-bituminous mat ...


  • Powerscreen® Warrior 1400X Screen taking on the USA

    Posted date : 25-03-2014

    The Powerscreen® Warrior 1400X screen was launched in 2012 at Hillhead and since then it has impressed customers across Europe. Powerscreen New England, a ¬¬¬long serving distributor in north-eastern USA, purchased the first Warrior 1400X for the American market and it has since been sold to Carrier Home Builders Inc.

    Carrier Home Builders, Inc., established in 1971, is a family run business with 12 employees and more than 40 years of industry experience in the construction industry. Carr ...


  • Consumers Spend More Time On Digital Than TV

    Posted date : 24-03-2014

    According to eMarketer, UK consumers are spending more time on their laptops and mobile devices than watching TV. eMarketer has also predicted that the average UK adult will spend 3 hours per day online rather than watching TV.

    However, does ‘TV’ include or exclude digital TV? Richard Marks, owner of media consultancy business Research the Media, has stated that the industry is not clear on the definition of ‘TV’ and the industry has not transformed from a world “where you could sa ...


  • JLG launches largest boom lift

    Posted date : 19-03-2014

    Aerial work platform manufacturer JLG has launched the world’s largest self-propelled boom lift – the 1850SJ Ultra boom – which it says has nearly three million cubic feet of reachable space.

    The 1850SJ has a working height equivalent to 19 storeys, which JLG says allows the AWP to move into into applications previously reserved for truck-mounted booms, as well as allowing operators to work more effectively and productively on the jobs.

    The boom lift has a maximum capacity of 453 kg ...


  • Tanzania, Burundi pen Tsh1 trillion railway deal

    Posted date : 19-03-2014

    Tanzania and Burundi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the joint construction of a 195KM railway line worth over TSh1 trillion. The ambitious project is expected to facilitate smooth transport of cargo between the two nations.

    Speaking after the signing ceremony, Tanzania Minister for Transport, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, said the MoU signing marks the end of the consultations between the two countries on the deal and that all the arrangements are now ready for the project to ta ...


  • NEW VOLVO SOIL COMPACTORS SD75, SD115 AND SD135

    Posted date : 18-03-2014

    The Volvo soil compactors are designed with mind for all of your compaction applications and features to help you tackle even the most demanding jobs. Volvo soil compactors give you quality, reliability and safety.

    Volvo soil compactors are versatile machines ready to efficiently and effectively compact varying soils and aggregates in applications such as highways, utilities, water retention structures and in large residential, commercial and industrial site preparation.

    Compaction becomes ...


  • Digger from Volvo: We have the right machine for your job.

    Posted date : 18-03-2014

    Volvo digger are ready to help you dig and reach new levels of excavating equipment efficiency. It’s hydraulic excavator performance you can depend on for quarrying, mining, road building, civil engineering, general construction and more. Choose your bucket or a range of other Volvo attachments and go to work.
    Each crawler excavator model is designed and built to deliver long-lasting performance, powerful strength and leading fuel efficiency. Dig further with Volvo excavator

    Top features f ...


  • CBI Magnum Force 5800 Grinder

    Posted date : 18-03-2014

    With the outstanding success of the Magnum Force 6800 grinder, CBI went back to the drawing board to apply the same principles to a machine designed for contractors dealing with lower production needs or transportation restrictions. The end result is the Magnum Force 5800; a mid-sized upswing grinder built without compromising strength or performance!

    Decreasing headaches from load restrictions and permitting was one of the primary design goals of the 5800 and it delivers! The offset helix ro ...


  • Warwick Ward enhances their portfolio

    Posted date : 18-03-2014

    Being founded in 1970 Warwick Ward Machinery Ltd has quickly grown into one of the largest stockist and supplier of both New and Used wheel loaders, earth moving equipment and spare parts in Europe.

    With hundreds of good working used machines, as well as over 6,000 machines dismantled for quality spare parts, Warwick Ward is a ‘one stop shop’ for all your heavy plant requirements.

    The Used equipment and spare parts has always been an integral part of the business delivering machines an ...


  • More new Cats for Danaher & Walsh

    Posted date : 14-03-2014

    Plant hire firm strengthens its machinery fleet with purchase of 15 new Caterpillar excavators

    DANAHER & Walsh have acquired 15 new Cat machines from Finning, expanding their current fleet offering to customers. The latest machines – which consist of 10 Cat 312E and five 320EL hydraulic excavators – will give Danaher & Walsh’s customers the opportunity to benefit from machines that boast lower emissions and a better fuel economy than their predecessors. The deal also includes the option ...


  • Terex announce new West Midlands jobs

    Posted date : 14-03-2014

    Increased global demand driving continued growth and investment in staff and production facilities

    FOLLOWING 12 months of continued sales success, global construction solutions providers Terex have announced the creation of 50 new jobs at their manufacturing site in Coventry.

    The machinery manufacturer, which employs 500 staff locally and exports to more than 60 countries worldwide, is expanding its team to maximize production capacity and meet rising demand for its innovative range of con ...


  • Crusher downtime minimised for G D Harries

    Posted date : 12-03-2014

    Suffering an unexpected major crusher breakdown of their tertiary crusher at their Bolton Hill Quarry in South Wales, G D Harries turned to CMS Cepcor™ for a replacement. After subsequent swift negotiations CMS Cepcor™ crusher technicians delivered a new Terex® TC1000 base cone crusher to site, in less than 24 hours from the point of initial enquiry. Utilising their crane lorry, CMS Cepcor™ crusher technicians then installed, commissioned and test ran the new crusher over the weekend.

    ...


  • Warwick Ward enhances their portfolio

    Posted date : 12-03-2014

    Being founded in 1970 Warwick Ward Machinery Ltd has quickly grown into one of the largest stockist and supplier of both New and Used wheel loaders, earth moving equipment and spare parts in Europe.

    With hundreds of good working used machines, as well as over 6,000 machines dismantled for quality spare parts, Warwick Ward is a ‘one stop shop’ for all your heavy plant requirements.

    The Used equipment and spare parts has always been an integral part of the business delivering machines an ...


  • AGC: Obama's Transportation Proposal Should Further Transit Bill Debate

    Posted date : 04-03-2014



    The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in response to President Obama's transportation announcement:

    "It is encouraging to see President Obama pushing for a long-term bill to fund desperately needed highway and transit investments. We look forward to reviewing details about the measure, which recognizes the federal transportation funding shortfalls that threaten to curtail investments in highway and ...


  • U.S. Construction Activity Projected to Increase

    Posted date : 04-03-2014

    Construction contractors and equipment distributors are optimistic that local non-residential construction activity will improve in 2014 compared to the prior year, according to a recent survey administered by Wells Fargo. The Optimism Quotient (OQ) — this survey’s primary benchmark for measuring construction industry executive sentiment — is at a historic high of 124, up 18 points from 106 in 2013, and up from the survey low of 42 in 2009.

    Overall industry sentiment

    The Optimism Quo ...


  • Atayol awarded US$31 million road contract

    Posted date : 03-03-2014

    The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) has awarded a 596 million Br (US$31 million) contract for two road construction projects in the Amhara and Afar regional states to a Turkish company.

    The contract was signed with Atayol Asphalt Contracting, Construction Liquid Fuel Energy, Industry & Trade Company Co Inc, at ERA’s headquarters. Atayol has more than 10 years experience in the sector with 17 road project deliveries in various parts of the world but the project is its first engagement in Eth ...


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  • Hyprop’s US$274 million African expansion

    Posted date : 28-02-2014

    In an effort to become a leading African shopping centre Real Estate Investment Trust, specialized shopping centre fund, Hyprop Investments, has sped up its African expansion strategy with a R3 billion (US$274.3 million) boost over the next five years.

    Speaking at the JSE-listed group’s financial results presentation in Rosebank, Hyprop CEO Pieter Prinsloo outlined ambitions of injecting the significant funds into developments and acquisitions in various sub-Saharan African countries, exclu ...


  • The new Nordberg C150 jaw allows even the coarsest feed to enter

    Posted date : 25-02-2014

    The large feed opening allowing even the coarsest feed to enter the crusher is certainly one of the key user-friendly features of Metso Mining and Construction’s new Nordberg C150 jaw crusher. This combined with extra tall cavity ensures constant high capacities in any demanding large-scale quarrying and mining application.

    The Nordberg C150 jaw is the newest member of the field-proven C-series range of crushers, built since 1975 as more than 10 different models. C150 combines uncompromisin ...


  • Model of First Steam Shovel to Be Shown at ConExpo-ConAGG

    Posted date : 24-02-2014

    The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is producing a 1:10 scale model of the 1841 Otis steam shovel. One of these models will be on display at booth L20012 at the west end of the Grand Lobby, conveniently located adjacent to the North Hall.

    Designed in 1835 and patented in 1839, the Otis steam shovel is the earliest known land-based single-bucket excavator. Originally built for use in railroad construction by the contracting firm in which inventor William S. Otis was a part ...


  • Caterpillar introduce new F-Series excavators

    Posted date : 24-02-2014

    Latest Cat 374F and 390F machines designed to offer greater fuel efficiency and improved operator comfort

    CATERPILLAR have launched two new hydraulic excavators – the 374F and 390F – that build on the durability, reliability, and performance of the company’s D-Series predecessors.

    Reflecting Cat's F-Series design criteria, which include low-fluid consumption for minimal operating costs, optimum operator comfort, easy serviceability, and class-leading productivity, the new excavator m ...


  • Link-Belt ATCs this year

    Posted date : 17-02-2014

    With crane manufacturer Link-Belt set to unveil its second all-terrain crane model at ConExpo this year, the company has also announced that export versions of both cranes will be available in 2014 for global markets, including the Middle East. Link-Belt introduced its first all-terrain crane at ConExpo 2011, the ATC-3275, which has helped shape its new 185 metre-tonne ATC-3210.

    The cranes will offer many features attractive to international markets around the world, said product manager for ...


  • Mayor of Eastern Province tours Construction Machinery Show

    Posted date : 17-02-2014

    The Mayor of the Eastern Province, His Excellency Eng. Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Jubeir, opened the Construction Machinery Show 2014, the largest dedicated event for heavy machinery and construction equipment in the region, at Dhahran International Exhibition Center, Dammam yesterday.

    HE Eng. Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Jubeir and several dignitaries toured the show along with Michael Stansfield, Commercial Director of the Construction Machinery Show.

    Much to the delight of the exhibitors, the May ...


  • We are not responsible for collapsing buildings, Dangote

    Posted date : 13-02-2014

    Nigeria is notorious for rampant collapse of buildings and now the country's coalition of civil society groups has expressed grave concern and threatened to demonstrate against major cement producers. West Africa's largest cement manufacturer and importer, Dangote Cement Plc, is said to be most vulnerable to the feared protests.

    Several inspectors in the construction industry suspect that the collapse of buildings could be attributed to poor quality cement, an allegation that has been vehemen ...


  • Lagos-Abidjan road project gets boost

    Posted date : 05-02-2014

    ECOWAS heads of state and government have approved US$50 million for the feasibility study and design of the six-lane Lagos-Abidjan road project. The approval was made at a meeting of ministers of works chaired by Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, at the sidelines of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking at the meeting, the chairman of the ministerial steering committee of the project and Nige ...


  • US$3.7 million for Mombasa Port expansion

    Posted date : 05-02-2014

    The United States Government has signed an agreement worth more than Ksh325 million (US$3.7 million) with the Kenya Ports Authority. The fund will see major improvements and expansion of facilities at, Mombasa Port, East Africa’s premiere port.

    The funds that will be channeled through the United States Agency for International Development and TradeMark East Africa will be used to expand existing access roads to the port and have new ones built.



    They will also improve software, the o ...


  • Pipeline Opponents Undaunted by State Dept. Report

    Posted date : 05-02-2014



    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - With yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents were pressing forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into the November elections.

    Supporters and opponents both were quick to claim victories with the U.S. State Department report released Friday, which raised no major objections to the pipeline. The oil industry, some union groups and congressional Republicans called on the Obama admin ...


  • JCB’S tailor made compact range for hire

    Posted date : 04-02-2014

    The new JCB 8014 CTS mini excavator will make its Executive Hire Show debut alongside JCB’s extensive range of purpose built compact equipment for the rental sector.

    Building on the success of the 8018 CTS which made its Executive Hire Show debut last year, the new 8014 CTS is a conventional tailswing model which has been added to JCB’s compact line-up - along with the 8016 and 8020 models - to complete the JCB offering in the 1.5 tonne sector. Each features more than 30 improvements prov ...


  • "Year Zero" Would Jeopardize at Least $2.4 Billion in Equipment Market Activity

    Posted date : 04-02-2014



    A new analysis by AED's government affairs office based on recent data from the Federal Highway Administration shows the potentially devastating economic impact of the impending collapse of the federal highway program.

    The Congressional Budget Office reported in July 2013 that, due to inadequate resources in the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF), Congress “would need to reduce the authority to obligate funds in 2015 to zero in both the highway and transit accounts.” This “Year Zero ...


  • Powerscreen announce new UK finance programme

    Posted date : 31-01-2014

    Company offering customers finance options on entire range of equipment for a limited period

    POWERSCREEN, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment, have announced a new finance programme in the UK. In collaboration with Terex Financial Services, the programme will offer customers finance options on the company’s entire range of crushing and screening equipment when ordering from an official Powerscreen distributor in the UK.

    Features of the offer, ...


  • New health and safety resource from Quarries Partnership Team

    Posted date : 31-01-2014

    Animated film entitled ‘Stop dust before it stops you’ highlights the health risks to quarry workers

    THE Quarries Partnership Team has produced a new animated film to highlight health risks to quarry workers. The short film shows workers how they can protect themselves from exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) – very fine dust particles of silica found in certain rocks, sands clays and other minerals.

    The messages in the film – which mixes animation with real-life footag ...


  • Construction of maritime institute starts

    Posted date : 30-01-2014

    Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has kicked off the construction of a multimillion naira, Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS) at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), University Lapai. The NIMASA chief consultant architect, Alex Akpe who handed the construction firms over to the management of IBB University at Lapai stated that the project is of immense importance to the economy of the country. He said that this was the first phase of work for the permanent site of the inst ...


  • Djibouti to invest US$31 million in geothermal plants

    Posted date : 30-01-2014

    In a move aimed at cutting reliance on imported electricity from neighbouring Ethiopia, Djibouti plans to invest US$31million in geothermal power plants. Djibouti, a country in the Horn of Africa with a population of less than a million people, has a peak demand of 70 MW of electricity, 65 percent of which comes through a line connecting the Djiboutian grid with that of Ethiopia. This is according to Djama Ali Guelleh, director of electricity.

    The project, to be funded by a range of lenders s ...


  • TransCanada Starts Controversial Keystone Pipeline in Texas

    Posted date : 27-01-2014



    HOUSTON (AP) - A Canadian company on Wednesday started delivering oil through the Texas portion of a proposed cross-border pipeline that has stirred controversy and tension between the United States and its northern neighbor.

    TransCanada said in a statement on its website that it is delivering oil through the Gulf Coast portion of its proposed Keystone XL pipeline, from a hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, to Houston-area refineries.

    The longer, $7 billion Keystone XL, which would transport hea ...


  • Raymond Brown orders come in thick and fast for Bell

    Posted date : 24-01-2014

    Two Bell B40Ds and two Bell L2016 wheel loaders added to mineral and recycling firm’s substantial fleet

    THE Raymond Brown Group has once again turned to Bell Equipment for reliable, high-quality equipment after purchasing further Bell articulated dumptrucks (ADTs) and wheel loaders to add to the company’s already substantial fleet.

    The recent purchases comprise two Bell B40D 40-tonne ADTs and two Bell L2016 loaders, the latter bringing the total of Bell L2106E loaders purch ...


  • JCB celebrate forklift production milestone

    Posted date : 24-01-2014

    Manufacturer flies the flag for innovation as 10,000th Teletruk rolls off the production line

    JCB have celebrated the production of their 10,000th Teletruk forklift in patriotic style – by producing the milestone machine in the colours of the Union flag.

    The red white and blue machine was snapped up by one of the UK’s best-known waste-management companies, Biffa, who run one of the largest fleets of JCB Teletruks in the world. It was sold by JCB dealers Watling JCB, of Whetstone, Leice ...


  • East African Portland Cement to set up multi-billion cement factory

    Posted date : 23-01-2014

    East African Portland Cement is set to construct a second cement factory in Kajiado, Kenya. EAPCC’s boss Kephar Tande said the fully-fledged cement factory will be built in Nooleleshuani area of Kajiado and is expected to be in operation by 2016. Tande said the site for the construction of the factory is next to the limestone-rich Maasai plains which are the major source of cement raw materials in Kajiado county that are supplied to all the five companies based in Athi River.

    The company is ...


  • Angola's US$2 billion investment in Lobito Port

    Posted date : 23-01-2014

    The Angolan Government invested about 200 billion kwanzas (US$2 billion) in 2013 for the rehabilitation of Lobito Port. This is according to the chairman of the Board of Directors of the port, Anapaz Neto. Neto said this amount was invested in the construction of a terminal for minerals and another for containers and a dry port. She said these facilities are completely finished and ready to operate in two months.



    Anapaz Neto said the cargo volume registered by the Port of Lobito in 2013 ...


  • Kleemann mobiles for Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro

    Posted date : 22-01-2014

    Brazilian firm using mobile plant fleet to meet World Cup and Olympic infrastructure requirements

    WHAT might be the world’s largest mobile crushed stone plant commenced operations near Rio de Janeiro last year, producing aggregates for use in the construction of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games infrastructure.

    Such huge sporting events often involve immense infrastructure projects, and Brazilian quarrying company Tamoio Mineração are ideally placed to help meet the burgeo ...


  • JCB kick off 2014 with £11 million Dutch order

    Posted date : 22-01-2014

    Ecomax engine fuel efficiency key to Boels Rental order for fleet of more than 300 machines

    EXPANDING Dutch plant hire company Boels Rental are investing in a fleet of JCB machines worth more than £11 million in their third major order in three years.

    Boels Rental are buying more than 300 machines, with delivery set to be completed by the end of March 2014. The deal means that Boels now run a fleet of more than 1,000 JCB machines.

    JCB’s chief executive officer, Graeme Macdonald, said ...


  • Mozambique’s new US$174 million power plant

    Posted date : 20-01-2014

    The Southern African nation's energy sector will now be able to meet the electricity demand from the fast-growing economy. This is after Japan’s agreement to fund the construction of a US$174 million new gas-fired power plant in the country. The announcement was made during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Mozambique, part of a three-country tour of Africa, the first by a Japanese leader since 2004. Japan has also agreed to lend Mozambique US$672 million over five years as Tokyo s ...


  • New Industry Regulations May Hinder Hiring

    Posted date : 20-01-2014



    Construction contractors like to hire people. It is an indication they are making money or gearing up to make money. State and federal governments don't have to twist the arms of contractors to employ skilled workers and people capable of learning skills.

    Where the arm-twisting comes in is in who a contractor—or any other employer—hires. It is not enough to employ capable people. At the end of the day, there must also be a certain mix of people employed to quantify the promise of Amer ...


  • Transportation Sec'y Upbeat About Infrastructure

    Posted date : 17-01-2014



    WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans spend a total of 600,000 years stuck in traffic every year. The nation has about 100,000 bridges old enough for Medicare. And a recent global ranking put the United States' infrastructure in 25th place, just behind Barbados. But Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he sees signs the nation may finally be ready to tackle its “infrastructure deficit.”

    One reason for optimism is that some members of Congress are beginning to talk about specific proposals ...


  • Increase in building projects highlights the need for more sustainable FM

    Posted date : 15-01-2014

    Growing in tandem with the region’s population and following government directives to increase business and tourism, extensive construction in the region is fuelling the need for smarter and more sustainable cities and communities. As a central part of this task, the creation and maintenance of sustainable, cost efficient buildings, has brought natural synergy between three core industry sectors: facilities management, waste and cleaning.

    As a medium to support the accelerated growth in the ...


  • New Terex Finlay 883 Spaleck screen helps reduce landfill

    Posted date : 14-01-2014

    Finlay Group provide waste processors opportunity to tackle trommel fines issue

    THE Finlay Group have reported a surge in interest for Terex Finlay’s new 883 Spaleck - particularly from clients involved in processing construction and demolition (C&D) waste.

    As well as being a high-capacity, low-maintenance machine, the screener - combining Terex Finlay’s heavy-duty 883 with Spaleck’s 3-D combi Flip-Flow design - could help address recent issues resulting from the classification of t ...


  • Contractor sticks with Volvo

    Posted date : 14-01-2014

    Volvo Construction Equipment machines are being used in the harsh environment of a potash mine in Canada. K+S Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of fertilizer and salt producers, and its new K+S Potash Canada mine is scheduled to go into production in 2016 – with a capacity of 2.86 million tonnes a year, a figure expected to be reached by 2023.

    Potash is mainly used in fertilizers – over 40 million tonnes was mined worldwide last year, a large proportion of which came from Sa ...


  • Saudi Arabian prince buys out Raimondi

    Posted date : 14-01-2014

    Italian crane tower crane manufacturer Raimondi has been purchased by Saudi Arabia’s HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed Al Saud, the only son of the mega-investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal AI Saud, owner and chairman of Kingdom Holding.

    The 150 year-old company was purchased by Prince Khaled through his investment holding company KBW Holding for an undisclosed amount.

    Raimondi’s distinctive cranes, with their rounded operator cabs, are used through-out the Gulf, and the company enjoys a so ...


  • JCB'S tailor made compact range for hire

    Posted date : 14-01-2014

    The new JCB 8014 CTS mini excavator will make its Executive Hire Show debut alongside JCB’s extensive range of purpose built compact equipment for the rental sector.

    Building on the success of the 8018 CTS which made its Executive Hire Show debut last year, the new 8014 CTS is a conventional tailswing model which has been added to JCB’s compact line-up - along with the 8016 and 8020 models - to complete the JCB offering in the 1.5 tonne sector. Each features more than 30 improvements prov ...


  • Specialist Demolition Equipment Hirer Boosts Doosan Flee

    Posted date : 14-01-2014

    JCH Plant Hire Limited, the Coatbridge-based specialist demolition equipment rental company, has taken delivery of a new demolition specification Doosan DX300LC-3 Stage IIIB compliant 30 tonne crawler excavator, purchased from Scotia Plant Ltd, the Authorised Doosan and Bobcat Dealer for the central belt of Scotland.

    The new Doosan DX300LC-3 crawler excavator has been put straight to work together with other Doosan excavators and associated equipment in the JCH Plant Hire fleet on a project b ...


  • Tanzania-Kenya multimillion-dollar highway in the offing

    Posted date : 13-01-2014

    Construction works for the proposed four lane motorway which is to connect Arusha city with Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) will finally commence this year.

    Arusha Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr. Magessa Mulongo, said the highway, which will connect the city from Sakina-Azimio section to Usa-River Township in Meru District, is to be constructed under the supervision of the East African Community (EAC). The highway is part of the planned corridor meant to link Arusha city with Holili a ...


  • Komatsu to Start Commercial Production of New Emission Regulations-Compliant Engines

    Posted date : 10-01-2014


    Komatsu Ltd has developed new engine technologies designed to comply with new emission regulations in Japan, North America and Europe effective 2014, and is going to start commercial production in January 2014.

    Emission regulations for diesel engines for use in construction equipment, announced in 2004, require a challenging reduction of NOx(nitrogen oxides) and PM (particulate matter) emissions to one tenth of, or below the preceding regulations1 and specifies enforcement in two phases, 20 ...


  • Construction Powers a Job Surge at the End of 2013

    Posted date : 10-01-2014



    Construction firms added 48,000 jobs in December, the most since 2006.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A private survey shows U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a year in December, powered by a big gain in construction jobs. The figures add to evidence that the economy gained momentum at the end of 2013.

    Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies added 238,000 jobs in December, up slightly from 229,000 in the previous month. November's figures were revised higher.

    Construction firms ...


  • US$523million Dar port expansion deal cancelled

    Posted date : 09-01-2014

    The planned expansion of Dar es Salaam port involving the construction of berths 13 and 14 has hit a snag after a sudden cancellation of the US$523 million project deal. The tender which had initially been awarded to a Chinese firm has been cancelled with the Tanzanian government arguing that the contractor had overpriced the project. The government has instead settled for a Congolese firm, Impala Africa.

    Following a brief by the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) MD, Madeni Kipande, Tanzania tra ...


  • Big Bertha Finds … A Steel Pipe

    Posted date : 08-01-2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — Experts say they've at least partially solved the mystery of what's been blocking a massive tunnel-boring machine beneath downtown Seattle for the past month: a steel pipe.

    The $80 million, five-story-tall machine, dubbed "Bertha," is digging a new path for State Route 99, one of the region's primary north-south arterials. But it became stuck Dec. 6, 60 feet below Seattle streets. In the ensuing weeks crews have probed, sifted and speculated in an effort to figure out what wa ...


  • Ultimate Safety with the RUD Tool-Mover Manipulation Device for Safe Handling

    Posted date : 07-01-2014

    The innovative Tool – Mover is one of RUD’s latest innovations, a manipulation device for the safe turning and tilting of heavy and awkward plant items such as plastic injection moulding tools.

    The Tool-Mover offers many optimal safety features due to its innovative product benefits. It turns the load at the centre of gravity which means that the load is turned very smoothly and securely. The Tool-Mover is equipped with a frequency controlled drive which ensures an even and smooth drive f ...


  • Metso expands its industry leading global services center...

    Posted date : 07-01-2014

    Metso expands its industry leading global services center network with a new facility and larger services offering in the Southwest USA

    As part of its global expansion plan for its industry leading services center network, Metso is proud to announce plans to build a state-of-the-art service and repair facility in Mesa, Arizona, United States. The new facility will be integrated with our existing Metso operations in the area and is expected to be operational during the fourth quarter of 2014.
    ...


  • USDOT Releases Billions of Dollars in Sandy Aid

    Posted date : 06-01-2014



    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced the availability of approximately $3 billion to strengthen the resiliency of public transportation systems affected by Hurricane Sandy, which triggered the worst transit disaster in U.S. history just over a year ago. The funds will be awarded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on a competitive basis for projects that protect critical transit infrastructure from being damaged or destroyed by future natural disasters.

    “We ...


  • New Volvo excavators for Earthline Ltd

    Posted date : 17-12-2013

    Earthline Ltd of Ogbourne St George, near Marlborough, Wiltshire has taken delivery of its first new Volvo excavators thanks to the reliability and performance of its previously acquired Volvo EC700C’s according to Managing Director Philip Coplestone.

    The two Volvo models in question are a forty eight tonne EC480D and a thirty eight tonne EC380D which have been deployed at two of the company’s five quarries in the Oxfordshire area. “These new Volvos have been bought on the strength of t ...


  • JCB announces next stage in engine strategy development

    Posted date : 17-12-2013

    JCB today announced the next stage of its engine strategy with the news it has forged a partnership with a leading global manufacturer to produce engines for its compact equipment.

    JCB has gone from a new entrant in engine manufacturing to an innovative global producer with the first JCB engine rolling off the production line in the UK in November 2004. Since then production has been extended to JCB India’s HQ at Ballabgarh and to date more than 250,000 engines have been produced globally.
    ...


  • Terex agrees to sell truck business to Volvo for $160 million

    Posted date : 10-12-2013

    Terex Corporation has announced that it has agreed to sell its truck business to Volvo Construction Equipment for cash proceeds of approximately $160 million.

    The truck business manufactures and sells off-highway rigid and articulated haul trucks. Included in the transaction is the manufacturing facility in Motherwell, Scotland. The sale, which is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is targeted to close in the first half of 2014.

    “The truck ...


  • Zambia shelves US$832 million Chinese copper project

    Posted date : 05-12-2013

    Zambia has suspended the licence awarded to a unit of China's Nonferrous Mining Corp to build a US$832 million copper mine after the company failed to comply with some conditions.



    According to the country's environmental agency, NFC Africa had not fulfilled a requirement to prepare a comprehensive resettlement plan for parties affected by the project.

    The agency said that the consequence of the suspension is that all operations or activities at the project site must be ceased.

    Last ...


  • US$223billion in megaprojects under way in Africa

    Posted date : 05-12-2013

    A recent Deloitte report ‘African Construction Trends’ says the infrastructure boom in Africa has seen investment in 322 megaprojects reach US$222.7 billion.



    Deloitte Southern Africa infrastructure and capital projects leader André Pottas said the report focused on projects valued at more than US$50 million which had already broken ground, but had not yet been commissioned, as of June 1, 2013.

    The report shows that most of the money is being spent on energy at 36 percent for 97 p ...


  • Anaconda’s Trommel Screen purchased by Kirkby Skips

    Posted date : 03-12-2013

    Kirkby Skips Ltd has recently purchased Anaconda’s TD516 from Danny Morgan of Anaconda UK - distributor for Anaconda in England and Wales. Kirkby Skips Limited is a family owned business and provides a professional reliable service in Recycling and Waste Management. Established since 1989, Kirkby Skips have many years of experience and is one of the largest wastes recycling companies in the Liverpool, Merseyside and surrounding areas.

    Kirkby Skips, having tested the screener across a range ...


  • Saudi construction grinds towards halt as illegal workers head home

    Posted date : 02-12-2013

    On a quick tour around Jeddah after the end of Saudi Arabia’s amnesty period for foreign workers to legalise their status or leave the country, it is clear that the pace of construction has slowed and the number of closed shops and businesses has risen.
    Almost gone from view are the day labourers who service the construction trades and have been a significant segment of available labour for the sector. As a result, even amid the usual traffic congesting the city’s roads, any passer-by will ...


  • US construction spending up 0.8 percent in October

    Posted date : 02-12-2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. developers boosted construction spending in October at the fastest pace in more than four years, propelled by a surge in government projects. But spending on home construction and commercial projects both fell.

    Overall construction spending increased 0.8 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $908.4 billion, the Labor Department said Monday. That's up from September, when spending fell 0.3 percent.

    The October pace was the best since May 2009 an ...


  • Thai firm scores big from multibillion coal railway bidding

    Posted date : 28-11-2013

    The government of Mozambique has picked a Thai construction firm as the preferred developer of a US$3 billion railway and port project which will boost coal exports.

    Bangkok-based Italian-Thai Development Pcl will construct a 525 km rail line from Tete province to Macuse in Mozambique's Zambezia province and a port able to handle 25-million tonnes of cargo per year.



    The transport ministry said that the government would officially announce the winning bid soon, but Italian-Thai, Thaila ...


  • How the inventions of two Killeeshil men went on to crush the global competition

    Posted date : 25-11-2013

    A LOCAL filmmaker has uncovered five treasure troves of South Tyrone’s hidden history, including the story of how the achievements of two Killeeshil inventors changed the global quarry industry.

    Over the summer, cameraman Kevin McSorley captured the activities of history buffs from Caledon Regeneration Partnership, Donaghmore Historical Society, Killeeshil and Clonaneese Historical Society, South Lough Neagh Historical Society and the William Carleton Society.

    His film, which was funded ...


  • Billiton invests in new shiploaders

    Posted date : 25-11-2013

    BHP Billiton is to spend US$301 million replacing two shiploaders at its Nelson Point port operations in Port Hedland, Australia.

    The two new shiploaders will increase the reliability of our inner harbour port facilities. Each shiploader has a loading capacity of 12,500 tonnes per hour. Existing shiploaders SL1 and SL2, which are more than 40 years old, currently load iron ore at a rate of approximately 10,000 tonnes per hour.

    This investment will also create additional port capacity that ...


  • JCB Responds to Filipino Typhoon Disaster

    Posted date : 18-11-2013



    Heavy equipment manufacturer JCB is responding to the Filipino typhoon disaster by donating machines and generators worth more than $500,000 to assist in the aftermath of the catastrophe.

    The company is sending a fleet of three 3CX backhoe loaders to help clean-up operations following Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on land and responsible for up to 2,500 casualties. In addition, JCB's Filipino dealer, Camec, is providing more than 120 JCB electrical generato ...


  • SunEdison secures US$176 million for Boshoff solar project

    Posted date : 13-11-2013

    Global solar energy services and technology provider SunEdison has secured R1.8 billion (US$176 million) in foreign debt funding from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for its 60 MW Boshoff solar park project, being developed in South Africa’s Free State province.



    Electricity generated by Boshoff, with an installed capacity of 60MW AC, will feed into the South African grid, under the terms of a 20-year power purchase and implementation agreement signed with national po ...


  • JCB Excavators gain first class honours at University of Ulster

    Posted date : 12-11-2013

    orthern Ireland’s leading demolition contractor has praised the performance of a fleet of JCB demolition excavators at one of Belfast’s highest profile projects.


    McCormack Demolition – the first Northern Ireland based contractor to become a member of the NFDC - is currently using a series of JCB models at the new University of Ulster Belfast Campus development - a £250m project to be sited at York Street adjacent to and opposite the existing Belfast campus building.

    The dismantlin ...


  • Sandvik Construction launches dedicated website for mobile crushers and screens

    Posted date : 12-11-2013

    Sandvik Construction has launched a new website focusing on their market leading range of mobile crushers and screening equipment; www.sandvikmobiles.com

    The dedicated website reflects the growing demand for Sandvik’s mobile crushing and screening products worldwide. Driven by the need to provide information to customers specifically looking for mobile solutions, the site will provide a clean modern layout and intuitive navigation system, enabling quick access to product specific pages.

    ...


  • US firm Terex creates 260 jobs in County Tyrone

    Posted date : 12-11-2013

    About 260 jobs are being created by a US global engineering firm in County Tyrone.

    Terex manufactures equipment used in the construction, quarrying and mining industries and has factories in Dungannon and Omagh.

    It is part of a £21.7m investment and the jobs will be created over the next four years.

    The company plans to build new factory space, purchase new equipment and invest in research and development.

    Invest NI has offered £2.6m of support. The new skilled jobs will contribute ...