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Wirtgen Group machines lead to motorway rehabilitation in record time

Contractor Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung showed how to rehabilitate the surface and binder courses of a section of a motorway successfully in an incredibly short time.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

Impressively Wide, Incredibly Accurate

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is one of the most prestigious expressway projects in India in current time. The highway will start near Gurugram at Sohna and will end at JNPT, near Mumbai. With a total length of 1,353 km, the expressway is divided into 49 packages (31 packages in Delhi-Vadodara section, 13 packages in Vadodara-Mumbai section and five packages in Mumbai-JNPT section).

New Frontiers of Trenchless Technology in India

During the past 25 years, trenchless technology has become a major part of construction industry in India. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates on the emerging trends in trenchless technology in India and the opportunities for the world

Solving Big Challenge

A W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam, the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling.

Registration and driving licence not needed for road making machines: MoRTH

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has clarified that the heavy road making machinery is not a motor vehicle, and is not covered under MV Act.

Allcargo Logistics reaches out to COVID-19 affected in Tamil Nadu

Allcargo Logistics has been involved in a number of welfare initiatives to support communities and healthcare fraternity at a time when the country is witnessing unprecedented times.

Eicher Group pledges support to fight COVID 19 pandemic

Eicher Group has pledged its commitment and contribution towards aid for the unprecedented crisis caused due to the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak in India.

Wirtgen inaugurates machine finishing facility at Pune plant

Wirtgen India opened a state-of-the-art machine finishing facility at its Pune plant. Domenic Ruccolo, Chairman and CEO, Wirtgen Group, and Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director and CEO, Wirtgen India inaugurated the plant in the presence of customers, vendors and business partners.

Paving to Perfection

The projects planned in roads, highways and expressways under the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the next five years will drive the demand for pavers during the period.

Wirtgen inaugurates machine finishing facility at Pune plant

Wirtgen India opened a state-of-the-art machine finishing facility at its Pune plant.

Low-cost, high-quality road REHABILITATIoN

The Wirtgen cold recycler and soil stabiliser WR 240 rehabilitates the 22-km road between Hapur and Kithore.

Wirtgen Group celebrates 25 years of success in India

The Wirtgen Group is celebrating its successful presence of "25 years in India". We would continue supporting our customers with the most innovative solutions and technologies in the road building and road rehabilitation, and mineral technologies in the construction equipment segment.

BETTER road rehabilitation WITH COLD MILLING

Cold milling is one of the first measures taken when a roadway or traffic area needs to be rehabilitated.

Mining Gains

The recent policy initiatives by the Central Government are expected to boost the mining activities in the country, providing new opportunities to private and global miners, and equipment and technology providers.

Mining Needs a Leg-up

For India to achieve its full potential in the mining sector, policymakers need to give a leg-up in lifting the mining sector on a high growth path. Jayanta Roy elaborates on the mining industry scenario in India.

Trenchless evolutions

The Indian trenchless industry assisted by international counterparts has now evolved trenchless code of practices that helps in charting the proper course of action.

Towering opportunities

Choosing a tower crane is increasingly about safety and productivity features, as customers seek to lift more with less power, upgrade to a higher capacity economically, and safely use multiple cranes at space-constrained project sites.

Performance tracker for milling work

Wirtgen has developed Performance Tracker, a solution that, for the first time, makes it possible to accurately and reliably document the actual milling work completed.

New paving technologies

Paver market in India is picking up with the growing road construction projects. Both asphalt and concrete paver markets see positive growth in the coming years.

Advancing Trenchless Standardisation

The role of standards is quite important in the context of Indian trenchless projects. Dr Niranjan Swarup explains the needs for standards that suit Indian conditions and the future directions in this regard.

Premium solutions from a single source

Wide range of products manufactured for the global market at the Wirtgen, Vgele, Hamm, Kleemann and Benninghoven will be showcased.

Applications in India: issues and Solutions

Indian subsurface construction requirements are unparallelled and through proper interventions, we can realise this dream. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates on the challenges and issues in trenchless applications in India and the solutions to overcome these challenges.

Trenchless Technology & Physical Infrastructure in India

On account of several benefits, trenchless technology is becoming the first choice in many construction projects. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates more on the importance, benefits and demand trends of this technology in India.

Vertical Growth

Tower crane market is now on revival path, which was going through a lull period till recently. Going forward, a steady growth of real estate market could see a further momentum in tower cranes.

Mitsubishi Corporation awarded Iraq port contract

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has been awarded a contract for port construction in the Republic of Iraq. Extended by the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), the contract covers a port rehabilitation project in the country?s southern region of Basra, and is valued at approximately $110 million.

Privatisation of coal mining

India's coal demand-supply balance still remains tilted in favour of coal imports as the state-run miners, Coal India and the Singareni Collieries Company have been unable to entirely meet India's coal demand, especially for higher grade thermal coal/washed coal and coking coal.

New technologies gaining traction

The Wirtgen Group has been continuously innovating its products in the brands Wirtgen, Vogele, and Hamm. They are not only global market leaders but also innovation leaders, with the average age of a machine being not more than three years.

Gayatri Projects bags Rs 923-cr NHAI projects

Gayatri Projects has secured two new orders worth Rs 529 crore and Rs 394 crore from National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

We are showcasing technologies for complete road construction process

The last few years have been very good with respect to awards and constructions of road projects. We expect this trend to continue with construction of 19 km/day and the government working towards 30 km/day.

Deere completes Wirtgen Group acquisition

Deere Company has completed its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group, the leading manufacturer worldwide of road construction equipment. In June, Deere announced a definitive agreement to purchase the international privately-held company.

Cold Recycling with Foamed Bitumen

Roads that are subjected to continuous and heavy traffic often show signs of damage that extend down to the road base. To eliminate this damage, the entire road needs structural rehabilitation.

Wirtgen successfully trains slipform paver operators

The first two batches of 28 candidates successfully completed their training from Wirtgen Group?s facility to become qualified slipform paver operators.

Recycling Economically

Time is money, especially in road construction. When it comes to cost efficiency, being able to put all equipment to maximum use is a critical factor. Consequently, it is a major advantage when a machine can be used flexibly, like the 3800 CR recycler from Wirtgen, which can use the up-cut and down-cut cold recycling processes or operate as a high-output milling machine.

Deere to acquire Wirtgen Group

In an all-cash transaction deal, Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Wirtgen Group, a worldwide leading manufacturer of road construction equipment. The total transaction value is approximately ? 4.6 billion ($ 5.2 billion based on current exchange rates), including the assumption of net debt and other consideration.

Building Better Roads

The Ministry of Surface Transport has set an objective of building 40 km of roads a day from 2017-18 from the current level of 18 km a day. This has resulted in a paradigm shift in the use of road construction and rehabilitation methods and technologies.

GRT introduces advanced road technology in Bihar

Global Road Technology India?s operation announced it has commenced road works on National Highway 2 using its advanced recycling technology with foamed bitumen. GRT is working with lead contractor Soma Enterprises under their concessionaire subsidiary, Soma-Isolux to rehabilitate approximately 74 km of damaged pavement in Bihar. The six-lane construction undertaken by GRT is from Naubatpur to Muthani district.

Construction Challenges

The Indian road sector has undergone phenomenal growth over the last decade and is growing exponentially now due to the new government's focus on the sector. The pace of road construction is even higher in rural areas, sub-Himalayan regions, international border areas and north-eastern (NE) states, as part of providing better connectivity and access for defence requirements.

Paving a Growth Path

While the paver market is gearing up for phenomenal growth, sensor pavers are expected to have a smooth ride due to the demand for quality roads in the future.

Rehabilitating A5 highway

These days, highways surfaced exclusively with concrete or asphalt are something of a rarity in Germany, particularly in its more densely populated regions.

Equipment Selection | INFORMED DECISIONS

Modern construction and mining activities in India need to be expedited with utmost focus on the highest possible productivity, operational excellence, emission compliance, safety and best-of-class economy. Over the past decade, the market for such equipment has substantially matured resulting in the equipment selectors mooting innovative and prudent ideas while selecting the most suitable equipment fleets commensurate to their company objectives and philosophies.

We would showcase innovations across all our four brands

With the infrastructure development polices of this government, there is good demand and growth for the CE industry. The difference from last bC India, is that two years back, the new government in place had ambitious plans to develop the road sector. Now the plans are being executed well, and due to this there is an increase in demand for equipment.

GRT provides several technologies not seen before in India

The road sector in India is in desperate need of new technologies, not only to improve speed and quality, but also to introduce more environmentally friendly construction techniques and to cut down on quarrying, transportation of materials and use of water and fuel.

Paving on a High

Asphalt paver was developed by Barbar Green Co that originally manufactured material handling systems. In 1929, the Chicago Testing Laboratory approached them to use their material loaders to construct asphalt roads.

Successful Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavement

Fraport AG, operator of Frankfurt Airport, renews the surface course on the runways about every seven years, including the centre runway, the most-frequently used section.

Dual-layer Concrete Paving

Four job sites, four contractors, four German states, one paving method: Dual-layer concrete paving with the slipform paver SP 1500 from Wirtgen is on the road to success in Germany

Asphalt Removal in Record-Breaking Time

Three Wirtgen cold milling machines (two W 210 and one W 200i) and two Wirtgen soil stabilisers (WR 2000) demonstrate their productivity and reliability at Alghero-Fertilia Airport in Sardinia.

Bridge Replacement Work on Track

The Manitowoc MLC650 was selected to replace Montreal?s Champlain Bridge because of its ability to enable high-capacity lifts will minimal adjustments. Two Manitowoc MLC650s are working on a project to replace the Champlain Bridge, which spans the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Making CE Amphibious

It is a never-ending quest in this era, where customer is always looking for an enhanced safety, efficiency, and a more comprehensive product all the time.

Concrete Show India 2016

UBM India successfully concluded the forth edition of Concrete Show India with over 150 Indian and global suppliers and manufacturers from across 10 countries and over 5,500 trade visitors, amidst an industry showcase of products, solutions and services at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai during May 19-21, 2016.

KNR Constructions bags highway project

KNR Constructions Ltd has been awarded a Rs 414.90-crore highway project by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways under NHDP IV in Tamil Nadu.

Compact Road Equipment Market to Grow

Developmental work in the North-East and far-flung rural areas will drive a robust growth of road building equipment, with a twist - the market for smaller-sized equipment to suit applications and delivery logistics requirements will be the gainer.

Cold Milling Machines

Similar to developed nations, pavement milling or cold milling or cold planning of asphalt topped pavements is fast going to become a necessity in India, considering the volumes of crushed, screened, sized and shaped aggregates required for the upcoming roads and infrastructure projects, in the country.

Large Miners Forward

While the global mining industry is on the decline, India is witnessing a reverse trend. Many international mining equipment manufacturers are showcasing their products at BAUMA 2016, Germany, in a big way, at a time when Coal India

Underground Challengers

Every underground excavation poses a unique set of challenges. Technically superior and sometimes application-specific, underground excavation equipment challenge the challenges.

GR Infra Relies on Wirtgen Machines

GR Infra Projects Ltd is a major infrastructure companies in India. The company has been working in the field of infrastructure development in India for the past 50 years. ?This year we intend to achieve an order booking of Rs 8,000-10,000 crore.

HCC wins govt contract

Hindustan Construction Co (HCC) has bagged a contract worth Rs 392 crore from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway for 4-laning of a road.

First Kleemann Screen Rolled Out in India

Wirtgen India rolled out the first Kleemann range screen from the newly inaugurated plant, and is set to launch a slew of products for the Indian market.

Mining Growth

India is on track to overtake the US as the second-largest coal consumer after China this decade. India wants to more than double coal output to 1.5 billion tonne by 2020. The central government has already taken specific actions including e-auctions of coal blocks; 28 blocks are already allocated and more blocks to be e-auctioned soon.

CE Sector to Grow

Among the major global markets for construction equipment, the demand of construction equipment in China suffered a steep decline after peaking in 2011. This trend continued in 2014; however, future demand forecast is expected to be stable.

Asphalt Recycling

Millions of tonnes of asphalt have being wasted in the country, when these could be properly treated and recycled for rehabilitation of road projects and new pavements.

Scope for pavement rehabilitation alternatives is huge

Our Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has no vision for the country. Cannot they spend even 0.01 per cent of the total outlay for training? This is simply unacceptable, says Prof. Prithvi Singh Kandhal, Associate Director Emeritus, National Center for Asphalt Technology, Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

Wirtgen to exhibit at bC India 2014

Wirtgen India will exhibit its range of products and technologies at bC India 2014. The exhibition would also be a platform to showcase the Wirtgen Group as the complete solution provider for road building and road rehabilitation machines and also in the field of mobile crushing and screening plants.

The Show is ON

The market sentiments are right; the government is taking right decisions for growth and development; and the construction equipment sector is sure to face a turnaround.

We are expanding our manufacturing base in India

All machines from Wirtgen Group are designed to ensure more productivity and less fuel consumption, says Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India.

Mining Potential

With the growing demand for increased output of coal and iron ore and other minerals, the demand for mining equipment and machinery is expected grow manifold.

Mining Potential

With the growing demand for increased output of coal and iron ore and other minerals, the demand for mining equipment and machinery is expected grow manifold. The mining sector has gone through major challenges in the last few years. For instance, the CE industry

CE industry is to grow in the long term at a CAGR of 17.5%

The construction equipment (CE) market in India will be driven by increased activity levels in every sector as there are massive infrastructure gaps yet to be bridged, says Samir Bansal, General Manager, India, Off-Highway Research.

Technology Mania!

Wirtgen Group recently organised 'The Road Technology Days 2014, an international industry rendezvous in Germany that showcased the Group's innovative solutions.

PNC Infratechs order book crosses Rs 3,000 crore

PNC Infratech has recently been awarded the contract of rehabilitation and upgradation of the 80 km long road stretch of Sonauli-Gorakhapur section, and with this project, the current EPC order book of PNC Infratech stands in excess of Rs 3,000 crore.

PNC Infratech's Order Book Crosses Rs 3000 crore

PNC Infratech has recently been awarded the contract of Rehabilitation & Upgradation of the 80 Km long road stretch of Sonauli - Gorakhapur Section, and with this project, the current EPC order book of PNC Infratech stands in excess of Rs. 3000 crores

PNC Infratech's Order Book Crosses Rs 3000 crore

PNC Infratech has recently been awarded the contract of Rehabilitation & Upgradation of the 80 Km long road stretch of Sonauli - Gorakhapur Section, and with this project, the current EPC order book of PNC Infratech stands in excess of Rs. 3000 crores.

Grading Up

Time-bound projects need reliable machines, and all equipment manufacturers are trying to innovate and adapt to the latest trends and are in the continuous process of improving productivity of the machine. Agith G Antony finds out product and technology trends in the motor grader segment.

Our goal is to be among the top three in the global crushing and screening segment.

Views from P Ramesh, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India: With market shares ranging from 20-70 per cent, Wirtgen Group is the world market leader in mobile road construction and road rehabilitation solution. The company has made it to the top primarily because of its continuous innovation to its product line as the average age of their machines is less than three years.

Cold Recycling: A Success Story

Larsen and Toubro (L and T) opted for a WR 2400 cold recycler and Hamm 3520 and 311 compactors to rehabilitate a motorway in the Golden Quadrilateral.The Golden Quadrilateral is a gigantic motorway network stretching 5,846 km. It connects the Indian metropolises of New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata. The four-lane sections are being rehabilitated and extended to six lanes, and Indian construction company L and T is carrying out this work as part of a public-private partnership (PPP) proj

Road 2 recovery

Despite the present day gloom in the market, the future for the construction equipment sector, especially for the road equipment segment in India, still holds much potential as this sector has a profound and immediate impact on the country?s economic growth. Off-Highway Research is optimistic about the growth in demand for road equipment and forecasts growth at a CAGR of 12.67 per cent over the next five years. Agith G Antony finds out more about the positive vibes in the industry.

Mumbai's May Flower to invest in Ethiopian coal fields

Mumbai-based May Flower has agreed to invest along with Delbi to jointly develop a coal mine in Ethiopia over a three-year period. May Flower will import mining machinery, mining experts as well as the required finance for exploration and mining works.

Coal blocks auction either by Dec or Jan: Govt

According to media reports, the government on September 15 stated that the auction of explored coal blocks may take place either by December or the beginning of the next year, A permission letter from the Ministry of Environment & Forests would be given to the successful bidder, Union Coal Secretary SK Srivastava said in Delhi.

Coal blocks auction either by Dec or Jan: Govt

According to media reports, the government on September 15 stated that the auction of explored coal blocks may take place either by December or the beginning of the next year, A permission letter from the Ministry of Environment & Forests would be given to the successful bidder, Union Coal Secretary SK Srivastava said in Delhi.

What's up doc?

At the 3rd Equipment India conference in September 2012 when I was sharing my views with the equipment captains over coffee, they were apprehensive and I was optimistic.

Mining picks up in Bellary area

In Bellary district of Karnataka, mining activities have resumed gradually after lifting off the blanket ban imposed by the Supreme Court in July 2011. As many as 13 mines (11 in forest land and two in revenue lands) listed in categories A and B have started extraction of ore after implementing reclamation and rehabilitation (R&R) plans and obtaining all the statutory clearances.

Defence Colony flyover in Delhi to shrink for repair

LalaLajpatRai Road, the critical link between the southern and central part of Delhi, may witness major congestion in September when the Public Works Department (PWD) of Delhi government begins repair and rehabilitation work on the Defence Colony flyover at an estimated cost of Rs 3.81 crore. A PWD official said that for carrying out the repairs, one carriageway of the flyover will be closed at a time and two-way traffic movement will take place on the other side, but the traffic police is yet t

CEC may discuss re-allotment of mining lease

The proposed re-allotment of mining lease areas in the Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka may be discussed by the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) soon. The mining lease may be alloted through international competitive bidding which may fetch several thousand crore rupees to the state. Meanwhile, the panel discussed reclamation and rehabilitation (R&R) plan for mining regions in these distr

The innovative EcoPlus package achieves fuel savings of more than 20 per cent

The new training centre at Wirtgen India is equipped with a high-end multimedia system, two generously dimensioned training rooms, each one large enough to carry out training directly on a Wirtgen surface miner or a large V?gele asphalt paver,

MSPL resumes operation in iron ore mine

Leading iron ore miner MSPL's flagship open cast mine Vyasanakere Iron Ore Mine in Karnataka resumed operation recently after it completed the rehabilitation and reclamation measures prescribed by the central empowered committee (CEC). It may be recalled that the Supreme Court allowed category 'A' and Category 'B' mines in Karnataka to resume operation after completing Reclamation and Rehabilitation (R&R) works prescribed by the Monitoring

Environment ministry clears 18 coal projects

The union environment ministry cleared 18 coal mining projects of the monopoly coal miner Coal India (CIL), Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil informed the Rajya Sabha. The Ministry of Environment and Forests gave environmental clearances (EC) for 14 projects and stage-I forestry clearances (FC) for four projects of CIL soon after the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Inve

Environment ministry clears 18 coal projects

The union environment ministry cleared 18 coal mining projects of the monopoly coal miner Coal India (CIL), Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil informed the Rajya Sabha. The Ministry of Environment and Forests gave environmental clearances (EC) for 14 projects and stage-I forestry clearances (FC) for four projects of CIL soon after the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Inve

BCCL to engage contractor for mine operation

Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL) is a state-run company engaged in mining of coking coal and allied activities. The firm meets almost 50 percent of the total prime coking coal requirement of the integrated steel sector.

SAIL ropes in Lanco Infra to develop Tasra coal block

Lanco Infratech has been roped in by the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) to develop Tasra coal block, which was given to the latter by Bharat Coking Coal in 1996. While Lanco, Adani and some smaller players bid for the project, SAIL found Lanco to be technically and commercially fit for the contract

29 new Wirtgen Products at bauma 2013

Wirtgen Group at bauma 2013 demonstrates its innovative force in the road and mineral technologies business segments.

Nod to Rs 7,915 cr road projects in UP, Maha, Gujarat, Haryana

The Union government on March 18 approved Rs 7,915 crore road projects in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Haryana under its flagship road building programme National Highways Development Project (NHDP). The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), in its meeting accorded approval to the four projects to be built under phases III, IV and V on Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.

The CE market is set to grow to over 100,000 units by 2016

The cumulative sales of backhoe loaders, crawler excavators and wheeled loaders have been growing at a CAGR of over 20 per cent for the last ten years and will continue to grow at an impressive rate.

Total solutions from Gmmco

Gmmco offers one-stop solutions to customers looking for mining, construction and road-laying machines, and engines of various capacities and for various applications. Established in 1967, Gmmco, a CK Birla group company, has been engaged in the sale and support of construction

Using double-barrel and RAP technology will be a necessity

The double-barrel innovation is totally driven by customer need as well as the need of authorities. It actually delivers significant improvements in energy, carbon emission and the total cost of pavement making.

Trenchless Project Supervision

The Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (IndSTT) has come out with a Manual of Trenchless Project Supervision to provide necessary inputs for project supervision works.

New TVS Dealership in Chennai

TVS & Sons inaugurates Leyland Deere dealership. TV Sundram Iyengar & Sons (TVS & Sons), the largest automobile distribution company in India, has announced the

For Indian Roads

Hamm 311 soil compactor is now produced at Wirtgen?s Pune factory. Wirtgen India has commenced production of the Hamm 311 soil compactor, a machine designed for the Indian roads, with German expertise.

Raising the Benchmark of Quality

With over 220,000 sq m of display area and participation of over 630 exhibitors, including 200 foreign companies, Excon 2011 exceeded expectations as the largest exhibition on construction equipment in South Asia.

Cold Milling Machine Technology

Rehabilitation of roads to overcome the existing problems, by cold milling technology, is the most cost-effective, suitable and eco-friendly solution at hand.Growing volumes of traffic and increasing axle loads leave the pavement wearing course severely damaged and unusable for the traffic in city roads and highways.