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On the Move!

The market for mobile cranes is on the move driven by low-rise residential, commercial, and industrial building construction activity in urban areas.

Craning Forward

Despite uncertainty, the overall market for mobile cranes is expected to grow between 10 to 15 per cent for the next two to three years.

Mobile cranes with latest tech would be in good demand

The scenario in India is encouraging due to two reasons – first, the paradigm shift towards buying new cranes from importing used cranes; second, the increase in use of heavy duty mobile crane in construction, cement, steel, wind and power sectors.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tunnels seem to be coming up in metropolitan and remote areas alike, so TBMs and other equipment should be in demand. How is the industry gearing up?

Technology Rules at Alto Maipo Project

For Chile, the Rio Maipo is a stroke of luck to supply the nearby capital Santiago with energy: In the mighty ‘Alto Maipo’ power plant project, the planners are relying on European and - in particular - German technology.

We are planning to start rental business of TBMs

India is becoming a prominent market for tunnel boring machines (TBMs). In the coming years, TBMs in more numbers are expected in Indian construction projects.

Managing Complexities in Himalayas

HCC rescued a tunnel boring machine (TBM) stuck in Himalayas, refurbished and put back into operation to construct a head race tunnel for an NTPC hydro power project.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Use of tunnel boring machines is on the rise with many metro rail projects are now put these machines on job while already in use at water and gas pipeline projects.

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.

Tunnelling work for Mumbai Metro 3 begins

The boring of the first-ever tunnel in Mumbai for the underground metro project has begun at the Naya Nagar site in Mahim. Naya Nagar is one of the seven ?launching shafts? from where tunnelling operations will be conducted.

Terratec supplies new TBMs to Mumbai Metro

The Australian Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) manufacturer, Terratec, celebrated the delivery of the first two of a number of new TBMs destined for the Mumbai Metro's Line 3 project, following successful factory acceptance tests recently.

Light at the end of the tunnel?

The Bullet Train dream is beginning to take shape. Japan is funding the project with a soft loan over 50 years with a 15-year moratorium. But even before we get onto a Bullet Train, the metro rail projects have kicked up a storm.

TERRATEC supplies new TBMs to Mumbai Metro

The Australian Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) manufacturer, TERRATEC, celebrated the delivery of the first two of a number of new TBMs destined for the Mumbai Metro?s Line 3 project, following successful factory acceptance tests recently.

Nepal to use first TBM ever for Bheri Babai project

Nepal will welcome its first TBM ever this summer, a 5.06 m (16.6 ft) diameter double shield machine for the Bheri Babai Diversion Multi-purpose Project (BBDMP).

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.

Underground Excavation is Here to Stay

Sub-terrain excavation and drilling to provide sustained connect for utilities, in urban spaces, is the essence of the challenge. It is adequately met by using micro-tunnelling and trenchless technologies.

Grove GMK4100 at Singapore MRT project

A Grove GMK4100 helped with construction of a new MRT metro line in Singapore. The four-axle crane was used on the new Thomson Line T209 at the Lentor Station project site.

Tunnel Boring Machines

Bored tunnels using Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are the future for India?s urban and other infrastructure development initiatives. The Robbins Company designed and manufactured the world?s

CE Industry Buoyant

It looks like all the initiatives by Narendra Modi?s government to accelerate infrastructure: Bringing in reforms to create ease of business in India

Positive on Indian Market

Since 2007, Herrenknecht has been represented in India with its wholly owned subsidiary Herrenknecht India in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. There are about 90 employees to support projects and customers quickly and competently.

Schwing Stetter?s Concrete Equipment at Metro Rail Projects

After the success of the Delhi Metro, 26 cities in the country are at various stages of planning and implementing metro rail. Indian cities are among the world?s fastest developing cities in terms of every aspect

This year our target is to launch tunnel boring machines

We are involved in the sales and service of construction equipment and spare parts from for leading Chinese equipment manufacturers; - Zoomlion for truck-mounted cranes and crawler cranes, and Sichuan Construction Equipment for big capacity tower cranes.

Robbins TBM Sets New Record

The Robbins TBM reached high rates of 870 m (2,855 ft) per month and 58 m (188 ft) per day, setting a record for TBM tunneling in India, for a water tunnel in Mumbai.On January 21, 2014, a Robbins Main Beam TBM completed one of the longest and deepest water supply tunnels in Asia, the Mumbai Water Tunnel. The 6.25 m (20.5 ft) diameter machine displayed excellent performance throughout the 8.3 km (5.2 mi) bore, and achieved impressive advance rates along the way.

The demand for TBMs has been consistently increasing.

In the first project for the Delhi Metro they used only two tunnel boring machines (TBMs), whereas in Phase 3, there are around 25 boring machines on the job, says Kapil Bhatti, Managing Director, Robbins Tunneling and Trenchless Technology India. Excerpts from the interview.

Robbins? veteran machine

The fast rate is just one of many triumphs for the 6.2 m (20.2 ft) Robbins Main Beam TBM operating at the Indianapolis Deep Rock Tunnel Connector (DRTC).

BAUER BC Trench Cutter Technology

BAUER hydraulic trench cutter system, the most advanced excavation system, has opened new horizons for the use of the diaphragm wall technique in terms of quality, safety and speed. The constant or even exponential increase of population density in urban agglomeration areas is a global trend.

Mumbai water tunnel TBM ramps up for launch

A customer acceptance ceremony was held in June 2011 for a 6.25 m diameter Main Beam TBM that will dig India's Mumbai Water Tunnel.Some components of the TBM were partially assembled and shipped from the Robbins Shanghai.

TBMs to the Rescue

Robbins' TBMs are no strangers to challenging conditions, having persevered through severe floods and difficult ground at India's remote AMR water tunnel. On 18 June 2011, the 10 m (32.8 ft) Double Shield machine at the inlet

Exceeding Expectations

The recently concluded bC India exceeded all expectations. Take a look at the statistics: More than 22,000 visitors from 69 countries, 508 exhibitors from 30 countries, 70 per cent of them from abroad; the international flavour further underlined by nine international pavilions, creating a new dimension for the construction industry.