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Tower Cranes in Tough Times

: The slowdown in real estate market has impacted the growth prospects of tower cranes this year. However, going ahead, demands from industrial infrastructure segment can drive the growth. Karan Chechi writes on the trend.

Mobile Compressors: Staying Powerful

Mining policy revival and recovery of construction activities can bring back the power in mobile compressor market. Next year could see the industry back in full action which can drive the growth of mobile compressors in the long term.

We have products to match core infra requirements: Tony Van Herbruggen

Atlas Copco products are designed and developed for Indian job site conditions with various innovations through reengineering. Tony Van Herbruggen, General Manager, Power Technique Customer Center, Atlas Copco (India), shares more on the new product range and solutions for the market.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Policy: Defer Bs-iv & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

New Opportunities

Upcoming infrastructure projects in metro rail, bridges, railway and irrigation are going to drive the demand for foundation equipment in the coming years, writes Karan Chechi.

Covid-19 Challenges Revival

The lockdown in the country has entered its third stage on May 4, 2020 in view of the deadly coronavirus pandemic continuing its grip on the country even after the six-week lockdown in two stages.

We expect more packages from the government

Considering further revenue loss and anticipated reduced demand for the upcoming months, we expect more packages from the government, says VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India.

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.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

Construction equipment technology has come a long way

The need to execute challenging projects within stipulated timelines will further strengthen the mechanisation process in construction.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

OTR Tyre Market Insights

The OTR tyre industry in India is anticipated to exhibit significant growth by 2025, if the government targets to complete all the planned projects within the desired time frame, writes Karan Chechi.

Increased footfall of customers boosts the confidence of the OEMs

A JV between Tata Motors (40 per cent) and Hitachi Construction Machinery Company (60 per cent), Tata Hitachi provides world-class construction equipment to address India's infrastructure and mining needs.

We will launch next-generation portable air compressors

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. Having started operations in 1960 with its registered office in Pune, Atlas Copco (India) now has 22 offices across India.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

We are a preferred automation partner for market leaders

B&R India has established seven offices in major cities of India and has expanded its Pune office space to match the growth.

17th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Global Awards 2019

With 50 winners from India and across the globe, and over 300 attendees, industry stalwarts came together to celebrate victory.

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.

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.

Voltas bags Metro 3 contract

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) has awarded the contract for the tunnel ventilation system and environmental control system works to Voltas for the section Mumbai Central (excluding) to Cuffe Parade (including) for its Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor.

There is Tremendous growth opportunity in infra expansion

With the Indian infrastructure players fully appreciating the importance of foundation equipment only in the past few years, Casagrande is keen to partner with them to enhance efficiencies and productivity.

CRUSHING BARRIERS

Fragmented aggregate mining, as well as issues related to regulations and liquidity, are threatening the growth of the crushing and screening equipment segment in India.

ACE launches nx360o crane in mumbai

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has always believed in introducing new models in the pursuit of innovation and customer interest.

Appetite for dust control systems is growing

Spraystream describes itself as a leading global player in dust control, cooling and misting systems to optimally address issues of industrial odour and dust.

HCC completes first tunnel for Mumbai Metro III project

In a significant milestone for the city?s metro network, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) completed the south-bound tunnel between CSMT and Mumbai Central stations on August 2, 2019.

Cautiously Optimistic

The government's various initiatives on revival of infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian construction equipment market in the past 2-3 years.

Time-bound projects demand highly efficient equipment

In the current scenario, most of the projects have become time-bound and have to be completed within the stipulated period. Due to this, expectation of the market has also changed especially in road segment.

Building India's Future

Completing 15 years of operations in India in 2019, Terex AWP looks forward to continuing its legacy of productivity and safe working at height in the market.

SLCM plays a vital role in mobile concreting equipment sector

Self-loading concrete mixer (SLCM) market is upbeat and the Argo model can be a panacea in the concrete life to many odd jobs of varied concreting applications.

Concrete Future

Requirement of concrete in construction is expected to increase in the future with a slew of projects in the pipeline in real estate and infrastructure projects.

From Recovery to Growth

In the past few months, the mobile cranes business has been improving quietly. The market is recovering and moving towards growth.

REJIG for the big

Need for better infrastructure is always the top priority of any country. India is no different as the quest for superior infrastructure continues with many large-scale projects coming up.

The Eleventh Hour Is Here!

By 2025, the construction market in India is expected to emerge as the third-largest globally.

Tata Projects JV wins Pune Metro tunnelling projects

The joint venture (JV) of Tata Projects with Turkish company Gulermak, Gulermak-Tata Projects has bagged the tunnelling projects for the underground section of the Pune Metro Rail project.

Equipment Pulse

With the construction equipment market is on a growth path, Equipment India explores the market scenario of construction equipment and allied products and services.

"Customers NOW prefer higher capacity equipment"

With the impending revival of infrastructure sector and the government's definitive focus on growth, sales are expected to rise in the coming days.

Indian CE Market Overview

The market for construction equipment will follow an upward trend in the next five years.,

A key ingredient in mining industry

The mining equipment market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a faster pace in the coming years. VG Sakthikumar elaborates more on the trend and Schwing Stetter's solutions for the mining industry.

Ensuring ease of operation

The portable air compressors of Atlas Copco, deployed at the metro project near the famous Siddhivinayak Temple, contribute to ease traffic woes in Mumbai.

We see double-digit growth for industrial lubricants

With about 200 distributors and extensive logistical reach, GS Caltex India has consolidated its presence in Indian market. Rajesh Nagar, Managing Director & CEO, shares more on the market opportunities for lubricants in Indian construction and mining industry

Tata-Siemens consortium wins bid for the Pune metro project

The consortium of TRIL Urban Transport (a Tata Group Company), and Siemens Project Ventures GmbH (subsidiary of Siemens Financial Services), has been awarded the contract by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority to develop the metro corridor from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar.

Escorts-Tadano JV to manufacture RT cranes in India

Escorts Ltd, India?s leading engineering conglomerate, and Tadano Group, Japan?s biggest and world?s leading mobile crane manufacturer, announced their joint venture (JV) to manufacture rough terrain (RT) cranes and truck-mounted cranes.

Dilip Buildcon bags metro rail project in MP

Dilip Buildcon has bagged a metro rail project worth Rs 247.06 crore in Madhya Pradesh. The company won the contract as the L-1 bidder for Bhopal Metro rail project, Phase -I, by the Urban Administration and Development Department Madhya Pradesh, Metro Rail Co Ltd, Bhopal, according to Dilip Buildcon

Lifting up Expectations

Gone are the days of slowdown and stagnation for mobile cranes market. Many equipment were seen idle with projects not taking off as expected.

Putzmeister Launches New Batching Plant

Putzmeister has announced the launch of its new batching plant, MT-3.0, to meet the growing demands of its customers.

On Strong Foundation

Foundation equipment segment is back on action with a lot of equipment busy at various project sites across the country. The trend is expected to continue for the next few years.

Equipment insurance sector will continue to grow

Considering the current scenario of infrastructure developments, there isa substantial growth potential in equipment insurance.

Concrete Boom Pumps

Boom pump is a good investment for large projects like the Metros, airports irrigation projects and other high-rise infrastructure and real estate projects. These massive pumps shorten the duration of project completion, reduce downtime and labour costs.

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANTS

Concrete is a major constituent of infrastructure projects: mainly in real estate, roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants, irrigation and urban modernisation sectors.

Creating a new benchmark

Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is the world's tallest temple under-construction at Vrindavan, Mathura. At a cost of Rs 3 billion, it will be one of the most expensively built temples in the world by ISKCON Bangalore.

Reliance Infra bags Mumbai Metro contract

Reliance Infrastructure EPC has secured a contract worth Rs 1,584 crore from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for the construction of Mumbai Metro Line-4.

Tata Projects JV wins Mumbai Metro Line-4 contract

The joint venture (JV) of Tata Projects-China Harbour Engineering Company (TPL-CHEC) received the Letter of Award (LoA) for constructing two packages of the Mumbai Metro Elevated Line 4. The packages lie on the line extending between Wadala and Kasarvadavali.

Louis Berger awarded Mumbai Metro Line 4 contract

Louis Berger, as part of a DB-led consortium, was recently awarded a project management and construction management services contract, including design review, for Mumbai Metro Line 4 by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

Ambitious on Indian infra sector

Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys intense focus from government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country.

Technology to drive INFRA growth

Infrastructure 2.0 is a movement to address issues with today's core network infrastructure in a customer's construction site to address the dynamic, automated nature of operation models like cloud computing, data center visualisation, IoT and usage of drones to keep site operations safe, secure, highly productive and efficiently managed.

Infrastructure Revival to Push CE Growth

The infrastructure sector is today undoubtedly one of the strong pillars of the Indian economy and the current Union Government is strongly focused in its approach towards development of infrastructure.

Operator Training: Need of the Hour

These are good times for construction equipment industry. Orders have gone up, thanks to a revival in the economy fuelled by government's affirmative actions to nurse the infra development sector back to health.

The race has begun

'Infrastructure 2.0' was the theme of our 10th Annual issue of Equipment India. The 5th Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO Forum held on February 16, 2018 in Delhi also hovered on the same theme.

HCC-AL FARA?A JV bags Pune metro contract

Hindustan Construction Company?s (HCC) joint venture (JV) with AL FARA?A has been awarded the Rs 484 crore contract by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation, for Pune Metro Rail Project. The contract is for construction of eight elevated metro rail stations on line II (E-W Corridor) of Pune Metro Rail project.

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

We will be launching 17 new products this year

The current construction equipment market in India is to grow at a rate of 25 per cent. Road, irrigation, ports, RMC, railways, metro rail, power (nuclear, thermal, solar, wind, hydro, gas based), real estate and other community buildings are the major demand drivers for our product line.

Construction World Annual Awards 2017

Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosted the 15th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Annual Awards at ITC Grand Central, Parel, in Mumbai.

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.

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.

First stretch of Lucknow metro tunnelling complete

Tata Projects has completed the Lucknow Secretariat to Hazratgunj underground tunnel boring work for the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation. According to the company, this was achieved in a seamless, disruption-free manner and in a short period of five months. The tunnel boring of 812 m stretch was executed as an EPC project.

On A moderate growth

Pick-and-carry crane is a product that is unique to India. It has a rigid (as opposed to a revolving) superstructure, and is essentially a material handler that is used on a wide variety of light lifting tasks which in other countries would probably be done by an industrial crane or a telescopic handler.

GST Council needs to prioritise CE

Dr E Sreedharan was revered and acknowledged as India's 'Metro man' because he managed to do the impossible, i.e., dig into Delhi while it worked and build the metro rail, and that too, in record time. His execution won him laurels.

HCC JV wins Bangalore Metro contract

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has awarded a contract to Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), which had partnered with URC Construction for bidding the project.

New Paradigm in Pipeline Trenching

A trencher can easily excavate in soil, hard rock condition or in permafrost and desert areas. Shantanu Sinha explains the advantages of using trenchers in large-scale pipeline excavation.

Concrete Delivery System

VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter Sales and Services, explains the paradigm shift in concrete delivery systems, with a focus on his company's advanced technologies.

Product development is a continuous process in Caterpillar

Skid steer loader (SSL) is a utility machine which is highly versatile. Mostly the machines are used in general construction: residential, commercial buildings for moving materials like sand, bricks, cement, crushed stone aggregates etc.

Emerging Trends

Skid steer loader (SSL) is a highly versatile utility machine used in general construction. They are used for material handling and movement in heavy construction like construction of bridges, elevated roads, metro rail infrastructure, tunnels to name a few where the space is restricted and SSL is an ideal option.

Enabling Faster completion

The Noida-Greater Noida Metro link has witnessed the fastest-ever pace of infrastructure implementation in India, where record speed of construction and pre-casting was a prerequisite. Atlas Copco is a part of this prestigious project by partnering with CEC International Corporation.

Rapid Metro Gurgaon Phase II inaugurated

The second phase of Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon was launched by the Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar. With Siemens acting as a lead contractor, the second phase of Gurgaon metro has been successfully completed. The minimum headway will be 270 seconds which will give a line capacity to carry about 30,000 passengers.

A Constructive Budget

The construction equipment segment in India has something to cheer about from the Budget measures such as more fund allocation to rural roads and highways construction, and announcement of infrastructure status to affordable housing.

Performing in tough conditions

In Denver, Colorado, a massive new infrastructure project is underway. The North Metro Rail Line is an 18.5-mile electric commuter rail system that will connect Denver?s Union Station with many of the city?s northern suburbs.

Budget Reactions | Allcargo Logistics

The Union Budget 2017 with an agenda to transform, energise and sanitise India is reasonably balanced for an inclusive growth of the Indian economy. A couple of initiatives announced in the budget presented on February 1 bring some cheer to the sector.

Budget Reactions | Dalmia Bharat

It is a positive and decisive budget coming especially against the backdrop of the government?s boldest measure of demonetisation. The Finance Minister has spelled out a forward-looking regimen for the infrastructure sector with a total allocation of up to Rs 3.96 trillion.

Disruptive Concrete Equipment Technologies Emerging

Off late, there have been numerous disruptive technologies and equipment concepts introduced to Indian markets. Earlier most of these were only available to highly developed countries like USA or European Union where mechanisation and process integration has been of essence, to counter act lack of adequate manpower.

We plan to launch a slew of new products

We are growing at a steady pace. In India, over the next few years the earthmoving and construction equipment (ECE) industry is expected to grow at a tremendous CAGR of 20-25 per cent.

Boosting Subway Construction in South East Asia

With Singapore?s metro rail network set to double from the current 178 km to 360 km by 2030, there are a slew of projects currently ongoing. Much of the work takes place below ground and with the demanding construction schedule, contractors are looking to the latest technology to help them bring more efficiencies to their projects

HCC-MMS JV bags Mumbai Metro III contract

Infrastructure major, Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC) as a lead partner in the joint venture with MMS of Russia

Afcons to do tunnelling at Chennai Metro

Afcons Infrastructure Ltd will carry out the tunnelling work for the underground stretch.

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.

Touching The Next Level

The demand for concrete equipment and ready mix concrete (RMC) is charting an upward trend on the back of momentum in infrastructure development and to a lesser extent, real estate.

Ramboll India bags Rapid Metro Phase-II

Ramboll India has been awarded the contract to provide quality audit services for its Phase-II line by Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon South Ltd (RMGSL).

Hyderabad Metro Rail Project

Construction equipment forms the backbone of any Metro project. All Metro projects are equipment-intensive in comparison to residential projects which are more labour-intensive.

Widening Growth Path

For the emerging and developing nations, the growth path widens which will inevitably be attractive destinations for machine makers worldwide, writes Pradeep Sharma.

L&T bags orders worth Rs 1,960 crore

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said it has bagged orders worth Rs 1,960 crore across business segments.

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

Underground Challengers

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

L1 bidders for seven Mumbai Metro rail blocks

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has received 31 bids from nine consortia to develop seven sections of the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz corridor and seven consortia have emerged as L1 bidders. Larsen & Toubro (in partnership with Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co) emerged the lowest bidder for two sections (Cuffe Parade to Flora Fountain and Marol to Seepz) of the 33.5-km corridor.

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.

High-tech Cost-effective Solutions

A technology-driven company with rich expertise in the fields of geotechnical engineering, foundations, and drilling for infrastructure development, Panasia Project Consultancy

Heavy Lift Anablers

India has witnessed an influx of new software-assisted multiple application-specific boom configured heavy lifters. Despite the economic slowdown taking the wind out of the sail for the heavy lift cranes? suppliers

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

Green clearance for Mumbai coastal road project

The Centre has given environmental clearance to the 35-km coastal road project that connects North and South Mumbai. The Minister for Environment and Forests, Prakash Javadekar, granted clearance to the Rs 8,500-crore project.