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EDITORIAL - ContractORs World Vol 2 No 1

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  • BRAZIL: Grinding equipment to Kinross Gold
  • POLAND: New top coat for Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport runway
  • OMAN Formwork for a billion-dollar project
  • USA: Rebuilding the Culver Viaduct in New York
  • INDIA Comansa cranes for world’s biggest cooling towers
  • GERMANY: New record set in heavy-load transportation
  • AUSTRALIA: First for Youngman
  • GERMANY: All-rounder in the recycling business
  • IBERIA: Pavers put to work

11 SWEDEN - Gothenberg rail tunnel speeds to completion with new drilling technology11 SWEDEN - Gothenburg rail tunnel speeds to completion

A major upgrade of the Swedish railway system in the Gothenburg area in south-west Sweden is on the fast track for completion in 2012 with much of the progress attributed to new drilling technology.

14 USA - Formwork on the largest nuclear plant project14 USA - Formwork on the largest nuclear plant project

Work is progressing on construction of the largest nuclear processing facility built in the USA for many years.

17 BRAZIL - Compacting earthworks at the massive Jirau dam

Despite controversy and engineering problems, work is making progress on the massive Jirau dam project close to the border with Bolivia.

18 South Africa - Natal Portland Cement invest in washing plant18 South Africa - Natal Portland Cement invest in washing plant

Natal Portland Cement have announced major productivity and efficiency improvements at their Sterkspuit quarry in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa following the introduction of a new washing plant from CDE Global.

21 Liebherr extends options for electrical handling equipment

21 Australia - First Cat truck takes to the road

22 The construction industry gears up for Conexpo/ConAgg 2011

It is only January but companies are already heavily promoting the participation in this years premier event for the construction industry - CONEXPO/CONAGG which take place in Las Vegas from March 22 through to 26.

28 North America - New PC650LC-8 from Komatsu

28 Three new C Series excavators from Case28 Three new C Series excavators from Case

29 Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane passes load test.

30 SPAIN - SMOPYC - Going for growth




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