from Aker Wirth. The 4 km long access tunnel has
a diameter of 8 m which allows the transport of
heavy construction equipment into the caverns.
The tunnel breakthrough took place in the
machine aggregate centre. In order to move the
giant tunnel boring machine back to the Tierfehd
installation site, a 6-axle SPMT was specially
brought to the machinery centre by cable car.
The tunnel boring machine was dismantled
with help of a lifting frame and the individual
components - some weighing up to 85 t - were then
loaded onto the self-propelled platform trailer and
driven to the cable car loading point. The use of
this technologically advanced heavy-duty vehicle,
manufactured by Scheuerle, was necessary as no
other transport vehicle could provide the required
manoeuvrability in the space-limited tunnels.
The “Linthal 2015” will provide a valuable
contribution in safeguarding the electricity supply
for northeast and central Switzerland in the
future. For the realization, a construction period
of around seven years is expected. The first of
four machine groups should start operations at
the end of 2015. The completion of the 2 billion
Swiss franc project is scheduled for 2016.
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Despite extended capacity, bC India 2013 exhibit
space is almost fully booked
Exhibition space at bC India is extended to 150,000 m²
Ashok Leyland, Case, Cifa, Hyundai, JCB, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Shantui
take part for the first time
Despite extending the available exhibition space to 150,000 square meters (2011: 88,000
square meters), bC India 2013 is already almost fully booked.
The organizers have drawn up a waiting list for some sections of the show. Thomas Löffler, chief executive officer,
bC Expo India Pvt. Ltd., explains: “Many companies have booked more space than at the first event. That shows the
high regard bC India already enjoys among exhibitors.”
Also, leading companies in the sector such as JCB have been attracted to bC India 2013 as first-time exhibitors.
Amit Gossain, vice president, marketing & business development at JCB India Limited, comments: “We are excited to
participate in the bC India exhibition and look forward to presenting new innovations from JCB at the show.” Other
well-known companies also taking part for the first time in bC India, and joining an already strong exhibitor line-up,
are Ashok Leyland, Case, Cifa, Hyundai, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Shantui.
Once again, interest from abroad is high: bC India 2013 will feature first-time exhibit pavilions from Northern
Ireland and Japan. And China, France, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, South Korea and Spain will all be organizing joint
presentations from their countries for the second time.
The next edition of the BAUMA CONEXPO Show – bC India, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery,
Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, takes place from February 5 to 8, 2013, at
the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
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