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Contractors World International Vol 6 No 5

Egypt

Doosan &

Bobcat in Suez

Expansion

Doosan and Bobcat equipment

supplied by Otrac Heavy Equipment,

the Heliopolis-based Authorised

Dealer for both companies in Egypt,

played a role in the intensive con-

struction works that have been un-

dertaken for the major extension of

the Suez Canal.

The Egyptian army began work less than a year ago on

the new $8.5 bill-on extension of the canal.

The work has deepened the main waterway and

provides ships with an additional 35 km (22 mile)

channel parallel to the main Suez Canal, as part of a

larger undertaking to expand trade along the fastest ship-

ping route between Europe and Asia.

Doosan

Bobcat

UK

BAM Ritchies drill & blast

boosted by new drill rigs

Three new DI550 drill rigs from Sandvik Construction have

given BAM Ritchies’ UK drill and blast operation a major

boost.

The drill rigs will operate on a number of quarrying drill

and blast contracts throughout the north of England and

Scotland.

The DI550 is the first of Sandvik’s new generation down-

the-hole drill rigs, designed for large and medium-sized

quarries and contractors, matching perfectly with 4” and

5” hammers, making the rig uniquely productive whilst

keeping fuel consumption and operating

costs to a minimum.

BAM Ritchies, part of BAM Nuttall Ltd., a Royal BAM

Group company, is a leading geotechnical contractor,

providing fully integrated ground engineering services

throughout the UK and other parts of the world.

Newly won drill and blast projects located at quarries

throughout the north of England, reaching as far as Ayr in

Scotland, required a modern, effective drilling solution. To

this end, when seeking out a new drill rig, BAM Ritchies

turned to Sandvik Construction and its new DI550.

The three DI550 drill rigs have been acquired so as to

help maintain it leading position and are set to work in

quarries the north of England and Scotland.

The new rigs are equipped with powerful down-the-

hole hammers, being designed specifically for high-capac-

ity rock drilling in quarries, opencast mines and construc-

tion projects.

They are completely self-contained units, with on-

board compressors, efficient dust suppression, and a

comfortable cab with ergonomic controls and excellent

visibility.

With their 328 kW diesel engine and a 24.4 m³ com-

pressor airflow at 24-bar pressure, they are a perfect

match for the 4” and 5” DTH hammers.

BAM Ritchie

Sandvik UK