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Robbins TBM “Rosie” is First Crossover TBM in the U.S.

A Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM measuring 9.26 m (30.4 ft) in diameter underwent factory acceptance on May 30, 2016. The gargantuan machine was initially unveiled at Robbins’ Solon, Ohio headquarters during a press day on May 25 before being shipped 40 km (25 mi) south for construction of the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) in Akron. Those present included Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan, Robbins chief engineer Dennis Ofiara, and David Chastka, project engineer for contractor Kenny-Obayashi JV.

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Elliott Bay Seawall earns Washington Project of the Year

Parsons announces that the Washington Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recently named the Elliott Bay Seawall project the 2017 Project of the Year in the Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair category for a project valued at more than $75 million. The award recognizes excellence in management and administration for the successful completion of a public works project.

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Bauer Maschinen received Thousands of Visitors at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG Trade Fair

Conexpo-Con/AGG is the most important construction machinery trade show in North America. This year, over 130,000 visitors from 150 countries and over 2,500 exhibitors attended from all over the world, according to organizers. The Bauer Maschinen Group was also among the exhibitors once again and showcased two BG rotary drilling rigs as well as a selection of equipment from its subsidiaries Pileco, RTG, Klemm and MAT at its. The Bauer team welcomed more than 7,000 unique visitors and organized 441 guided tours.

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Victaulic sponsors intercollegiate Mining Competition

Victaulic sponsored the 39th Annual International Intercollegiate Mining Games (IIMG), hosted by the University of Kentucky. The event, fondly referred to by participants as the “Mucking Competition”, brings together students from around the world to test their skill and speed in old-school mining methods—from jackleg drilling to gold panning.  

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GSE Environmental introduces the next Generation of Capping Systems

GSE Environmental, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic products and solutions, announces the launch of GSE LiteEarth, a patented synthetic grass capping system developed for long-term closure of solid and hazardous waste landfills, coal ash impoundments, mining containment sites, and more. The LiteEarth system provides an economical alternative to traditional capping systems that require 3 to 5 feet of soil, infill, and grass. Eliminating these materials not only reduces the cost of design, construction, and natural resources, but it saves thousands of dollars per acre every year in maintenance costs.

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Kobelco integriert neueste Maschinensteuerung von Trimble für seine Bagger

Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) und Kobelco gaben bekannt, dass Kobelco die neue 3D-Maschinensteuerungsplattform Trimble® Earthworks for Excavators von Trimble in seine Kobelco SK210LC-9-Bagger integrieren wird. Trimble Earthworks ist industrieweit die erste integrierte 3D-Automatik-Baggersteuerung zum Nachrüsten, die mit einer intuitiven, leicht erlernbaren Software auf Android-Betriebssystem kombiniert ist, um Maschinenführern auf jedem Erfahrungs- oder Ausbildungsniveau ein schnelleres und produktiveres Arbeiten zu ermöglichen. Die Neuigkeit wurde auf der ConExpo 2017 angekündigt, einer der weltweit größten internationalen Messeveranstaltungen für die Baubranche.

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Glenwood Pit serves as proving Ground for new Superior Products

 

Situated right outside of Glenwood, MN, 36 miles away from Hancock Concrete’s headquarters, the Glenwood Pit is the source of rock product for the company’s concrete production. Hancock Concrete, which turns 100 years old this year, designs and fabricates precast concrete box culverts, round and arch pipe, manhole structures, and bridges. In 2011, the company was acquired by nearby Superior Industries, located in Morris, MN. Superior, a manufacturing company founded in 1972 by Neil Schmidgall, engineers and builds bulk material processing and handling equipment and machinery components.

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Robbins Single Shield to repair a Part of World’s Longest Tunnel below the Hudson River in the USA

 

Robbins has completed the manufacture and testing of a unique tunnel boring machine that will be used to repair the longest continuous tunnel in the world. The TBM will be used to overhaul a section of New York City’s Delaware Aqueduct, a 137 km (85 mi) long tunnel that delivers about 50 percent of the City’s drinking water each day. Over the span of two days in February, representatives from the owner New York Department of Environmental Protection (NYDEP), consultant McMillen Jacobs (MJ), and JV contractor Kiewit-Shea Constructors (KSC) traveled to the Robbins facility in Solon, Ohio to witness the Factory Acceptance Testing of the custom tunnel boring machine.

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