Sika is opening a new plant in Kharagpur, eastern India, and continues to expand production capacity in the fast-growing Indian market. The plant will manufacture mortar products, concrete admixtures, and shotcrete accelerators for customers in the West Bengal region, which has more than 100 million inhabitants.
Skanska, as part of the Skanska Costain Strabag joint venture, has been awarded an additional GBP 103M, about SEK 1.3 billion, under the existing contract with HS2 Ltd towards works on phase one of the new high-speed railway in the UK. This will be included in the order bookings for Europe in the second quarter of 2023. The award relates to planned and agreed changes to the scope of works under the contract.
June 2023 - HS2 at a glance
June 2023 – HS2 at a glance (Credits: HS2)
Ready to dig HS2's Bromford Tunnel
We’re ready to dig HS2’s Bromford Tunnel, between Water Orton in North Warwickshire and Washwood Heath in Birmingham. This is the fourth twin bore railway tunnel to start construction on Britain’s biggest infrastructure project. The 3.5 mile tunnel will take high speed trains into Birmingham as they approach Curzon Street Station in the heart of the city.
First steel beams arrive for low-carbon Wendover viaduct
The first of 38 steel beams that will form the innovative low-carbon structure of HS2’s Wendover Dean Viaduct have completed their 560-mile journey to site ahead of the start of deck construction. Over the summer, engineers will assemble the beams into the first of five 90m long spans, ready to be pushed out onto the viaduct piers later this year.
Over 1km of record-breaking Colne Valley Viaduct complete
One year after the launch of HS2’s giant ‘bridge-building machine’, progress on the UK’s longest railway bridge has taken another major step forward with the completion of the first piers that will carry the viaduct over a series of lakes just outside London. The Colne Valley Viaduct will carry high speed trains more than two miles across the Grand Union Canal, River Colne, local roads and a series of lakes between the end of the London tunnels and the start of the Chiltern tunnels.
Building a net zero future together webinar
Our aim is to make the project net zero carbon from 2035, with targets of diesel free construction sites and reducing the carbon content of steel and concrete. In this webinar, you’ll learn about HS2’s supply chain opportunities for green businesses and how one such north-east based, hydrogen energy company, GeoPura, has seen business grow since starting work on HS2.
£13.4m awarded to community projects
We’ve awarded £13,445,843 to 236 community projects From London to Crewe over the last six years. The latest figures are revealed in Groundwork UK’s 2023 annual report, which also confirms that £2,023,171 has been awarded to 39 projects between London and Crewe in the last 12 months.
Jul 6 HS2 and GeoPura: Building a net zero future together Webinar
Normet launches the Spraymec MF 050 VC SD for cleaner, safer and more productive concrete spraying in underground mining
Normet announces the launch of the latest addition to its broad concrete spraying equipment offering, the completely new battery-electric Spraymec MF 050 VC SD, specifically tailored for the needs of underground mining. Combining the proven Normet SmartDrive battery-electric architecture with state-of-the-art spraying technology, the MF 050 VC SD offers unrivalled concrete spraying results, superior operator ergonomics and excellent serviceability – with zero local emissions.
Cimic Group’s UGL and CPB Contractors have been awarded an early works contract by Powerlink for the CopperString 2032 project in North Queensland. The $20 million early works package will cover detailed engineering design, field surveys, geotechnical surveys and geotechnical works.
Students from Freiberg University Mines Rescue and Mine-gas Protection Brigade highly placed at International Event
A team from Freiberg University of Mining and Technology has taken second place at this year’s MERD international mines rescue competition (Mine Emergency Rescue Development), which was held a...
Optimisation of Salt Production at Heilbronn Mine using a Combination Approach to conventional Mining and mechanical Cutting
Heilbronn mine has been producing rock salt for many years using both conventional mining and mechanical cutting, the two methods being operated independently of each other. With the rearrangement o...
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World’s longest Railway Tunnel Project – supported by innovative Conveyor Digitalisation and reliable Engineering
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The consortium BTC Brennero Tunnel Construction and the Hosch Group jointly delivered on a world-class tunnelling project by combining excellent engineering with the innovative remote monitoring system Hoschiris Discover.
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Das Buch 5 der Reihe „Dokumentation der technischen Entwicklung bei der RAG“ stellt die Entwicklungen der vergangenen fünf Jahrzehnte aus dem Bereich Grubensicherheit dar. Der zweite Band behandelt die Staubbekämpfung und die technischen Maßnahmen im Arbeitsschutz.
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