14.03.2023 (95 Clicks)
Balfour Beatty set to protect Communities in Wales through coastal Defence Contracts
Balfour Beatty announces its appointment to deliver two coastal defence schemes valued at a combined c.£97 million on behalf of Denbighshire County Council. The schemes have been awarded through the SCAPE Civil Engineering framework.
14.03.2023 (158 Clicks)
Tide Turning on new Era for Women in Resources Sector in Queensland
The tide is turning for Queensland’s $94.6 billion resources sector, with more women than ever before working for mining and energy companies. Women now make up a record 22 per cent of the workforce, up from almost 20 per cent last year.
Sandvik Mining and Construction Central Europe GmbH
13.03.2023 (308 Clicks)
Sandvik introduces Toro LH518iB with AutoMine
Sandvik introduces Toro LH518iB with AutoMine (credits: Sandvik)
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing Toro™ LH518iB with AutoMine®. The automation-ready battery-electric underground loader is undergoing extensive factory testing, with the first unit scheduled for customer delivery during the first half of 2023 and AutoMine compatibility available in the second half.
Toro LH518iB marries industry-leading battery-electric and automation technologies. Building on predecessor Sandvik LH518B, Toro LH518iB features several design updates and significantly improved field serviceability. The latest version of Sandvik’s intelligent control system enables AutoMine readiness. Sandvik’s patented self-swapping battery system, including the AutoSwap and AutoConnect functions, benefits from improvements to the operator’s controls to facilitate battery swaps.
Toro LH518iB is automation ready and the loader can be equipped with Sandvik’s AutoMine system. The 18-metric-ton loader is equipped with standard valves, harnesses and other built-in hardware for automation. The AutoMine onboard kit will be available as an option, providing scanners, AutoMine box and wireless connectivity.
With AutoMine, one operator can run the entire cycle from a surface chair, including tele-remote battery swapping. Human involvement underground is only required for connecting and disconnecting batteries from chargers and coolers.
“We are extremely proud of this new loader that will set the standard for productive, sustainable and autonomous underground mining,” said Jari Söderlund, Head of Product Management, Division Load and Haul, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. “This is not experimental technology that will be ready sometime in the future: it is developed and ready to be delivered to our customers this year.”
Factory tests of the new loader are ongoing. The first Toro LH518iB units are being prepared for customer deliveries in North America, Australia, Europe and Southeast Asia. Deliveries are planned to start during the first half of 2023. Sandvik will closely monitor performance and production metrics in conjunction with the customers.
#automation #Sandvik Mining and Construction Central Europe GmbH #Mining #surface mining, quarrying #underground mining #Machinery for Mining and Construction #Digitalisation #autonomous driving #control and automation engineering #electric vehicles #battery-electric vehicles #wheel loaders #underground loaders
10.03.2023 (77 Clicks)
Fugro has been awarded a new Contract in Louisiana focusing on safe and sustainable Roads
Fugro has been awarded a 6-year contract with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) for pavement distress mapping services.
09.03.2023 (135 Clicks)
Insights into Geoafrica 2023
Team Solmax joined the 4th GeoAfrica conference in Cairo, Egypt, at the Marriott Cairo Hotel & Omar Elkhayam Casino. The conference with the main subject “Geosynthetics in sustainable infrastructures and mega projects” engaged regional and international experts in the fields of development, manufacturing, and application of geosynthetics.
Realistic large-scale Tests on self-healing Fresh-concrete Composite Seal with swelling Nonwoven in Tunnel Construction
To avoid damage to polymeric geomembranes for tunnels in conventional construction method, an innovative fresh-concrete composite seal (FCC seal) was developed and tested in realistic large-scale tr...
#BPA GmbH Waterproofing Systems #Tunnelling #polymeric geosynthetic barrier (GBR-P) #nonwoven geotextile (GTX-NW)
Circular Construction of the Future with Pilot Project in Bremen
Strabag’s Circular Construction & Technology Center (C3) at Bremen’s former oil port in Germany shall establish a regional circular economy that preserves resources and avoids carbon...
#Strabag SE #Geotechnics
Mine Water as a Resource for Critical Raw Materials in Germany
The new IAW33 research project being carried out by the Research Centre of Post-Mining at TH Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences (THGA) is looking at the possibilities for extra...
#RAG Aktiengesellschaft #Mining #abandoned mining #environment protection
29.05.2023 - 31.05.2023
Underground Construction Prague 2023
04.06.2023 - 08.06.2023
ICOE 2023 6th International Conference in Ocean Engineering
06.06.2023 - 09.06.2023
74. BHT - Freiberger Universitätsforum
07.06.2023 - 09.06.2023
17 DECGE Danube – European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering
World’s longest Railway Tunnel Project – supported by innovative Conveyor Digitalisation and reliable Engineering
17. October 2022 (1188 Clicks)
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.
#Brennero Tunnel Construction (BTC) #HOSCH-Foerdertechnik Recklinghausen GmbH #Tunnelling #Traffic tunnels #Conveyor technology #Digitalisation>> read more >>
Buchreihe: Dokumentation der technischen Entwicklung bei der RAG
22. June 2022 (4935 Clicks)
Die Aufgabe der Buchreihe „Dokumentation der technischen Entwicklung bei der RAG“ ist es, das in den vergangenen 50 Jahren im deutschen Steinkohlenbergbau erlangte Fachwissen zu sichern, zu verbreiten und künftigen technischen Entwicklungen Impulse zu geben. Über das Sammeln von Daten und Fakten hinaus stellt die auf insgesamt acht Bücher angelegte Reihe wichtiges Fach- und Lehrmaterial für Betrieb, Praxis und Studium dar.
#RAG Aktiengesellschaft #Mining #underground mining #abandoned mining #Digitalisation #ventilators>> read more >>
11.05.2023 (236 Clicks)
Roland Hecken to become new COO at HBT GmbH
Since May 2, 2023, Roland Hecken has joined the management of HBT GmbH as Tec...
#HBT GmbH #Hauhinco Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG #EXPROTEC GmbH #Mining #underground mining #Machinery for Mining and Construction>> read more >>
10.05.2023 (221 Clicks)
EU-funded MaDiTraCe project: technical solutions for transparent ESG-standards for critical raw material supply chains
In January 2023 MaDiTraCe, a research and innovation project funded by the Ho...
#DMT GmbH & Co. KG #Mining #surface mining, quarrying #underground mining>> read more >>
15.05.2023 (165 Clicks)
LKAB - Historic permit application decisive for the green transition in the north
LKAB today submitted an historic environmental permit application that is nec...
#LKAB #Vattenfall AB #Mining #surface mining, quarrying>> read more >>
03.05.2023 (143 Clicks)
Sika Successfully Closes MBCC Acquisition - Strengthens Position as Sustainability Champion in the Global Construction Industry
Sika has completed the acquisition of MBCC Group after having received all ne...
#Sika AG #MBCC Group #Tunnelling>> read more >>