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Endomines’ Friday Mine Project in Idaho, USA, reaching anticipated Milestones

Endomines reports good progress on construction and commissioning activities at its Friday mine project in Idaho, USA. The project continues to advance in line with the original expectations regarding both timetable and budget and has reached several development milestones in accordance with the project plan. The announced target timetable is to start up the mine within a year from the acquisition, i.e. by the end of February 2019, and the project budget is USD 7.7million.

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ThyssenKrupp achieved Operating Targets and raised its Forecast

The industrial and technology group ThyssenKrupp achieved its operating targets in the 2nd quarter and in the 1st half of fiscal year 2014/2015 and has specified and raised its forecast for the full year. Sales, adjusted EBIT and free cash flow in the reporting period increased in part significantly. “Our measures to improve efficiency are working and we are moving forward with the transformation of the Group. The further earnings improvement reflects our stronger performance focus,” says ThyssenKrupp CEO Dr. Heinrich Hiesinger.

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Crossrail Improvement Works begin at Harold Wood Station

Crossrail/Network Rai: Harold Wood Station architects impressionl

Network Rail has begun improvement works for the Crossrail programme at Harold Wood station.

The improvements to the station include:

  • A replacement footbridge over the tracks with new staircases to platform level
  • Three new lifts to provide step-free access to every platform
  • Platform extensions to ensure that the station can accommodate the new, 200 metre long Crossrail trains
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Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will be repaid in 32 Years

The economics of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel are sound, and the project’s repayment period is lower than previously estimated. A new financial analysis from Femern A/S shows that the repayment period for the Fehmarnbelt project is 32 years. This includes both the tunnel itself, between Rødby and Puttgarden, and upgrading the railway between Ringsted and Rødby.

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Optimised Tunnel Segment Production Output for Sydney's North West Rail Link

The double carousel system which is making the concrete tunnel segments for the North West Rail Link (NWRL) in Sydney is achieving record production rates. CBE Group supplied the carousels to the Thiess John Holland Dragados joint venture. The carousels are achieving 1700 segments per week with daily production exceeding 300 units – reaching as high as 380 segments.

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Victaulic announces new FireLock Series 745 Fire-Pac Design Improvements

Victaulic, the world's leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining and fire protection systems, introduces improvements to the FireLock® Series 745 Fire-Pac, delivering innovative new options while maintaining the same small Fire-Pac space requirements. The Victaulic Fire-Pac is a pre-assembled fire protection valve and trim that is pre-wired to a fire alarm control panel or junction box and enclosed inside a metal cabinet. The improvements give customers more options and benefits for installation, maintenance and design.

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HeidelbergCement puts Emphasis on continuous Improvement

HeidelbergCement has started its Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) in order to continuously optimise the working processes in cement production. The new program, which will be introduced at 65 cement plants worldwide, takes a systematic approach in order to generate ideas among the employees, prioritise, and implement them. The process enhancements shall lead to sustainable result improvements of at least €120 million by the end of 2017.

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