Equipment & Technology


Airbus Helicopters begins work on new assembly line in China

30 May 2017 | Asia

Airbus Helicopters, the helicopter manufacturing division of Airbus Group, has started construction on its H135 Final Assembly Line in China.

Vocus to build Australia-Singapore submarine cable system

7 Dec 2016 | Oceania

Telecommunications provider Vocus Group has announced the execution of a binding agreement with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), referred to as contract-in-force (CIF), for the construction of the Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC) system.

Latest excavator from John Deere

21 Nov 2016 | Global

John Deere has launched its 470G LC excavator, featuring an EPA Final Tier 4/EU Stage IV diesel engine.

Mini excavator launched by Wacker Neuson

21 Nov 2016 | Global

Wacker Neuson has introduced the ET16 mini tracked excavator, designed particularly for excavation work in confined spaces.

First Volvo excavator reaches UK

16 Nov 2016 | Europe

Collins Earthworks has taken delivery of the first 75t Volvo EC750E excavator to reach the UK market, after the machine was launched at Bauma 2016 earlier this year.

UK ‘living wall’ unveiled

2 Nov 2016 | Europe

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and Arup have installed a new type of ‘living wall’ in the UK for the first time, with the technology fitted to scaffolding in Mayfair, London.The 80sq m ‘Living Wall Lite’ comprises a mixture of grasses, flowers and strawberries. According to Arup, the struct ...

Virtual reality technology to make construction sites safer

26 Oct 2016 | Europe

German researchers are developing a virtual reality (VR) technology to help prevent accidents on construction sites.

Sustainability Week on WCN: Morocco’s mosques to become eco-friendly

14 Oct 2016 | Africa

Morocco’s mosques are set to receive a ‘green makeover’ in a government-led initiative to improve efficiency and promote renewable energy.

Here come new flat-top: tower cranes launched by Comansa

8 Sep 2016 | Asia

Crane manufacturer Comansa CM has introduced a new series of flat-top tower cranes, with load capacities of 10–12t.

Earthquake-resistant cranes focus of new ISO standard

31 Aug 2016 | Global

The International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) has laid down the design principles to create earthquake-resistant cranes. The new ISO 11031 can be used to calculate seismic loads, and sets out the design principles for cranes destined to work in seismically-active regions and for c ...


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