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Controlled demolition of a 250m chimney in Siberia

Controlled demolition of a 250m chimney in Siberia

Published 15/9 at 12:59

At the end of 2016, Tyrolean abrasives manufacturer Tyrolit worked with its customer Aktivmontage in St. Petersburg, Russia, to reduce a 250m tall chimney of a hydroelectric power station in Sayansk, Siberia down to a height of 150m. The chimney was near a residential area and controlled dismantling was the only option.

KEMROC DMW 220 cutter wheel demolishes underground parking garage

KEMROC DMW 220 cutter wheel demolishes underground parking garage

Published 15/9 at 12:40

The “Sedelhöfe” job site is located in a new retail and residential development project opposite the main railway station in the German city of Ulm. Before construction could start the old infrastructure had to be cleared which included the demolition of a four-story underground parking garage. Demolition specialists Prünstner used a KEMROC DMW 220 cutter wheel to remove the thick, occasionally heavily re-enforced, concrete structure in record time and without any noise.

Hyundai 120t excavator on major European demolition project

Hyundai 120t excavator on major European demolition project

Published 15/9 at 12:23

Démolition et terrassement XL Sàrl from Nidderkuer, Luxembourg, has been using the largest 120t Hyundai excavator, the R1200-9, on a major demolition project in Luxembourg City.

Volvo makes a splash in colorado

Volvo makes a splash in colorado

Published 15/9 at 12:20

In the US Colorado-based contractor, Whinnery Construction is using Volvo excavators with a rocksaw attachment to improve the Animas River in the Durango Whitewater Park, ensuring a safe passage for white water enthusiasts.

Challenging high rise demolition for Rachel

Challenging high rise demolition for Rachel

Published 15/9 at 12:02

In the US the former West Publishing complex, built in 1886, and the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center, built in 1979, in St Paul Minnesota are being demolished to make way for a $150M redevelopment.

D-Drill assists in strengthening aquaduct

D-Drill assists in strengthening aquaduct

Published 15/9 at 11:06

The UK diamond drilling and sawing contractor D-Drill has played a key role in the preservation of the 190 year-old Pontrhydfen Aqueduct in South Wales.

No more “knocking down”

No more “knocking down”

Published 15/9 at 11:03

We used to call it ‘knocking down a building’ when demolishing a structure. Now it is less and less common to see a building being knocked down with a hydraulic breaker. A whole range of demolition attachments is replacing breakers. PDi’s Jan Hermansson reports.

Massucco T: Knowledge of “noleggio” and contracting expertise

Massucco T: Knowledge of “noleggio” and contracting expertise

Published 10/7 at 14:30

Cuneo-based Massucco Group is Italy's biggest plant hire company servicing construction, demolition and recycling industries. With a fleet of 1,300 units available for rent, its capabilities are on par with Europe’s leading providers. However, there is more to the Group than just rental business. It also incorporates Massucco Costruzioni, which is a major demolition and recycling contractor in its own right. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Turning a bank vault into a police office

Turning a bank vault into a police office

Published 10/7 at 14:29

Previously there were gold bars piled up to the ceiling and bank notes transported on pallets. The walls and ceiling of the two-storey vault at the branch of this former State Central Bank in the Swabian town of Aalen, Germany, were therefore designed accordingly.

The “art” of concrete cutting

The “art” of concrete cutting

Published 10/7 at 14:27

Within the precincts of Africa’s most valuable real estate, V&A Waterfront at Cape Town Harbour, was a clutch of grain silos, part of the long-unused Grain Silo Complex built in 1922 for servicing exports and imports through Table Bay. The complex was a protected historic landmark, its future periodically debated as the luxury retail, restaurant and hotel tourism magnet rose around it, until an ambitious solution was proposed that challenged local concrete cutting expertise for 30 months. PDi’s Africa editor Kevin Mayhew reports.

MB Crusher upgrades screening bucket

MB Crusher upgrades screening bucket

Published 10/7 at 13:12

Designed to work with excavators from 9t to 20t, the MB-S14 screening bucket has been upgraded to the fourth series.

Hands-on demolition

Published 10/7 at 13:09

It might seem to many mothers that all 10 year old boys try to wreck their houses, but for Texan Lloyd Nabors he really did, starting a lifelong love of demolition, assisted with his fleet of Volvo machines.

Contractor opts for dsb innocrush 30

Contractor opts for dsb innocrush 30

Published 10/7 at 12:59

In 2014, the Austrian mobile crushing equipment manufacturer dsb Maschinenbau, supplied an innocrush 30 to contractor Grob Abbruch Recycling in Huttwil, Switzerland.

Demolition in the centre of Helsinki

Demolition in the centre of Helsinki

Published 10/7 at 12:55

The demolition of the nine storey Kasarmintori buildings in the centre of Helsinki, Finland was presented at the recent DDR Expo and Forum in Brussels. PDi reports.

D-Drill goes to college

D-Drill goes to college

Published 10/7 at 12:52

In the UK a utilities company using an excavator and breaker to remove a large concrete block was making too much noise outside Imperial College, London and called in concrete sawing and drilling specialist D-Drill to help out.

Teamwork led to success in Chicago I-90 project

Published 10/7 at 12:51

Interstate 90 in Chicago is a major thoroughfare through city and any road or bridge repairs, require advanced planning, teamwork and the right equipment to keep everything on schedule.

Chicago Pneumatic breakers first choice in Qatar

Chicago Pneumatic breakers first choice in Qatar

Published 10/7 at 12:44

Rock Fall Contracting, a major civil engineering and earthmoving specialist contractor based in Doha, Qatar, has augmented its fleet of Chicago Pneumatic rig-mounted hydraulic breakers with the addition of new RX8 and RX54 units.

Ballast challenge

Published 17/5 at 13:04

In a quarry near Canosa di Puglia in the southern Italian region of Apulia that produces railway track ballast, an Indeco HP 25000 hydraulic breaker proves to be the best alternative to drilling and blasting when explosives are not an option.

Two Indeco HP 5000 ABFs for Mexico’s longest tunnel

Published 17/5 at 13:02

One of Mexico’s most popular holiday destinations, Acapulco has been suffering from serious traffic congestion, especially on the road from the city centre to Juan Álvarez international airport.

Arjes shredder recycles waste wood

Arjes shredder recycles waste wood

Published 16/5 at 15:59

When the owner of US wood processor Evergreen Tree and Turf Care Larry Simpson was deciding how to move forward with his business, he opted for a new primary shredder to replace an old grinding machine.

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