ESK Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence in Civil Engineering
Plant and Civil Engineering
by David Stokes
18h ago
County Tipperary based ESK has marked a significant milestone as it celebrates 25 years of providing exceptional civil engineering and construction services. Since its inception in 1999, the company has been dedicated to delivering quality, efficiency, and value to its clients, solidifying its position as a leader in the industry. ESK has strategically pivoted its focus towards the renewable energy and water sectors, leveraging its extensive expertise. Previously, the company has demonstrated remarkable proficiency in the equine, sports, commercial, and industrial sectors, showcasing a diverse ..read more
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Contractor Gears Up with Komatsu For Major Irish Road Development
Plant and Civil Engineering
by David Stokes
18h ago
Mayo-based civil works contractor, Wills Bros of Foxford has augmented its already extensive equipment portfolio with investment in an additional number of Komatsu-branded machines. They will be used on the Irish Government’s proposed €450million upgrade of the N5 carriageway that links Dublin through the midlands to the popular tourist regions dotted along the north-west coast. Described by their supplier, Komatsu distributor in Ireland, McHale Plant Sales chairman, Michael McHale as one of the “most significant investments” in plant and equipment made in Ireland in recent times. “Their purch ..read more
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Metso Distributor Welcomes Launch of Lokotrack Diesel-Electric Crushers
Plant and Civil Engineering
by David Stokes
18h ago
News from Metso announcing their launch of a new diesel-electric power line to the aggregates market has been welcomed by their UK and Ireland distributors, McHale Plant Sales with confirmation that deliveries to customers can commence immediately first units are received. Commenting, their managing director, Tim Shanahan said: “The introduction of the new Lokotrack EC models provides an important extra option for aggregates producers in circumstances where the convenience, zero emissions, and cost-saving benefits of electric power are a major consideration”. First two products in the new EC r ..read more
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Shining a Light on Energy Saving Solar Projects
Plant and Civil Engineering
by David Stokes
18h ago
NI Water has further boosted its investment in renewable energy by installing solar panels that could save around c.218 tonnes of carbon in the first year. The utility company aims to double its existing 8MW of solar generation by the end of the Price Control Period 2021- 2027. During the first phase of the project, NI Water has installed c.2,167Solar Photovoltaics (PV) panels across three sites to generate clean electricity and lower its carbon footprint. NI Water appointed main contractor Geda Construction to complete the three solar installations supported by Solar PV sub-contractor Solmati ..read more
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New Cat Hydraulic Connecting CW Couplers for Excavators
Plant and Civil Engineering
by David Stokes
18h ago
Building on decades of field success with the CW coupler platform, Caterpillar announces three new Cat® Hydraulic Connecting CW (HCCW) coupler models. Connecting seamlessly to the machine’s hydraulics, HCCW quick couplers allow operators to switch between hydraulic attachments with full functionality in seconds from the safety of the cab. Compatible with any Cat hydraulic attachment, quick changes with the HCCW give the operator the ability to use the right attachment for the job, increasing overall productivity and tool utilization. Fast attachment swap outs with the hydraulic connecting inte ..read more
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Mecalac Deploys Three 100% Electric Machines to a Zero-Emission Worksite
Plant and Civil Engineering
by David Stokes
18h ago
Mecalac has deployed three 100% electric machines on an electrification worksite in Annecy, France, which is responsible for power supply to boats and cultural sporting events. The initiative is in line with Mecalac’s commitment to promoting environmentally friendly practices, while guaranteeing optimal performance in the field, compactness and a real autonomy of 8 hours (i.e. a full working day). Presented on 26 April in the presence of the Mayor of Annecy and the General Secretary of the Haute-Savoie Prefecture, the project stands out as a leading example of the energy transition. Mecalac’s ..read more
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Nine essential tips for a great ADT operator
Plant and Civil Engineering
by David Stokes
1w ago
An efficient articulated hauler operator combines technical expertise, safety and situational awareness with effective communication and a commitment to productivity. Scottish ADT manufacturer Rokbak explains how to master the art of being a successful and trusted articulated hauler operator. Get ready to move Take control of the hauler and your daily work before the ignition has been switched on by making sure you know the truck. It’s important to have a thorough understanding of the truck’s controls, capabilities and limitations. This includes knowing how to operate it efficiently and safe ..read more
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Speedy Hire Earns Prestigious Award from RoSPA
Plant and Civil Engineering
by David Stokes
1w ago
Plant and tool hire supplier Speedy Hire has been awarded the prestigious President’s Award by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Demonstrating its dedication to ensuring colleagues and customers get home safely at the end of every working day, the recognition signifies Speedy Hire’s long-standing commitment to health and safety excellence, with the President’s Award given to companies who have been awarded RoSPA Gold Awards for ten consecutive years. The esteemed RoSPA Awards program now celebrates its 68th year as the UK’s largest and most recognised health and safety ..read more
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PD Developments Adds First Wheeled Machine to Fleet
Plant and Civil Engineering
by David Stokes
1w ago
Groundworks and civil engineering specialist contractor PD Developments, led by Damian O’Grady and Paul Lackey, has enhanced its operational capabilities with the addition of an HD Hyundai Construction Equipment HW150A CR wheeled excavator to its growing fleet of equipment. The machine is the company’s first wheeled excavator, joining a line-up of crawler machines from 3-23 tonnes operating weight. “We’ve hired in ducks before and found them to be a very versatile piece of kit,” said Director Damian O’Grady. “The ability to move about quickly on site, to lift and carry and to be able to dig as ..read more
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DEVELON Launches New, Expanded Digital Platform
Plant and Civil Engineering
by David Stokes
1w ago
To meet increased demand, DEVELON has introduced the latest version of its fleet management system – MY DEVELON: a new digital platform for managing construction equipment. “Using the MY DEVELON app or on a web browser, customers and dealers can access and manage maintenance and operation data for their DEVELON construction equipment,” says Kevin Lynch, Marketing Communications Manager at Develon Europe. “Customers can remotely check the status of their equipment and communicate with their machines by sending certain messages.” Some of the newest features now available on the MY DEVELON platfo ..read more
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