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Saint Gobain opens new production line in Chennai

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain (a unit of Saint-Gobain Glass) will now manufacture its toughest fire resistant glass—Contraflam, in Chennai, India. While opaque construction materials that offer passive fire protection are already available in India, the company said, architects and builders often express their desire to use transparent fire protection material that does not compromise with their design inten ...

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Steelcast will supply to Caterpillar Inc

Gujarat-based Steelcast Ltd has entered into a unique long term agreement with the US$ 60 billion Caterpillar Inc. Under this agreement, Steelcast will set up dedicated manufacturing facility where steel casting products with specifications given by the US major will be made. Elaborating on this new strategy adopted by the company, Chetan Tamboli, Chairman & MD of Steelcast Ltd, said, “A long term ...

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Siemens wins first solar order from Shiram EPC

Siemens Energy has been awarded an order to supply UVAC 2010 solar receivers for a parabolic trough power plant to be built in Rajasthan, India. Purchaser is Shiram EPC Limited under contract to project developer Abhijeet (Corporate Ispat Alloys Ltd). Siemens will supply over 17,000 solar receivers, which will generate all of the heat for the 50MW facility. Startup for the solar plant is scheduled for sprin ...

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Wirtgen project wins US Cold Recycling Award 2012

A construction project that used Wirtgen technologies has won US Cold Recycling Awards for 2012. “Using the cold recycling method has the potential to revolutionize how we rehabilitate our aging roads, both in Virginia and nationally," said the Governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell, expressing his delight with the results of the rehabilitation measures on Interstate 81. Looking to the future, ...

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Manitowoc new crawler crane nearing end of testing

The 2,300 t (2,535 USt) capacity Model 31000, Manitowoc’s massive new crawler crane, is nearing the end of its testing phase and is scheduled to be delivered in early 2012. In addition to its considerable capacity and unique Variable Position Counterweight, the boom and jib combinations of this highly innovative crane are the longest ever designed for Manitowoc crawler cranes. Mike Wood, senior produc ...

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AMW participates in Desert Storm Rally

India’s third largest heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer Asia MotorWorks (AMW) participated in the 10th annual Desert Storm Rally 2012 with four especially modified trucks. With this alliance, AMW has become the first Truck Manufacturer in India to be associated with such an iconic event. These trucks were flagged off from the capital city today to travel to over 3000 kms to the finish line in Ahme ...

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Soilmec conducts expert operators training

Soilmec India has introduced expert operators for the first time in India. The training is an attempt to facilitate effortless construction business with the aim to provide proficient operators to its valued customers. Conducted by a special trainer from Italy, this training embarks upon a highpoint within the industry by bringing in only the most excellent operators for the construction business. Soilmec I ...

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Grohe launches first Live-Center in Mumbai

German sanitary fittings player, Grohe has launched its first ‘Live Center’ in Mumbai to help visitors experience its products. The company has tied up with Hiranandani to start ‘customer centric initiative’ for the residents of the Hiranandani complex. The scheme provides residents an opportunity to buy products at 30 per cent discount. Bijoy Mohan, President, Grohe Asia Pac, said, ...

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Gamesa launches new G97-2.0 MW wind turbine

Gamesa has announced the launch of its new G97-2.0 MW wind turbine, which has been especially designed for low-wind sites in India. The turbine was unveiled by new and renewable energy minister, Dr. Farooq Abdullah at the 3rd International Wind Conference and Exhibition in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The company expects such sites to drive a major portion of demand in the 2.0 MW category. The turbine features a ...

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Schwing Stetter inaugurates Raipur branch

Schwing Stetter India has inaugurated its upgraded branch in Raipur. The new branch was inaugurated by Anand Sundaresan, managing director, Schwing Stetter India, and VG Sakthikumar, COO, SCHWING Stetter India. With the commencement of this upgraded branch, Schwing Stetter aims to target the booming construction market and active customer base in Raipur. The Chhattisgarh government has collected revenue of ...

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