Monthly Archives: March 2007

World cup fever – ALL EYES ON GAUTRAIN

With thousands of soccer fans heading for South Africa for the 2010 World Cup, transportation has become a hot topic of discussion. All eyes are on the new rail link now being built known as Gautrain – and on the contractors who have only two years left to go before the deadline.

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Long-term support cements relationship

Cement and aggregates are valuable commodities around the booming city of Ankara where construction activity can be seen in all directions. The need for raw materials combined with high transport costs has driven Turkish quarries to be ultra-efficient and productive. M&C visits a long standing Atlas Copco customer that represents the best practices of modern drilling in Turkey.

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Apatite for extraction

When drilling contractor Hartikainen Oy sought a new drill rig fleet for the Siilinjärvi mine, Finland, they had very specific demands. High productivity, reliability, mobility, efficiency and the ability to drill larger, more accurate holes all featured high on the priority list.

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