Monthly Archives: December 2007

World record smashed for drill and blast

Using the latest underground construction equipment and a determination to make the most of favourable conditions, AF Anlegg’s tunnelling division, AF Skandinavia, set a new world record for the fastest weekly advance on a single face. M&C finds out how they did it.

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Rapid development in mining

High metal prices are leading many mining operations to explore rapid development techniques to reach and exploit valuable ore reserves as quickly as possible. In the following pages we look at how mines can benefit from techniques traditionally employed by contractors.

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World´s biggest hydraulic breaker

An Atlas Copco HB 10000 ProCare hydraulic breaker is presently involved in the development of the railway line from Sandvika via Oslo City to the Gardemoen airport.

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