Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Fuel Cost Killer of Queensland

Mining contractor DDQ of Queensland, Australia has slashed fuel costs dramatically since adding a new Atlas Copco Pit Viper 235 rotary drill rig to its fleet. The secret is in the clutch.

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How to combat the rising cost of fuel

Atlas Copco’s clutch technology for Pit Viper blasthole drill rigs can be a big money saver at the same time as it benefits the environment.

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RIG Scan – New technology for optimum performance

Monitoring the condition of a drill rig on the spot is now easier and quicker thanks to new technology.

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Winning the Day in Norwegian Clay

Geotechnical engineers have successfully completed a new road tunnel in the Norwegian city of Trondheim after overcoming challenges of difficult ground and the preservation of the city’s cultural heritage.

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Insight on Africa

As the global economy continues to struggle, Asia is not the only region worthy of a gold star for growth. Africa has also been surging ahead at an impressive rate. M&C talks to the region’s mining specialist Andy Ndulubila to get the inside story.

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Pole Position in Brazil

Providing access to power and utilities is a growing challenge for Brazilian company Sirtec Sistemas Eléctricos. To boost efficiency levels, the company has put Atlas Copco’s utility power pole drill to the test.

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