Eiffage and VINCI Energies win together a contract worth €68 million

The Aline consortium, led by Eiffage through the economic interest group Eiffage Énergie Systèmes Ferroviaires in a partnership with VINCI Energies subsidiary SDEL Transport Grands Projets, has won the contract to implement the electrical architecture for Lines 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express. The two lines comprise 30 kilometres of track, 10 stations …

Italgru supplies two more cranes to Africa

After the successful delivery of its 80t crane model, IMHC1580, to the Mediterranean Port of Tenes in Algeria, the Italian manufacturer wins a new order for two Italgru cranes, IMHC2120E, destined for the Port of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. This model has a maximum capacity of 125t and is equipped with electric drives. Acquired …

The impact of e-commerce on the warehousing industry

The role of e-commerce has been growing in the entire industry as well as in the warehousing business. It is estimated that during the upcoming year the scope of the delivering parcels from the Internet shops will increase by 70%. Alongside with the development of the e-commerce, the prices of the delivery are going to …

Alstom signs €100 million contract in Germany

Alstom wins €100 million contract for manufacturing, delivering and maintaining until 2032 eleven Coradia Continental battery-electric trains in Germany. In 2014, Alstom already delivered 29 Coradia electric regional trains (EMU) but in order to bridge the 80 kilometres of non-electrified line between the cities of Chemnitz and Leipzig, the authority this time requested a battery-electric …

SPIE Oil & Gas Services names new Managing Director

European provider of multi-technical services in the fields of energy and communications, SPIE Oil & Gas Services, has announced the appointment of Christophe Bernhard as Managing Director, succeeding Yves Compañy, who is leaving after 19 years within the Group. Christophe Bernhart began his career in 1997 at CAMOM (Bouygues Offshore) before taking up the position …

LGH counts on Enerpac gantry system to lift bridge deck

The heavy lift equipment rental company, LGH, has relied on its Enerpac telescopic hydraulic gantry to assist their customer in removing the Steenhuisenbrug bridge at Burdaard in Friesland, The Netherlands. As it was located in a congested residential area, LGH’s customer was unable to deploy a mobile crane and has used the Enerpac SL100 gantry …

Liebherr’s largest port handling machine operates in China

The world’s largest, electrically-operated Liebherr port handling machine with gantry undercarriage, the LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic, has been commissioned and handed over in Da Feng Port in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. The LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic is the first electrically-operated port handling machine in its weight class entirely supplied by …

Vestas and DSV Panalpina form strategic partnership

Vestas and DSV Panalpina have formed a strategic partnership on transport and logistics. With this partnership, DSV Panalpina will execute and manage Vestas’ general freight and special project transportation, inbound as well as outbound. “We are very excited to partner with DSV Panalpina to meet the growing demand for our sustainable energy solutions,” said Henrik …

Ports of Normandy installs new guiding system worth €12M

Ports of Normandy launched the first stage of works on Ouistreham’s outer harbour, installing a guiding structure that would meet the new standards for global maritime traffic and enable wider ships (24 to 27.4 m wide) to travel through the locks at Ouistreham. The works cost €12M (€10M financed by Ports of Normandy and €2M …

Collett delivers bridge sections for London’s Luton DART project

Collett has delivered 25 bridge sections as a part of the £225 million Luton DART (Direct Air-Rail Transit) project which will transport passengers from Luton Airport Parkway station to the terminal of London Luton Airport in well under four minutes. Transported from Bolton, the bridge sections, ranging in length from 16 to 42 metres, were …