NEWS

Wireless Loadshackle supplied for port remediation work

Dynamic Rigging Hire (DRH) supplied a 25t Wireless Loadshackle, as well as a 20t girder trolley that is combined with a 16t air hoist, for remediation work beneath a fuel terminal jetty at Port Bonython in South Australia.

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40 cranes ordered for UN-related project

Hiab, which is part of Cargotec, has received an order for 40 loader cranes from Japanese trading company, FutureBud International.

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NSW government signs major tunnelling contract

Construction of the twin metro rail tunnels that will run under Sydney Harbour and the CBD will soon commence, after the government signed a major tunnelling contract this week.

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NSW Budget builds for the future

The NSW government this week unveiled a robust 2017-18 Budget position that will continue record levels of investment in infrastructure across the state

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West Gate Tunnel design gets the go-ahead

The Victorian government and Transurban's recent announcement naming the CPB Contractors and John Holland consortium, together with global engineering and infrastructure firms Aurecon and Jacobs in joint venture, as the preferred contractors to design and build the multibillion dollar West Gate Tunnel, ensures Victoria's construction momentum will continue.

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Tadano launches their highest capacity crane the GR-1600XL-2

Tadano have launched a new 145t rough terrain crane with a 61m boom, which the company has claimed as being the world's biggest and furthest reaching.

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Upgraded Boom Booster kit for Demag crawler cranes

Terex Cranes have announced an extension to its popular Boom Booster kit for Demag CC 3800-1 crawler cranes, with the latest version extending the reach of the crane to a maximum system length of 183m.

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New skills training program launched

The Victorian government and Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Victoria have signed an MOU to establish the Centre of Excellence in Earthmoving program.

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Clash between unions and Vic gov escalates

On Tuesday, 20,000 construction workers walked off the job to protest the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and new building code, causing the shutdown of 100 construction sites.

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Case study: three reasons Eire turned to WesTrac and Cat

NSW civil construction company Eire Construction is on a growth trajectory and in deciding on machines for its new fleet, the firm turned to WesTrac and Cat for three main reasons.

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