Monday, June 21, 2021

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CREG’s EPB TBM Martina


The TBM, manufactured by China Railway Engineering Equipment Group (CREG) – and the first ever to be exported to Europe by the company – will bore a 7.95km dual-bore tunnel from Lonato del Garda to Desenzano del Garda, a significant (and the most complex) element of the 48km line.


It is expected that the geology on route will comprise mainly silt and cobblesone, but boulders are also commonly found in the area, which also hosts glacial sediments. For this reason, CREG designed a 10.03m diameter, 150m-long earth pressure balance (EPB) TBM, weighing in at an impressive 1,800 tonnes. The TBM boasts a series of twin-screw conveyors, operating in single-screw mode where water and earth pressure is less than 2 bar or below and switching to twin-screw mode in response to higher pressures. Along the route, two further tunnels will be constructed: the 3.36km Frassino tunnel and 3.7km San Giorgio tunnel. Once completed, in 2023, trains, which will be electrified at 2x25kV and fitted with the level 2 European Train Control System, will be able to reach a maximum speed of 300km/h.


The main contract for the project was awarded to the Cepav Due consortium, comprising Saipem (59%), Impresa Pizzarotti (27%) and ICM Group (14%). The Italian government is reported to be investing approximately €2.5 billion in the project, with the Cepav Due contract valued at €2.16 billion.



Sterling And Wilson Solar Wins Its Fifth Project In Latin America


Sterling and Wilson Solar has signed an order of 106.71 MW worth $62.6 million (Rs 462 crore) in Chile. The order has been received from a global independent power producer (IPP), work for which is expected to begin in Q4 FY 2021.Sterling and Wilson Solar has a strong presence in the region with one project of 93.3 MW in Argentina and three projects of 588 MW under construction in Chile.


Their portfolio includes a 1,177 MW solar PV plant in Abu Dhabi. It also manages a portfolio of 7.8 GW of O&M projects globally.



TBM kicks off Italian high-speed rail project


A tunnel boring machine (TBM) called Martina has broken ground to signal the start of the Brescia-Verona high-speed rail project in northern Italy.



Steel Strips Wheels Ltd receives export orders of nearly 41,000 wheels


Steel Strips Wheels Ltd (SSWL) has received export orders of nearly 41,000 wheels for US & EU trailer market, to be executed in the month of Nov from its Chennai plant. Orders of similar capacity are anticipated from the same customer base as businesses have picked up speed.



Toll Logistics selects Ramco Logistics ERP


Toll Logistics, one of Asia Pacific’s leading Integrated Logistics Services provider with operations in road, rail, sea, air and warehousing has chosen Ramco Logistics ERP to transform the complete supply chain operations of its Chemicals business division in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Ramco Logistics will also be rolled out as a unified out-of-the-box ERP across its new businesses in Asia.


Yokohama Rubber to construct $165m tyre plant in Andhra Pradesh, India


The Yokohama Rubber Company has announced that it will build a new off-highway tyre plant in Andhra Pradesh, India that will entail an investment of $165m. To be located in Atchutapuram Industrial Park, Visakhapatnam, the new plant will have a daily production capacity of 55 tonnes (rubber weight).


With a total area of approximately 320,000m², the project’s site can accommodate future expansion plans. Once operational, the facility will manufacture Alliance, Galaxy and Primex brand tyres that are used on agricultural, construction, industrial and forestry machines. The new facility will be used to expand the production capacity of ATG (Alliance Tire Group), a Yokohama Rubber Group company engaged in the manufacture and sale of off-highway tyres. Construction on the project will begin in the third quarter of 2020, and the plant will become operational in the first quarter of 2023.


Currently, ATG has two tyre plants in India - the Dahej Plant in Gujarat and the Tirunelveli Plant in Tamil Nadu. The plants manufacture all three of the company’s core off-highway tyre brands - Alliance, Galaxy and Primex brands. In February 2018, Yokohama Rubber announced an expansion project at Dahej Plant to boost production capacity. When completed, the capacity of the plant has been increased 1.6-fold.


 Yokohama believes that that new facility in Visakhapatnam will expand the group’s global off-highway tyre production network to eight plants in four nations. This includes three plants in India, one plant in Israel, one plant in Vietnam, and three plants in Japan.



Sterling and Wilson to Build Solar Storage Hybrid Power Plant in Niger


Sterling and Wilson Pvt Ltd (SWPL), India’s leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, recently announced that it’s Hybrid & Energy Storage division (HES), in consortium partnership with French EPC company Vergnet and SNS Niger, has signed an EPC contract to construct a Solar PV Battery Storage and Diesel Genset based hybrid power plant in Agadez, Niger, in West Africa. Tendered by The Nigerian Electricity Company (NIGELEC), the project consists of 18.9MWp solar + 11.55MWh/3.0 MVA battery energy storage system (BESS) + 6.54 MVA (2.18 x 3 MVA) diesel generator and 20 kV substation, and evacuation line up to the Nigelec Substation in Agadez. The consortium will also be responsible for a two-year operation and maintenance (O&M) service of the power plant.


Battery-based energy storage enables generated electricity to be stored and delivered at any given time, providing stability to the grid, and enabling energy delivered on demand. It will also aid flexibility and agility to better integrate solar and diesel energy into the electricity grid of the city and ensure quality power. The project also includes the rehabilitation of the electrical network of the city of Agadez, which does not allow the evacuation of electricity to and within the city, and the electrification of the neighbouring hamlet of Tibinitene.


O&M services will comprise complete system and rehabilitation of the electrical network of the city of Agadez, and the electrification of the neighbouring hamlet of Tibinitene. The consortium will provide project management assistance and institutional support to train engineers and technicians of Nigelec in photovoltaic technologies to enable them to operate large-scale solar power plants in the short term and to ensure smooth functioning of the plant even after two years.



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