Mecalux designs and builds Lakma's new logistics centre in Poland


Mecalux, a cutting-edge company worldwide for storage systems, has designed and built the new logistics centre in Poland for Lakma, one of the main chemical companies in the country. Poland is one of the main European markets for Mecalux, thanks to both the growing client portfolio and the advanced production plant for robotics and automation that was inaugurated in 2007, in the town of Gliwice. The company also has six commercial offices in the country. The Lakma logistics centre, with 4,400 m2, is located in Warszowice, in the south of Poland, a strategic area due to its location and large economic potential. It is a totally automated building, controlled through the computer program Easy WMS® and equipped with stacker cranes to move goods faster and more safely. The new warehouse, w...

OHL Industrial and SENER will modernize two hydrocarbon plants in Oman


The Spanish Joint Venture of OHL Industrial and the engineering and technology group SENER has been awarded a contract EPC for the simultaneous modernization of two hydrocarbon plants of Petroleum Development Oman LLC (PDO), the foremost exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman, and a reference company worldwide in the Oil&Gas market. The plants which will be modernized are the Saih Nihayda Gas Plant (SNGP) and the Saih Rawl Central Processing Plant (SRCPP), located in the central part of the country, in the Omani desert, near the city of Qarn Alam, 35 km from one another. This project will allow PDO to maximize the recovery of hydrocarbon condensates present in natural gas that is extracted from the wells. This contract has been signed according to the commitment...

Urbatek and XLight: certified as ice resistant


The durability of ceramic tiles depends fundamentally on the cycles of ice and thaw in the area in which they are installed, especially when in outside spaces. Therefore, the CE mark of quality for construction materials demands compliance with certain tests to demonstrate the durability of the tiles in areas or geographic regions where temperatures lower than -5ºC are recorded at least five days of the year. All technical porcelain flooring by Urbatek and XLight large format extra fine ceramic coverings are subject to testing based on these regulations to guarantee the resistance of their materials in the most adverse climatic conditions, even meeting the standards required by regulatory principles such as ISO 10545-12 and EN 14411. These tests involve vacuum impregnation of the tiles, ...

Sando celebrates its 40th anniversary


Sando, the construction group based in Andalusia and one of the leading firms in this sector in the country, this year is commemorating its 40th anniversary since the firm was established. The firm will be organizing a series of talks and conferences, and will also publish a book and edit a video to celebrate this milestone event. According to the vice-chairman and managing director, Luis Sánchez Manzano, quality, technical know-how, respect for the environment, international expansion, prevention, innovation, commitment and honesty are some of the factors which are the trademark emblems of this firm and have enabled the firm to build a solid business path of success. After seven years of crisis, which has hit the country badly, especially the construction sector, Sando has kept going in...

INTERMAT 2015 riding high


With six months to go before the show opens, INTERMAT PARIS is ready to roll: A new category segmentation across the 375,000 sqm exhibition surface area 85% of stand space already allotted The continued loyalty of many market leaders The registration of 238 new brands including the comebacks of Manitowoc Crane Group and Manitou, the latter joining Fayat, Haulotte and Mecalec and bolstering the ranks of top French firms showing at INTERMAT.   Demonstrating its capability of bringing together the sector’s leading players, the show can today confirm the participation of 38 out of the world’s 50 largest construction equipment manufacturers. These include, in alphabetical order: CNH Industrial, Doosan, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy Industries, JLG, John Deere, Kobel...

Intermarine, LLC Carries Heavy Interchangers for Bokpoort Solar Power Plant Project in South Africa


Intermarine, LLC (Intermarine) recently completed a shipment of project cargo that was discharged in Namibia as part of the Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power Project located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. In October, three heavy interchangers of 245 tons piece weight, two evaporators of 98 tons each and one 95 tons steam condenser have been loaded in North Spain onboard the MV HR Recognition, a heavy-lift vessel of 10,581 tons deadweight equipped with 2 cranes of 250 tons that can be combined to a maximum of 500 tons lifting capacity. The vessel belongs to a series of heavy-lift carriers that are time chartered on long term basis for Intermarine’s liner and worldwide services. The loading of the heavy interchanges were challenged by the fact that the cargo had to be hois...

European Maritime Industry Launches the European Research Association ‘Vessels for the Future’


The European maritime industry launched the European Research Association “Vessels for the Future” with its first general assembly on 5 November 2014. “I am happy to see 50 companies, research institutes, academic organisations and interested associations joining this initiative,” said Dr. Pierre C. Sames (DNV GL), Chairman of the Research Association. “The initiative will promote and facilitate maritime research, development and innovation with a focus on vessels and waterborne operations”. Looking towards 2050, Europeans will be using their maritime and inland waterways space for transport; offshore food production, energy generation, mineral exploitation as well as for urban dwelling; tourism; manufacturing; and trade. This calls for ambitious emission reductions and meeting stricter s...

Benecke-Kaliko acquires two Mecaseat companies


Hanover, Germany-based Benecke-Kaliko Group has announced that it is expanding production of foils for car interiors in Southern and Eastern Europe. On 1 November 2014 Benecke-Kaliko, part of Germany’s Continental Corporation, took over two sites of Belgium’s Mecaseat Group. The company states that it will soon own Mecaseat's Spanish company Gorvi S.A. in Pamplona, which supplies customers in Spain, France and North Africa, and its Polish company Mecapol in Wagrowiec, which supplies Eastern European and Russian customers with foils and upholstery materials. Both locations employ a total of 150 employees.  Benecke-Kaliko so far has four plants across the world, employing around 2,100 people, with the fifth global plant currently being built in China. It states that all jobs w...

International FoodTec Brasil: Successful premiere with excellent prospects for the future

A successful premiere in August 2014 is now paving the way to a successful second edition of International FoodTec Brasil. The trade fair takes place every two years and will therefore not be on again until 2 to 4 August 2016, yet the registrations are already in full swing. Now, at the end of the pre-booking period, there are already more than 20 well-known suppliers on the exhibitor list. The pre-registrations confirm the trade fair's position as the most important of the sector in Brazil outside of São Paulo. At International FoodTec Brasil, international manufacturers and suppliers of machines and processes for the production, processing and packaging of food will meet trade visitors from the whole region. Not only the suppliers, but also important industry participants viewed the pre...

Rosetta probe, with SENER equipment, successfully lands on comet

The engineering and technology group SENER has supplied part of the equipment for the Rosetta probe, a pioneering European Space Agency (ESA) mission which has just completed the first-ever landing on a comet. The operation was carried out on Wednesday November 12. It took 7 hours for the Philae lander to approach the surface, finally landing successfully. This landing marks a breakthrough in space exploration, as this kind of celestial body – the veritable icebergs of space – had remained unchartered until now. Rosetta will study the composition of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, enabling the scientific community to understand the nature of comets, as well as their role in the origin and evolution of life in the solar system. The probe already reached a turning point on August 6 whe...

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