The market at the end of 2008 was full of enthusiasm for the new Hamm “HD+” range of tandem rollers with 12 tonne or more.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group have approved a €12mn senior loan with a 15-year tenor, including a five-year grace period, to finance the Dakar-Diamniado toll highway in Senegal.
New Holland Construction handed over 75 heavy line machines for road building at a public ceremony held in May 2010 in Minna, Niger State, in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Events such as World of Asphalt (USA, various locations) offer a wealth of technology with initials like GPS and RFID, mostly designed for industrialised country conditions where recycling of pavement is normal and high-tech levelling and measuring via satellite is the norm.
Atlas Copco’s new High Precision Tunnelling (HPT) concept points the way to further process refinement and greater cost efficiency.