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Mather + Stuart expand with £4.5 million JCB Generator order

Mather + Stuart expand with £4.5 million JCB Generator order Mather + Stuart Power Solutions, the power generation division of leading equipment rental firm A-Plant, has placed an order with Greenshields JCB for124 rental specification generators, to meet the demands of its rapid fleet expansion. In a deal worth £4.5 million, the company will take …

Falcon Tower Crane Services invests in JCB Generators

Falcon Tower Crane Services invests in JCB Generators The UK’s largest tower crane supplier has invested in a fleet of JCB diesel generators with an order for 18 units. Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd is buying a fleet of JCB’s new rental generators, including G100RS, G150RS and G200RS offering power outputs of 100kVA, 150kVA and …

Highways England A14 Team lights up with Prolectric Solar lighting

Highways England A14 Team lights up with Prolectric Solar lighting The Highways England A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme has become the first UK project to switch to temporary lighting powered by Prolectric sunshine in preference to diesel. The A14 Integrated Delivery Team (IDT), working on behalf of Highways England, is currently the largest user …

Night Tech safety shoe lights light up the workplace

Night Tech safety shoe lights light up the workplace Industrial Shoe Lights Provide a Halo of Protection to Prevent Workplace Falls and Accidents Night Tech Gear, creators of the world’s first industrial shoe lighting system, today announced the launch of Night Shift Shoe Lights. The Night Shift Shoe Lights are the latest addition to the …

Philips Lighting’s new innovations make switching to LED lighting even easier

Philips Lighting’s new innovations make switching to LED lighting even easier Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has announced two new innovations, the Philips TrueForce LED Road and the Philips CorePro LEDtube Universal T8. Pilips TrueForce LED Road is the world’s first ‘plug and play’ replacement SON-T LED lamp for street lighting, …

Atlas Copco Power Technique unveils vision for Powering the Future of global industry

Atlas Copco Power Technique unveils vision for Powering the Future of global industry The leadership team of the Atlas Copco Power Technique business area has presented a strategic vision outlining how mega-trends such as digitalisation and the construction of smart cities will be powered by cleaner and more connected energy source technologies. Under the theme …

JCB Power Products supplies 400 generators to rental company in Dubai

JCB Power Products supplies 400 generators to rental company in Dubai Power generator manufacturer JCB Power Products has landed a major deal with a leading company in the Middle East. Dubai-based Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) has bought more than 400 JCB units – its second purchase of JCB Power Products’ generators in the last …

Max Fordham lets the daylight into the Southbank’s Hayward Gallery

Max Fordham lets the daylight into the Southbank’s Hayward Gallery Inspired by the Brutalist architecture of the Mappin Terraces at London Zoo, Hayward Gallery is one of several striking and fierce concrete masses sitting on London’s Southbank. Since its opening in 1968, the challenges in its design have been hotly debated, most notably the lighting, …

McCann is keeping Lincolnshire lit

McCann is keeping Lincolnshire lit Civil and electrical engineering firm J M McCann & Co Ltd. (McCann) has won the tender to continue to maintain North East Lincolnshire’s street lighting and illuminated traffic signs, and this year the company has added the North Lincolnshire area to its portfolio. The Nottingham-based firm has worked with North …

What to consider when purchasing a light tower

What to consider when purchasing a light tower Light towers are a vital ‘backbone’ piece of equipment on construction, mining and outdoor public event jobsites, which supply illumination for numerous applications and projects that need to be carried out during hours of darkness or poor visibility. Crucially, they ensure that workers are able to conduct …

Prolectric launches reliable year round Mobile Solar Lighting

Prolectric launches reliable year round Mobile Solar Lighting Solar lighting specialist manufacturer Prolectric has launched its ProLight and ProTemp temporary solar lighting for construction, highways and infrastructure projects. With no noise, no fuel and no emissions, they represent a step-change opportunity for contractors in the battle to reduce carbon and improve air quality. The smart, …

Atlas Copco launches compact, lightweight and mobile Compressors for utility trucks

Atlas Copco launches compact, lightweight and mobile Compressors for utility trucks Atlas Copco has launched a new range of lightweight and versatile air compressors for secure integration into utility trucks and other OEM applications. The space-saving 8 Series Utility range has a footprint that is 10 per cent smaller, on average, than comparable compressors. In …

STRABAG JV helps with €122m expansion of Dubrovnik Airport

STRABAG JV helps with €122m expansion of Dubrovnik Airport The European-based construction group STRABAG is helping to modernise and expand Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia. The € 122 million contract will be carried out by a joint venture in which STRABAG holds a 53.92 % share. The modernisation and expansion of the airport runways and of …

JCB secures £10m deal for gas powered generators

JCB secures £10m deal for gas powered generators JCB has secured a deal worth £10 million which will see the company’s first major entry into the gas powered generator sector. The company’s Power Products division based in Hixon, Stafford, has been enjoying growing success supplying generators to a wide range of applications. Now the company …

Architectural lighting turns the OnCube office complex in Shanghai into a landmark

Architectural lighting turns the OnCube office complex in Shanghai into a landmark To create the distinctive “onCube” building in Shanghai, the German GMP studio (consisting of Meinhard von Gerkan, Nikolaus Goetze and Magdalene Weiss) has combined original light effects with a simple square format. The office tower has a total height of 90 metres and …

4 important safety tips for Concrete Dowel Drilling

4 important safety tips for Concrete Dowel Drilling Employers pay nearly US$1 billion per week in direct workers’ compensation costs in the USA, according to some estimates, reports OSHA. Indirect costs add up further. Road construction, public works and related outdoor jobs that require large tools and machines and operate near traffic pose greater risks …

JCB wins huge power generation deal at prestigious Canary Wharf

JCB wins huge power generation deal at prestigious Canary Wharf JCB Broadcrown has secured a contract to provide stand-by power at one of London’s most striking and mixed use developments. Standing 27 storeys high, the 700,000 sq ft development – known as One Bank Street – is being built at Canary Wharf and when completed …

Briggs and Stratton builds on its decades long commitment to the Baja Collegiate Design Competition

Briggs and Stratton builds on its decades long commitment to the Baja Collegiate Design Competition Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power continues to strengthen its longstanding relationship with SAE International and the Baja Collegiate Design Competition. The company has been the exclusive provider of engines for Baja SAE since the program began. This year marks the …

Allmand expands into portable air compressor market with Maxi-Air Portable Air Compressors

Allmand expands into portable air compressor market with Maxi-Air Portable Air Compressors Allmand Bros. Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and long-time manufacturer of high-performance portable equipment, expands its product offerings into the portable air compressor market. The Maxi-Air™ Portable Air Compressor’s heavy-duty, over-sized rotary screw air end provides consistent, high-pressure air volumes …

Chicago Pneumatic expands into Australia with Genelite partnership 

Chicago Pneumatic expands into Australia with Genelite partnership Chicago Pneumatic has partnered with Genelite, one of Australia’s largest independent manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of generators and associated products, in an exciting new distribution arrangement for its range of compressors, generators and lighting towers. The manufacturer is confident that the Genelite network of 65 dealers across …

Atlas Copco adds three new LED models to HiLight tower range

Atlas Copco adds three new LED models to HiLight tower range Atlas Copco has expanded its HiLight tower range with the launch of three new advanced LED plug-and-light models: the P2+ together with the V2+ and V3+, which can all be powered directly from an auxiliary power source, the grid or a portable generator. All …

Briggs and Stratton Vanguard™ Transportguard® technology reduces potential engine damage

Briggs and Stratton Vanguard™ Transportguard® technology reduces potential engine damage Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power developed and patented the Vanguard™ TransportGuard® engine feature to prevent damage caused by oil and fuel dilution during transportation. The innovation effectively reduces maintenance and increases productivity. TransportGuard’s simultaneous fuel/ignition shutoff ensures that fuel stays in place during transport, preventing fouled plugs, …

JCB Generator business powers ahead with huge rental deal in the Middle East

JCB Generator business powers ahead with huge rental deal in the Middle East Generator manufacturer JCB Power Products has won its biggest export order of the year with a multi-million pound deal in the Middle East. Dubai-based Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) has bought more than 300 JCB generators in a deal worth £9 million. …

New rugged Cat MD6250 Blasthole Drill goes hi-tech, lowering ownership costs and improving drilling efficiency

New rugged Cat MD6250 Blasthole Drill goes hi-tech, lowering ownership costs and improving drilling efficiency The new Cat® MD6250 Blasthole Drill delivers optimum drilling efficiency in single- and multi-pass applications for both rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) modes. Featuring automated operation, the drill runs within ideal operating parameters for maximum bit life, hole accuracy, and reduced total …

E-Z Drill releases dust collection cart for handheld drills

E-Z Drill releases dust collection cart for handheld drills E-Z Drill, Inc, a concrete dowel drill manufacturer has just launched a Dust Collection Cart that can be used with handheld drills. The system uses the same technology as E-Z Drill’s concrete dowel drill Dust Collection System and meets all engineering and control methods outlined in …

Truck mounted floodlight system designed to protect road workers at night

Woodway Engineering, a major emergency services’ provider and Acklea, a traffic management vehicle specialist, have joined forces to develop an illumination system to help protect vulnerable road side workers. Both companies understand the hazards faced by workers who operate in demanding road situations, on busy motorways, at night time and in poor weather conditions. The …