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Tyrolit launches the new WSE1621 wall saw system

Tyrolit launches the new WSE1621 wall saw system

Published 16/4 at 16:08

With the introduction of the WSE1621, Tyrolit has introduced a new wall saw system which it believes sets new standards in its class through the use of ultra-compact and lightweight system components, as well as many digital features.

D-Drill staff shows their skills at Hinkley Point

D-Drill staff shows their skills at Hinkley Point

Published 16/4 at 16:07

Skilled D-Drill operatives have undertaken further key drilling and sawing operations at Hinkley Point power station.

Environmentally friendly subsea cutting from recognised specialists

Environmentally friendly subsea cutting from recognised specialists

Published 22/2 at 16:39

The seabed of the world’s oceans are littered with human made infrastructure: oil and gas pipelines, anchor chains and a lot more.

Flexible concrete drilling and cutting

Flexible concrete drilling and cutting

Published 22/2 at 15:26

Since late autumn of 2016, a new production facility is undergoing constructed at the Sulgen site of Swiss food manufacturer Hochdorf Nutrition AG.

D-Drill team help hold back the Blackpool flood waters

Published 22/2 at 15:04

Engineers from specialist diamond drilling and concrete sawing company D-Drill, worked against the clock and the tide to help ensure flood waters are more effectively managed in the Blackpool, UK, area.

Husqvarna saws help a Chicago contractor meet the tight deadline

Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:57

A large stretch of the I-90 highway, running from Chicago to Rockford, is currently undergoing a major renovation entailing the removal of lanes to be replaced by wider concrete ones.

Lissmac’s Unicut 600 shines on an industrial hall renovation project

Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:55

Lissmac’s floor cutter Unicut 600 was used by specialist contractor Friedrich W. Petersen on the renovation of a 2,700m² industrial hall in Germany.

Refurbishment of Lighthouse Tower

Refurbishment of Lighthouse Tower

Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:35

The UK diamond drilling and sawing contractor D-Drill has played a successful part in the refurbishment of the NAB Tower lighthouse 11km offshore in the Solent for main contractor BAM Nuttall.

D-Drill assists in strengthening aquaduct

D-Drill assists in strengthening aquaduct

Published 15/9, 2017 at 11:06

The UK diamond drilling and sawing contractor D-Drill has played a key role in the preservation of the 190 year-old Pontrhydfen Aqueduct in South Wales.

Turning a bank vault into a police office

Turning a bank vault into a police office

Published 10/7, 2017 at 14:29

Previously there were gold bars piled up to the ceiling and bank notes transported on pallets. The walls and ceiling of the two-storey vault at the branch of this former State Central Bank in the Swabian town of Aalen, Germany, were therefore designed accordingly.

The “art” of concrete cutting

The “art” of concrete cutting

Published 10/7, 2017 at 14:27

Within the precincts of Africa’s most valuable real estate, V&A Waterfront at Cape Town Harbour, was a clutch of grain silos, part of the long-unused Grain Silo Complex built in 1922 for servicing exports and imports through Table Bay. The complex was a protected historic landmark, its future periodically debated as the luxury retail, restaurant and hotel tourism magnet rose around it, until an ambitious solution was proposed that challenged local concrete cutting expertise for 30 months. PDi’s Africa editor Kevin Mayhew reports.

D-Drill goes to college

D-Drill goes to college

Published 10/7, 2017 at 12:52

In the UK a utilities company using an excavator and breaker to remove a large concrete block was making too much noise outside Imperial College, London and called in concrete sawing and drilling specialist D-Drill to help out.

Teamwork led to success in Chicago I-90 project

Published 10/7, 2017 at 12:51

Interstate 90 in Chicago is a major thoroughfare through city and any road or bridge repairs, require advanced planning, teamwork and the right equipment to keep everything on schedule.

D-Drill beats the tides

D-Drill beats the tides

Published 16/5, 2017 at 15:52

The UK concrete cutting and drilling specialist D-Drill worked between the tides to successfully drill holes in a concrete plinth for a breakwater on Saundersfoot beach, near Tenby, Wales.

Kern-Deudiam successful in the market for 40 years

Kern-Deudiam successful in the market for 40 years

Published 2/3, 2017 at 16:11

Kern-Deudiam is a leading German manufacturer of diamond tools and machines with worldwide business relationships. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, making it one of the oldest in the industry. Managing director reveals how the company has succeeded in the competitive market.

D-Drill assists in X-ray installation

D-Drill assists in X-ray installation

Published 2/3, 2017 at 14:03

In Wales the UK concrete cutting specialist D-Drill has assisted in the installation of new X-ray equipment at the Royal Gwent Hospital, in Newport. Working as the specialist subcontractor to Davlan Construction, D-Drill had to form a trench in a floor slab as part of the project.

D-Drill improves port security

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:38

The UK drilling and sawing services contractor D-Drill has assisted Associated British Ports with the installation of a new passenger X-ray scanner at its Ocean Terminal in Southampton.

Husqvarna cuts Olympic arena to pieces

Husqvarna cuts Olympic arena to pieces

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:37

Husqvarna has played a major role in removing the concrete floor from the former 1994 Olyimpic Vikingskipet arena in Lillehammer, Norway. The Norwegian contractor Øst-Riv was commissioned with removing the 10,000m2 concrete floor.

Perfectly repaired cracks or joints in less than one hour

Perfectly repaired cracks or joints in less than one hour

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:03

Nearly every floor-processing project requires the design of expansion joints, as well as the elimination of various surface defects, such as micro and macro cracks, flaking, holes, pores and broken joint edges.

Würzburg’s Bürgerbräu brewery restored

Würzburg’s Bürgerbräu brewery restored

Published 24/6, 2016 at 11:35

The near 200 year old Bürgerbräu brewery in the German town of Würzburg is located at one of the city gates and the last remaining architectural example of the Wilhelminian period. The decline of the brewery has led to its dereliction in recent years.

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