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VOLUME 2 l Issue No. 49 l December 09-15, 2013 l Price : Rs. 100An MMR, Braj Binani Group Publicati...
December 09-15, 2013 2DOMESTIC
Kalindi Kunj bypass
project cleared
Plastivision India
to be held in Mumbai
The Kalindi Kun...
December 09-15, 2013 4
Case launches EX series backhoe
loaders, 1107 DX compactor
Case Construction Equipment, at
Excon 20...
December 09-15, 2013 6EQUIPMENT
Liebherr machines
for total safety, super quality
Liebherr India Pvt
Ltd’s construction
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December 09-15, 2013 8EQUIPMENT
LiuGong’s new range
of wheel loaders
wheel loader
836 BSIII and ...
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TIL’s wide range of high
technology equipment
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  1. 1. December 09-15, 2013 1 VOLUME 2 l Issue No. 49 l December 09-15, 2013 l Price : Rs. 100An MMR, Braj Binani Group Publication ‘Centre for speedy execution of infra projects’ – Natchiappan Dr E M Sudarsana Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, the Government of India, in his chief guest address at the inauguration of Excon 2013 in Bengaluru last month, acknowledged the difficulty in land acquisition for infrastructure projects in the country. In order to make land acquisitions easier the minister suggested that project developers should have a human approach and take into account needs of land owners, interact with them, try and provide jobs through skill development. While talking about the issue of disputes on compensation, the minister said that the government is committed towards addressing the issues on land acquisition for speedy implementation of projects. On the issue of dispute resolution, he said that the government is working with industry bodies on a policy to have an arbitration mechanism for quick reconciliation. On the issue The efficiency and eco-friendliness ofmachinespropelledbyacombustion engine are always particularly high when the largest possible proportion of energy generated in combustion is also used to operate machines. This, along with many other new developments, is exactly what constructionequipmentmanufacturers in Europe are working hard on these days. T h e i n t e r a c t i o n b e t w e e n machines, building processes and the operator of a machine is steadily being optimized. This approach, plus a combination of the use of alternative energy sources and new drive concepts, has a lot of efficiency potential for the future. The European construction equipment industry offers high- tech machinery at cutting edge. This is exemplified by facts that manufacturers have reduced fuel consumption of their range, have radically decreased levels of exhaust emissions, have significantly improved safety at work and ergonomics, created innovative construction methods and at the same time, have succeeded in appreciably enhancing the performance of their machinery. European CE – high-tech machinery at cutting edge of skill development, he urged the industry bodies to work with the National Skill Development Council (NSDI). He also said that many autonomous institutions are being allowed to develop various courses that will make students job-ready. A conference on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Development’ was organized during Excon by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (Icema) in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, Excon 2013 Steering Committee said that with the theme on ‘Propelling Sustainable Infrastructure Growth’, the seventh edition of the premier event for the construction equipment industry is not just South-East Asia’s largest, but is on its way to become one of the top few in the world for propelling infrastructure growth in India. Sondhi felt that there are a number of benefits that will accrue from the development of the construction equipment industry. The benefits include “increase in per capita income in India, creation of 30 to 35 million jobs in infrastructure and other sectors linked with infrastructure development like steel, cement, etc, a massive 5 to 6 per cent reduction in unemployment rate and 3 to 4 per cent of the population will be getting lifted above the poverty line,” he pointed out. At the conference, Icema, in association with AT Kearney, released a report on ‘Roadmap for Realizing ECE Industry’s Long Term Potential’. According to the report the ECE (earthmoving and construction equipment) market is expected to grow by a healthy 20 to 25 per cent Time-consuming tasks that once had to be carried out by humans can now be completed in seconds with the help of computers, GPS and laser systems. Additionally, the combining of function and design, cost-efficiency and new service concepts are equally at the core of their efforts. In the crushing and screening equipment industry emphasis is put on bringing building materials or building waste back into the circle of construction. Modern technology helps process waste material into products that can be re-used directly onsite, thus avoiding heavy transport, greenhouse gas emissions, noise and air pollution in densely populated city areas and saving natural resources. The environmental savings are very high. All this progress is not attributable to mere coincidence, it is the result of systematic and continuous research activities. The R&D endeavours of the businesses are always focused on the needs of humankind and environment. (L-R): Anand Sundaresan, VP-ICEMA and VC & MD, Schwing Stetter India; P Ravishankar, CEO, Ashok Leyland John Deere Construction Equipment Co; Amit Gossain, President, Icema and Exec. VP – Marketing, Business Development & Corporate Affairs, JCB India; Dr E M Sudarsana Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Govt of India; Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, Excon 2013 and MD & CEO, JCB India; Manish Mathur, Partner, A T Kearney and S G Roy, Secretary, Icema Because it systematically targets all these factors, the industry is internationally well-positioned. It enjoys an excellent reputation throughout the world. In 2012, European construction equipment manufacturers achieved a domestic and international turnover of approximately 24 billion Euro. They have been able to take ample advantage of the growth in the emerging markets, although mostly in the high quality and higher price segments. There is expanding demand not only in India and China, but also in Eastern European countries and the South-East Asia region. The markets in all these countries exhibit (contd. on pg 2) future potential; there are budding opportunities when it comes to the development of local production. The sector uses its expertise to set new standards, for example, in concrete technology, recycling technology or road building equipment. European suppliers focus their activities on customer-specific engineering. That, in turn, explains the need for close customer proximity. In keeping with the adage ‘we are where our customers are,’ many manufacturers of construction machinery already produce locally in India or are represented by dealers at least. over the next few years to reach 330,000 to 450,000 units sold in 2020 from the current levels of 76,000 units. “This would imply $16 to $21 billion market by 2020, up from $3 billion at the current level,” the report said. The study pointed out that the main drivers for growth of the ECE industry are: growth in end-user industries, higher adoption of traditional applications to speed up projects, development of new applications, growing urbanization and better availability of finance. Amit Gossain, President Icema, said that though the construction equipment industry has been witnessing sluggish growth in recent times, the Cabinet Committee on Investment, set up by the government, has made some progress in getting stalled projects worth lakhs of crores moving again. The Excon show witnessed participation of over 730 exhibitors reaching out to 35,000-plus business visitors. The event was supported by the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, the Government of India. The Government of Karnataka was partner state for Excon 2013.
  2. 2. December 09-15, 2013 2DOMESTIC Kalindi Kunj bypass project cleared Plastivision India to be held in Mumbai The Kalindi Kunj bypass moved a step closer to realization after the lieutenant governor cleared the alignment of the project where the bypass will reduce travel time between Delhi and Faridabad, besides decongesting Ashram Chowk. A public works department official said the project had been submitted to the Unified Traffic & Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre for approval where the decision to clear the project was taken at a UTTIPEC meeting, headed by the LG. The project, conceived in 2002, will start on Ring Road near the DND flyway loop and end near the Badarpur border. Traffic moving from east Delhi and Noida towards Faridabad will completely avoid Ashram, which would get decongested for local users. “The project will take three years once work starts. However, this is just the first step and we now need to take an environment clearance. A detailed model will also be prepared and submitted to the Delhi Urban Arts Commission and the Yamuna Standing Committee for clearance. The first big step is to get the cabinet clearance for which we will have to wait for the new government,” said an official. The total length of the bypass will be 14 km, and the project is expected to cost about Rs 750 crore where the first at-grade section of the bypass will be 2 km, the stilt section will be 6km long, while the second at-grade section will also be 6 km long. There is a 700 m stretch which falls on the Haryana side. It is yet to be decided whether construction on that part will be undertaken by Delhi or Haryana. ITNL gets `427-cr road order in Ukraine Belgium, India to set up fund for infra projects IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd (ITNL) said it has bagged Rs 427-crore order in Ukraine for rehabilitation and improvement of a road stretch through a subsidiary in Spain. Elsamex SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company in Spain, has been awarded the contract by the State Road Agency of Ukraine for rehabilitation and improvement of a road stretch. The contract also includes executing the routine and periodic maintenance of the stretch over a period of seven years. The estimated total contract value is euro 50.5 million (approx Rs 427 crore) which is being financed by the European Bank for reconstruction and development. ITNL said its Singapore subsidiary, ITNL International Pte Ltd (IIPL), has entered into a joint venture agreement with three Chinese firms in which IIPL would With the Indo-EU free trade agreement (FTA) in limbo, Brussels is focusing on bilateral relations and would be investing jointly in infrastructure projects in India. “If it’s impossible to reach the goal for the moment to have an EU-India FTA, we need to enhance bilateral relations,” said visiting Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders. In pursuit of the same, Belgium has floated the idea of its sovereign wealth fund Federal Holding Company joining hands with India’s Infrastructure have 28 per cent equity holding. The venture, Chongqing He ng Yi Project Maintenance & Technology Consultancy Ltd, will undertake and provide various services such as consultancy for testing and inspection of roads, tunnels and bridges; design of special maintenance work and introduce/ application of new technology on maintenance management. The venture has also plans to expand service to overseas projects, in particular SE Asia, Africa and South America and in the long term venture into other related maintenance businesses. The partners to the joint venture agreement believe that there is huge market for testing and inspection of roads, tunnels and bridges and other services related to operation and maintenance of expressways in China. Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), to create a fund that will invest in infra projects as well as in listed and privately-held companies in the country. Reynders, who concluded a five-day visit to the country, said an agreement to set up such a fund was signed during his meeting with Commerce Minister Anand Sharma in New Delhi earlier this week. He declined to disclose the corpus of the proposed fund, or when it will be operational. Cabinet okays `1,501 cr expenditure for KoPT The Union Cabinet has approved Rs 1,501.35 crore expenditure for dredging of the channel leading to the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT). It approved the extension of financial assistance to KoPT to meet the dredging expenditure incurred for maintenance of the river/channel. The decision will help in making transactions through the port commercially viable for the port users. “The scheme of financial assistance to the KoPT towards dredging will be continued for a total amount of Rs 1,501.35 crore for the period from 2012-13 to 2015-16, with effect from April 1, 2012. The extant policy for awarding the dredging work in other major ports will be followed in respect of the dredging India’s second largest plastics show Plastivision India 2013 Organized by AIPMA, the 9th Plastivision India 2013 will be hosted in Mumbai from December 12 to 16. It will have a special pavilion for solar energy. Raju Desai, Chairman-Executive Committee, Plastivision India 2013 remarked, “It will be the first time to showcase application of solar energy in plastic processing industry how to connect advantages of solar in plastic processing. Probably the first time in the world of solar energy where in this pavilion we will be showcasing the use of solar in running plastic auxiliary equipment in processing of plastics, which will help in saving energy.” Sustainable energy is basically about tapping and converting into, usually electric, power the free energy from the sun, wind, water currents, or subterranean heat. Obviously, though, that it takes equipment, and because of which, plastics and composites are coming into their own. This event is held at Mumbai at the interval of every three years. Over the years, Plastivision India has become a flagship event in India and is on the calendar of plastics industry worldwide. Plastivision India 2013 would witness participation by over 1,500 companies from India and 30 other countries. The trade fair would be held in area spanning nearly 70,000 sq mtrs and expect visits by over 100,000 core businessmen and other key stakeholders. By developing innovations in particular niche areas, the industry hopes to be able to offer stakeholders also in India, sufficiently attractive advantages in terms of shorter construction times and enhanced safety. The use of high capacity equipment of reliable availability ensures that industries using machines and equipment remain competitive. Thus, technology from Europe can help to strengthen and develop the Indian manufacturing sector in the long run, and thus to boost India’s role in world economy. The European construction equipment industry organized within CECE comprises 1,200 companies from 14 European countries. The annual industry turnover exceeds 24 billion Euros. The sector employs 130,000 people directly and 400,000 indirectly in the supply chain or the distribution and maintenance network. European construction machines represent around 20 per cent of worldwide production. Manufacturers are predominantly small and medium-size companies, but also big European and multinational companies with production sites in Europe. The equipment for building construction like cranes, building hoists, formworks, concrete pumps, mixers and related technology; civil engineering and earthmoving equipment like excavators, loaders, graders, drilling equipment, tunneling machines; road building equipment like compaction machines, pavers and milling machines, mobile recyclers, cutters; and crushing and screening technology. European GDP in 2014 is expected to grow by just under 1 per cent, clearly below the average global growth. Positive signals come from a recovery of budgets and expected reduction of national debts as share of GDP over the next 5 years in the majority of EU countries. After another year of decline in construction activity the forecast for 2014+ for Europe is slightly positive. The regional difference between the booming construction markets in the middle and north of Europe and the countries most affected by the Euro crisis will remain and even grow. All main European areas are in contracting mode at the moment: Southern Europe continued the downward trend; the sales boom in the Nordic countries ended at least temporarily; Western European demand decreased slightly, and in Eastern Europe there was a mod¬est decline. For earthmoving and road equipment, the second quarter of the year brought some improvement after a very weak start of the year, without compensat¬ing the slump of the first quarter. For equipment used to construct buildings, the second quarter brought decline on a moderate level in Europe. RussiaandTurkeyforthissub-sector are still growth areas. For Europe, the weak start of the year cannot be compensated over the remaining months, a single to double-digit decline seems real¬istic. Concrete equipment, cranes and other building construction equipment will perform better than road construction and earthmov¬ing equipment. Positive signs come from some non-European markets; while China, India and Brazil stay difficult, Southeast Asia and the Middle East countries are promising. (Contributed by the Committee for European Construction Equipment) European CE (contd. from pg 1) work to be carried out in Kolkata Port. An ‘on account’ payment up to 90 per cent of the amount payable towards financial assistance during the previous year may be made to the KoPT in the following years in equal quarterly installments based on audit certificate for the previous year, it added.
  3. 3. December 09-15, 2013 4 Case launches EX series backhoe loaders, 1107 DX compactor Case Construction Equipment, at Excon 2013 Bengaluru, launched their new EX series backhoe loaders and 1107 DX compactors. The new models showcased the company’s wide range of equipment for construction and road building industries. Fabrizio Cepollina, Vice President, CNH Industrial Construction Equipment APAC, commented, “The construction equipment market in the Asia Pacific region has been growing steadily and this trend is expected to continue. With the aim of improving CNH Industrial’s presence in these strategic markets, we are investing in our product development and manufacturing facilities in India to support the growing demands of our customers in the region. The introduction of the new EX series backhoe loaders is proof of our commitment to serve customers in the region with the best products and services that meet the requirements of their business.” Centre stage at Excon Case booth was OD19 -- brand new EX series backhoe loaders, entirely developed in the country to match the specific needs of the Indian construction market. The new series of Case backhoe loaders comprises three models – 770 EX, 770 EX Magnum and 851 EX – ranging from 76 hp to 96 hp. The EX series stands out for its fuel efficiency, powerful performance and reliability. The EX series backhoe loaders run a powerful and reliable S8000 engine, developed by FPT Industrial, also on display at the Case booth. The engine features an air cooler system that increases density of the intake air, improving efficiency and decreasing fuel consumption. The powerful performance and fast response time coupled with fuel savings of up to 13per cent make it the most fuel- efficient engine in the market. Case also introduced 1107 DX Vibratory Soil Compactor which completes compactor line-up with the upgraded 752 and the smaller 450 DX. The new model takes operator comfort and safety to new levels, while delivering a reliable performance with excellent fuel efficiency. This new product delivers everything the industry would expect from the market leader of the compactor segment in India. Anil Bhatia, Director Sales and Marketing, Case Construction Equipment India, said about the launch of the new products, “We are expanding our offering for the Indian infrastructure industry with the introduction of technologically advanced EX series IN PERSON Absorbing the high-end technology at a faster pace is a clear challenge for the equipment industry, says Viraj Naidu, Managing Director, Disa India in this interview with Remona Divekar ‘Absorbing high-end technology is a clear challenge’ Disa develops and manufactures a complete range of metal casting production solutions for the ferrous and non-ferrous foundry industries. A longstanding tradition of innovation, reliability, commitment to its customers, results in Disa enjoying the trust and loyalty of leading foundries all over the world. What new equipment did you launch at Excon 2013 for the infrastructure industry? We were participating in Excon for the first time and historically, Disa India Ltd has always had foundry machineries as its focus and all our shot blasting solutions were also targeted towards the foundry segment. However, since the global merger in the year 2009, Disa with wheelabrator -– which is the world’s largest surface preparation (shot & air blasting) technology provider -– we are now actively promoting the wheelabrator range of solutions to market segments beyond foundries. The construction industry is one such major application area for the wheelabrator range of solution. Disa and wheelabrator shot blasting solutions are already operational at major construction equipment OEMs like JCB, Case, Terex, Telcon, Bhel and Volvo. Also, we are now promoting our industrial filter solutions actively for this industry for dust extraction in handling equipment for cement and mining. Disa filters range is ideally Shot blasting is the process of mechanically cleaning the metallic surfaces, through highly accelerated, fine abrasive steel shots. The process becomes essential as a pre-painting process for the paint to last (and preserve from rusting/corrosion) under rough and exposed working environment. Wheelabrator, as the world’s largest such solution provider, offers the best understanding of our customers processes to customize our solutions for such applications. What other solutions they have for construction equipment sector? Disa’s range of industrial filters is now heavily into the construction industry sector also. The simple Silo Vent Filter, displayed at Excon, is another equipment which is used in bulk at large cement handling silos. How can such events make the infrastructure sector more robust? An event like Excon brings together all related parties and shares the latest technologies available and being invented. This boosts greater learning and the resulting upgradation of the industry as a whole. The demand drivers, as I already mentioned, are the clear need for bigger and faster execution of construction projects, where we have historically been very slow as a nation. suited for such application and we introduced our silo vent filters at the Excon show. Tell us about the company’s s p e c i a l i z e d s o l u t i o n s f o r manufacturing cast component for the equipment industry. High quality shot blasting is essential for any painting to last, on large exposed steel structures (eg for earthmoving equipment), and we bring highly customized pass-through machines for such applications. While the special Rotojet Wheel, which we also displayed at Excon -– forms the heart of our machine, the key customization is in handling the design and bringing the customer’s components in and out of the machine, within a targeted cycle time. On the other hand, Disa is an iconic brand for high productivity automated green sand moulding processes, which are essential for producing castings -– which in turn are used by a host of industrial applications. What are the major challenges confronting the industry? What are the solutions? India’s construction Industry is going through a major transformation over the past decade, as the bigger and faster executions are mandating the use of technology, rather than the historical use of cheap manual labour. A b s o r b i n g t h e h i g h - e n d technology at a faster pace is a clear challenge for the industry. Localized and customized solutions, by all major technology and equipment suppliers, are the key in bringing down costs, and encouraging faster acceptance by the industry. The other key requirement is local servicing capability and quality spare parts, as the industry has a whole range of pirates supplying sub-standard copy parts. Tell us about shot blasting and scope for the construction equipment sector. Fabrizio Cepollina, VP - CNH Industrial Construction Equipment APAC Anil Bhatia, Director, S&M - Case New Holland Construction Equipment (I) Pvt. Abhijit Gupta, MD, Case New Holland Construction Equipment (I) Pvt. Ltd. New Case 1107 DX Vibratory Soil Compactor backhoe loaders and 1107 DX compactor. These two product lines have been developed to meet specific requirements of our customers in terms of high fuel efficiency, high performance, comfort and visibility, serviceability and reliability.” The SR 150, together with the SR 130 model, represents the new generation skid steer loaders launched by the company earlier this year where these award- winning compact and multi-purpose machines set new standards with premium power, increased torque and enhanced operator comfort and visibility. Also on display for the road construction industry was the 845B motor grader that features an FPT Industrial 6.7 liter engine with variable horsepower curves to match the requirements of various applications and deliver the best fuel efficiency. Abhijit Gupta, Managing Director, Case Construction Equipment India, speaking at the launch said, “We believe that Case India, with its wide range of products, can play an even bigger role in the sustainability of India’s infrastructure development needs. We are committed to make best-in-class products available to Indian customers along with extensive nationwide parts and service support. Case India currently leads the compaction equipment segment in India and holds number 2 position in the backhoe loader segment.” Case Construction Equipment officially launched its new 1107 DX vibratory soil compactor to the Indian construction industry at Excon. The new product completes Case’s compactor offering, which also includes the 450 DX and the 752 at the lower end of the range that puts Case in the lead of this segment’s market. The new vibratory soil compactor is available in three configurations to meet every road need: the basic 1107 DX with single drive and smooth drum for multi-purpose activities and ideal for normal jobs; the 1107 DX-D with double drive, more indicated to compact uphill and graded soils; and the 1107 DX-PD available in double or single drive and a pad foot drum for compacting clayey soils. With an operating weight of 11,300 kg combined with the dynamic force of vibration, the 1107 DX delivers best-in-class compaction performances. The 1107 DX features powerful 4-cylinder water cooled turbocharged 105 hp engines that deliver excellent fuel efficiency and adds to the machine’s durability. The new water cooled engine combined with the turbo pre-cleaner deliver fuel efficiency and longer engine life which is further improved to the rear by the new sloping hood. The 90 clockwise rotating seats and the operator platform isolated from vibration make for smooth and comfortable operation. The wrap- around railing contributes to better operator safety.
  4. 4. December 09-15, 2013 6EQUIPMENT Liebherr machines for total safety, super quality Liebherr India Pvt Ltd’s construction and mining equipment portfolio includes crawler cranes, mobile cranes, drilling and piling rigs, excavators, wheel loaders, material handlers, mining excavators and dumpers Liebherr CMCtec India Pvt Ltd, Pune was founded in 2008 on 55 acres of manufacturing facilities, including 8,000 m² of covered ground. The manufacturing programme includes tower cranes, truck mixers and batching plants. Liebherr intends to produce concrete pumps in Pune as well. Liebherr Machine Tools India Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru was founded in 2004 as a joint venture. The company produces gear hobbing and gear shaping machines for the Indian market. Product launches at Excon 2013 Liebherr 85 EC-B 5i Flat-Top Crane: Liebherr is presented the 85 EC-B 5i flat-top cranes. This crane model is being assembled at Liebherr’s Pune plant since 2012. The 85 EC B 5i has the potential to exceed the 71 EC-B. Currently Liebherr’s most popular model offers widely similar specifications. 85 EC-B 5i has a maximum load capacity of 5,000 kg and can lift 1,300 kg at the jib end, up to a maximum working radius of 50 m. When the 85 EC-B 5i was developed, the emphasis was not only on the superstructure but also on the low-width 85 LC tower system, which has been optimally matched to the new crane and has new pin connectors among the many features that qualify it ideally for inner-city operation. A decisive advantage is that the dimensions of all the assemblies of the new 85 EC-B 5i are so compact. The new 85 LC tower system has a cross-section of only 1.2x1.2 m, which simplifies both transportation and erecting work if the inner-city site is small or access is difficult. Standard equipment on the A 934 C Litronic is a reliable semi-automatic central lubrication system, which can be upgraded without difficulty as an option to fully-automatic operation if desired. The spacious Liebherr cab provides distinctly more freedom of movement; the version exhibited at Excon is mounted on the hydraulic elevating cab mounting that is available as an optional extra. With the aid of the hydraulic elevating system the driver can select the most suitable position for an ideal view of the work area during material handling. The ergonomically designed seat in the cab has a wide range of position settings and can be adjusted to suit the driver’s weight. Automatic air condition is a standard feature, and helps to keep the driver fit and free from fatigue during the entire working day. For maximum driver protection, strongly constructed protective guards can be mounted as an optional extra on top of and at the front of the cab. The tried-and-trusted multi-tine grapples, wood grapples as well as clamshell grabs are essential tools for every Liebherr material handler. Thanks to their carefully designed geometry, Liebherr attachments are ideally matched to Liebherr machines -– resulting in excellent loading behaviour and high productivity. Liebherr concrete technology: Compactmix 1.0 batching plant and HTM 604+ truck mixer Liebherr showcased the space- saving batching plant Compact mix 1.0 with 60 m³ capacity per hour and top technology truck mixers for most economical concrete transport. Batching plant compact mix 1.0 A-TR: A very popular model in Liebherr’s extensive range of batching plants is the Compact mix 1.0. The compactly designed batching plant is capable of a maximum discharge output of 60 m³ of compacted concrete per hour. The space-saving overall concept and the flexible 180° truck mixer approach angle underneath the plant enables to position the mixer in a relatively small area. Most of the steel parts are zinc-coated, ensuring excellent corrosion protection and therefore a long working life. The Compact mix 1.0 has been designed particularly with use as a semi mobile concrete mixer in mind when mounted on a skid foundation but can also be operated without any difficulty on any construction sites, thanks to its modular design. The compact batching plant is equipped with the tried-and-tested Liebherr RIM 1.0 ring-pan mixer with 1 m³ rated capacity or 1,500 liters volume. The mixing system is available with either a mechanical or a hydraulic whirler (Agitator) system. Whirler systems are especially beneficial if there is a need for particularly high concrete quality or if additives or colouring agents are part of the mix for a homogenous mix. This is why the Compactmix 1.0 is also ideally suited to the prefab and concrete-products industry, where low slump is required. ThebasicformatoftheCompactmix 1.0 can, if desired, be combined with in-line bins, pocket bins or star bins. The in-line bins are available in various size configurations. Thus, storage compartments of volume of 35 m³ each up to 5 compartments can be accommodated for different aggregates. As with all other Liebherr concrete mixers, many useful options are available for the new Compactmix 1.0. Examples are additive scales, high- pressure mixer cleaning equipment, housings and winter fittings. There is an optional extension to the mixer’s skip, meaning that the inline bins can be positioned lower, thus reducing the need for ramping facilities or direct dumping from the truck is possible. HTM 604+ PTO & slave engine truck mixers: Liebherr also presented two HTM 604+ truck mixers having a capacity of 6 m³ with additional capacity of 0.5 m3 each. One HTM is a truck mixer with PTO drive mounted on a MAN 25:220 chassis. The other HTM has a slave engine drive and Ashok Leyland 2518 chassis. Liebherr builds its own mixers in house to the highest quality standards, using special grade of steel with high wear resistance, low centre of gravity for good road dynamics. Liebherr machines are designed in such a way that safety is the priority without compromising on its quality. Last but not least, Liebherr mixers are noted for technical maturity, quality and maximum customer benefit. Delivering concrete economically means fast loading, rapid road travel and no loss of time when discharging at site. Liebherr truck mixers are designed for maximum user benefit in all these areas. Liebherr’s expanded wheel loader product range: Liebherr is presenting two models of the expanded wheel loader product range for the Indian market. On display are the models L 550 and L 580. The wheel loaders are specially tailored to the needs of Indian customers while featuring time-tested Liebherr quality. Designed as robust standard machines with the familiar high performance and the low operating costs for which Liebherr is well known, they comply with the ‘Bharat Stage III’ (BSIII) emissions regulations required in India. The first wheel loader of this range available for the Indian market is the L 550 with deliveries just started. The L 580 model will follow in 2014. The L 550 wheel loader, weighing in at 16,800 kg, achieves a tipping load of 10,850 kg. The machine is equipped with a 4.5 m³ bucket. The wheel loader is driven by a 147 kW / 200 HP diesel engines and with its robust design, is ideal for use in the most challenging of conditions. The L 580 achieves a tipping load of 17,650 kg and weighs in at an operating weight of 24,730 kg. The machine is equipped with a 5.5 m³ bucket and is driven by a 200 kW / 272 HP diesel engines. The key features offered by all wheel loaders from Liebherr are high handling capacity, low fuel consumption and exceptional stability, making them particularly safe. The combination of the hydrostatic Liebherr travel drive and the special mounting position of the diesel engine enable movement of high load-weighs. The 85 EC B 5i City Crane can be erected quickly and safely in just about every gap in the building line. The 85 LC tower system consists of 11.7 m, 5.85 m or 3.9 m tower sections, with a tower base element 12.0 m long. The 3.9 m long climbing tower section is highly versatile, and can be used inside or outside the building. The 85 LC tower can climb to extreme heightswhenusedoutsidethebuilding. If other structures prevent this, the new climbing tower can be installed in an elevator shaft. The 22-kW hoist gear, which is standard equipment, permits lifting heights up to 278 m. The maximum free-standing height under the hook is 46.2 m. Connecting pins that can be inserted in either direction are a very practical feature, especially when the 85 LC tower has to be erected or taken down in an elevator shaft where room to manoeuvre is limited. The new pins can be inserted and removed from the inside or outside. Pin magazines installed in each tower and jib section also ensure efficient erection. The pins are always accessible during erecting work and can be stored conveniently for transport after removal. The 85 EC-B 5i, like all Liebherr Flat-Top Cranes, features Liebherr’s ‘ConnectandWork’erectingtechnology as well as the patented LiConnect jib connector and electrical connections for the drives and switchgear. Liebherr A 934 C litronic material handler Liebherr exhibited the high- performance A 934 C Litronic. It has an operating weight of approximately 37 t. The power unit is a robust Liebherr diesel engine with turbocharger and charge-air intercooler, which complies with Tier-3/Stage IIIA limits. It is of 7,000 cc capacity with an engine output of 150 kW (204 hp) available at an engine speed of only 1800 min-1. The A 934 C Litronic material handler has a wide support base with large pads for maximum stability. Depending on the working equipment, extremely heavy loads can be raised by up to 17 m and moved out to the same working radius. Thanks to the ‘Vario Lift Plus’ system, the desired working equipment can be pinned into position individually to suit the local operating situation and the nature of the load being handled. Attachment holes on the boom and slewing platform can be used to reposition the lifting cylinders for maximum load capacity within the same working range. ‘Vario Lift Plus’ makes it possible to combine a wide variety of working situations individually with the most suitable kinematics for high load capacity where there is even a specially optimised mounting pattern for efficient loading and unloading from ships.
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  6. 6. December 09-15, 2013 8EQUIPMENT LiuGong’s new range of wheel loaders CLG836 BSIII, CLG856BSIII wheel loader 836 BSIII and 856 BSIII wheel loaders were on the display, with operating weights from 10,300 kg to 17,100 kg. These two machines are known for their power and reliability, comfort and control, easy on-the-job maintenance, low fuel consumption and compliance with the latest emission norms in market. The 836BSIII wheel loader made its first appearance at Excon. Driving through a proven LiuGong Transmission, it equips with fixed front differential for maximum traction and reduced tyre wear. Asia’s leading construction equipment manufacturer, LiuGong Machinery Corp has presented four of its tough machines at the Excon exhibition, including wheel loaders, excavators and motor graders. Machine Model Emission Regulation Net Power Weight (kg) Wheel Loader 836BSIII BSIII 92KW 10300 Wheel Loader 856BSIII BSIII 157KW 17100 Excavator 920D Stage II 102 kW 20,500 kg Motor Grader 414BSIII BS III 106 kW 12,400 kg Its smooth parallel linkage configuration offers a full 40-degree turn tipping load of 7200 kg. The unique design offers excellent visibility to the bucket edge and surrounding job site. The 836BSIII has a powerful Weichai and Deutz engine and offers 92 kW rated power that produces 100 kn of breakout force to aggressively dig depth and fast into any heap of loose materials. Like other famous LiuGong wheel loaders, the 856BSIII offers a ROPS/FOPS cab with superior visibility and 360-degree views. The ergonomic cab design is dust proof and of low noise, the steering wheel can be tilt and can be adjusted according to the operators comfort. Its advanced hydraulics allow for a quick cycle time that has been improved by 13 per cent to 10.1 seconds. 920 D excavator LiuGong 920D, a 21 ton class excavator powered by 150hp Cummins engine was also been displayed in the booth. The 21- ton excavator featuring a 0.95 m³ bucket capacity and 102 kW new power engine. It built for high- volume, high-production quarrying and construction applications and suited for earthwork, quarrying and road construction applications. The company’s advanced load sensing hydraulic system has been designed for lower energy needs which helps in fuel saving. LiuGong provides cost effective solutions to customers through its cutting edge technology coupled with quality machines. The machine muscles its way through the toughest surfaces and conditions. As with all LiuGong machines, operator comfort, accuracy and safety receive the utmost attention. The fully enclosed air-conditioned cab offers an adjustable control console so that the operator can counter them to their needs. 414BSIII also has a spacious cab mounted on a viscous isolation mount system which provides a vibration-free environment with excellent visibility to the worksite. A standard grammar suspension seat makes sure operator remains comfortable and alert. The CLG414BSIII offers a high reliability hydraulic system, using world-class components. The load- sensing hydraulic system increases the ease of precision operations using less fuel, and the dual circuit brake system ensures reliable braking in the event of a failure. LiuGong India is also celebrating its 11 years of presence in India this year. “With our statement ‘Shaping the Future Together,’ we are underlining our many years of experience as a partner to the industry and, at the same time, signaling future development of more solutions designed to solve our customers’ problems, “said Li Dongchun, Managing Director, LiuGong India . 414BSIII motor grader 414BSIII motor grader, used primarily for highway construction and road maintenance, has a powerful Cummins India engine; new ZF Transmission rated 106 kW with peak torque of 655 N.m at 1500 rpm. It has a large flywheel output which allows for high power reserve with low noise, low pollution and high overload capacity. Wang Xiaohua, ChairmanLi Dongchun, MD, LiuGong India
  7. 7. December 09-15, 2013 9equipment TIL’s wide range of high technology equipment The Material Handling Solutions (MHS) division of TIL is engaged in design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive range of material handling, lifting, port and road building solutions with integrated customer support and after-sales service. Theequipmentandprojectsolutions (EPS) vertical focuses on providing TIL, headquartered in Kolkata, operates through its material handling solutions division, equipment and project solutions division and the wholly-owned subsidiary, Tractors India Pvt Ltd (TIPL), is the dealer for north and east of India and Bhutan crushing and screening solutions as well as offering innovative and eco- friendly asphalt mix technology for road construction. Manufacturing and technical collaborations are with Manitowoc Crane Group, USA, Grove Worldwide USA (part of Manitowoc), Astec Inc., Hyster (part of NMHG – USA), Paceco Corp – USA (part of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding – Japan), FAMAK S.A – Poland and Mitsui Miike Machinery Co. Ltd. (part of the Mitsui Group – Japan). TIL’s new crane, crushing and screening solution PIXEFisafirstofitskindandversatile hydraulic mobile crane in pick-n-carry segment. PIXEF is a 15 T multitasking crane for Slew, Pick’n’Carry and Carry Deck applications. TIL, a market leader in India in higher capacity mobile crane and material handling segment made an extensive research and found that safety is a critical feature which is paramount importance for everyone associated with crane use. However, it is not adequate in the currently available cranes in the 15T category in the Indian market. Many accidents occur in pick- n- carry crane segment due to the fact that the available cranes up to 15 T category are designed and built on tractor chassis causing serious risk of stability during load handling as well as exposing the operators into risk due to lack of safety devices and controls . Therefore, besides leveraging TIL’s pan Indian distribution network to capitalize the market opportunity in pick-n-carry segment that dominates the crane volume in India, the reason TIL decided to make a foray into this segment is to offer material handling customers a next generation pick-n- Greaves Construction Equipment Business, part of Greaves Cotton Ltd, one of India’s leading engineering companies, launched the first of its 37 metre 3 axle truck mounted boom pump - GCP3709Z at Excon. Best suited for mega projects such as airports, metro projects, monorails, flyovers and high rise infrastructural and residential projects, Greaves GCP3709Z provides superior productivity and pumping efficiency thereby ensuring faster completion of projects, reduced down-time and higher output. The 4 arm Z fold type boom offers increased flexibility and maneuverability in areas where space is a constraint. With the Z-fold section of the boom, operators have a myriad of options for placement while shooting concrete up to 37 meters vertically, and 33 meters horizontally. GCP3709Z has a folding height of 3.95 meters for low overhead conditions and a slewing range of 370 degrees to suit demanding job sites. The pipeline used is of DN -125 mm diameter. GCP3709Z comes with a friendly radio remote controlled operating system along with options to switch from slow to fast boom operations. Sunil Pahilajani, MD & CEO, said, “Excon is one of the best platforms for us to showcase our contemporary array of products and services. With the addition of the 37 metre boom pump to our product portfolio, amongst other new products, we are now able to offer customers technologically driven products backed by hassle-free aftermarket support.” “Keeping in line with our product philosophy of introducing products that address specific market demands, the boom pump is designed to provide functional superiority and ease of use, “ said R Nandagopal, CEO, Construction Equipment Business. He added, “Our endeavor is offer complete infrastructure solutions. Addressing product gaps in both the concreting and compaction segment we have added the GCP3709Z boom pump and Nikko Asphalt Plant and Mitsubishi Motor Grader respectively. Complementing our wide range of products is our countrywide extensive service network which caters to discerning customers anytime, anywhere.” Greaves unveils its first 37 metres boom pump carry crane that stresses on safety, ease of operation and maintenance, application suitability and competitive total cost of ownership. This new mobile crane model has a Microprocessor controlled safety system designed to keep all the operations safe and hassle free. The Microprocessor is fitted with interlocks which prevent machine misuse and abuse. The crane offers a unique carry on deck feature with 360 degree non- continuous slew and excellent pick and move capacity, high all round visibility and also comes with a standard fitment of a rear view camera. The carry deck has a capacity of 4 tons. The carry deck option allows the customers to use the equipment as a material transport solution up to 4 ton payload category at a project site optimizing on transportation cost besides decongesting the haul roads at project construction or mining sites. Torque converter power shift transmission, power steering with adjustable steering column and ergonomically positioned and adjustable driver’s seat ensure driver comfort, lesser fatigue and higher productivity. These multitasking options - high adaptation to application requirement and demand, high safety standard make this piece of equipment versatile and unique in 15t categories. Speakingontheoccasion,Somnath Bhattacharjee, President, Material Handling Solutions and Equipment & Project Solutions business -TIL, said, “The launch of PIXEF, the versatile pick–n- carry crane epitomizing safety, productivity, superior technology and performance, is a game changing initiative by TIL in the 15 ton mobile crane segment.” PIXEF is ideal for rental, construction, mining, shipping, oil refineries, heavy industries and engineering sectors in India. Besides PIXEF, the other product on TIL launch pad is a portable 200tph crushing & screening plant in collaboration with ASTEC aggregate & mining technology. This mobile crushing & screening solution is a high technology equipment aimed to improve customer’s operation, productivity, efficiency and total cost of ownership
  8. 8. December 09-15, 2013 10in person The construction industry is the second largest industry in the country after agriculture and it is going to mature further as rising manufacturing output and fixed investments will propel growth, asserts Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech in this interaction with Remona Divekar ‘Material handling equipment makers look for more options in huge market potential’ What new equipment did you launch at Excon 2013? ElectroMech was present along with our Joint Venture partner Zoomlion to showcase the range of tower cranes available in India through Zoomlion ElectroMech India Pvt Ltd. Excon provides a great platform to showcase the latest technology and products. Zoomlion, the world leader in tower cranes, in association with ElectroMech displayed their made for India model TC 5013-5. Zoomlion has the widest range of tower cranes in the world. Currently, Zoomlion has the world’s largest tower crane manufacturing facility, with a capacity of over 10,000 cranes per year. Advanced safety devices, robust box type construction and specially developed PLCs make Zoomlion cranes more safe, reliable and cost- effective. Tell us about the company’s expectation from Excon? Excon has provided a perfect platform for the equipment industry to connect with their potential customers, product users and various national and global industry leaders. It’s a great stage to showcase company’s innovative technology and methodologies. ElectroMech has been associated with Excon and this mutual association has been a learning experience as well as a grand platform to introduce ElectroMech’s state-of-the-art technologies and products. cross the world. Through this industry event, we would be showcasing our unique products that cater specifically to the needs of the construction industry. To d a y w h e n y o u s e e t h e construction equipment industry, what are the major challenges? The largest drawback faced by the crane manufacturing industry is that most of the PSU tenders and several consultants are not on a par with the global developments in the crane industry. Low priced tenders are preferred over others even if the manufacturer is providing the Skilled manpower development is another challenge which needs to be addressed. Learning and acquiring new skills has been a regular practice at ElectroMech to combat the challenge of skilled manpower and this is the only way the situation can be rectified. The following are various useful training programmes we conduct for our employees. Crane engineering training for newly appointed team members particularly from Design and Sales departments Welding machines operations training for staff and operators QMS Internal auditors’ training Basic training program in fire, safety and first-aid Your outlook for the industry, policy changes, etc? We certainly expect an upswing in coming months, given the government focus on infrastructure development which will directly and indirectly have an effect on manufacturing. Our focus now has been to make sure we are ready to take on the pent up demand, whenever there is a turn-around in market sentiment. We currently have enough installed capacity to cater to the requirements of our growth strategy vis-à-vis the Indian and global markets. Also, At ElectroMech, we enjoy the distinction of being the largest industrial cranes manufacturer by volumes in the Indian industry. We will continue to maintain this leadership position and build on our strengths What message would you like to give to the industry? The construction industry is the second largest industry in the country after agriculture, and it is only going to mature further as rising manufacturing output and fixed investments will propel growth. Our message to the industry is that together we need to explore various innovative means and ways to contribute to the development of infrastructure in the country. bare minimum in terms of technical specifications as per the requirements of the tender. A price premium acts as a restraint even if the bidder proposes any extra features which might prove beneficial in the long run. Since bidders are evaluated at the same level as per the specifications of the tender, any price premium results in disqualification of the bidder and thus disadvantageous to both PSUs as well as consultants in the inflexible (and often obsolete) crane industry. How do you view the present status of India’s construction equipment market? The Indian industrial overhead cra nes market is extr emely fragmented. According to our estimate, the industrial cranes market in India this year would have dropped to the region of Rs 1,500 – Rs 1,800 crore. Almost 30 per cent of the demand for cranes comes from government-owned companies and the remaining 70 per cent from the private sector. The private sector is the most vibrant part of the Indian economy, thus creating scope for innovation in the crane industry. If we divide this sector region-wise in terms of quantities of the total requirement, Western India contributes 50-55 per cent, Southern India contributes with 20-25 per cent, Northern India with 15-20 per cent, and Eastern India with 5-10 per cent. Over 40 per cent of the total market is captured by a handful of reputed names in the organized sector. The rest of the market is shared by an excess of 250 small crane companies. How can such events make the construction equipment industry more robust? An event like Excon not only provides a unique platform for the manufacturers to showcase their innovative products to the prospective customers it also is a great networking platform for starters and industry leaders alike. Events like these unify relevant industry people and experts under one roof which gives everyone a chance to retrospect and analyses the industry. The end result of these discussions is better and innovative design of products and superior after sales services. With India taking active initiatives towards building world-class infrastructure, material handling equipment manufacturers and suppliers are looking for more and more options in the huge market potential the industry presents. In general Indian construction and infrastructure sectors are the major demand drivers for the crane industry in India. Most of our company’s cranes and hoists are utilized at major infrastructure projects sites. For example, Gantry cranes are used for precast segment yards and bridge constructions, specialized hoisting equipment are used for bridge launching girders etc. Other industry segments such as steel and cement are growing at a good pace too, complementary to the growing infrastructure needs and the prerequisite for a variety of cranes and hoists for their material handling needs. The power sector is also expanding in India, with the government promoting expenditure on several new projects; hence there is demand for a large range of cranes from this sector. The power sector requires cranes for a variety of applications and their requirements could be up to 250 mt, as in the case of Transformer manufacturers, TG Hall cranes. The demand for cranes will majorly be dependent on India’s industrial output and infrastructure needs. JCB showcases new 19 machines at Excon 2013 JCB India has three operational world class manufacturing facilities; one in Ballabgarh, Haryana near New Delhi, two in Pune and an upcoming unit in Jaipur with 24 four different machines in seven product types such as backhoe loaders, wheeled loading JCB India Ltd, Ballabgarh (Haryana), is a fully-owned subsidiary of JC Bamford Excavators Ltd, UK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of earthmoving and construction equipment. Worldwide, JCB produces over 300 different models, which are sold in over 150 countries shovels, tracked excavators, vibratory compactors, telehandlers, skid steer loaders and pick and carry cranes. An excellent network of 59 dealers and over 555 outlets throughout India along with a world-class customer service network support JCB. JCB showcased 19 new machines at Excon 2013, the highest number of new products ever showcased by a construction equipment manufacturer in India. “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of South Asia’s largest construction equipment exhibition and it gives me immense pleasure to introduce our world leading products. JCB products are best in performance and with every new launch, our endeavour is to further raise the bar of technological innovation,” said Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, JCB India. He further added, “We also innovate, design and produce machines for best fuel efficiency in the industry, leading to a high rate of return for our customers. Apart from our world class products, JCB offers the largest and best product support network to its customers with 555 outlets and 59 dedicated dealers.” JCB’s flagship product backhoe loader is just getting better with each passing year. At Excon 2013, JCB showcased its leading range of backhoe loaders with various new and upgraded variants. JCB completely renewed its world- class range of tracked excavators with industry leading cab, structure, reliability and fuel efficiency. At Excon 2013, JCB showcased JS81, JS120, JS205, JS145, JS360LC, JS220LC, JS205LR and JS30 mini excavator. JCB also introduced two new best-in-class product lines - Loadalls (Loadall 7m and Loadall 11m) as a concept machine for India and Skid Steers (SSL 135 and SSL 155). Apart from the world leading products, JCB also had a dedicated Innovation Centre at the stand which will showcase a 3D virtual tour of JCB’s world class facilities. JCB ‘Livelink’ is yet another innovative technology which will be showcased this year at Excon. Livelink technology will allow the user to monitor and manage the machines closely. JCB Livelink provides alerts on real time location, maintenance alerts, machine and fleet hours etc. putting the user in entire control of the machine from wherever he is. Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO with JCB Machines
  9. 9. December 09-15, 2013 11 Editor : Bina Verma Editorial Team: Dilip Phansalkar, Paresh Parmar, Remona Divekar Designer: Rajen Mistry Business Team: Milind Joglekar (9833357005), Shantanu Baraskar (9820904795), Seema Kohli (9820904931) Email:, No part of the contents of Construction Industry Review, in abridged or unabridged form, can be reproduced without the written permission of the Editor. CIR does not accept any responsibility for statements and opinions expressed by the authors. INTERNATIONAL World Bank favours new framework for projects The executive directors of the World Bank have approved a new framework for the way projects are procured. If adopted as policy, this could change the way contracts for Bank-funded construction projects are awarded and administered The Bank said in a statement, “Procurement in the Bank operations supports clients to achieve value for money with integrity in delivering sustainable developments.” This could signal a change in several aspects of how the Bank awards contracts, and the stance it will take towards fraud and corruption. A major change in considering economic value of bids, the Bank stated in its proposal that it will consider initial price along with competitiveness, quality, lifecycle costs and benefits. This implies a move away from ‘lowest price wins’ policies. The Bank has also signalled a desire to do more on the issues of fraud and corruption. It says it will help national institutions through which it acts – usually national government departments – to develop better procurement procedures that are open and transparent. It has also mentioned that it wants procurement to reflect the scale and risk of projects, which could signal less complicated procedures for smaller contracts. There are also indications that the Bank will look to introduce harmonized international standards in its procurement work. While national procurement procedures (country systems) seem likely to remain a mainstay, the Bank has acknowledged they are not appropriate for every situation. The framework document was produced following a consultation process with some 2,000 stakeholders which began in May 2012. The Bank will now develop details of how these principles can be implemented, with a view to securing final approval from its Board next year. Keyconstructiontradeassociations, the European International Contractors (EIC),theConfederationofInternational Contractors’ Associations (CICA) and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) have said they will prepare a joint position paper on the proposals. A statement from the EIC said, “The three federations will call upon the World Bank to maintain authority on when to use the Bank’s documents or national procurement arrangements, to insist on the use of fair and balanced contract conditions even under national procurement arrangements and to consult the private sector continuously as the implementation process progresses.” According to the Bank, it signed 8,082 contracts in the 2013 fiscal year to the end of June, worth some $9.37 billion. Some 1,051 of these were for civil works, with a total value of $6.15 billion. Indonesia to get $400 m to update infra Indonesia is to receive a $400 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help it improve infrastructure and transport regulations. The funds will be used to address weak transport connectivity and poor logistics, among other developments aimed at kick-starting its economy. The ADB loan covers the second phase of a programme to strengthen regulatory frameworks for transport and logistics, increase investments in the transport sector, boost domestic connectivity, and enhance international connectivity by making the country's ports more efficient in handling traffic and trade volumes. Funding will also be invested into improving inter-island links between poorer eastern parts of the country with growth centres and markets in the west. Jordan wind farm project gets $220 m aid Jordan’s JWPC Tafila Wind Farm project has received financial support worth $220 million, representing almost 77 per cent of the total cost – according to the European Investment Bank (EIB). Jordan Wind Project Company PSC (JWPC) is developing a 117 mw wind farm and associated electrical facilities in the Tafila Governorate in Jordan. The wind farm will run 38 turbines. Once fully developed, the project will account for almost 10 per cent of the country's renewable energy target by 2020 (1,200 mw). The EIB said the investment was part of an International Finance Cooperation effort to increase the use of renewable energy in the Middle East and North Africa, where abundant sunshine and strong winds are said to make it a natural fit. Jordan has made progress in the renewable energy field, developing several solar and wind power projects while aiming to have renewables account for 10 per cent of electricity generation by 2020.
  10. 10. December 09-15, 2013 12 Registered with the Registrar of Newspapers for India under No. MAHENG/2012/41844 Posted at Mumbai Patrika Channel Sorting Office, Mumbai - 400001, on Monday Published on Monday, December 09, 2013 Regd. No. MH/MR/South-355/2012-14 News Credai Conclave 2013 on the potential of housing sector Printed & published by Bina Verma on behalf of Asian Industry & Information Services Pvt. Ltd., and printed at Amruta Print Arts, 205, Tantia Industrial Estate, J. R. Boricha Marg, Opp. Kastruba Hospital, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400 011 and published at 1st Floor, Feltham House, 10, J. N. Heredia Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai 400 001. Tel.: 022-2266 0623. Editor: Bina Verma Annual Subscription : Rs. 5,000/- The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (Credai) will organize its National Conclave 2013 on December 13-14, 2013 in New Delhi. Credai aims to bring together more than 9,000 real estate developers from 137 city chapters across 20 states of India under a single umbrella. It will continue its legacy of creating a platform for all its members, representatives from allied industries, to understand different markets across India. Over the years Credai has been taking various initiatives to increase the potential of the housing sector and accordingly themes for the conclaves are selected. This year, the theme for the Credai Conclave 2013, is ‘Housing: The Game Changer; Leading to double digit growth’. Lalit Kumar Jain, Chairman, Credai, said, “Today, the real estate sector is the largest generator of economic activity contributing 6.3 per cent to GDP of our economy. Today, to maximize this growth to double digit, Credai is making a focused attempt to synergize all efforts in creating a national congregation for the industry. The Credai Conclave will build a common platform on a large scale for industry players, dignitaries from ministries and government organizations, to put across and engage in the vision for the sector.” In this conclave, Credai and Cushman & Wakefield will seek to understand how the potential of the housing sector can be maximized to ensure its contribution to its best capabilities towards the country’s economic growth. A white report will be also unveiled focusing on the EVENTSDecember 18-20, 2013 Ceramics Asia Gujarat University Exhibition Hall, Ahmedabad This unique event is going to highlight the latest developments in the industry in the region and what future has in store for this industry. The ceramic market in Asia, especially in India and China, has a huge growth potential. This event will be organized to enhance that potential by bringing industry professionals from different corners of the world under one roof. Contact: Payson: Unifair Exhibition Service Co Ltd, Room No: 802-804, Daxin Building, No.538 Dezheng North Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, Payson:Tel: +86-132-65403794 Tel: + (86)-(20)-83276369 / 83276389 Fax: + (86)-(20)-83276330/83276350 December 20-22, 2013 Building Materials Expo Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai A platform for the development of building and construction industry where this expo will help to improve the performances of the professionals, satisfy the needs and demands of their clients and customers. Contact: Manoj Kumar, Prompt Tradefairs(India) Pvt. Ltd. 621, 3rd Floor, SIRE Mansion Thousand Lights, Chennai Tel: 044-42323362/42142438 Fax: 044-42142438 January 03-05, 2014 Infratech YMCA Club, Ahmedabad This exhibition will give a unique opportunity to technical experts, professionals related to steel, cement, power and mining industries to become aware of modern market trends and latest business opportunities and strategies associated with these sectors which will help in the overall betterment of these sectors. Contact: Event Manager, 33 New Yourk trade Center, Nr. Thaltej Circle, SG-Highway, Ahmedabad Tel: +91-9099909825 Mob: +91-9227688026 February 13-16, 2014 Constro 2014 International Exhibition on Construction Machinery, Material Methods and Projects, Pune Contact : Sharad Bavadekar, Chairman, Constro-2014, Pune Construction Engineering Research Foundation (PCERF), 6 Shriniwas Building, Patwardhan Baug, Erandwane Co-Op Hsg. Society, Pune 411 004 Telefax: 91-20-2544 7356 / 2544 7748 February 21-23, 2014 PlumbexIndia Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai This show will be an ideal platform for participants to showcase their latest products and services related to the building and construction sector. Contact: AIM Expositions Pvt. Ltd. AIM House, 78 Pankaj Society, Near Anjali Cross Roads, Bhatta Ahmedabad Tel: +(91)-(79)-40269999 Fax: +(91)-(79)-26620020 Contact person: Pooja Patel Tel: +91-79-26620020 February 26-28, 2014 iBART EXPO Gujarat University Exhibition Hall, Ahmedabad One of the leading trade fairs for the building construction industry in India, which will showcase the latest products and equipment in brick, roof and tile category. Contact: Gattaca Communications Communications House, 26 York Street, London, United Kingdom Tel: 044-2032-395572 Fax: 044-1538-398987 March 13-15, 2014 Concrete Show – 2014 Concrete Material & Machinery, Mumbai Contact: UBM India, Unit No. 1&2, B-Wing 5th floor, Times Square, Andheri-Kurla Rd, Marol, Andheri (E), Mumbai - 59. Phone: +91-22-61727272 Fax: +91-22-61727273 March 20-22, 2014 International Elevator & Escalator Expo Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai The event provides an exclusive platform to get an insight into the market, trends and technologies that drive the elevator and escalator industry. The forum, apart from fostering thought leading insights from the stalwarts of the industry, also dwells extensively on leading edge technological advancements to the most contemporary design trends, safety standards, environment compliance codes and regulations. Contact: Virgo Communications & Exhibitions Pvt Ltd Virgo House, 250 Amarjyoti Layout, Domlur Extension, Bengaluru Tel: +(91)-(80)-25357028/41493996/41493997 Fax: +(91)-(80)-25357028 Contact person : G. Raghu Mob: +91-9845095803 contribution of the real estate sector to the economy of the country. Dignitaries including ministers, Deputy Chairman, the Planning Commission, the Government of India; chief ministers and heads of financial institutions from various states will address the gathering. The specially designed sessions will bring together stalwarts of the industry and economy, who will help the industry stakeholders and help them chart out a brighter future for the sector. Broadly, the event will feature presentationsfromCredai,government authorities, corporate personalities and senior policy makers. Topics featured, among others include, ‘Building the blocks – The impact of real estate sector in Indian economy’, ‘Vision and values of progressive India – Policy reforms and Governance’, ‘Marketing India to global investors – Perspectives by international investors, developers and thought leaders’, ‘Case study on impact of real estate on GDP of a major emerging market economy’, ‘Young India’s vision for an urbanized India’ and ‘Bridging the great urbanization divides – Concerns of tier II and tier III Indian cities’. Over the past two years stagnating global economic conditions have led to a declining GDP of 5 per cent. However, to dispel the general feeling of gloom, the government has continued to maintain its momentum of introducing structural reforms in the economy. Credai aimed in facilitating a correct fillip through governmental and policy decisions, through which the sector could prove to be the growth propeller for the country. Currently, the real estate sector has a share of approximately 6.3 per cent in the GDP. The sector is also witnessing a huge potential in the coming decade since urbanization has been increasing at an unprecedented rate, with almost 71 million people added to the urban population from 2001 to 2011. At this rate, close to 534 million people (greater than the combined population of the United States, Russia, and France) will live in Indian cities by 2026. In addition, this year the sector has provided a significant boost to affordable housing where 85 per cent of India’s housing shortage of 18.4 million units in 2012 was concentrated in the EWS and LIG sections.