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Designed for the on-shore oil and gas industry, the pipelayer has better production rates and safety features. Its operating weight is over 68 tons and has a tipping capacity of 110 tons.
The PL4608 features a hydraulically variable undercarriage. Fully retracted, the overall machine width is 3.15 m, to facilitate machine transportation, expanding to 3.65 m to provide a wide working stance and excellent stability.
Babcock Volvo sales director David Vaughan
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The Heidelberg aquifer, which supplies spring water for Coca Cola’s bottled water label, Valpré, should be sustainable ‘forever’, provided the company sticks to its water licence agreement and historical yearly rainfall levels continue.
Valpre Heidelberg plant manager Refentse Puso
The game of chess is not known for its ability to break down socio-economic barriers and appeal to the most disadvantaged in society. But a recently launched South African initiative is attempting to use the game to do just that – and with some initial success.
Moves For Life cofounder Mickey Scheepers
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Updated 10 minutes ago Vertically integrated steel and vanadium slag producer Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium’s business rescue practitioners (BRPs) have appointed nonexecutive director Andrew Phillip Maralack acting CFO of the company, with immediate effect. Maralack was a qualified...
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