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ABB to power the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel for De Beers

ABB wins contract from Damen Shipyards Group to deliver an advanced power system for the world’s first custom-built diamond recovery vessel.

ABB will supply an integrated power system package that will ensure the world’s largest and most technologically advanced diamond recovery vessel meets exceptional safety, efficiency and availability requirements. The vessel is being built by Damen at Damen Shipyards Mangalia on the Black Sea in Romania. Financial details of the order were not disclosed.

VIDEO: Wuhan to build 1,000 bed hospital to treat coronavirus patients within six days O-Mag Sun, 26.01.2020

Construction began on the night of January 23 for a new specialized hospital for coronavirus patients in central China's Wuhan City. The hospital is designed to have an area of 25,000 square meters with 1,000 beds and will be put into use by February 3, officials said.

The special hospital is being built in the Caidian District in the western suburb of the city.

Microduct manufacturer Höhle opens a new factory O-Mag Thu, 12.09.2019

Höhle OÜ, a plastic microduct manufacturing company unique in Estonia, opened its new factory in Lõiuse village in Rapla county. The factory produces over 200 km of micro ducts per day, which go to the domestic market as well as to 12 European countries. The total investment for the factory was over 4 million euros.

The 88th Euroconstruct Conference in Warsaw

The 88th Euroconstruct Conference will take place on 28-29 November 2019 in Warsaw.

Euroconstruct is an association of European construction research organisations. Country-specific construction forecasts are carried out by national members who know their market best. Euroconstruct provides information, analyses and forecasts to help making business plans more precisely and more effectively.

Graphene Cuts Elevator Energy Consumption in Half

Skeleton Technologies, the European market leader for ultracapacitors and energy storage systems for transportation and grid applications, is entering into a strategic partnership with the Spanish company Epic Power to reduce the power consumption of elevators by up to 50%, enabling significant cost savings. The system is already in use in a number of public, residential, and commercial buildings throughout Europe.

Photovoltaic metal roof can produce energy

(Photo: Roofit.solar)
Roofit.solar roofing elements are building integrated photovoltaic modules that are developed and produced in Estonia.

These kind of roofs combine traditional Nordic roof design with modern photovoltaic technology. Roofit.solar photovoltaic roof reduces the installation and the material cost of construction, in addition, it improves the energy class of private houses by one letter.

Elering and Baltic Connector OY sign an agreement to build the offshore section of Balticconnector

On Thursday, Elering and the Finnish state-owned Baltic Connector OY signed an agreement with Allseas to install the biggest section of the offshore pipeline for the Balticconnector Estonian-Finnish gas connection.

Balticconnector’s offshore construction project will start this summer with seabed preparations to install the pipeline. According to the schedule, the actual submarine pipeline will be laid in summer 2019. The work will be finished by autumn of next year, after which preparations for the utilisation of the pipeline will begin.

Hadrian X - one-handed bricklaying robot is ready for production

House building and brick laying is not hand made any more. Fastbrick Robotics have develoiped a one-arm robot who can "3d print" brick walls many times faster than homan. Their developed robot is ready for production now.

Hadrian X can place 1000 bricks per hour, and many building companies are interested using this system for building quicly new homes. For example, Saudi Arabia is interested of robotic building of 50 000 houses until 2022.

This is how robotic bricklaying looks like:

MassChallenge - the Global Accelerator Program is Looking for 200 of the Most Innovative Startups in the CEE Region

MassChallenge, in collaboration with PKO Bank Polski and Foundation for Technology Entrepreneurship, are opening submissions from September 1st for the first ever Bridge to MassChallenge Warsaw program. MassChallenge is one of the largest startup accelerators in the world operating in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Mexico and Israel. The program is dedicated to ready-to-go-global startups from Central and Eastern Europe.

Advanced Direct Quality Control for Asphalt Compaction Helps Intelligently Build Quality Roads

Intelligent road pavement works were one of the topics in The 29th International Baltic Road Conference in Tallinn. O-Mag publishes short presentation of Winfried Schramm from BOMAG GmbH, who introduces system how pavement works can be done more intelligently. Operators can see current sitoation on the road when pavement is placed and control the process for better results.

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