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Voest-Alpine Bergtechnik receives large order in Germany

Voest-Alpine Bergtechnik, through its subsidiary Alpine Westfalia Germany, has received a major order for the coal mines of the German coal mining giant DSK.

The value of this order amounts to € 6.9 mio.

The orders involve three completely new AM 105 machines which are adopted to the German market. The machines will be delivered during 2002 to the German mines. In the last few years the ICUTROC technology was jointly developed between Sandvik, VAB, DSK, research institutes, universities and some selected customers in order to take mechanical cutting into hard rock conditions. The machines will go to the mines of Prosper-Haniel, Walsum and Warndt-Luisenthal. Including this order a total of 10 AM 105 are operating in the German mining industry.

"Together with our engineering and after-market support our joint target is to drive project cost down and create the best customer value. These orders again strengthen our position in the German mining industry", says Werner Kräher, President of the Voest-Alpine Bergtechnik Group.

Facts about Voest-Alpine Bergtechnik

Voest-Alpine Bergtechnik, within the Sandvik Mining and Construction, is a world leading engineering and manufacturing company for the mining and construction industries. Located in Zeltweg, Austria, the company specialises in mechanical cutting equipment for the mining and tunnelling industry. Over the last 30 years the cutting technology became the core competence and the following equipment is in today's product offering:

  • Alpine Hardrock Miner
  • Alpine Tunnel Miner
  • Alpine Miners
  • Alpine Bolter Miner
  • Hydraulic Cutterhead
  • Full face machines

VAB is the leading supplier of roadheaders, which are used for tunnelling applications and for development work in soft to medium hard rock.
VAB has also a long affiliation with the full face tunnel business and is offering hard rock Tunnel Boring Machines, shielded TBMs, slurry shields, pipe jacking and mechanical shields with excavator or roadheader arm.
The company is a specialist in simultaneous cutting and bolting solutions – the Bolter Miners.
VAB has together with Sandvik a world-wide distribution and service network with the mission to provide the best system solutions for customers applications. Strong engineering and R&D focus provides innovative machine and system technology which has made VAB the world leader in the field of mechanical cutting.