A joint Franco-Australian-Papuan project to rapidly erect a new, contemporary processing plant for a Papua New Guinea quarry operation is the first shot in the Pacific nation’s quest to modernise its infrastructure.
The Regional Council of Goyder, 154km north of Adelaide, covers a vast area of 6681km<sup>2</sup>. To allow transport movements throughout this district the council works department has constructed and maintains a network of more than 3000km of sealed and unsealed roads.
Terex compact machines with Tier 4i/ EU Stage IIIB compliant engines provide more power, with the TL120 wheel loader increasing in power by approximately 16 per cent and the TW85 wheeled excavator increasing by approximately 11 per cent.
Engineers at Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) are developing
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) that could reduce fuel consumption
by up to 30 per cent in certain applications and increase safety.