Heavy haul rail fastening contract awarded

first_imgCHINA: Shanxi Jingshen Railway Co has awarded Pandrol a contract to supply almost 880 000 Fastclip FC-16 rail fastening sets for 232 track-km of heavy haul line under construction in central China.The line will connect with a 400 track-km section of the Menghua heavy haul railway where Pandrol is supplying fastenings under a previous contract awarded in 2016. The two sections of line are scheduled to open in 2019, connecting coal mining areas in the north with industrial regions in the south. The Fastclip components are delivered to site preassembled on the sleeper, which Pandrol said provides ‘huge’ labour savings, as well as reducing distribution and handling costs.last_img read more

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Suspected Islamists attack Nigerian town hours before poll, residents say

first_imgSuspected Nigerian militants kidnap four British nationals Cape Town residents organize free lunch for homeless migrants Nigerian forces retake strategic town of Bamacenter_img Suspected Islamist militants on Saturday attacked a northeastern Nigerian town, forcing people to flee hours before presidential election polls were due to open, residents said.“We have fled, along with our wives and children and hundreds of others,” Ibrahim Gobi, who lives in the town of Geidam in Yobe state, said by telephone.“We are right now running and hiding in the bushes.”Around the same time a Reuters witness said blasts were heard in Maiduguri, the capital of the neighbouring state of Borno.Northeast Nigeria has been hit by the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency with attacks in recent months carried out by offshoot Islamic State in West Africa Province.Relatedlast_img read more

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