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GLOBAL NEWS unveiling their new flagship model (from the company’s recently launched Premium line), the SUPER 3000-3i, which has been designed to pave at a width of up to 18m, alongside the innovative Witos paving process management solution and pavers from the new classic line. Benninghoven will be presenting their Eco asphalt mixing equipment, as well as specific models from their TBA family of transportable asphalt mixing plants, which can now be configured with a hot gas generator. Wirtgen, under the Kleemann brand, will be showcasing their latest developments in mobile crushing and screening technology, giving visitors an insight into innovative solutions for quarry and environmentally friendly operations.  With around 120 exhibits, including numerous worldwide premieres, the Wirtgen Group’s core strength will be on full display at bauma 2019, along with machines from parent company John Deere, on a shared stand for the first time. Thanks to the two companies’ complementary product ranges, the line-up will cover an extensive range of premium products and tried-and-tested application solutions from the group. This year, Wirtgen’s slogan for the German trade show is ‘Smart Synergies and Innovations’ and the group will be presenting global premieres and innovations from every product segment — showcasing cost-effective solutions for cold milling, cold recycling, soil stabilisation, concrete paving, and surface mining. Vögele will be bauma: Wirtgen and John Deere exhibiting together Let’s meet at bauma 2019. Blasting specialist BME US has been awarded a contract by Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) in Alaska to supply explosive products and accessories. Part of the South Africa-based explosives leader BME, the US business was established in Denver, Colorado, last year. According to Glenn Watt, BME’s senior director for sales and marketing in North America, the supply contract with UCM is for one year, with an option to extend for two more years. Located 400km north of Anchorage, near the town of Healy in the mountains of the Alaska Range, UCM has been in operation since 1943 and is the only producing coal mine in the state. With a workforce of 115 employees and the most modern mining equipment, it operates year-round to supply between 1.2 and two mllion 10_QUARRY SA | MAY/JUNE 2019 BME awarded Alaskan contract Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) in Alaska. tonnes of coal each year. Its coal production feeds six Interior Alaska power plants, and has over the years been exported to Chile, South Korea, Japan, and several other Pacific Rim destinations. Since its entry into the North American market, BME has also supplied shipments of its AXXIS detonators to customers in Atlanta and Texas, with the introduction of other BME products and services also under way. These include the company’s highly stable emulsion formulations, which have been approved by US authorities. As a member of the JSE-listed Omnia Group, BME is the largest supplier of emulsion explosives to South Africa’s opencast mining sector. BME CEO Joe Keenan said the company’s immediate plans for the US market are to establish and develop a distribution network to serve customers in mining, quarrying, and construction.  www.quarryonline.co.za