Eima 2018: a dream edition.

Just days since it ended, Eima International 2018 is already being described as a dream edition. The event attracted over 300,000 visitors, mostly young people attracted by the cutting-edge technology of the agricultural machines on display, which cemented the exhibition’s reputation as a marker of progress and advancement...

Rosebel gold mine: the treasure trove of Suriname

On arriving at Paramaribo airport, uninitiated travellers who chose Suriname as a destination (tempted by the prospect of the Caribbean sea, sun and perhaps a daiquiri on some shaded hacienda porch) could be forgiven for thinking they had taken the wrong flight...

Paleisheuwel, factory of the sun

There is a big chunk of Italy in this corner of South Africa. In Paleisheuwel, in the arid region north of Cape Town that leads towards the Namibian desert, lies one of the largest solar power plants on the African continent: Paleisheuwel Solar Park, built by Enel Green Power-TerniEnergia.

An almost agricultural Pegasus

We often hear the Amazon Basin described as the "Green Lung of the World"; a vast biological sanctuary of almost 7 million square kilometres, necessary for maintaining the ecological balance of the entire planet.

Never too high

Hessen is rightly considered the greenest region of Germany: as much as 42% of its territory, consisting mainly of hills and low mountain ranges, is covered by forests. The region is also home to numerous rivers (the Fulda, the Lahn, the Eder, the Weser, the Rhine and the Main) and many well-tended gardens that surround both historic buildings and private homes.

The AGRI MAX: an all-in-one ground crew

/
New Zealand is a strange and beautiful country. We have seen wonderful glimpses of it in numerous films, including The Lord of the Rings. A country only slightly smaller than Italy (and curiously with the same boot shape) but inhabited by just 4.5 million people, of whom 87% are concentrated in the cities.

A marine Agri Max!

Norway is synonymous with sailors: since the days of the Vikings, the Norwegians have always crossed the seas, and continue to do so in their free time! They undoubtedly benefit from over 21,000 kilometres of jagged coastline, interspersed with countless fjords and characteristic, small rocky islands called skerries.

A Hangar for Icarus

The long-standing association between the name “Icarus” and the world of aviation is borne out by these images. At Wonderboom airport, situated to the north of Pretoria (South Africa), an Icarus 40.17 is employed for the delicate job of unloading and assembling aircraft sent for scheduled maintenance.

INTERMAT 2018: Light and shadows under the Paris sky.

Like a photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson, this 2018 edition of Intermat, the Paris industrial and construction machinery fair, was dominated by sharp contrasts: although it was celebrated in the "official communiques" as yet another success, this opinion is challenged by the figures ....

Barcelona, like a jewel in the sun

Mud, pouring rain, flashes of sunlight illuminating dirt and asphalt still bearing the marks of red hot tires, in the background, the headlights of a Zeus 40.7 cutting through the rain while maneuvering steadily around obstacles….

ICARUS returns to CRETE

Crete, the largest of the Greek islands and the cradle of Minoan civilisation, is strategically placed midway between Europe, Asia, and Africa. As a result, it has often been invaded over the centuries: first by the ancient Greeks, and then by Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Venetians, and Ottomans. It became a part of Greece in 1913, and was a battleground during the second world war.

The Brenner base tunnel

If you’d been passing through Verona on 23 March 1859, you might have noticed an unusual crowd of people outside Ponte Vescovo station.

ICARUS IN BLUE!

The series of floods that struck central Europe in 2002 and 2013 were the worst of the century. They had serious effects in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany, where Dresden was repeatedly inundated. Looking back at pictures from the German floods, it’s hard not to notice the many people in distinctive blue and yellow uniforms providing help and restoring essential services.

Norsk Wavin buys DIECI equipment

It could almost be an expressionist landscape by Edvard Munch. This is the home of Norsk Wavin, the only Norwegian factory operated by Wavin, the world’s biggest manufacturer of plastic tubes for the civil engineering, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, water, gas, and telecommunications sectors. The group has fourteen subsidiaries in twenty-five European countries. Norsk Wavin mostly makes tubes for industrial electrical equipment, drainage and telecommunications, and exports them to Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.

THE HERCULES, AN IRON FIST IN A VELVET GLOVE…

The coast of Lower Saxony in northern Germany, where the River Elbe flows into the North Sea, is a forest of steel and aluminium providing one of the most valuable resources of our age: clean, renewable energy.