the first walking dragline excavator in the united kingdom was used at the wellingborough iron quarry in 1940. ransomes & rapier was founded in 1869 by four engineers to build railway equipment and other heavy works. in 1914 they started building two small steam shovels as a result of a customer request.
the severn barrage plans would provide a predictable source of sustainable energy during lifetime of the scheme, with claims of up to 5% of the uk's electricity output from the 10-mile version. this could reduce the cost of meeting uk's renewable energy targets, and help the uk to meet such targets, including those to tackle climate change.
in 1940, a marble quarry opened, but closed shortly thereafter due to the war. for centuries cattle have been the main source of revenue, but now it employs only a few families. in 1998, the municipality began building a small hydroelectric power plant, which is fed by the river piumogna.
it was built in 2010 at a cost of £250m. the plant provides up to 150 million litres of drinking water each day 150,000 cubic metres – enough for nearly one million people. jersey. the desalination plant located near la rosière, corbiere, jersey, is operated by jersey water. built in 1970 in an abandoned quarry, it was the first in the .
a pugmill may be a fast continuous mixer. a continuous pugmill can achieve a thoroughly mixed, homogeneous mixture in a few seconds, and the right machines can be matched to the right application by taking into account the factors of agitation, drive assembly, inlet, discharge, cost and maintenance.
a land mine is an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets, ranging from combatants to vehicles and tanks, as they pass over or near it. such a device is typically detonated automatically by way of pressure when a target steps on it or drives over it, although other detonation mechanisms are also sometimes used.
ferrybridge carbon capture plant. on 30 november 2011, the secretary of state for energy and climate change, chris huhne, officially opened a carbon capture pilot plant at ferrybridge power station. the carbon capture plant was constructed in partnership with doosan power systems, vattenfall and the technology strategy board.
the mineral industry of mozambique plays a significant role in the world's production of aluminium, beryllium, and tantalum. in 2006, mozambique's share of the world's tantalum mine output amounted to 6%; beryllium, 5%; and aluminium, 2%. other domestically significant mineral processing operations included cement and natural gas.
a marble is a small spherical toy often made from glass, clay, steel, plastic, or agate. these balls vary in size. most commonly, they are about 13 mm 1 ⁄ 2 in in diameter, but they may range from less than 1 mm 1 ⁄ 30 in to over 8 cm 3 in , while some art glass marbles for display purposes are over 30 cm 12 in wide.
the first road to the village opened in 1904. in 1940, a marble quarry opened, but closed shortly thereafter due to the war. for centuries cattle have been the main source of revenue, but now it employs only a few families. in 1998, the municipality began building a small hydroelectric power plant, which is fed by the river piumogna. geography
carrara marble has been designated by the international union of geological sciences as a global heritage stone resource. quarries. the apuan alps above carrara show evidence of at least 650 quarry sites, with about half of them currently abandoned or worked out. the carrara quarries have produced more marble than any other place on earth.
extraction work in a marble quarry in carrara, italy quarries in level areas with shallow groundwater or which are located close to surface water often have engineering problems with drainage . generally the water is removed by pumping while the quarry is operational, but for high inflows more complex approaches may be required.
the rogersville marble company, founded in 1838, produced monuments and furniture from tennessee marble extracted from a quarry in hawkins county. marble hall, a house built by the company's director, orville rice, contained numerous tennessee marble interior elements, and acted as a showplace for the company.
2007 plant proposal. on january 16, 2007, a new york city company, empire synfuel llc, submitted an application for site plan approval for a proposed coal gasification plant in jamesville. it was to take over the site where the now abandoned alpha portland cement factory once operated. the plant, projected to cost $1.3 billion and create up to .
yule marble is a marble of metamorphosed limestone found only in the yule creek valley, in the west elk mountains of colorado, 2.8 miles 4.5 km southeast of the town of marble, colorado. first discovered in 1873—it is quarried underground at an elevation of 9,300 feet 2,800 m above sea level—in contrast to most marble, which is quarried from an open pit and at much lower elevations.
a carrara marble quarry parisian chimneypiece, circa 1775-1785, carrara marble with gilt bronze, height: 111.4 cm, width: 169.5 cm, depth: 41.9 cm, metropolitan museum of art new york city carrara marble is a type of white or blue-grey marble popular for use in sculpture and building decor.
the remains of a marble quarrying enterprise can be seen in a small bay on the south-east shore of iona. the quarry is the source of ‘iona marble’, a beautiful translucent green and white stone, much used in brooches and other jewellery. the stone has been known of for centuries and was credited with healing and other powers. while the .
the road from the quarry westward to qena roman maximianopolis on the nile, which ptolemy put on his second-century map, was first described by strabo, and it is to this day known as the via porphyrites, the porphyry road, its track marked by the hydreumata, or watering wells that made it viable in this utterly dry landscape.