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Transport regs tighten in Europe
Regulations for abnormal load transports are tightening in Germany, France and Belgium, reports transport and crane association ESTA
EU moves to name nuclear a ‘green’ energy source
Nuclear and gas energy projects could benefit from sustainable financing under proposal
Doosan launches wheeled excavator in 10-tonne class
Low emissions machine said to combine compactness and agility with performance
Hitachi sells controlling share of construction equipment business
Japanese trading company Itochu and private equity firm Japan International Partners together now own 26% of Hitachi Construction Machinery
Liebherr updates compact loader offering
Upgrades include improved cab visibility and comfort, along with safety features 
Jean-Louis Olivier 1952–2022
SMIE founder and crane safety technology pioneer died on 8 January after a short and unexpected illness
ERA to expand cybersecurity guide
Benchmarking and insurance among issues to be addressed by cybersecurity working group 
Rental firms now leading equipment buyers in Europe
Research predicts long-term shift to rental, even for traditional contractor markets
Doosan partners with Tobroco-Giant on compact loaders
New range will be branded Doosan and for distribution throughout Europe
ERA to update CO2 Calculator
Updated tools one of a range of ERA initiatives for 2022
Premium Red Yanmar CE livery goes global
Livery reflects alternative technologies and customer relationship focus
Enter the 2022 ESTA Awards
Send in your entries now for the next round of the ESTA Users’ Night and Awards
ERA forecasts 5.6% rental growth in 2022
European equipment rental market recovered by 6.3% this year after a 7.2% fall in 2020
Prototype electric excavator developed by Yanmar
The SV17e is a battery powered model in the 1.5 to 2.0 t segment, with the commercial launch at Bauma 2022
Besix takes a stake in modular firm BuildUp
Belgian contractor Besix has acquired a 40% stake in BuildUp, formerly known as BeSteel
Why ‘The Great Resignation’ hit Construction
How firms are struggling to recruit the skills they need to capitalise on a post-pandemic boom
United Rentals expands pump offering in Europe
New pump ranges form part of company’s wider growth plans 
New Liebherr 400 tonne crawler crane
The LR 1400 SX is a 400 tonne capacity crawler crane now available from Liebherr-Werk Nenzing
Video: CECE Summit 2021
The Committee for European Construction Equipment takes a deep dive into future tech and diversity.
New leadership for Liebherr-France
Christophe Sanchez replaces Martin Schickel as Managing Director
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