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23 October, 2013: Mine Support Products (MSP) has officially launched a first-of-its-kind onsite dynamic testing facility in the Southern Hemisphere - a breakthrough that proves that the company's products go beyond the standards required for underground support systems.

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DCD Rolling Stock has revolutionised international railway logistics by increasing the lifespan of the average locomotive wheel by three times while reducing track wear by 60% and energy consumption by 3% through the development of its patented Jika passive hydraulic steering (PHS) system for locomotives.

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Posted in: DCD Rail
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The last batch of Husky Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector (VMMD) units from DCD Protected Mobility are poised to be delivered to the United States Army.

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Posted in: DCD Defence
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Marine vessel repairs and refurbishments present an environment which is characterised by a number of possible risks and safety hazards.

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Posted in: DCD Marine
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Yet another one comes from DCD Rolling Stock with its patented passive hydraulic steering system for locomotives. This has revolutionised international railway logistics by increasing the lifespan of the average locomotive wheel by three times while reducing track wear by 60%

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Posted in: DCD Rail
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DCD Protected Mobility has completed the final batch of Husky mine detection vehicles for the United States military and is about to ship the vehicles off, the company announced this morning.

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Posted in: DCD Defence
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On the website for DCD Group’s brand-new Wind Tower division, a clock counts down to the opening of its 23,000 sqm, R300 million factory in the Coega Development Zone, Port Elizabeth. This state-of-the-art facility, the first wind tower in South Africa, will commence production in January, 2014. With equipment currently being installed, it marks the latest phase of the country’s major drive into renewable energy.

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The South Africa-based DCD group has recently concluded delivery to the US Army of its flagship defence product, the Husky Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector (“Husky”), in a dedicated build programme that has brought in R10,3 billion in foreign exchange to the South African economy and created 1 320 new local jobs.  The Husky is the US military’s only mandated mine-clearing truck for use in warzones.

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Posted in: DCD Defence
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DCD Marine Cape Town has been appointed as the main contractor to undertake the special periodic survey (SPS) for the Transocean Sedco702 in SaldanhaBay.

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The international armoured vehicles market is facing challenging times, especially as the US and its partners withdraw from Afghanistan, potentially flooding the market with used vehicles, according to local company DCD Protected Mobility.

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Posted in: DCD Defence