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NDCO has delivered a Voest-Alpine AM75 Roadheader to a major contracting company in Australia. The machine will be converted to Australian coal permissible specification and should be working by the end of the year.

Baja Mining has moved forward with a significant order of multiple new DOSCO Roadheaders and M200 Continuous Miners. These machines will see initial delivery in 2011 and will be used for both development and production in the companies Boleo copper mining operation in Baja, Mexico. For more information on Baja Mining visit

NDCO is the Exclusive North American Agent for DOSCO - Including Canada, the USA and Mexico. NDCO has also represented DOSCO in a number of high profile international deals in South America, Asia and Australia.

NDCO has delivered a DOSCO MK2BP Roadheader to the Dominican Republic for tunneling work. The machine was commissioned by a NDCO in house technician and is performing well.

NDCO Construction Services has sold two factory new DOSCO MK4 Roadheaders to a Latin American copper mine for both development and production use. The modern MK4 machines are equipped with onboard diesel for efficient tramming from face to face as well as an onboard cable reel. Both machines have been delivered and are now being assembled for service.

The MK4 Roadheader design is one of the most advanced machines on the market globally and is one of the most successful selling machines in the new DOSCO line.

DOSCO/SMT Scharf has received and order from a coal mine in Argentina for two SL120H roadheaders. The order is expected to ship in the first half of 2011. The DOSCO SL120 is a proven machine design in the 34 ton class.

NDCO Construction Services Inc, a specialist supplier of underground mining and tunneling equipment, has just completed the second part of a package sale of two light used, recent model ABM10 bolter miners. The machines had originally been purchased for development use by a coal mining company in the USA but had been found not suitable for site conditions. NDCO sourced a buyer in the South African market and the machines were shipped to Sandvik for refurbishment to South African specification.

SMT Scharf AG has aquired a 100% DOSCO Overseas Engineering. NDCO is the North American Exclusive Agent for DOSCO Overseas Engineering, also leading a great number of international projects on their behalf. NDCO looks forward to a long and prosperous future relationship with both DOSCO and SMT Scharf.

DOSCO Overseas Engineering out of Tuxford, UK, is one of the most prominent manufacturers of Roadheader machines for underground mining and tunneling projects globally and has been in business for over 50 years.

A second Dosco MK3A Civil Roadheader delivered to the Santa Domingo Metro project in the Dominican Republic has started operations in this prestigious project.

The second machine was ordered after the initial machine, installed in 2006, had successfully completed several drives of varying distances between stations in the Line 1 section of the project which required running tunnels 6.25m high by 8.25m wide.

Line 1 is 16km (10 miles) long, with 15 stations built both underground and on the surface. It runs north-south through the city from Villa Mella to La Feria, including a station to serve Santo Domingo’s university. Originally planned as an entirely underground line the final consists of a mixture of underground, at grade and over grade sections.

The 104 tonne Dosco Roadheader was chosen because of its high speed cutting capability in the generally soft to medium strata to be encountered in the tunnel project, but also, utilizing its 270Kw boom gave the MK3A the added advantage of being able to excavate the harder ground found on certain sections of the Metro drives.

NDCO Construction Services has sold a third Roadheader to Sochi, Russia to compliment two other machines sold and delivered previously in 2009. The machine has been delivered and is now working onsite excavating tunnels for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The 135 ton Sandvik ATM105-IC (MT720) Heavy Roadheader was assembled and commissioned by one of NDCO's in-house technicians who also provided training to operators and onsite mechanics.

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will be held from February 7th to February 23rd, 2014. The host city, Sochi, Russia, was elected on July 4, 2007, during the 199th International Olypmic Committee (IOC) Session in Guatemala City, Guatemala. This will be the first time the russian Federation will host the Winter Olympics; the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow.

NDCO has also recently provided a roadheader for use excavating a tunnel project in Vancouver, Canada, host city to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

For information on projects previous to 2010 or not listed for public release, please contact NDCO directly