Developing nations in Africa, such as Madagascar and Burkina Faso, are as invaluable globally as they are to Africa. Extensive, globally-backed development offers extensive skills training and life careers to local people – including technician training and careers as heavy equipment technicians. Cat® heavy equipment is used in civil construction,
The $962 million port upgrade begun in Abidjan, the commercial capital of the Ivory Coast, in 2015 is now just past its half-way mark. The upgrade centres on the construction of a new container terminal, the expansion of an existing minerals terminal and the widening of the Vridi canal leading
The second module offered by the Technicians for Africa’s free Caterpillar online course is an introduction to the Cat® Dealer Organization. It is an operational model that has helped Caterpillar maintain its position as the global leader in heavy equipment manufacture and supply since 1925. Module 2 – local reach
Caterpillar is the global leader in the construction and mining equipment manufacture, supply and operation. This includes natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. We operate in three main areas: Construction, Resource Industries, and Energy and Transportation. Caterpillar has been involved in sustainable progress on every continent in
2015 saw the signing of a historic deal between the Angolan government and Israeli infrastructure company Tahal. It was agreed that Tahal undertakes to build and operate a seven-year agricultural development project in the Quiminha region of Angola, just south-east of Luanda. This development is not only the largest such
Gas development in Mozambique is one of the initiatives bringing cleaner energy to Africa and the world. The LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) facility on the Afungi peninsula of the Caba Delgado province of Mozambique is being developed to extract the vast amounts of natural gas that have been found offshore.
As the global leader in construction and mining equipment, Caterpillar has remained technologically advanced and includes many electrical components in their machinery. Knowledge of how electricity helps Cat® equipment function properly is thus important for any technician who wants to increase their skills and employability with a deeper understanding of
Have you ever wondered exactly how construction equipment is powered to work? You may know that all machinery is run by an engine, but how are you able to manipulate the machinery through the controls? This question and more are answered in the Power Train Overview module, a free Caterpillar