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Atlas Copco: Low-emission demolition work carried out on hospital grounds


At present the grounds of the city hospital in Stuttgart are turned into the biggest hospital construction site in Germany. Right next to the Katharinenhospital the new gynaecological and paediatric clinic is under construction.

CombiCutter CC 6000 U and HB 7000 hydraulic breaker from Atlas Copco

Before work could be started, the former administration and storage building of the hospital had to be demolished. Dust, noise and vibration were restricted while normal hospital work had to be continued unhindered.
FWA Fischer Weilheim Abbruch (FWA), from Weilheim/Teck, was entrusted with this large-scale demolition job. Some 50,000 cubic meters of walled-in space above as well as below ground had to be demolished and properly disposed. For the job FWA put their trust in Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers and silent demolition tools.
On site for the demolition job was – among other Atlas Copco attachments – the new CombiCutter CC 6000 U. „With its large jaw and the enormous power the new CC 6000 U is a big reinforcement for our machine pool,“ Joachim Schmid, technical manager of the Fischer Group, says. „And just like all other silent demolition tools it is quite silent and can therefore be used without problem in town centres.“

Apart from the new CC 6000 U also a new CC 3300 B with box-type jaw is used on the construction site. Other Atlas Copco attachments are used for the demolition job: two CC 3300 hydraulic CombiCutters, one with universal arm and one with scrap cutting arm, and three heavy-duty hydraulic breakers with a 3 to 7 ton service weight.

For further information please contact:

Atlas Copco CC 6000 U

Anja Kaulbach, Marketing Communication / Media Relations
Tel. + 49-201-633-2233
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). Learn more at

Atlas Copco Construction Tools is a division within Atlas Copco´s Construction and Mining Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets hydraulic, pneumatic, and petrol-driven equipment for demolition, recycling, compaction, rock drilling and concrete applications. Products are marketed and sold under several brands through a worldwide sales and service organisation. The division is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has production units in Europe, Africa and Asia.