Xara Developers, Ghana
Xara Developers is constructing a sea defence revetment in West Africa to protect local communities and their resources from tidal damage. The 5.5m-high, 2km-long coastal defence project is on the edge of the Gulf of Guinea near the town of Aboadze in Ghana.
A ZX470LCH-5G is one of three Hitachi excavators used for earthmoving, moving large rocks, keeping areas of the beach clear and creating small stockpiles of rocks. Project Manager Niels Elsnab says: “The Hitachi machines work very well and we have minimal downtime. They’re also durable, which is vital for this type of work.”