Three Hitachi excavators are working on a $30 million government-funded coastal defense project in Ghana.
Hitachi ZX350LCH-3G duo and one ZX470LCH-5G are being utilized by Xara Developers for the construction of a 2km revetment along the Gulf of Guinea coastline.
Measuring 5.5m high, it will protect the town of Aboadze, surrounding communities and a nearby thermal power station, from damage caused by tidal waves.
The company took delivery of the three Hitachi models in January 2015 from regional Hitachi dealer DEM Ghana. Each has a two-year/4,000-hour service contract.
Preparations for the project began in 2013 and the revetment is due to be completed in January 2016.
This job is the first of its kind to be given to a local contractor. Established in 2009 and based in Accra, Xara Developers is an important player in the Ghanaian quarrying industry, and also specializes in construction, and marine and coastal engineering works.