Contractors World International Vol 6 No 1
New Road Involves Large Earthmoving
Road 65 is under construction in
the north of the country and it
requires excavating and hauling
out 1.5 million cubic metres of
To do this, the contractors,
Hilkiyahu Ltd, are using a large
Hitachi Zaxis-5 excavator. It has
already clocked up over 1,100
working hours on the project.
The excavator was supplied
with a 4.2 m³ rock bucket and
Owner, Hilki Bernstein, whose company is based in
Eliad in the south of Golan Heights said:
“We are working as a sub-contractor on the third
section of the new road, which is 13 km long. Our
responsibility is to complete all of the earthmoving,
drainage, blasting and breaking of the rocks, and
add the base layers to the road, before another
contractor lays the asphalt.
In addition to the excavator on site, we are
operating a ZX470LCH-3 in a nearby quarry, which
is supplying aggregates for the road.”
•Hitachi Construction Equipment
BBA Pumps On A1 Road Widening
In October 2014, Boskalis Nederland commissioned the
delivery of a BBA BA-C500S11 D711 high flow pump unit
with an operating efficiency of 86%.
The auto prime pump provides a capacity of 5500 m³/
hour (24000 US GPM) and a maximum head of 37 mwk
The pump is driven by a Stage IVVolvo Penta TAD1374VE
diesel engine. This provides a power of 375 kW and is said
to deliver the lowest specific fuel consumption in its class
(207 g/kWh). (Exhaust gas is treated using AdBlue).
It package is extremely quiet, lightweight and sized to
fit into a 20 ft container. The total weight of the pump unit
is just 10.800 kg.
This met Boskalis Technical Services requirements for
high capacity, high efficiency, able to fit in a 20 ft container
and weighing less than 12,000 kg.
The set was quickly deployed in a first project inMuiden
where the A1 highway is being widened and partially