needed to choose a company and equipment we
could rely on. In addition, our relationship with
DEM Ghana is excellent.”
The Hitachi models, designed to offer exceptional
durability in tough working conditions, are used for a wide
range of applications on the site.
These include earthmoving, moving large rocks in
order to construct the revetment, keeping areas of the
beach clear to allow vehicles to pass, and creating small
stockpiles of rocks for later use.
Project Manager Niels
“On a project such as
this, the weather often
dictates our processes.
Sometimes we are
unable to work due
to the tide, so when
we do, it is important
we don’t have any
problems with our
work very well, and
we have minimal downtime. They’re also
durable, which is vital to this type of work. I can
only strongly recommend Hitachi construction
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 indus-
try, and also specialises in construction, and marine and
coastal engineering works.
Night Time Service for London Eye
The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in
Europe and has been one of the most popular
tourist attractions of the English capital for the
past 15 years.
At a height of 135 meters, it offers the visi-
tors in the glass capsules a wonderful view of
the entire city of London. The running operation
and size, however, are also a challenge for the
A challenge that the company Orion Access
Services is handling with the help of two Palfin-
ger large aerial platforms.
To avoid interruption of the daily rides of
the London Eye, the work took place during the
course of three nights. A Palfinger WT 610 and
P 550 were used.
The P 550 was used where the three-person
service crew had to be lifted up to 50 meters to
inspect and grease the rear cables that lead to
the main hub of the London Eye. The flexible
arm and the X-jib made it possible to circum-
vent obstacles so that the workers could reach
every angle of the London attraction without
The WT 610 was used in a straight line to
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