We have managed to cut back on expenses in transporting materials to difficult locations
We met with Mr.Christos Tsaligopoulos of the company S.A.E.E. in Greece as he had an interesting story to tell.
There is a problem to solve: FLOOD CONTROL.
A river bank protection was an urgent need after a river overflowed its banks twice in a short amount of time. The job needed to be: done fast, be strong, be cost-effective.
The choice was to use gabion retaining walls as they are heavy and therefore able to resist the river during a flood. Material and labour costs are a huge influence in the final price of the containment wall however price can be reduced by filling the gabions with locally sourced stones.
The only requirement is that the stones should be roughly the same size.
They can be outsourced in nearby quarries, but obviously purchasing the stones and transport costs are a great influence in the overall protection system cost, especially when the location of the job is not easy to access.
Mr. Tsaligopoulos told us how he did it
So, to eliminate some problems, he bought a MB’s screening bucket MB-S18 to conduct all of the work right on the spot.
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CT: Now, we do not need to think anymore were the project is located. We can recycle materials on the spot, this being extremely important as we save money, but more importantly we go about with our activities in an environmental friendly behavior. Less trucks driving around, less emissions and we recycle materials on the spot.
With this new machine/edition we have managed to cut back on expenses in transporting materials to difficult locations.