Some islands may be geographically far apart, but they share the same problems when it comes to construction sites:
- Transportation costs
- Difficulty obtaining materials
In Iceland, amidst spectacular landscapes dominated by volcanoes and geysers, an MB-S23 screening bucket installed on a Caterpillar 345C was the winning solution to select large quantities of basalt rocks and immediately obtain filler material to construct a hydroelectric power plant.
In St. Kitts and Nevis, a tropical island located in the Lesser Antilles, two MB Crusher units are working on a major redevelopment project
that involves renovating old colonial buildings and rearranging the natural landscape. Installed on a Caterpillar 320L, the MB-S18 screening bucket separates topsoil from leaves and brushwood, and the material is reused on site to beautify green areas. The BF90.3 crusher bucket is used to crush the local stone, a hard type of volcanic granite, the Nevis Stone.
Once crushed, the stone is reused to fill the holes that the excavations created that’s necessary to construct the buildings and create a new base for the local road network.