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Atlas Copco in Fishing Port Project

Posted on November 17, 2015

By Steve Ducker, Demolition & Recycling International

A project is currently under way to build a new, larger fishing port in Casablanca, Morocco. For dredging operations the subcontractor, Somit, is using a dredger carrying an excavator equipped with an Atlas Copco HB 7000 hydraulic breaker. To ensure reliable operation of the attachment underwater, Atlas Copco supplied a complete package comprising the breaker, a compressor, and an underwater connector kit.

The construction of the new fishing port involves extensive dredging of the channel and the basins and the main contractor has subcontracted the dredging and marine works to Somit, an Italian company. The primary equipment used by Somit is Bucephalus, a self-propelled backhoe dredger equipped with a Liebherr R 984.


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