The Desert Becomes the New Frontier in Egypt

Published: 4/3

Building large-scale projects in the desert is a complex endeavor that demands innovative solutions, like MB Crusher attachments.

When Egypt’s govenment unveiled its Vision 2030, its centerpiece was the New Administrative Capital, currently under construction in the outskirts of Cairo. The 270-mile2 (700km2) development features the Army octagon; stunning residential, business, and administrative districts; a sprawling urban park reminiscent of the Nile; Africa’s tallest skyscraper; an airport; a super mall; and much more.

Amid rising prices and escalating transportation costs, the project’s developers leveraged MB Crusher attachments to repurpose existing rocks and waste from a nearby project into high-quality aggregate, saving a staggering sum and avoiding logistical difficulties. The integration of MB Crusher attachment in a large-scale project showcases the potential of innovative technology to revolutionize traditional practices. The cost-efficiency achieved through these attachments translates into economic savings, contributing to the overall viability of any project.

As the construction of the New Administrative Capital city gathered momentum our client equipped a Dossan DX340 with an MB Crusher BF120.4 jaw crusher bucket to recycle materials. All that is needed to run the MB Crusher bucket is one excavator and one operator. Producing 366 yd3 (280m3) per 8-hour shift and operating with two shifts per day this amounted to a remarkable 732.5 yd3 (560m3) of aggregate produced. Even better, producing aggregate on site saved the project the equivalent of more than US$2,100 each day.


Streamline operation and Cost-Efficiency

The New Delta Project is a huge achievement for Egypt as it will be the largest water treatment plant in the world, with a daily capacity of 9.8 million yd3 (7.5 million m3). In the realm of modern development, this project of unprecedented scale has an extensive 311-mile (500km) road network. The realization of such a colossal undertaking hinged on more than mere ambition; it demanded adherence to strict schedules, and the formidable challenge of meeting project timelines without compromising quality or incurring exorbitant costs was assigned to the MB Crusher BF135.8 bucket.

The BF135.8, with its remarkable load capacity of 2.1 yd3 (1.6m3), proved to be the perfect tool for the job, surpassing the capabilities of larger fixed crushers and significantly boosting productivity and slashing cost by nearly 40%.

Streamlining of operations, by using the BF135.8 mounted on the Doosan 480LC is the reason behind the savings in this large project, MB Crusher attachment allowed the reduction in labor requirements, from over a dozen individuals and several machineries to just one excavator and operator. And eliminated the need for transporting materials to a fixed site, further optimizing time and resources. Plus the utilization of natural resources already at the site minimized waste.


Enhancing connectivity

More than 1,240 miles (2000km) of high-speed rail will connect 60 stations throughout the country, including the New Capital City and enable around 500 million journeys a year. As one of the most ambitious infrastructural projects in recent times, this high-speed rail network is poised to redefine connectivity and bolster economic growth.

As the high-speed rail represents a sustainable mode of transportation, significantly reducing carbon emissions compared to conventional modes of travel like cars or airplanes, it made sense that its construction likewise contribute to Egypt’s environmental goals.

An MB Crusher BF80.3 mounted on a Dossan 300 aligns seamlessly with the project’s commitment to sustainability. By recycling materials on-site, the construction minimized environmental impact by reducing transportation needs, raw material purchasing and the time and effort of loading the material on the truck it reduces the need and the cost of the toll road, transportation fuel and a lot of other things. Beyond the financial savings, this approach upheld principles of sustainability. By reusing existing materials, the project reduced its environmental footprint by minimizing transportation needs and landfill waste.

The story of Egypt’s new infrastructures, empowered by MB Crusher attachments resourcefulness, stands as a testament to human innovation and it is a symbol of a progressive, forward-looking future. It showcases how thinking outside the conventional norms and leveraging innovative solutions can pave the way for a more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable future in construction.

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