First publishedin Aggregates Business International
A crusher bucket from MB Crusher is being used in the development of the US$3.5bn Djibouti International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ).
The DIFTZ project – operated by the Chinese Yangkai company - is using the BF120.4 crusher bucket, suitable as an attachment for operating machines over 30tonnes. The BF120.4 is designed to satisfy specific requirements of crushing in quarries, landfills and for all operations regarding the recycling of aggregates, and is used on large-scale urban and road-construction sites.
The MB Crusher Bucket BF120.4, attached to a Volvo EC3800L excavator, will crush over 1 million m³ of basalt to be used for road construction.
The 4,800-hectare free-trade zone is intended to transform trade in the region and provide a strategic base for global businesses to access the rapidly growing African market.
Construction of DIFTZ began a week after the completion of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, a new 752km track linking Ethiopia’s capital with the Port of Djibouti.
Djibouti is a major gateway connection for import and export in the Horn of Africa region, being located at the junction of three rifts – the East African, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea rifts. The DIFTZ initiative is expected to create 200,000 new jobs, and cement Djibouti’s role as a strategic link between global maritime trade routes within the Chinese Belt and Road development strategy.