January 21, 2020
The new stretch of motorway, which replaces the old GC-200 regional motorway, will include eight tunnels, two viaducts and three junctions. Only the tunnels amount to a total of almost 5.5 kilometres. The subcontractor faces a complex situation, since the project is located on a mountainous terrain with numerous ravines and cliffs, and the geological formations of the excavation areas are mainly rock and basalt stone. For the local residents, the new motorway is a very welcome development, since the old GC-200 was a dangerous route, which experienced constant landslides that often left the village of La Aldea cut off from the rest of the island.
According to the Technical Director of Perforaciones Trujillo, Jacinto González, the best feature of the Epiroc HB breakers is its extraordinary performance which, in turn, allows high levels of productivity to be achieved. He also points out that its high availability and long service life allow for low operating costs.
Epiroc HB breakers also incorporate the Contilube II automatic greasing system, the PowerAdapt pressure control valve that offers maximum equipment protection, the Vibrosilenced Plus system that reduces noise and vibration levels, recovering energy to increase the efficiency of the equipment, and the DustProtector II protection system to prevent against the ingress of dust.
"Both the IPS system and the rest of the functions make the Epiroc HB 4100 the best option in relation to the total cost of ownership of the equipment," says the Manager, Ignacio Trujillo, and the Director of Perforaciones Trujillo, Juan Monagas."
Perforaciones Trujillo S.L. is a company located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria that is dedicated to drilling, rock excavation and earthworks, both in quarries for the extraction of materials and in public works and construction in general. The company has a long history in its sector, where its projects and experience spanning many years have earned it recognition as a contractor with the ability to perform any type of work in the area.