Demanding earthworks on major highway scheme
First publishedin World Highways
Portuguese contractor Mota-Engil Group has been awarded the construction of a 270km Douro Interior Highways project in the north-east of Portugal, one of the longest highway projects ever awarded in the country.
To carry out the demanding earthmoving works involved, it called on Caterpillar's Portuguese dealer Barloworld STET for a solution, and this led to a deal for more than 40 Cat machines.
The deal with Mota-Engil includes three Cat 323D L and two 336D LME medium size hydraulic excavators and three 345D LME and one 365C LME large hydraulic excavators. Five CS76 XT soil compactors, four D6T and one D5K track-type tractors are also included in the package, along with six 730 articulated trucks, two 772 off-highway trucks and others.
In addition to the new equipment, the order incorporates seven used 740 articulated trucks and two pre-owned D8T track-type tractors. All machines are Cat Certified Used products and as such carry a full Cat warranty.