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Rad Setting Up New Asphalt Plant In Ras Al Khaimah

RAD Setting Up New Asphalt Plant In Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (Rakez) Welcomed A Prominent Road Construction Player Rad International Road Construction Llc To Its Growing Industrial Cluster In Its Al Ghail Industrial Zone. The Branch Company Was Established Under The Name Of Rad Asphalt Llc With An Approximate Investment Of Aed 10 Million. With More Than 18 Years Of Experience In The Uae’s Road Construction Industry Rad International Road Construction Llc Has Established A Strong Local Presence By Catering To Various Projects Within The Country. Rad’s New Facility In Rakez Spreads Over 10000 M2 Of Land And Hosts More Than 200 Workers. The Facility Will Be Rad’s Production Base For Materials Necessary For The Implementation Of Road Construction Services. “We Made The Right Decision Of Joining Rakez For The Construction Of Our New Facility. It Is In Line With Our Vision And Strategy To Expand Our Activities All Over The Uae. We Have Been In Road Construction Market For More Than 18 Years Owning The Company’s A High Reputation Among Major Players In The Market” Said Syed Ali Abad Founder And Managing Director Of Rad International Road Construction Llc. “The Strategic Location Of Rakez The Cost Effective Set Up Packages Modern Facilities And First Class Services Cemented Our Decision In Choosing Ras Al Khaimah As A New Base For Our Operations.” Commenting On The New Incorporation Ramy Jallad Group Ceo Of Rakez Said: “We Are Glad To Welcome Rad International Road Construction To Our Growing Industrial Ecosystem. Having Another Reputable Brand In The Construction Sector Set Up Base In Rakez Is Testament To Our Ongoing Endeavors To Create A Supportive Environment For Industrial Players To Thrive. Our Commitment Is Centred On Facilitating Ease To All Our Clients And To Support Them Every Step Of The Way. We Are Proud To Be Part Of Rad’s Latest Expansion And We Look Forward To Supporting Their Successful Journey In The Years To Come.”

Ammann Abp 400 Universal Sets Production Record In China

Ammann ABP 400 Universal Sets Production Record In China

Chinese Business Purchases Four Of The Asphalt Mixing Plants Northeast China Is The Coldest Spot In The Country. The Annual Construction Season Is Much Shorter Than Other Parts Of China So Highly Efficient And Productive Equipment Is Essential. The Construction Season Shortened As It Is Now Includes The A2 Section Of The Beijing Harbin Expressway Expansion Project. Providing Mix For This Key Project Is An Ammann Abp 400 Universal Asphalt Mixing Plant. Purchasing The Plant And Handling The Project Was Longjian Road &Amp; Bridge Group And Some Of Its Subsidiaries. The Plant Was Installed And Commissioned In May 2020. This Spring It Will Produce More Asphalt For The Expansion. The Expressway Connects Very Diverse Cities. On One End Is Beijing The Capital City With A Population Of More Than 21 Million. On The Other End Is Harbin Known As The “Ice City” With A Population Of 10 Million. Harbin Is Located In The Heilongjiang Province. The Expressway Is One Of The Busiest Of The Six Major Southbound Routes In The Province And Must Be Kept Open During The Expansion. There Was A Great Deal Of Optimism Around The Beijing Harbin Expressway Project. It Was Even Listed As One Of The Top 100 Project In Heilongjiang Province. But It Was Delayed Due To The Impact Of Coronavirus. In Order To Get The Project Back On Track Longjian Road &Amp; Bridge Group Put The Abp 400 Universal To Work. The Challenge Was To Meet Production Demands That Would Get The A2 Section On Schedule. Longjian Road &Amp; Bridge Group Is One Of The Largest Most Comprehensive Construction Groups In Northeast China. The Company Is Mainly Engaged In Highway Bridge Tunnel And Municipal Construction And Engineering. It Has Tackled A Number Of Crucial Transportation Infrastructure Projects At Home And Abroad With 28 Self Invested And 44 Holding Subsidiaries – And More Than 3000 Pieces Of Construction Equipment. Subsidiary Longjian Equipment Engineering Co. Operates 13 Asphalt Mixing Plants And Six Pavers. On 1 Sept. 2020 The 18.5 Km Pavement Of The K1172+000~K1190+500 Section Was Finished – Right On Schedule. It Is The Most Difficult And Urgent Section Of The Beijing Harbin Expressway Project. As The Pace Of The Project Heated Up The Ammann Abp 400 Universal Set A Single Day Production Record In The Heilongjiang Province With 8544 Tons Of Asphalt In Only 21 Hours. In Addition The Abp 400 Universal Became The Province’s First Asphalt Mixing Plant With A Capacity Of 400 Th To Use Natural Gas. This Confirmed That High Production And Low Fuel Consumption Can Be Achieved Simultaneously Drawing High Praise From The Leaders Of Heilongjiang Province Harbin City And Governmental Transportation Departments. Tian Yulong Chairman Of Longjiang Road &Amp; Bridge Group Believes That Advanced Technology Is The Driving Force Behind The Success Of The Ammann Asphalt Mixing Plant. He Thinks It Is The Foundation Of Its Excellent Performance And Reliability. He Made The Statement After Assessing The Advantages Of The Plant Installation Which Saves Both Time And Effort. He Also Praised Detailed Reports That Meet All Needs For Production Data Efficient Energy Usage That Lowers Productions Costs Sound Reduction Efforts That Create A Better Working Environment And The As1 Control System – Which He Described As Both Powerful And Convenient. With A Commitment To “First Class Equipment First Class Management And First Class Service” Longjian Road &Amp; Bridge Group Has Purchased Another Ammann Abp 400 Universal Plant For Another Section Of The A1 The Suihua Daqing Expressway. In Addition Two More Of The Ammann Abp 400 Universal Plants Have Been Acquired For The A9 And A5 Sections Of The Harbin Zhaoyuan Expressway. The Four Ammann Abp 400 Universal Plants Being Utilised By Longjian Road &Amp; Bridge Group Help It Make It A Strong And Powerful Construction Company In Not Only The Northeast Region But In All Of China.

The Right Mix

The Right Mix

As Technical Knowledge Within The Road Construction Industry Increases Contractors Are Looking For Cost Efficient Asphalt Plants That Produce High Quality Mixes And Are Easy To Transport And Erect. Italian Brand Marini Part Of Fayat Group Has Been Active In The Mena Region Since The 1960s And Has A Consolidated Network Of Dealers And Agents In The Gulf And Mediterranean Region With Around 500 Asphalt Plants Installed To Date. Its Key Strengths Are Its Wide Product Range The Availability Of Support Structures In The Market And Dedicated And Customised Technology And Solutions Says Michele Viroli Marini Sales Director East Europe And Middle East. “Our Product Line Encompasses The Hypermobile Solution – Xpress – To The Stationary And Containerised Tower. We Have A Fully Customised Solution Called Class Towers Up To The Master Tower Series Which Is Our Most Innovative Product With Almost Full Recycling And High Energy Efficiency.” One Popular Product Is The Be Tower A Stationary Mixing Plant With Output Of 100 240 Tonnes Hourly Production. It Has A Modular Design And Containerised Components Making It Ideal For Overseas Projects. Another Is The Xpress A Fully Mobile Plant With Hourly Production Of 120 200 Tonnes. “With A Compact Design And Engineered For Immediate Erection Even Without A Crane Thanks To Its Hydraulic Lifting System This Is The Ideal Solution For Small And Medium Projects In Different Locations Which Is Quite A Common Situation For Customers In Africa” Says Viroli The Main Customer Segments Are Contractors Producing Asphalt For Their Own Projects Suppliers Who Sell To Contractors And Municipalities And Other Public Sector Organisations In Countries Like Egypt And Iraq. In The Private Sector Around 70% Of Contractors Produce Asphalt For Their Own Projects And Around 30% Are Wholesalers. Overall Viroli Says There Is Increasing Sophistication In The Industry. “We Have Noticed That The General Level Of Technical Knowledge In The Road Construction Industry Has Risen A Lot And Project Nowadays Are Approached With A Higher Level Of Professionalism In Budgeting And Also Taking Into Consideration The Operational Costs Of Equipment – This Was Not Very Common In The Past.” Contractors Are Focused On Energy Savings And Minimisation Of Machine Running Costs To Be More Competitive. Mobile Plants Are More Attractive In Part Because They Require Less Site Infrastructure – Including Deep Excavations And Heavy Concrete Foundations – Than Stationary Plants. “In This Way They Can Save A Big Portion Of Fixed Costs So We Are Seeing An Increase In Demand For Fully Mobile Units.” Marini’s Xpress Towers Are Easy To Transport And Can Be Erected Without A Crane Thanks To A Hydraulic Lifting System. In 2006 Marini Introduced An Asphalt Plant With The Dryer Fine Storage Hopper And The Bag Filter All In Line In The Same Tower Creating A Very Modular Machine That Takes Advantage Of The Natural Circulation Of Heat Keeping The Hopper Hot. “This Concept Links Our Range Of Stationary Mixing Plants Which Are All Tower Designs. This Has Several Advantages – Including Compact Layout With Minimised Footprint On Site And The Higher Efficiency Of The Burner Which Generates Thermal And Electric Savings That We Have Calculated As Reducing Approximately 10% Of Energy Expenses While Running The Asphalt Plant. This Is Quite A Big Amount Of Money When You Consider The Energy Costs Of An Asphalt Plant Over One Year Giving Contractors A Remarkable Advantage.” Fuel Subsidy Reductions In Many Countries And The Fact That Many Plants Rely On Generators For Electrical Power Means Contractors Are Paying More And More Attention To Overall Energy Efficiency Says Viroli. Transportation Costs Can Also Be Significant. The Be Tower’s Components Are Containerised Making Them Easy To Handle And Transport Around The World. Containerisation Also Helps Protect Components During Shipping And Transportation He Notes. When It Comes To Choosing The Right Plant One Of The Most Important Questions To Ask A Contractor Is How Many Times In A Year They Plan To Move It. “We Say That If A Contractor Is Planning To Relocate The Plant More Than Twice In A Year Then Definitely Choose A Mobile Plant. If The Customer Has A Project That Will Last A Whole Year Or Will Need Only A Single Relocation In One Year Then With Our Modular Machines It Is Still Convenient To Stay On The Stationary Side. This Is More Or Less The Border Between Mobile And Stationary.” For Service And Support A Hub In Dubai Supports Customers In The Middle East And Africa With Sales Service And Spare Parts. Marini Also Offers A Telematics Service With A Dedicated 24 7 Service Hotline That Advises Customers Based On The Fault Code Information Their Plant Transmits Back To The Marini Headquarters In Italy. “This Is Something Quite Common For Other Businesses But Not For Asphalt Plant Services So It’s Quite Advanced For Our Industry.” Low Cost Operation Us Firm Asphalt Drum Mixers (Adm) Has Several Ranges Of Asphalt Drum Mixers But Its Two Main Ranges Sold Into Africa Are The Smaller Spl Series With Output Of 54 145 Metric Tonnes Per Hour And The Larger Ex Series With Output Of 109 295 Tonnes Per Hour Depending On Drum Diameter. For The Spl The Entire Asphalt Plant Including All Components Fits On A Single Trailer Frame For Easy Transport To Hard Toaccess Places As Well As Cost Efficient Worldwide Shipping To Emerging Markets. In Practice That Allows Contractors To Move Their Production Plants Close To The Road Construction Site At Relatively Little Cost Says Mike Devine President Of Adm. Designed For Low Cost Per Tonne Production A Key Attraction Of The Plant Is That It Can Be Run With A Single Plant Operator And A Single Loader Operator Or Even Just One Operator Doing Both Functions When Operating At Low Output He Says. The Spl Plants Are Built With A Parallel Flow Design Whereas The Ex Series Is Built With A Counterflow System That Uses Separate Drying And Mixing Zones Achieving A Higher Level Of Heat Transfer And Fuel Efficiency. Devine Says There Is Increased Demand For Cleaner Burning Plants In Some Markets Especially For Plants To Be Situated In Urban Centres. The Ex Series’ Counterflow Design Captures Residual Gases And Reintroduces Them Back To The Combustion Zone Virtually Eliminating Blue Smoke And Hydrocarbon Emissions. Longer Aggregates Drying And Mixing Times Also Improve The Quality Of The Mix. The Spl Series Can Accommodate A Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (Rap) Mixture Of Up To 25% And The Ex Series Can Handle Up To 50%. In Many Markets In Africa The Use Of Rap Is Not Common Including Where Many New Roads Are Greenfield Projects Or Existing Roads Are Considerably Worn Says Devine Noting Nevertheless That Inquiries For Plants That Efficiently Process Rap Are Growing. One Point Of Pride For Adm Is The Longevity Of Plants In Operation Owing To Their Durability And The Ability To Service Them Using Commonly Available Spare Parts. Adm Sells Plants Around The World Including Russia Central And South America In Addition To North America And Has A Strong Presence In A Number Of Countries In Africa Such As Algeria And Nigeria. Demand Varies Between Markets And Is Highly Cyclical Depending On Numerous Factors Including Commodity Cycles And Local Investment In Infrastructure. Currency Rates Also Play A Role – The Currently Low Us Dollar Makes Adm Plants Highly Affordable Even If There Are Slightly Higher Transportation Costs From The Us To Africa Than From A Manufacturer In Europe Says Devine. Adm’s Plants Are Simple To Install And Operate Designed For Low Cost Per Tonne Production. Rap Can Cut Costs And Reduce Waste Use Of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (Rap) Is Another Market Trend That Is Developing Steadily Though There Are Large Differences Between Markets And Individual Contractor Practices. Two Main Options Are A Cold Mix With Milled Rap Placed Directly Into The Mixer At Different Percentages According To The Individual Use Case And Project Specification; And A Hot Mix Which Is Less Common. Key Challenges Include Carrying Out Laboratory Analysis Of The Material To Identify The Quality And Quantity Of The Bitumen In The Road Being Milled And Proper Treatment Of The Rap Material Before Feeding It Into The Mix Explains Marini’s Viroli. “We Always Recommend To Have Mobile Screens To Divide The Rap In At Least In Two Different Sizes And To Store It Properly So As Not To Affect The Granulometry.” Countries With Large Networks Of High Quality Roads Are The Best Candidates For Greater Adoption Of Rap. The Most Important Factor Is The Quality Of The Bitumen Used In The Original Road And In Oil Producing Countries The Quantity And Quality Of The Bitumen Is Quite High. “This Can Allow Contractors To Produce New Asphalt With A Very Little New Bitumen Added Increasing The Savings In New Asphalt Production.”

Volvo Ce’s 10 Tonne Asphalt Compactor

Volvo CE’s 10-Tonne Asphalt Compactor

Volvo Construction Equipment’s Dd And Dd Osc Asphalt Compactors Are Now Equipped With Tier 3 Stage Iiia Engines For Emerging Markets. Thanks To The Integration Of A Tier 3 Stage Iiia Engine The Dd105 And Oscillatory Variant Dd105 Osc Double Drum Compactors Are Now Available In Emerging Markets. These Fuel Efficient And Productive Machines Are Equipped With An 863 K W Tier 3 Stage Iiia Engine That Automatically Adjusts Output According To Jobsite Requirements Delivering Power Only When Needed. Other Smart Features Include Eco Mode – Which Cuts Fuel Consumption By Up To 30% Without Affecting Performance – And An Auto Idle Function That Reduces Engine Speed When The Roller Is Stopped. Comfortably Productive These Robust Machines Are Built To Work Hard But That Doesn’t Mean They Can’t Be Comfortable. Volvo Ce Prides Itself On Designing Machines With The Operator In Mind. The Company Makes Some Of The Most Comfortable – And Therefore Productive – Machines In The Industry And The Dd105 Dd105 Osc Is No Exception. Ergonomically Positioned Controls And Joystick Guarantee Effortless Maneuverability While The Efficient Climate System And Ergonomic Controls Help Keep The Operator Comfortable. The Rear Mounted Engine Combined With A Curved Front Glass Panel And Padded Floor Contributes To Low Level Of Noise And Vibrations Within The Cab – For A Smooth And Quiet Ride. Safety And Ease Of Operation Are Enhanced By The Expansive Front Windshield Which Maximizes The View Down To The Drum And Spray Bars. The Structural Pillar Supporting The Roof Is Located At The Rear Of The Cab Meaning The Three Front Glass Panels Provide Operators With An Entirely Unobstructed View Of The Road. When Working Close To Obstacles The Fully Adjustable Operator Station Can Rotate And Slide To The Side Of The Cab To Easily Provide A View Down The Edge Of The Asphalt – Increasing Safety And Rolling Precision. Smart Technology Efficient Compaction The 10 Tonne Compactors Come Fitted With A 1680 Mm Wide Drum Whose Unique Design Halves The Power Needed To Start The Vibration System With No Compromise On Productivity. This Reduces The Operator’s Exposure To Machine Vibration While Also Ensuring A Smoother Finished Mat. Fitted With The Flexibility Of Volvo’s Oscillation Technology – Which Eliminates Vertical Vibrations – The Dd105 Osc Offers High Compaction Performance While Producing A Non Damaging Oscillation Movement. This Transfers Less Stress To The Surrounding Surface Enabling Compaction In More Delicate Application Areas Such As Bridges Over Pipes And Close To Residential Areas. Additionally When Compacting Against A Cold Joint The Risk Of Damaging The Cold Surface Is Reduced And The Material Can Be More Effectively Compressed To Seal And Protect The Surface. The Oscillatory Movement Of The Drum Can Also Improve Surface Smoothness By Re Aligning The Material. To Account For The Increased Wear On The Drum Surface The Dd105 Osc Roller Has A Hardened Abrasion Resistant Alloy Steel Drum Shell Which Increases Longevity. Also Helping Operators Achieve A High Mat Quality In Less Time Is Compact Assist. Powered By The Volvo Co Pilot Display Compact Assist Provides Access To A Set Of Work Enhancing Apps – Including Pass Mapping And Temperature Mapping – Which Provide Real Time Insight Into The Work Being Undertaken. With Easy Access To Clear And Detailed Data The Operator Can Eliminate Any Damaging Over Compaction And Ensure Complete Coverage Of The Working Area. Unrivaled Uptime The Dd105 And Dd105 Osc Both Feature An Automatic Water Spraying System With Triple Filtration That Provides Uniform Coverage And Variable Flow As Well As Helping Prevent Material Pick Up. Furthermore The Two Water Pumps Alternate During Normal Operation. In The Rare Event Of A Pump Malfunctioning A Constant Flow Of Water To The Drum Surface Is Automatically Retained. The Large 740 Litres Water Tank Allows For Increased Refill Intervals Also Helping To Keep Downtime To A Minimum. Moreover The Tank’s Low Positioning Affords The Machine A Low Center Of Gravity For Excellent Stability And Can Be Quickly And Easily Refilled At Ground Level. The Double Drum Compactors Are Designed For Simple Servicing And Maintenance. The Swing Up Hood Provides Complete Access To The Engine And Hydraulic Components For Efficient Service Inspections. Utilizing A Single Key Technicians Can Access Exterior Service Hatches While Fuses And Relays Are Safely Stored In The Cab. With Ground Level Access To The Engine Radiator Battery And Filters Daily Checkpoints Are Unobstructed. And When It’s Time To Leave The Jobsite And Load Into The Truck Operators Can Rely On The Anti Slip Control To Avoid Damaging The Pavement. To Further Optimize Machine Availability Customers Can Use Care Track. The Telematics System From Volvo Provides Access To A Wide Range Of Machine Monitoring Information Designed To Save Time And Money. When Additional Support Is Needed Volvo’s Extensive Dealer Network Is On Hand To Provide Advice And Solutions Which Can Help Customer Towards Achieving Their Business Goals And Objectives. Key Specifications Ewr130 E: Dd105 Dd105 Osc Operating Weight (Cab) Kg 10 400 10 178 Weight @ Front Drum Kg 5149 5161 Weight Rear Drum Kg 5251 5017 Drum Width Mm 1 680 Nominal Amplitude (Lowhigh) Mm 0.45 0.86 Tangential Amplitude (Osc) Mm 1.37 Vibration Frequency (Lowhigh) Hz 40 50 Oscillation Frequency Hz 39 Engine Volvo D3.8 E Rated Power At Installed Speed 86.3 K W At 2600 Rpm Overall Length Mm 4 650 Overall Height (Top Of Cab) Mm 3 000 Overall Width Mm 1 838

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