Paving runways at airports in Russia and Cambodia

Asphalt plants from Lintec are helping with the construction of runways in Russia and Cambodia
Asphalt Paving, Compaction & Testing / June 15, 2021
A plant from Lintec & Linnhoff has played an important role in work at an airport in Siberia
A plant from Lintec & Linnhoff has played an important role in work at an airport in Siberia

In Russia, a new airport runway is being built in the harsh surroundings of Western Siberia. The CSM 4000 asphalt mixing plant is owned by construction materials supplier Urengoydorstroy, which is providing asphalt each day to the runway rebuilding job at Novy Urengoy Airport, located 4km south of Novy Urengoy in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okurg.

Evgeniy Kireev, chief engineer at Urengoydorstroy, said that selecting the right machine for the project was important. “We needed a powerful asphalt manufacturing plant and opted for the Lintec CSM 4000,” he said. “The demand levels for the airport project are always high, and in fact since we started they have increased dramatically. The construction schedule for building the new runway is extremely tight.”

The CSM 4000 is one of the most powerful units in the range of asphalt mixing plants from Lintec. It is capable of a production output of up to 320tonnes/hour, and on the Novy Urengoy Airport project it is delivering anything from 2,500-3,000tonnes/day to the jobsite.

Asphalt mixing plants from Lintec were pioneering in the industry in utilising containerised design for optimum transportation, both in terms of speed and cost. At the jobsite, this modularised design makes it quick and easy to put the plants together; and similarly when it is time to disassemble and move to the next project the process is equally fast and efficient. Users benefit from the simplicity of the stackable design, while a single, lockable door provides access to the plant tower for maximum security.

A containerised plant from Lintec & Linnhoff has helped redevelop airports in Cambodia
A containerised plant from Lintec & Linnhoff has helped redevelop airports in Cambodia

Evgeniy Kireev said the technology and design of the CSM 4000 delivered savings on the jobsite. “We’ve been using the plant since last summer and its automated production technology really reduces the manpower we need to commit to asphalt production,” he said. “In addition, we’re really impressed with the quality of asphalt the plant produces, especially given the speed at which it operates.”

The reconstruction of the runway at Novy Urengoy Airport is part of a major upgrade to the regional aviation hub. Other work in the €40 million infrastructure scheme includes the development of a new terminal building covering 18,000m2 which will welcome up to 1.45 million passengers/year. Work is being overseen by the local government body, the Airports of Regions Management Company.

Meanwhile, in Cambodia, a Lintec CSD 2500B Containerised Asphalt Plant has been hard at work on airport projects as the country looks to develop its presence as a logistics hub for the region.

Since 2018, the plant has been producing a steady supply of hot mix asphalt for construction and maintenance work. Most recently, the plant completed a runway extension and rehabilitation project at Sihanouk International Airport, including the renovation of a 2.5km existing runway and construction of an 800m extension. Prior to this, it was employed on projects at Phnom Penh International Airport.

Lee Yen Meng, CEO of Lintec & Linnhoff Asphalt said: “With planes constantly taking off and landing, a key challenge on runway projects is only having a few hours each day when asphalt works can take place. This means the hot mix asphalt has to be produced efficiently and quickly, with limited room for error.”

The Lintec CSD 2500B has a maximum production capacity of 160tonnes/hour with a 2.5tonne mixer. With its double screen drum technology, there is no need for a hot elevator or vibrating screens in the Lintec design, making for easier maintenance, lower power consumption and better environmental performance. Its modular construction, meanwhile, makes for easy and quick installation which is a useful feature for customers, such as this Cambodian contractor that needs to move the plant from project to project.

Thanks to the efficient and productive performance of the Lintec CSD 2500B at Sihanouk International Airport, the location can now accommodate larger (Code E) aircraft, such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner or the Airbus A350-1000. In 2019 the airport welcomed 1.6 million passengers and over 17,000 flights.

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