In with the Asphalt Plant New

This paper describes how a leading asphalt plant manufacturer is playing a key role in the upgrade of a major European airport, while another is said to have created one of the most modern plants in Europe. Meanwhile, a host of new plants and plant concepts have been, or are about to be, unveiled. Intrame says its ultra-mobile UM-280 asphalt plant has played a key role in the resurfacing of the runway and taxiways at Gatwick Airport in southern England – the busiest single runway airport in the world. Around 35.5 million passengers fly to and from Gatwick annually, which requires about 58 take-offs and landings every hour and this means that the UM-280 plant, capable of producing 280-300 tons/hour, could only work three-and-a-half hours every night from midnight to 3:30 am. It paved a total of 301,500m², including the 3.3km long runway and the taxiways, producing around 1,000 tons of asphalt per night, with a peak of 1,250 tons. Each night, between 125 and 175 lineal meters with 45m width were paved. The owner of the Intrame UM-280 plant used for the Gatwick Airport project has a 4 ton mixer with all important units mounted on wheels, and this mixer is currently being used to extend the main runway at Birmingham Airport in central England.


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  • Accession Number: 01482886
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2013 2:43PM