GREEN ROADS FOR INDIA – “Initiative Towards Swatch Bharat” a forum was launched by Ammann India along with Indian Road fraternity to work on major aspects of SUSTAINABLE ASPHALT PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGIES.
The ACC 90 CounterMix asphalt plant is the perfect combination of Energy saving, minimum Carbon footprints, and state-of-the-art pollution control system to meet the stringent pollution norms.
The success of Ammann Asphalt-Mixing Plants is driven by innovation, backed up with massive investments in R&D which play a vital role in developing a sustainable, cost effective solution to the road building industry.
An experienced Indian road construction company turned to Ammann to help it meet increasingly strict environmental standards.
JRD, founded in 2010, is headquartered in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. It primarily concentrates on roadbuilding and civil projects, but also handles residential, industrial and commercial work.
“We are a focused, service-oriented firm that has great depth of experience related to construction projects,” Mr. Yadav said.
“Our recognition as a fast growing, dependable organization comes from our strength in traditional construction methods combined with our capability to leverage cutting-edge technologies and delivery systems for residential and commercial projects.”
JRD Infratech Pvt Ltd recently purchased an Ammann ACC 90 CounterMix Asphalt-Mixing Plant. “It is an environmentally friendly plant that utilizes green technology,” said Mr. Jitendra Yadav, director of the company.
Mr. Yadav said the plant meets National Green Tribunal (NGT) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines. “There are stiff pollution norms,” he said. “This is the only plant that has met NGT conditions.”
The plant produces asphalt mix for the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, which connects Noida, Uttar Pradesh – an industrial suburb of Delhi – to the new suburb of Greater Noida. It is also being put to work on other sector roads. Recycled plastics are used in some of the mixes manufactured for the project.
The ACC 90 CounterMix, which produces about 600 tons per day, is a counter flow asphalt drum-mix plant known for being productive and environmentally friendly. It combines the simplicity of existing continuous drum-mix plants with the added efficiency achieved through counter flow technology. Lesser energy requirements for heating lead to reduced emissions.
It also produces mix at a lower cost than traditional parallel flow drum-mix plants and can easily incorporate recycled asphalt (RAP) and other additives.
The key green features, particularly lower emissions and recycling capabilities, were a perfect match for JRD’s needs. “Tough environmental norms are the biggest challenge we face today,” Mr. Yadav said.
Ammann Group`s commitment to technology was a key factor in JRD’s purchase decision. The plant utilizes Ammann’s proprietary recycling technology and is engineered so future innovations can be easily implemented.
Overall, the ACC 90 CounterMix is a cost-saver. “The plant is fuel efficient and consumes less when compared to other plants,” Mr. Yadav said. “We save money on fuel, plant maintenance and parts consumption. The plant is reliable and easy to operate.”
The installation was fast and straightforward. “It did not take more than 10 days,” he said.
Ammann India customer service is supportive and helps ensure all maintenance is completed on time. “The Ammann India service team is always ready to support our plant,” Mr. Yadav said. “The team has fast response time.”