Egypt is ready to embrace recycling, and Ammann is helping to pave the way.
Key decision-makers in Egypt recently attended a seminar on how to utilise recycled asphalt (RAP) in the production process. Several Ammann and EAST officials spoke at the event, focusing on recycling in general as well as the capabilities of Ammann asphalt-mixing plants. In addition, university professors explained the benefits of the new technology, while delegates from Arab Contractors Company discussed their experience regarding implementation of recycling.
The gathering was held in Cairo and was attended by senior leadership from the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Army, leaders of Arab Contractors Company, and all heads of the Roads & Bridges Authority in Egypt.
For Ammann, the seminar was the culmination of multiple efforts to help Egyptian leaders bring asphalt recycling to their country. The activities included previous visits to various plant locations in Europe and Ammann headquarters in Switzerland as well as a demo at an Arab contractor’s facility.
The plant most often visited and used in demonstrations was an Ammann ABA UniBatch 180 Asphalt-Mixing Plant with RAC/RAH50 dryer. The plant is capable of producing mix that contains as much as 50% RAP. The plant offers cold and hot feeds.
The seminar received a great deal of attention.