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 & 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 & 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 & 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 3,000 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 t/h 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 & 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 & 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 & Bridge Group help it make it a strong and powerful construction company in not only the northeast region, but in all of China.