Ammann Asphalt-Mixing Plant Provides Sustainability and Mobility in the Bahamas
The Bahamas is one of the world’s top tourist destinations – and it’s easy to see why.
More than 700 islands form the archipelago, located approximately 160 km off the coast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. With a great climate – averaging just over 28°C — and a crystal-clear sea of turquoise waters and pearly white sand beaches, the Bahamas truly is a paradise.
Helping keep commerce and tourists moving in this paradise is Bahamian construction company BMH Co. Ltd, with more than 30 years of experience in asphalt production. BMH recently purchased an Ammann ACM 140 Prime Asphalt-Mixing Plant, with production capacity of 140 tons per hour.
BMH is utilising the plant during rebuilding of the Queen’s Highway, the island of Eleuthera’s main road. The road resurfacing and maintenance work began in February 2021 and encompass the application of approximately 15,000 tons of asphalt mix.
BMH first considered the ACM 140 Prime because of a recommendation from a partner construction company, said Eng. Ramdeo Ramdass, Operations Manager at BMH. “We are pleased with the ACM 140 Prime’s high productivity, especially when considering its reduced size, as well as with the ease of transport and easy assembly,” said Mr. Ramdass.
Ammann ACM Prime series plants are perfectly suited to local Bahamian requirements, said Ricardo Galvis, Ammann Regional Manager who oversees the Caribbean. “The region demands sustainability, high quality and transportability,” he said.
ACM Prime plants can fit on two trailers, making for easy travel by land or sea. “Fitting on two trailers is essential when moving around an island, and when moving between islands,” Galvis said.
The plants perform once they reach their destination. “These plants produce high quality mix,” Galvis said.
Gilvan Medeiros Pereira, Managing Director of Ammann Brasil, added: “We are proud to collaborate with the sustainable development of the Bahamas by integrating in this plant a system for adding up to 20% recycled pavement (RA), enabling high quality mixes and, at the same time, minimizing the environmental impact in that paradise.”
When the work on Queen’s Highway is completed, the plant will be transported to the island of Exuma for a new project that will also require productivity, mixing quality – and of course sustainability.