Effective teamwork is the key to success
With such a large and demanding retrofit project as this one, there is no guarantee that everything will go smoothly, as there are quite a few unknowns. Onsite, some things turn out differently than as planned in the office. A knack for improvising while focusing on the ultimate goal is what is then needed. Most important, however: “It’s really crucial that you have a partner you can trust 100%, especially on a major investment project like this one,” comments Kai Phillips, Project Manager at Jost.
And in this case, Benninghoven’s team certainly earned that trust, given the sheer complexity of the job in hand: “We started dismantling the legacy components in winter. The aim here was to have the new technical systems up and running within six months. And that’s what we more or less delivered – we finished just a few days later,” says Christian Bode, Project Manager at Benninghoven. “For our Retrofit business unit, the recipe for success is a ‘peace of mind’ package for the client – so we handle everything for the customer, from planning, dismantling and installation through to commissioning. We’re old hands at this by now – as the project in Braunfels has demonstrated once again.”
Jost’s Mixing Supervisor Frithjof Löhr was certainly impressed: “Well, as with any major project, there are moments when things don’t go to plan and you get that sinking feeling... But at the end of the day, the boys from Benninghoven really did do a great job. Once all of the commissioning tests were complete, the time had finally come: the first asphaltic mixture trucks from Wilhelm Jost GmbH & Co. KG set off for the building site.
Photo: Asphaltic mixture feed point – commissioning of the newly renovated asphalt mixing plant is completed successfully.