Working in partnership leads to success
With a large and complex retrofit project like this, there is no guarantee for a completely smooth process. Unexpected things can always happen. Sometimes, things look differently at the construction site to what was intended at the planning office. Those situations require a talent for improvising and solution-based thinking. Still: “When it comes to large investments, it is particularly important to have a completely reliable partner,” says Kai Philipps, project manager at Jost.
Given the great complexity, the Benninghoven team more than earned the trust placed in them: “During winter, we started to remove the old components. The objective was to commission the new components within six months. And we almost managed that, with only a few days delay,” Christian Bode, project manager at Benninghoven, is happy to report. “The recipe for the success of our retrofit division is to offer an all inclusive package – from planning and disassembly to installation and commissioning, customers receive everything from a single source. The project in Braunfels demonstrated impressively what a well-coordinated team we now are.
Frithjof Löhr, mixing foreman at Jost, agrees: “As with any other large project, there are moments where things get a bit sticky and you panic for a moment. But overall, the boys from Benninghoven team did a great job.” When all commissioning tests were completed, the moment had finally arrived: The first asphalt trucks from Wilhelm Jost GmbH & Co. KG set out to the construction site.
Image: Transfer of the asphaltic mixture – the commissioning of the refurbished asphalt mixing plant has been successfully completed.