New TBA 4000 puts up-and-coming construction company ahead of the game
Encouraged by this promising market situation, Moscow-based contractor Zentrodostroy decided to invest in a transportable asphalt mixing plant from BENNINGHOVEN. “With the TBA 4000, we are looking to arm ourselves to meet current challenges and prepare for the future at the same time,” explains Nikolai Konstantinovich, mixing plant director at Zentrodostroy. “We have long-term plans for our BENNINGHOVEN plant. One important argument in favour of the investment was the option of retrofitting modules at any time to keep pace with the state of the art,” says Konstantinovich, describing the advantages of the TBA line’s modular design.
Specifically, Zentrodostroy already has its eye on BENNINGHOVEN’s multivariable feed technology. The RAP cold feed system achieves RAP material rates of up to 40%, making asphalt production more cost-efficient and sustainable. “In Russia, there has been a strong focus on white mineral in the past, but attitudes in the industry are changing,” says Konstantinovich.
The reasons are obvious: instead of disposing of old asphalt, the BENNINGHOVEN RAP feed system turns it into a valuable raw material: first, the milled material entirely eliminates the cost of new white mineral, and second, less bitumen is required to process it into new mix in the TBA 4000.