New Asphalt Plant will use plastic bags, bottles, used tyres to pave roads

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The installation works are ongoing at the new modern Asphalt Plant located at Garden of Eden on the East Bank Demerara.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure in a statement Monday noted that the mechanical installation of the plant is about 98% completed, while the electrical aspect is approximately 80% complete.

When completed the new Asphalt Plant will be able to produce 160 tonnes of material per hour, reduce road construction costs and produce better roads.

Installation of the Asphalt Plant is ongoing Patterson (Ministry of Public Infrastructure Photo)

It was noted that the equipment will also use plastic bags, bottles and used tyres to pave roads.

The plant arrived in Guyana in July last year and was made to specification in Germany.  The manufacturer is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the plant.

A team comprising two German technicians and 23 staff from the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation commenced the installation on January 7.

Installation of the Asphalt Plant is ongoing Patterson (Ministry of Public Infrastructure Photo)

After the first six months of the plant’s operation, the company will request that the engineers are sent to Germany for more training.

The present Asphalt Plant only has the capacity to produce 30 tonnes of material per hour. It does so with the use of bitumen, sand, stone and sifting.

General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation, Rawlston Adams (left) explains some of the features of the Asphalt Plant to Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson (Ministry of Public Infrastructure Photo)
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