A perfect match


 Keento adhere to the strict environmental standards laid down, JRD turned to Ammannfor an asphalt plant that doesn’t just meet the requirements but is also drivenby innovation.


Aforum – “Green Roads for India: an initiative towards Swatch Bharat” – waslaunched by Ammann India along with Indian Road fraternity to work on majoraspects of sustainable Asphalt Pavement technologies. Towards this end, we nowknow that the ACC 90 CounterMix Asphalt Plant is the perfect combination of energysaving, having minimum carbon footprint, and a state-of-the-art pollutioncontrol system to meet the stringent pollution norms.

Thesuccess of Ammann Asphalt Mixing Plants is driven by innovation, backed up withmassive investments in R&D, which play a vital role in developing asustainable, cost-effective solution to the road building industry.

Anexperienced Indian road construction company turned to Ammann to help it meetincreasingly strict environmental standards. JRD, founded in 2010, isheadquartered in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. It primarily concentrates on road buildingand civil projects, but also handles residential, industrial and commercialwork.

“Weare a focused, service-oriented firm that has great depth of experience relatedto construction projects,” says Jitendra Yadav, Director, JRD Infratech Pvt.Ltd. “Our recognition as a fast growing, dependable organization comes from ourstrength in traditional construction methods combined with our capability toleverage cutting-edge technologies and delivery systems for residential andcommercial projects.”

JRDInfratech Pvt. Ltd. recently purchased an Ammann ACC 90 CounterMix Asphalt MixingPlant. “It is an environmentally friendly plant that utilizes greentechnology,” says Yadav. He says that the plant meets National Green Tribunal(NGT) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines. “There are stiffpollution norms,” he says, “and this is the only plant that has met NGTconditions.”

Theplant produces asphalt mix for the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, whichconnects Noida, Uttar Pradesh to the new suburb of Greater Noida. It is alsobeing put to work on other sector roads. Recycled plastics are used in some ofthe mixes manufactured for the project.

TheACC 90 CounterMix, which produces about 600 tons per day, is a counter flowasphalt drum-mix plant known for being productive and environmentally friendly.It combines the simplicity of existing continuous drum-mix plants with theadded efficiency achieved through counter flow technology. Lesser energyrequirements for heating lead to reduced emissions.

Italso produces mix at a lower cost than traditional parallel flow drum-mixplants and can easily incorporate recycled asphalt (RAP) and other additives. Thekey green features, particularly lower emissions and recycling capabilities,were a perfect match for JRD’s needs. “Tough environmental norms are thebiggest challenge we face today,” says Yadav.

AmmannGroup’s commitment to technology was a key factor in JRD’s purchase decision. Theplant utilizes Ammann’s proprietary recycling technology and is engineered suchthat future innovations can be easily implemented.

Overall,the ACC 90 CounterMix is a cost-saver. “The plant is fuel efficient andconsumes less when compared to other plants,” Yadav says. “We save money onfuel, plant maintenance, and parts consumption. The plant is reliable and easyto operate.”

Theinstallation too was fast and straightforward. “It did not take more than 10days,” he says. Moreover, Ammann India customer service has been supportive andhelps ensure all maintenance is completed on time. “The Ammann India serviceteam is always ready to support our plant. The team has fast response time,”concludes Yadav.

Proof of the pudding

BIPL compliments Ammann Apollo for a workhorse – the ARS 121 Soil Compactor.

Do Ammann compactors really eliminate passes? Avinash Bhartia, Director of Bhartia Infra Projects Ltd. (BIPL) certainly believes so. Writing to the Ammann Apollo team, he states that BIPL has been able to achieve the compaction in fewer passes, “which is resulting in overall savings in diese   READ MORE...
A CASE in point

CASE India has maintained a leadership position in the Indian subcontinent, thanks to its market leading products, ever increasing loyal customer base and its transparent and ethical business conduct, writes Ajay Aneja.

Ajay Aneja, Brand Leader, CASE India.

Infra development has always been a priority for the government. I   READ MORE...
Machines for India’s Next Gen Infrastructure

JCB introduced a wide range of innovative and intelligent machines which exhibit a blend of technology and digital innovation to meet the demand for world class machines to build India’s Next Gen infrastructure, writes Jasmeet Singh.

Roads and Highways continues to be a strong growth driver for the Construction Equipment industry  and many big ticket proj   READ MORE...