Lintec asphalt plants ‘travel’ across Inner Mongolia

Lintec CSM4000 and CSM5000 asphalt batching plants from Lintec & Linnhoff have been used on several major road projects in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region in northern China. The job was carried out by local contractor Inner Mongolia Road & Bridge Group Co Ltd. The asphalt plants feature huge output capacity and ease of transport, which make them ideal for the projects.

In 2020, the CSM5000 had produced 720,000 t of asphalt for the reconstruction of 26 km of the eight-lane G65 BaoMao Expressway running south from Baotou. The asphalt plant was then relocated with ease to face a new challenge on the Jingwu Expressway in the Hexigten Banner, Chifeng area.

“The contractor from the Department of Transportation of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region found this class-leading portability feature a key reason for their purchase,” explained Tony Liu, CEO of Lintec & Linnhoff in China. “Their main business is the construction, reconstruction and expansion of expressways in Inner Mongolia, but due to the vast territory of this region, the next jobsite can often be hundreds of kilometres away. This is why they need plants that can be easily relocated to another jobsite and place an emphasis on the rapid setup and disassembly.”

Intelligent design

The Lintec CSM asphalt plants offer outstanding advantages with their modular structure. This is made possible by a design that fully utilises the many benefits of ISO certified sea containers, thus providing safe, efficient and economical transportation, as well as speedy dismantling and installation.

In 2021, the CSM5000 was commissioned for the third leg of the 96-km Jingwu Expressway that connects Jingpeng town with Ulan Butong Grassland. For one 28-km section of this highway, the batching plant produced an impressive 275,000 t of asphalt.

As a result of the success of this CSM5000 plant on the G65 project, Inner Mongolia Road & Bridge Group decided to purchase the CSM4000 containerised asphalt plant. This unit was used on the fourth leg of the Jingwu Expressway and ultimately produced 320,000 t of asphalt for a 30-km section of road.

The contractor’s annual asphalt production easily reaches a million tons, so a high batching accuracy is required to avoid wastage of raw materials. The CSM4000 and CSM5000 asphalt plants offer an hourly output of 320 t and 400 t respectively, supported by a German-made operating system that ensures precise mixing.

“The prestigious international projects completed by Lintec asphalt plants such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge are testimony to the superior build quality of the brand. Lintec offers timely and attentive after-sales service and places emphasis on the safety and stability of its equipment,” said Lintec & Linnhoff.

Construction of the RMB 6.063 billion (US$952 million) Jingwu Expressway, which adopts the standard construction of a 26-m-wide expressway, began in 2019 and is scheduled for completion by October 2023.

By reducing the typical Jingpeng to Ulan Butong journey time by half and helping shorten travel time to Beijing, the expressway is expected to improve regional transportation conditions, promote the development of ecological tourism resources, and drive social and economic development.