Cambodia’s airport runway projects
By Andy Brown09 April 2021
A Lintec CSD 2500B Containerized Asphalt Plant is being used across Cambodia to improve the quality of the country’s airport runways as Cambodia looks to become a logistics hub for the region.
Since 2018, the plant has been producing a steady supply of hot mix asphalt for construction and maintenance work. Most recently, the plant completed a runway extension and rehabilitation project at Sihanouk International Airport, including the renovation of a 2.5km existing runway and construction of an 800m extension.
Prior to this, it was employed on projects at Phnom Penh International Airport.
Lee Yen Meng, CEO of Lintec & Linnhoff Asphalt Pte, said, “With planes constantly taking off and landing, a key challenge on runway projects is only having a few hours each day when asphalt works can take place. This means the hot mix asphalt has to be produced efficiently and quickly, with limited room for error. The precision and reliability of the CSD 2500B make it a perfect choice, helping projects stay on schedule.”
The Lintec CSD 2500B has a maximum production capacity of 160 t/h with a 2.5 t mixer. With its double screen drum technology, there is no need for a hot elevator or vibrating screens - this is said to lead to easier maintenance, lower power consumption and better environmental performance. Its modular construction enables quick installation for when the plant moves from project to project.
Thanks to the performance of the Lintec CSD 2500B at Sihanouk International Airport, the location can now accommodate larger (Code E) aircraft, such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner or the Airbus A350-1000. In 2019 the airport welcomed 1.6 million passengers and over 17,000 flights.