Sigma asphalt plant built for $300m Oman project
A 240t/h asphalt plant has been commissioned in Oman for STFA-HLG JV
A 240-tonne per hour capacity asphalt plant has been supplied by the Italian-Turkish partnership Sigma Asphalt Technology for a $300 million Omani road project.
The plant was successfully commissioned in December 2012, at the Sezai Turkes-Feyzi Akkaya (STFA) and Habtor Leighton Group (HLG) joint venture worksite in Ibra, Oman.
The two companies were awarded the contract for the dualisation of Bidbid-Sur Road, worth OR: 117m by Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) in September 2011.
The asphalt plant is equipped with two normal bitumen tanks and four polymer-modified bitumen tanks all heated by a 1m kcal/h capacity thermal oil heater. The plant is controlled by a central computer inside the control cabin in fully automatic or manual modes. The two section hot-mix storage silos are located under the mixer with a capacity of 100 tonnes.
SIGMA is an Italian – Turkish entity with design and Europe sales offices in Italy and manufacturing facilities in Ankara, Turkey. SIGMA Asphalt Plants are designed by specialists in asphalt plant technology with almost 30 years of experience in the field.
According to the company, the main goal of SIGMA asphalt plants is to produce high quality asphalt, with reduced energy consumption while meeting the European environmental standards. SIGMA manufactures mobile and transferable asphalt plants within a range of 120 – 300 tons/ hour.