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Lintec & Linnhoff ECO60 deployed for port development in Madagascar

This Eurotec ECO60 concrete batching plant was used by a Japanese contractor for the redevelopment of the Toamasina Port project. (Image source: Lintec & Linnhoff)

After using a Eurotec ECO60 concrete batching plant from Lintec & Linnhoff to great success, a Japanese contractor has ordered a second model in order to support its work on the Toamasina Port Development Project (Phase 2) in Madagascar

When the contractor needed a new plant for the port extension project, it turned to a machine it was already well-acquainted with having used the ECO60 before.  

“This customer always has a need for high productivity and reliable plant, which is why they took advantage of the ECO60 plant’s performance and reliability. In order to meet the new project’s requirements for more complex concrete mix designs, they upgraded that first ECO60 model from three aggregate bins to five bins,” explained R. Sakthi, CEO, Lintec & Linnhoff Concrete. “So after they witnessed it could deliver the high performance they wanted, they ordered another ECO60 plant with five aggregate bins.”

The ECO60’s modularised structure provides fast installation and easy maintenance. It started producing a consistent mix of concrete volume for a range of tasks on the Toamasina Port Development Project. 

The new quay and container storage area, already the largest commercial port in Madagascar, is expected to increase Toamasina’s port handling capacity. On top of that, the deepened berths allow more and larger cargo and container ships to dock.

The model produces up to 60 cu/m per hour of ready-mix concrete in batches of 1 cu/m. The consistency of the mix is ensured by the weighing and batching systems that are metered using load cells. This is managed with Eurotec’s own in-house ECS process-control system software. 

A twin-shaft mixer supports high-volume production and rigorous mixing intensity. Its robust steel structure and thick interior abrasion-proof linings ensure long-lasting durability. Located at 90° intervals, the double-mixing spiral paddle structure delivers greater abrasion-resistance and high-performance production than conventional mixers. 

The ECO60’s work completed without incident in July 2022, although the project is expected to continue for another two to three years.