News Release, Asphalt

Egypt’s Rsquared Construction chooses Lintec CSD2500B for major highway project 

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Egypt’s Rsquared Construction chooses Lintec CSD2500B for major highway project 

Egypt’s Rsquared Construction chooses Lintec CSD2500B for major highway project 

August 24, 2023

The Lintec CSD2500B has produced over 300,000 tonnes of asphalt to help build the Semad Highway connecting Aswan’s industrial estates to Cairo–Cape Town Highway. 

 

  • The Lintec CSD2500B containerised asphalt plant was purchased by a major Egyptian contractor and its first task was to build a vital road link connecting Aswan’s industrial areas with the main Cairo highway. 
  • Rsquared Construction selected the model for its ease of transport and low fuel consumption. 

A Lintec CSD2500B containerised asphalt batching plant has completed its first job on an important municipal highway contract in Aswan, Egypt. The plant belongs to Rsquared Construction, one of Egypt’s leading privately owned construction and infrastructure companies. It played a crucial role in building the approximately 3 km-long Semad Highway connecting Aswan’s industrial estates to the Cairo–Cape Town Highway. 

 

Installed in January 2023, the Lintec CSD2500B began production in February and mixed over 300,000 tonnes of asphalt for the project, with an average output of 500 tonnes per day. While impressive, this performance is well within the plant’s capacity, given its ability to deliver between 140 and 160 tph at its maximum.  

 

The plant will now be moved to another project, supporting Rsquared’s ambitious business expansion plans.We bought this plant with the aim of expanding our operations and opening a new branch in Upper Egypt,” explains Mohamed Abdel Raouf Hussein, CEO and founder of Rsquared Construction. “Having the plant there will be a major attraction for projects and will help secure more work in the area.” 

The CSD2500B produced over 300,000 tonnes of asphalt daily, even during Aswan’s harshest tropical desert climate. 

Deconstruction equipment 

A key reason behind Rsquared’s purchasing decision was the ease with which Lintec CSD models can be dismantled before traveling to the next project. The modular design, built entirely within 100% ISO certified sea containers, lends itself to efficient, economical transportation, and makes the plants ideal for short- and long-term projects. Their flat, rigid design also speeds up installation by eliminating the need for concrete foundations. 

 

Lintec facilitates smooth setup by pre-assembling each plant at the manufacturing stage, before subjecting them to rigorous testing to ensure the highest reliability.  

 

In addition, the containerised design provides the internal components with a high level of protection against the elements, while reducing noise and dust emissions. On the Aswan project, one of Rsquared’s challenges was coping with the tropical desert climate, with its harsh, sandy conditions that can easily damage unprotected equipment. But thanks to the intelligent design of the Lintec CSD2500B, there were no such concerns for the contractor, with the mixing plant maintaining the highest-quality production in temperatures that often pass 30 degrees Celsius.  

After completing the three-kilometre-long Semad Highway, the plant will now be moved to support Rsquared’s newest construction site in Upper Egypt. 

 

Easy access to all levels via walkways and staircases helps to reduce downtime when maintenance is required, while limiting access to one central, lockable security entrance was also important given the tight space available. “The congestion made it harder for us to work, but we have been involved in the roads and bridges sector since 1981, so it wasn’t a first for us – we have completed many projects under similar conditions,” Hussein continues. 

 

The fuel savings provided by the double screen drum technology were another attraction for Rsquared. The combination of heating and screening of minerals in a single process unit, eliminates the need for a hot elevator and vibrating screen, thereby significantly reducing energy costs and maintenance requirements.  

  

“This was an essential project for the Aswan Governorate and part of the presidential initiative to provide a higher living standard for the people of Upper Egypt,” adds Tony Chakra, Regional Sales Manager (Middle East & Africa) of Lintec & Linnhoff. “So, in addition to the high equipment requirements, Rsquared placed great importance on production safety and stability. Of course, with our German engineering heritage, Lintec has gained widespread recognition from customers for this, as well as for batching accuracy and mobility performance.” 

 

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About Lintec & Linnhoff 

 

Lintec & Linnhoff is a global manufacturer and distributor of leading-edge solutions for the asphalt and concrete industries under the Lintec, Linnhoff and Eurotec brand names. Its products include asphalt mixing plants, concrete batching plants, pavement related technologies, and specialist concrete cooling solutions. 

 All its machines are engineered to the highest levels and exceed global standards for environmental impact, recyclability and reusability. The company’s key technologies include Lintec’s containerised asphalt and concrete batching plants built in 100% certified ISO sea containers and Linnhoff’s screen drum technology. 

 Lintec & Linnhoff combines the craftsmanship, precision and engineering expertise of its German heritage with the exacting standards required to serve the varied needs of the global construction market. It provides purpose-built solutions to customers that are supported through its team of global experts and distribution partners. 

 Lintec & Linnhoff plants have helped deliver some of the world’s most prominent construction achievements, including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge; Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi; The Palm Island, Dubai; the Storebaelt Bridge, Denmark; Merdeka 118 Tower, Malaysia; and the 1st Polder Project in Singapore. 

 

 

 

 

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Punitha Govindasamy 

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Lintec & Linnhoff Holdings Pte Ltd  

 

T: +65 6643 0856 

E: punitha.govindasamy@lintec-linnhoff.com  

 

 

Ben Shaw 

Director 

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Tel: +44 7940 144 895 

E: ben.shaw@se10.com 

 

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Lintec & Linnhoff Holdings Pte Ltd

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