Linnhoff Technologies Supplies Asphalt Plant
for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Circuit


With October 2009 fixed as the date for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix, a Linnhoff asphalt batching plant is being used in a race against time to complete the new circuit.

Linnhoff Technologies of Singapore has won a contract to supply an asphalt batching plant to the International Grand Prix circuit now under construction at Abu Dhabi.

The plant, a Linnhoff Tower Plant LH3000, will be the sole unit supplying asphalt for the 5.6 km (3.48 miles) circuit, which is being built to a tight schedule to allow the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2009 to take place there in October next year.

Built in Singapore, the plant was shipped to Abu Dhabi and will be commissioned in the middle of June.

On February 2007, it was announced that a new race in Abu Dhabi known as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix would be added to the 2009 calendar as part of Formula One's expansion in the Middle East.

The race will take place on the International Grand Prix circuit that is being constructed on Yas Island by Aldar Properties, one of the United Arab Emirates' leading property development companies, and which is designed by renowned Formula One circuit designer Hermann Tilke.

Aldar is also constructing a theme park, marina, residential areas, waterpark, sport and leisure facilities, as well as hotels and beach resorts on the 2,550-hectare natural island, which is situated on the east coast of Abu Dhabi and is only minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

With 20 corners, the track will twist through the natural island, passing the marina and winding its way through sand dunes. The circuit has three planned grandstand areas.

The Linnhoff LH3000 is a tower batching plant with an integrated hot storage silo that can hold 150 tonnes of hotmix asphalt and which is placed below the twin shaft mixer in a heat-economising design.

The plant has been delivered to the joint Malaysian and Bahrain construction firm CEBARCO-WCT Engineering, which is handling the asphalting part of the contract.

The plant will be producing up to 240 tonnes of asphalt per hour for the construction of the track surface.

Linnhoff Technologies in Singapore has been specializing in the design and fabrication of asphalt mixing plants since 1984, and is a division of Lintec GmbH & Co. KG of Germany.

Source: Linnhoff Technologies

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