One of Lintec & Linnhoff’s long-time customers was so impressed by the performance of its Eurotec ECO60 concrete batching plant they ordered a second model to support its work on the Toamasina Port Development Project (Phase 2) in Madagascar.
The Japanese contractor was already familiar with the ECO60 as it has been using the same model before. When it needed a new plant for a port extension project, it was an easy choice to purchase the same model. The decision to buy the second plant was made after being convinced of its quality and reliability, as well as enjoying the superb level of aftersales support of the Eurotec team.
“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,” explains 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 stationary Eurotec ECO60 provides an affordable and reliable solution for customers who demand an economical concrete batching plant with high-quality concrete production. The customer can also customise the number of aggregate bins (3-6 inline bins) according to the project’s concrete mix requirements.
The model produces up to 60 m³/hour of ready-mix concrete in batches of 1 m³. 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 that runs on Windows OS for fully automatic operations.
A twin-shaft mixer, 100% manufactured in Italy, 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. This is a valuable advantage when blending materials with particle sizes from 120 to 150 mm.
The ECO60’s work completed without incident in July 2022, although the project is expected to continue for another two to three years.
The long-running Toamasina Port redevelopment program has already witnessed major improvements, with port handling capacity rising from just 60 t to 2 500 t per day. In addition, bottlenecks that would see full containers languishing for an average of 20 days has been eliminated.
Toamasina now handles 90% of Madagascar’s container traffic and more than 80% of all the country’s trade traffic, making it a leading regional hub with connections to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Gulf states. The latest phase of the project is set to make a significant contribution to Madagascar’s economic development. It has already accelerated other new projects across the country, leading to increased investment in mining and cement production.