Performance and reliability: the key to a centennial success
1,000,000 tons in one year! Alcat Contracting Company, one of the most important asphalt producers and sellers, based in Doha, Qatar, has achieved this impressive result with an almost unbelievable ease.
Several reasons explain this succes, the first one being the effective
commercial policy recently pursued by the company and its widespread
presence reached on the Qatari market, combined with the choice of an extremely high performance and reliable partner: Marini Top Tower 3000 P asphalt plant.
Alcat’s Top Tower 3000 P is a batch plant capable of achieving a 240tph production rate, with a storage capacity of 100 tons. Despite its age (it was set up in 2013, sharing the same job site with a previously acquired Marini MAP155, and is still in perfect working order), thanks to its compact and
innovative design, with the filter installed on top of the dryer, this plant continues to represent the best in state of the art asphalt production. The proof? The ease with which the asphalt plant has matched all the targets required by recent Qatari standard QCS2014, one of the strictest and most rigorous specifications currently found in the road construction field.
The increasing market demand, together with the finalization of the asphalt supply for the Orbital Highway, one of the strategic infrastructural works launched by local government in preparation for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Championship, has pushed Alcat to run their Top Tower 3000 P at its maximum pace for more than 300 days in 2017, with production peaks of uninterrupted activity for 24 hours per day, 6 days per week.
From October 2016 to November 2017, approximately 980,000 tons were produced, at a monthly rate of 70,000 tons, peaking at a maximum of 110,000 tons in the months of January and February 2017.