Tarmac yesterday unveiled a state-of-the-art asphalt plant in Hertfordshire, UK. The GBP6.6m plant replaces an older 1960s operation. It has greater capacity, is more efficient, and can manufacture a wider range of products, including lower temperature asphalts.
Among the plant's highlights, it is the first UK plant to use high capacity cold Recycled Asphalt Planings (RAP) technology to create mixes containing up to 55 per cent recycled content, supporting Tarmac’s commitment to increase the amount of waste materials it re-uses each year.
Cyrille Ragoucy, CEO, Tarmac said: “The UK’s strategic road infrastructure plays a critical role in securing the country’s continuing social and economic development, and unlocking its future prosperity.”
The Harper Lane plant is part of a major investment that Tarmac is making in its aggregate and asphalt footprint across the south of England over the next 18 months. This has seen the company installing the world’s first world’s first combined Terex AggreSand 206 modular wash plant and AggreScrub150 in its quarries at Broom South in Bedfordshire, and Stanninghall in Norfolk. Tarmac is also investing in additional RAP capabilities at its asphalt operations in Stevenage, Trowse, and Parkstone.