SOUTHEAST ASIA CONSTRUCTION16 Jul 2021
Pan-Borneo Highway employs Lintec & Linnhoff plants for road works

Asphalt plants from Lintec & Linnhoff are working on a major project to construct several sections of the Pan-Borneo Highway in Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia.

Here, the Lintec CSD 3000 and CSD 2500B containerised asphalt plants together with the Linnhoff TSD 1500 MobileMix asphalt plants are used to provide high-quality hot mix asphalt, offering lower operating and maintenance costs for the clients, as well as excellent productivity to meet the substantial challenges of the construction.

The ultimate client on the project is the Government of Malaysia and over the four-year period, the CSD and TSD asphalt plants will be producing hot mix asphalt for both the binder course and wearing course for several sections of the Pan-Borneo Highway.   

Lee Yen Meng, CEO of Lintec & Linnhoff Asphalt Pte Ltd, said that the customers selected these CSD and TSD asphalt plants for their high portability, productivity, quick installation, good quality mix and reliability.

“Because some parts of the highway are operational, the asphalting works can only be conducted during a short window of time during the day. Hence these asphalt plants’ productivity is maximised during these hours,” he explained.

“The CSD 2500B can produce up to 160 t/hr, while the CSD 3000 can produce up to 240 t/hr. Both models are equipped with large hot mineral bin capacities to ensure steady batch production.”

Mr Lee added, “The Linnhoff TSD 1500 MobileMix offers an additional advantage. With their fast mobilisation and no need for heavy cranes for installation, they can be swiftly relocated to other sections of the highway as required. This is a huge advantage on a road construction project, where mobility and being close to the project site is key.”

Maintenance and fuel consumption of the CSD and TSD asphalt plants are reduced, thanks to their screen drum technology. This technology combines the drying and screening of aggregates in one drum, eliminating the need for hot elevators and vibrating screens.

Lintec and Linnhoff asphalt plants are fitted with a pollution control unit, where exhaust gas is filtered and clean air is released into the atmosphere, while the remaining dust particles can be used as reclaimed filler.

Works on the highway began in September 2017. Once the construction is completed, the new Pan-Borneo Highway will improve intercity connections and provide faster and safer travels along the northern part of Borneo.

The Pan-Borneo Highway connects the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak with Brunei and Indonesia’s Kalimantan. Within the Malaysia section, over 2,000 km of highway make up the project, while there is over 3,000 km in Indonesia section and around 170 km in Brunei section.

The Pan-Borneo Highway is part of the Asian Highway Network, also known as the Great Asian Highway, a cooperative project between some countries in Asia and Europe with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) to improve highway systems in Asia.