Heidelberg Materials UK invests in Wirtgen mobile cold recycling mixing plant

Heidelberg Materials UK has invested in a mobile cold recycling mixing plant, demonstrating its commitment to conserving natural materials, promoting the circular economy, and decarbonising its products.
Asphalt Plants, Equipment & Applications / February 26, 2024
By Guy Woodford
Heidelberg Materials' Wirtgen KMA 240i mobile cold recycling mixing plant. Pic: Heidelberg Materials UK

The batching plant can use reclaimed and primary aggregate to produce cold mix materials, providing a lower carbon solution for road construction and maintenance projects.

The Wirtgen KMA 240i mobile plant has a large mixing capacity (240 tonnes) and can process base materials, including recycled construction materials, asphalt planings and primary aggregate. It enables the company to use technologies such as foamed bitumen, emulsion, cementitious, and biogenic binders to produce various cold mix materials.

Ian Price, contracting managing director, said: “Our investment in this new mobile plant allows us to complement our existing range of sustainable solutions with the option of cold mix products, saving energy and associated CO2 emissions.

“It provides a cost-effective solution for road construction and maintenance projects, allowing recycling of 100 per cent of worn-out road surfaces, which can be recycled back into new materials, reducing the need for primary aggregate.”

In the UK, Heidelberg Materials (formerly Hanson UK) is split into five business lines – aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), concrete, asphalt and contracting, cement and recycling – which, together, operate around 280 manufacturing sites and employ more than 3,500 people.

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