January 2021

PRIMA 240 model SIGMA Asphalt Plant with a capacity of 240 tons/hour operates successfully since September 2020 in Uzbekistan.

Towards the end of February 2020, the Uzbek company ordered the plant to SIGMA. Despite the pandemic restrictions, the production of the plant was completed with serious effort and shipment was realized in early May with 18 trailer trucks. Installation was delayed until August unfortunately due to quarantine and flight restrictions. It was completed in about 4 weeks although the conditions were not very favourable and the plant was started up successfully in mid-September. During the test runs, excellent results in terms of performance and hot-mix asphalt quality were reached.

The Buyer is well-known important company in Uzbekistan with activities in various other sectors and the plant was installed in Namangan, at the headquarters of the company. Prior to placing the order to SIGMA, the company officials visited other SIGMA asphalt plants operating in Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan to discuss with their site managers and investigate about the performance of the plant as well as the level of their satisfaction. Finally, they were convinced about SIGMA quality and decided to buy their new asphalt plant from SIGMA.

The fully automatic and computer-controlled asphalt plant is the first SIGMA reference in Uzbekistan. Natural gas is used as fuel and thermal oil heated bitumen tanks and 1.000.000 kCal/h capacity oil heater are also inclusive of the plant. Filler system comprises of a tower type silo with 40 tons capacity recovered filler and 40 tons capacity mineral filler divisions.