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Lafarge Tarmac choose the Rapidmix for CBGM application in Wales

Rapid International's Rapidmix 400CW continuous mixing plant

Lafarge Tarmac’s Construction Solutions Contracting Business, recently purchased a Rapidmix 400CW mobile continuous mixing plant for use on nationwide pavement construction applications.  

The Rapidmix was used initially to produce circa 39,000 tonnes of CBGM (cement-bound granular material) between April and July 2013, working as a subcontractor to Lafarge Tarmac Contracting South Wales for Sisk Roadbridge on the A477 St Clears to Red Roses Improvement. The contract is a Welsh Government-funded 9.3km long new road project to improve the road network from St Clears roundabout to Pont Newydd.

Northern Ireland-based Rapid International's Rapidmix 400 and 600CW continuous mixing plant, can be successfully used to produce high-quality hydraulic-bound materials using hydraulic binders from cement to fly ash and slag. Kevin Marshall, contract production manager in Construction Solutions, commented: ‘The use of hydraulic-bound materials in new build road construction is increasing, and the Rapidmix plant is a very useful addition to increase Lafarge Tarmac’s capability and flexibility to produce high-quality site-mixed materials. The support from Rapid International has been excellent including set up and operator training.

Recently updated to incorporate full weighing options for all materials - aggregates, cement and water, the new generation Rapidmix 400 and 600CW offers record keeping that is fully automated, precise and detailed.

Fully mobile and self contained, the Rapidmix offers a complete plant powered by its own power source, with on-board compressor and generator. Fitted with a self-erecting system, using hydraulics, the plant can change from travel mode to fully operational within a few hours. The Rapidmix 400/600 CW mixes up to 400 or 600 tonnes/h depending on application and provides feed rates that are fully adjustable for the aggregate, cement and water systems.

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