Leading Finnish Readymix Producer, Kymppibetoni Oy, Chooses Rapidbatch Mobile Concrete Batching Plant for Production of Wind Farm Foundations.
Kymppibetoni Oy, is a leading Finnish ready-mixed concrete supplier to concrete element manufacturers and the wider construction industry. In recent years, Kymppibetoni has focused on local readymix concrete production for wind turbine foundations, facilitated by mobile concrete batching plants. To support future demand, Kymppibetoni, recently purchased two Rapidbatch 120 mobile concrete batching plants, for production of wind turbine foundations.
Ease of mobility and high outputs
Kymppibetoni required a mobile batching solution with ease and speed of mobility for its sizeable number of remote wind turbine foundation projects.
The Rapidbatch 120’s compact modular design is easily transportable and can be fully erected in as little as one working day, reducing downtime. Installation is seamless – Rapidbatch requires only a single crane lift and no foundations and features plug and play electrics.
The plant’s integral 3m3 Rapid twin shaft mixer batches up to 120m3 per hour of high quality, homogenous concrete. The mixer’s unique arm design allows fitment at either 60°/90° and creates an area of high turbulence ensuring a homogeneous mix, in a reduced space of time.
Durability was a key deciding factor for Kymppibetoni, in selecting a mobile batching solution. Frequent site-to-site mobility, combined with exposed, harsh, weather conditions demanded a robust mobile batching solution.
The Rapidbatch 120 features a durable design, advantageous in meeting these requirements. The plant is fully galvanised and features an auto-greasing system, heavy duty gearboxes and a hard wearing liner on the weigh belt conveyor and bin outlets.
The integral Rapid twin shaft mixer offers reduced wear with extra thick chill cast tiles and paddles and an aerofoil arm design.
Winterisation ensures maximum outputs in harsh conditions
Kymppibetoni required a mobile batching solution capable of withstanding the often, “…typically rather harsh…” (Leevi Grönlund – Process Designer, Kymppibetoni) weather conditions faced on wind farm construction sites in Finland.
To ensure maximum output of concrete in adverse weather, the Rapidbatch 120 was fully winterised to include insulated composite cladding, lined doors and a heating system for aggregates, water and the integral Rapid twin shaft concrete mixer. As a result of these measures, Grönlund added, “…the Rapidbatch has proven its applicability in our projects.”
Reflecting on their experience with Rapid, Leevi Grönlund – Process Designer, Kymppibetoni, remarked, “Kymppibetoni aims to collaborate with partners that hold the expertise of their industry and have the ability to cooperate with and understand the needs of their customers, as well as seeking to build long-term relationships with its partners. This is how we see Rapid and would recommend them for any enterprise that share these values with us.”
Jarlath Gilmore – Sales & Marketing Director – Rapid International, commented, “We were thrilled that Kymppibetoni selected the Rapidbatch 120 for their mobile batching requirements. We have supplied a number of Rapidbatch plants for wind farm foundation projects around the world and were once again pleased to see the Rapidbatch excel in this application.”
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