Lintec CSD3000 asphalt plant supplied more than 50,000 tons of hot mix asphalt
from the highest-quality materials for the high-profile project.
• Premium-technology Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA) is used for the surface layer of the brand-new 4.31 km track on Lombok Island, making the circuit one of the few to adopt this harder-wearing technology.
• The Mandalika Circuit will be used as an ordinary road outside of race events.
International motorcycle racing has returned to Indonesia after a 24-year hiatus. A Lintec CSD3000 containerised asphalt plant, the largest mixing plant in the country, has been key to producing its new, premium-quality, racetrack in record time. Two units of Linnhoff TSD1500 MobileMix asphalt plants were also deployed to produce the asphalt mix for the run-off areas.
The construction work on the 4.31 km
Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit on Lombok Island’s southern coast
began in June 2020, as part of the Indonesian government’s campaign to promote
new international tourist destinations. Paving works began in February till
August 2021, with the entire project completed by October 2021. The circuit was
ready to host its first race – the finale of the FIM Superbike World
Championship (WorldSBK) season – during November 19-21.
As the resort area of Mandalika forges ahead with its multi-billion dollar transformation into a luxury coastal resort worthy of rivalling nearby Bali, the track will become the only street circuit in the prestigious MotoGP calendar functioning as an ordinary road when no events are scheduled.
The surface layer is specially paved
using special Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA) mixture, which combines the famously
tough coarse aggregate Tau stone from Palu, Central Sulawesi, with Performance
Grade (PG) 82 polymer-modified bitumen (PMB). Also added was limestone filler
from Ponorogo and Probolinggo, East Java, and cellulose fiber additives from
Germany, only the highest-quality materials were used. By strengthening the
structure of the surface layer so that it remains strong through stone-by-stone
contact, its high cohesive strength provides greater resistance to intense heat
and heavy loads. Additionally, by remaining non-slippery in wet conditions,
this mix is especially suitable for racetracks in tropical regions.
With its well-earned reputation for
effective screening, accurate weighing, proper and efficient drying, and a
production output of up to 240 tons per hour, the Lintec CSD3000 plant was
therefore the obvious choice. The high capacity asphalt plant was chosen to
minimise the paving joints for a smoother race track surface. With the PG 82
PMB providing improved workability of asphalt mixtures, it was imperative that
the contractors used an asphalt mixing plant that could be relied upon to
provide homogeneous output to ensure a reliable production capacity of the
It produced a total of over 50,000
tons of hot mix asphalt for the three layers of the main track; namely the
Asphalt Concrete (AC) base layer, AC binder layer, and the SMA surface layer.