Access Engineering opens SL’s largest asphalt manufacturing plant

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 23 2021
FT Access Engineering opens SL’s largest asphalt manufacturing plant

Access Engineering PLC (AEL) expanded its asphalt manufacturing operations by establishing a new plant at Daniston Estate in Horawala, Matugama recently in addition to an asphalt plant being operated at the same premises. The new plant holds a production capacity of over 160 metric tons of Asphalt Concrete per hour, making it the largest asphalt manufacturing plant in the island. At present, AEL asphalt plants are located in Matugama, Kotadeniyawa, Mailapitiya, Giriulla, Vavuniya, Okewella, Ganewalpola and Hatton. 

The plant in Matugama will enhance AEL’s asphalt production capacity, enabling the company to cater towards the growing demand of asphalt concrete in the island owing to the large construction projects underway in Sri Lanka. AEL, the major producer of asphalt concrete in Sri Lanka, contributes to the 100,000 km Alternative Road System Project implemented by the Ministry of Roads and Highways to give rural area residents the much needed accessibility to improve their livelihoods. 

Furthermore, AEL also contributes to the Integrated Road Investment Programme (iRoad project) due to our role as a key asphalt concrete supplier while the plants in Matugama are meeting the asphalt concrete requirement of the Ruwanpura Expressway Project to name a few. Lagath Gamalathge, General Manager – Head of Production Plants of Access Engineering PLC stated that a consistent supply of asphalt concrete at very competitive market rates will be continued through this plant to a number of government projects that are already being implemented. 

He further added, “The location for this installation was strategically selected to optimise and streamline an efficient supply of asphalt concrete to Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Matara and Ratnapura districts via the most convenient routes available”. “We believe through this latest addition to our supply chain, we will further strengthen and contribute to the national road development programme whilst ensuring the most efficient distribution of high-quality material,” he said.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 23 2021

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