April 30, 2012

Asphalt Recycling Facility in UK

A £2.3 MILLION asphalt plant and recycling facility could be built on the banks of the River Medina, creating 14 jobs.

Plans for the plant, together with associated ancillary facilities, have been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council by Eurovia Roadstone, which is part of Vinci Ringway, one of two companies bidding for the roads Private Finance Initiative (PFI).

If approved, the plant would be built on a former landfill site adjacent to Medina Wharf, off Arctic Road, Cowes. According to plans published today (Friday) on the Isle of Wight Council planning website, the development would include an associated cold-process recycling plant, mobile crusher, weighbridge, offices, lorry park, storage bays, workshop and access.

The proposed site falls within the parish of Northwood and councillors there are due to discuss the plans at their meeting at Northwood Primary School on Tuesday at 6.30pm. A report supporting the application states: "Throughout the period of the PFI contract, it will be necessary for the proposed development to produce and supply materials on a 24 hour a day, seven day a week basis, albeit the trading levels shall range from modest to almost insignificant depending upon what part of the contract is assessed.

"While it is necessary for the asphalt plant to have flexibility as to when it is able to supply and accept materials, it is likely that the facility shall not operate during all of the hours proposed."
According to the report, the plant itself will be carefully designed to meet recommended noise limits while complaints about dust and odour nuisance are considered "unlikely to occur" due to the measures to be put in place.

Meanwhile, aggregates will be imported to Medina Wharf on purpose-built vessels but other raw materials, such as bitumen, cement and limestone dust, will be imported via the existing ferry services using 30-tonne tankers. It is predicted the development will create an addition three vehicle movements in each direction along Arctic Road per hour.

The report concludes: "A detailed assessment of the impacts of the proposed development has been completed which shows that the development will give rise to some impacts which are not likely to cause inconvenience to any local residents."

It adds: "The proposals, will, however, provide significant benefits for the area; new employment and the generation of industry on the Island, the supply of high-quality coated road stone, the reuse of previously landfilled land, the recycling of waste and the reduction of HGV miles when compared to a facility which would be located other than at Medina Wharf."

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk
Source- Country Press

April 25, 2012

Bitumen Production

Bitumen Production of various refineries around the World.

Source - Nationmaster


Rank   Countries  Amount  Date  
# 1     United States: 30,815,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 2     Soviet Union: 16,100,000 ton  1991 Time series
# 3     China: 9,229,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 4     Japan: 5,395,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 5     Russia: 4,986,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 6     Canada: 4,620,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 7     Iran: 3,786,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 8     Germany: 3,601,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 9     India: 3,576,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 10     Spain: 2,900,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 11     Korea, South: 2,482,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 12     Malaysia: 2,124,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 13     Singapore: 1,975,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 14     Saudi Arabia: 1,930,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 15     United Kingdom: 1,912,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 16     Turkey: 1,761,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 17     Venezuela: 1,689,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 18     Brazil: 1,420,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 19     Taiwan: 1,375,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 20     Poland: 1,139,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 21     Thailand: 1,093,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 22     Belgium: 1,076,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 23     Netherlands Antilles: 1,044,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 24     Mexico: 953,000 ton  1990 Time series
# 25     Czechoslovakia: 910,000 ton  1991 Time series
# 26     Egypt: 905,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 27     Sweden: 837,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 28     South Africa: 802,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 29     East Germany: 730,000 ton  1990 Time series
# 30     Argentina: 666,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 31     Czech Republic: 536,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 32     Chile: 500,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 33     Iraq: 491,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 34     Hungary: 477,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 35     Austria: 466,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 36     Ukraine: 451,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 37     Belarus: 443,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 38     Indonesia: 430,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 38     Australia: 430,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 40     Bahrain: 410,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 40     Greece: 410,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 42     Netherlands: 408,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 43     Syria: 400,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 44     Portugal: 386,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 45     Finland: 311,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 46     Pakistan: 296,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 47     Colombia: 276,000 ton  1994 Time series
# 48     Algeria: 254,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 49     Kuwait: 214,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 50     Côte d'Ivoire: 200,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 51     Morocco: 198,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 52     Croatia: 181,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 52     Bulgaria: 181,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 54     Libya: 169,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 55     Lithuania: 163,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 56     Romania: 157,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 57     Israel: 138,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 58     Azerbaijan: 128,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 59     New Zealand: 117,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 60     Jordan: 114,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 61     Yemen: 113,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 62     Kazakhstan: 109,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 63     Peru: 107,000 ton  2001 Time series
# 64     Uzbekistan: 104,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 65     Ecuador: 102,000 ton  1995 Time series
# 66     Yugoslavia: 91,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 67     Albania: 87,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 68     Sri Lanka: 52,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 69     Slovakia: 49,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 70     Cuba: 43,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 71     Philippines: 33,000 ton  2003 Time series
# 72     Trinidad and Tobago: 27,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 73     Nicaragua: 21,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 74     El Salvador: 20,000 ton  1995 Time series
# 75     Nigeria: 19,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 76     Gabon: 15,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 76     Kenya: 15,000 ton  2005 Time series
# 78     Costa Rica: 13,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 79     Panama: 10,000 ton  1995 Time series
= 79     Uruguay: 10,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 81     Jamaica: 9,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 81     Cyprus: 9,000 ton  2004 Time series
= 83     Georgia: 8,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 83     Norway: 8,000 ton  1994 Time series
# 85     Angola: 7,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 86     Denmark: 5,000 ton  2003 Time series
= 86     Zambia: 5,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 86     Barbados: 5,000 ton  1997 Time series
= 86     Cameroon: 5,000 ton  2005 Time series
= 90     Ethiopia: 2,000 ton  1999 Time series
= 90     Bolivia: 2,000 ton  2005 Time series
Total: 122,271,000 ton  
Weighted average: 1,343,637.4 ton