Wirtgen and Hamm in German PPP motorway project
By Becca Wilkins13 August 2008
Wirtgen and Hamm machines are working on Germany's first public private partnership (PPP) motorway construction project.
Led by a German/Dutch/French consortium, the work is being carried out on a 37 km-long stretch of the A8 motorway between Augsburg and Munich. It involves a 53 km six-lane motorway expansion - the first 37 km of which must be ready for traffic by the end of 2010.
Wirtgen's new WR 2000 soil stabiliser and recycler, with a milling width of 2 m, a milling depth of up to 500 mm and a maximum advance speed of 20 m per minute is working on the project.
Also in use is a 3412 Hamm single drum compactor, equipped with the Hammtronic microprocessor control system that monitors all relevant functions and adjusts the vibration system and travel speed.