The new ECO90 joins the existing ECO30 and ECO50 machines that belong to Z For Mining.
Following its recent purchase of an ECO90 stationary concrete batching plant, a Mali-based contractor now owns three of the four units that make up the Eurotec ECO range. Z For Mining (ZFM) has been an enthusiastic advocate of Eurotec machinery ever since it acquired its first model, a second-hand ECO30, from a local contractor in 2013. The firm, which offers contractual services such as road construction and civil works for crushers, thickeners, and mills for mines around the West African nation, quickly put the facility to work, producing all of the concrete necessary for the SOMISY gold mine extension.
Soon after, ZFM purchased a brand-new ECO50 model, which was also placed in the Syama gold mine to aid in the shotcreting of subterranean tunnels. The daily output of both the ECO30 and the ECO50 fluctuated between 10-100m3 in response to project requirements and client requests.
Recently, ZFM acquired a brand-new Eurotec ECO90. Located in the Mali capital, Bamako, this factory has already commenced operations in January 2023, delivering ready-mix concrete to local contractors – many of whom will be involved in supporting the statewide effort to enhance public housing development.
With an output of up to 90 m3/hour with mixer size at 2m3 per batch, the ECO90 features a cement weigher and water weigher, both of which are accurately metered using load cells. Optional additive weighers can also operate in conjunction with Eurotec’s in-house developed ECS process-control system software. The ECS program runs on a user-friendly Windows OS and helps to produce a precise and consistent blend. The robust steel structure and thick interior abrasion-proof linings of the ECO90’s twin-shaft mixer ensure durable performance while mixing particles of up to 150mm in diameter.
Transportation is both easy and economical. After arriving onsite, they can be quickly installed as they need little or no foundation. The aggregate bins are designed to enable materials to be loaded effortlessly, with minimal ramps.
This high level of functionality, with simple operation ensuring quality concrete production, is a key advantage of the affordable Eurotec ECO series – and was instrumental in attracting ZFM’s repeat business.
Nice and easy does it every time
Lintec & Linnhoff’s responsive and intelligent approach to customer support helps operations run smoothly for ZFM.
“Beginning with our very first machine, we were very impressed with how easy it was to use the Eurotec batching plants,” says Zeidan Zeidan, Managing Director, ZFM. “Nevertheless, with our long experience and strong reputation in the construction sector, it is vital that we continue to deliver the best-possible service to our clients, and therefore we add extra value by hiring expat operators to oversee production.
“These operators have been highly trained in the art of producing concrete in the optimum way, as well as efficiently carrying out preventive maintenance to ensure our plants always remain operational and ready to serve,” explains Zeidan.Both online and in-person customer service ensures that on the rare occasion issues do arise with the plants, they are swiftly identified and resolved. Seamless parts logistics, experienced technicians and a customer-first philosophy combine to ensure productivity and profitability remain at their maximum for the customer.
“The easy contact and communication with the Lintec & Linnhoff team, and in particular the readiness of the technical team to assist in the event of any issues was another major factor in our decision to buy additional Eurotec models,” says Zeidan. “Will we ever finalise our collection with the ECO120, the biggest model in the range? Only time and infrastructure plans will tell.”