The world’s largest concrete slipform paver was comissioned at Patel Infrastructure on February 25th, 2020 for the construction of 8-lane Vadodara-Kim Expressway, a part of the Mumbai-New Delhi Expressway. The SP 1600 fully automatic slipform concrete paver has a full paving width of 18.75 mtrs, and the capacity to pave the entire width of 18.75 m at one go. There would be four such pavers working at this site.
At the inauguration of the paver, Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India, said, “Today is a proud moment for Patel Infrastructure and the WIRTGEN GROUP with the commissioning of the 18.75 m wide single-pass paving with our SP-1600 slipform paver.We are able to exhibit our expertise in not only supplying and commissioning machines, but also in providing total solutions for both concrete and asphalt roads.”
The multipurpose SP 1600 is capable of paving motorways across the full carriageway width, industrial sites, airport runways and taxiways, or other airport areas, in single-layer or dual-layer application. The Slipform paver’s dowel bar and tie bar inserters are distinctive for their high degree of automation. Oscillating beam and super smoother, burlap and texture curing machine ensure a perfect surface finish of the completed concrete slab.