SGKadutplant9.14Ley Choon's new asphalt recycling plant at 3, Sungei Kadut Drive. Only 12 staff are required to operate it, thanks to the use of  technologies such as pneumatic tube systems and remote process monitoring. Photo: CompanySeveral huge infrastructure plans are set to be executed in Singapore in the coming years.

The expansion of Changi International Airport. The building of Changi East Airbase. The construction of North-South Expressway. The redevelopment of Paya Lebar Airbase into a sprawling residential, commercial and industrial township. 

Such projects will require the laying of roads, amongst other things.

And they will require lots and lots of asphalt.

"The Group believes that these mega developments will provide substantial opportunities for its new plant to supply asphalt premix," said executive chairman and CEO Toh Choo Huat at the opening of its second asphalt recycling plant in Sungei Kadut last Friday.

The plant is 45 metres high and has a production capacity of 400 tons of asphalt per hour (equivalent to 25 loads of tipper truck), making it the largest single asphalt plant in Singapore, and possibly in Southeast Asia.

TeoSerLuck9.14L-R: Guest of honour Teo Ser Luck (Minister of State - Trade & Industry), Toh Choo Huat (Ley Choon Group executive chairman and CEO), Francis Koh (executive director) and Dr Low Boon Hwee (executive director). Photo: CompanyThe new plant more than triples Ley Choon’s production capacity from 175 tons per hour to 575 tons per hour.

Besides the increase in capacity, this plant employs state-of-the-art technology to enable it to recycle bitumen and aggregates up to 70%, far higher than the industry standard of 30% in Singapore. 

Ley Choon also has set up a $2 million R&D centre to develop new asphalt formulate, increase the company’s recycling rate and improve its overall asphalt quality.

The R&D centre has created good jobs, as it employs 9 PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) for positions such as researcher, engineer and laboratory technician.

TeoSerLuck_itw9.14Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State -- Trade & Industry, being interviewed by the media. With him is Ley Choon Group CEO Toh Choo Huat. Photo by El Lee.

onstage9.14Minister Teo Ser Luck with Toh Choo Huat on his left, and the board of directors at the opening of Ley Choon’s second asphalt recycling plant. Photo: Company

Aside from road/airfield construction, Ley Choon is established in four other business segments --- water/NEWater pipe laying, sewer pipeline rehabilitation, high-voltage power cable laying, and high-pressure gas pipe laying.

The Group is also among the few home-grown construction groups which have expanded overseas, leveraging on its core competencies. It is undertaking jobs in China, Brunei and Sri Lanka.

viewexhibit9.14Minister Teo Ser Luck with the Ley Choon board at an exhibit of the company's milestones. Photo by El Lee.  
See also: LEY CHOON GROUP: Scaling Up In Singapore, Making Inroads Overseas

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