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New $8m asphalt plant

GERALYN EDWARD, [email protected]

New $8m asphalt plant

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THERE IS A NEW player in asphalt manufacturing and road paving in Barbados, and that company wants a piece of the action on the Highway 1 repaving project set to be done by CO Williams Construction.

Cemix Asphalt, which is part of the Bess Mining group operated by businessman Bjorn Bjerkhamn and other partners, has just launched the $8 million high-tech asphalt plant at Black Bess, St Peter.

Company officials believe the development could not have come at a better time, as the country struggles to maintain its expansive but ageing road network.

In an exclusive interview with the WEEKEND NATION, Jason Edwards, general manager of Cemix, and Roger Gill, general manager of Infra Barbados, two key executives in the new company, said Cemix Asphalt had the capacity to produce up to 160 tons of the material each hour and was well placed to fill the current void on the island. (GE)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.