Phoenix Asphalt Philippines Inc., a subsidiary of home-grown oil company Phoenix Petroleum, has started the operation of its own asphalt plant after completing the first phase of its construction. The plant is located at Calaca, Batangas, and is now supplying quality bitumen products to contractors in the country.
According to the company, the asphalt storage facility features two vertical storage tanks that can accommodate 6,200 metric tons of bitumen asphalt 60/70, a penetration grade bitumen for hot mix asphalt used in road constructions.
At present, Phoenix Asphalt is supplying naphthenic asphalt—a superior kind of bitumen product that exhibits much better performance than those that are usually sold in the market—imported mostly from our partner’s asphalt refinery in Malaysia.
Aside from the storage tanks, the asphalt facility also features a loading gantry equipped with two loading bays and with a weighbridge capacity of 80 metric tons and a 2.5 million kilocalorie-capacity hot oil unit and a back-up generator set unit with 350 kilovolt-ampere capacity.
“We have finally completed a major step in our venture into the asphalt business with the completion and operation of our own asphalt facility. Phoenix Asphalt aims to help build better roads and better runaways. We are on track with this goal and are now ready to provide high-quality asphalt products that will help support the various infrastructure developments in the country,” Phoenix Petroleum President and COO Henry Albert Fadullon said.
The newly built asphalt plant also has a functioning central fire station, a material recovery facility, a technology showroom, an asphalt laboratory, a road transport and dispatch room, and an administrative office. The plant also has access to its own fleet of delivery trucks that can bring Phoenix Asphalt’s products directly and quickly to its clients.
Looking ahead, Phoenix Asphalt is set to start the next phase of the plant’s construction early next year which will include Polymer Modified Bitumen and Emulsion facilities which are key for manufacturing high-performance asphalt products for roadways, tollways, and runways.