Gayatri Projects started operations in 1970, winning its first irrigation project order for the Nagarjuna Sagar Irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh. The company was then managed and run by Mr. T Subbarami Reddy, who was succeeded in 1988 by Mr. Sandeep Reddy, currently the managing director of the company. The company slowly flourished in this business, and in the mid-90s it forayed into road projects, which were funded by ABB, the World Bank, the IFC, etc.
The quality and timely completion of projects enabled the company to become a part of India’s most reputable project, the Golden Quadrilateral Project aimed at connecting the four metropolises of India. Gayatri Projects received praise for its work and timely completion of projects, and was ranked among the top road developers in India.
In 2008, Gayatri Projects not only became a preferred vendor for the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), but also started running toll booths at various locations. It was then that Gayatri Projects joined with Metso for its time-limited and mammoth projects spread across India with different crushing requirements. Currently, Gayatri Projects has eight road and irrigation projects where Metso is providing them with the most technically advanced equipment and solutions. The total Gayatri Projects fleet includes eight Nordwheeler plants, which produce 200 to 250 tonnes of 0–40 mm aggregate every hour at different locations.
Continuous crushing required to feed the highway project
“Since the rock density was 2.7, crushability only 30% and abrasiveness 1,800 grams per tonne, Gayatri Projects had to invest in the best equipment to ensure non-stop crushing at this site,” explains Mr. Ravichandra. “About 60,000 tonnes of aggregates in a month was required to feed the batching plant situated nearby, and we only had 18 hours a day and 25 working days in a month to achieve this target,” he says.Gayatri Projects was allotted a 22-kilometer stretch on the Kundali–Ghaziabad–Palwal Expressway, for which it set up a crushing and screening plant at Nuh in Haryana. In order to feed the project, Gayatri Projects was crushing granite rock fed by their own mine in Ferozpur Jhirka (a town in Nuh district). The plant was required to produce 0–6 mm sand, and 6–12 mm, 12–20 mm and 20–26 mm aggregate products to feed the batching plant, which converted it into high-quality concrete for the road project.
Trust in Metso led to the selection of NW106™ & NW220 GPD™ for the demanding site
After carefully analyzing the demand and understanding mobility as an important aspect, Metso decided to go with the best-in-class plant, i.e. Metso NW106™ jaw crusher, NW220GPD™ cone crusher and Metso’s DS1855™ three-deck screen for this expressway project.