SÃO MIGUEL

The industrial plant at Mata dos Cavacos, in São Miguel, is the head office for Tecnovia Açores and Tecnovia Ambiente, and is located approximately 8 km from the city of Ponta Delgada and 10 km from the city of Ribeira Grande, next to the regional road ER 3-1ª.

Comprising multiple production facilities, the plant is well-know for producing aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, and bituminous mixtures. It also includes a centre for collecting, recycling, and sorting construction and demolition waste – CDW – and a facility for producing wood pellets under the Ocean Pellets brand.

The quality management systems at the plant are NP EN ISO 9001 certified, and the aggregates and bituminous mixtures bear CE marking in accordance with harmonised product standards.

INFRASTRUCTURES

Quarry

Quarry

Crushing Plant

Crushing Plant

Ready-Mix Concrete Plant

Ready-Mix Concrete Plant

Bituminous Plant

Bituminous Plant

CDW Management Centre

CDW Management Centre

Laboratory

Laboratory

Office

Office

Workshop

Workshop

Pellet Factory

Pellet Factory

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

AGGREGATES

The basalt rock from the quarry at Mata dos Cavacos is the raw material for aggregates of various sizes, from gravel to pit-run gravel and stone dust, which are used in construction and civil engineering. We also produce recycled aggregates through from CDW.

The range of available aggregates is indicated here, and other grain sizes may also be produced upon request. The performance measurements for aggregates are provided upon request (see contacts).

AGREGADOS DA PEDREIRA MATA DOS CAVACOS
(SÃO MIGUEL – AÇORES)

Pó de Pedra 0/2

Pó de Pedra 0/5

Brita 2/5

Brita 4/11

Brita 8/16

Brita 10/40

Brita 11/22

Brita 22/32

Tout-venant 0/32

Tout-venant 2ª 0/45

Agregado Reciclado 0/32

BITUMINOUS MIXTURES

The Mata dos Cavacos bituminous mixtures plant produces hot bituminous mixtures for use in roads, airports or other heavy-duty surfaces.

The Mata dos Cavacos plant produces a predetermined range of bituminous mixtures, and performance measurements are provided upon request.

BITUMINOUS MIXTURES PRODUCED AT MATA CAVACOS

(SÃO MIGUEL)

AC 12.5 SURF 50/70 (BB)

AC 14 SURF 50/70 (BB)

AC 14 SURF 65-105/80 (BB – AJPII)

AC 20 REG 50/70 (MBD)

AC 20 REG 50/70 (MBD – AJPII)

AC 32 BASE 50/70 (MB – AJPII)

AC 20 BASE 50/70 (MB)

AC 12,5 SURF 50/70 (BB 10%F)

AC 14 SURF 50/70 (BB 10%M)

AC 20 REG 50/70 (MBD 10%M)

AC 10 SURF 50/70 (BB 10%M)

AC 20 BASE 50/70 (BB 20%M)

AC 14 SURF 50/70 (BB 20%M)

READY-MIX CONCRETE

The Mata dos Cavacos concrete plant produces concrete of all strength classes, lightweight concrete, pigmented concrete, and concrete with a prescribed composition, to meet the requirements of clients and contract work.

The fleet of concrete mixers and concrete pumps at this plant is scaled according to the needs of our clients.

CDW

The sorting and recycling centre for construction and demolition waste – CDW – operated by Tecnovia Ambiente on the island of Terceira is licensed to process various types of waste.

The centre rents containers with a 6m3 capacity for packing and transporting waste in accordance with the legal regulations in force, and also offers technical advisory services regarding waste management.

Please consult the documentation tab for the licence permit listing the waste the São Miguel centre can process, and the respective ELW codes.

The company is qualified to issue technical opinions regarding the removal of asbestos-bearing waste.

PELLETS

The pelletizing line has a production capacity of 3 tons per hour, manufacturing wood pellets from wood logs, using raw materials obtained in the region, and promoting renewable energy and the circular economy.

Tecnovia Ocean Pellets can be supplied in big-bags with a capacity of 100 kg, or in 15 kg bags.

Tecnovia Ambiente is seeking certification for its Ocean Pellets according to internationally harmonised requirements, under the industry-recognised ENplus system.

Technical documentation and test results for the wood pellets are provided upon request. The pellets have the following average characteristics:

Ocean Pellets characteristics
Diameter 6 mm
Length 11 mm
Lowest calorific value 19 – 17 MJ/kg
Density 690 kg/m3
Humidity Level ≤10 %
LABORATORY

The industrial facility at São Miguel has a quality control laboratory, equipped with all the technical and human resources required to test soils, aggregates, concrete, and bituminous mixtures in compliance with the testing standards and technical specifications in force in Portugal.

CONTACTS

Technical and commercial information should be requested by contacting:

CDW Centre and Ocean Pellets

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