Within the SERVAL operation, the French Ministery of Defense asked to MARINI-ERMONT for the supply of one asphalt plant to the French Army which is enlisted together with Malian forces.
Ordered in April 2013, the asphalt plant has been delivered in a very short notice, in August, since the objective was to produce hot mix asphalt after the rain season in September. MARINI-ERMONT teams has perfectly adapted one supermobile TSM 13 ERMONT, well known for its reliability , its simple use as well as its resistance to the difficult production conditions and to the specificities of the military logistic.
Robustness was essential to cover around 5 000 km between France and Mali! After a departure from Toulon harbour, the TSM 13 ERMONT went on board of a ship to Abidjan. Then, it crossed the desert up to its final destination, still secret.