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CDE to host IQ meeting in UAE

FOLLOWING the recent establishment of the Institute of Quarrying Middle East meeting group, CDE Global will be hosting the region’s third technical evening which takes place in Fujairah on 16 February 2010.

CDE, the Northern Ireland-based manufacturers of washing equipment for quarrying, mining and recycling, have a long association with the Institute of Quarrying in the UK and have hosted many similar events in recent years.

The most recent association saw CDE chairman and founder Tony Convery deliver a presentation at the Institute’s 2009 Annual Conference symposium in Belfast.

‘We fully support the work that the Institute of Quarrying does throughout the world and are delighted to be involved at such an early stage with the Middle East meeting group’ explained CDE’s marketing manager, Peter Craven.

‘We have no doubt that the Institute will be a great success in the Middle East and we will continue to do all we can to assist with its development.’

CDE Global have been established in the Middle East market for five years and currently have two offices – the company’s regional headquarters in Doha and a branch office in Dubai.

During their forthcoming presentation, CDE will tackle the important issue of water availability in the Middle East and will highlight the various steps that operators can take to ensure a resource-efficient washing plant.

The development of water-efficient washing systems for the Middle East is an area where CDE have considerable experience, having delivered two 1,200 tonnes/h sand washing plants in Qatar.

These two plants include full closed-circuit water recycling systems to ensure that more than 95% of the water used in the washing process is recycled, which has a huge impact on the volume of water required to feed the washing plants.

‘Without the introduction of our AquaCycle thickeners and GHT filter-press systems the two plants in Qatar would simply be non-starters,’ explained Steve Williams, CDE’s sales manager for the region.

‘We will be highlighting these projects and also presenting extensive information on how the same methodologies can be applied to smaller-scale operations to allow for the production of the highest-quality materials while minimizing water consumption.’

Since the completion of these two major washing plants in Qatar, CDE say they have made significant developments to their product range to cope with the specific requirements of the market in the Middle East, and these will also be covered extensively at the IQ event in Fujairah.

‘The region has some unique characteristics within the mineral processing sector, largely dominated by water issues, and our ability to tailor our offer to overcome this potential obstacle puts us in a position to provide operators with the most efficient wet or dry processing systems available,’ said Mr Williams.

For further information on the new IQ Middle East meeting group, contact Julian Smallshaw on tel: +44 (0)115 945 4309; or email: [email protected]

For further information on CDE and their participation in the technical evening on 16 February, contact Peter Craven on tel: +44 (0)28 8676 7900; or email: [email protected]. Alternatively, contact CDE’s Qatar office on tel: +974 450 6374.

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