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Dagenham depot and wharf upgrade takes shape

Dagenham depot and wharf facility

Hanson complete phase one of major upgrade to screening and washing facility on the river Thames

HANSON have completed the first phase of a major upgrade at their Dagenham aggregates depot and wharf on the river Thames in London.

The new screening and washing plant is capable of processing 500 tonnes/h of marine-dredged sand and gravel.

The plant was designed and supplied by DUO and refined by Hanson’s project-management team to enhance maintenance and production efficiencies as well as safety. It has also been future-proofed to cater for potential increased capacity.

The upgrade is part of a three-phase investment programme at the site, which receives around 1.2 million tonnes of marine-dredged sand and gravel a year together with 800,000 tonnes of aggregates.

‘There were some massive challenges to overcome to get the new plant up and running,’ said unit manager Steve Chidgey. ‘It involved close co-operation between the management team, contractors and staff, and was completed without any accidents.’

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