Terex Washing Systems plant for Patersons Quarries
TWS wash plant breathes new life into Greenoakhill aggregate and recycling centre in Glasgow
LAST year Terex Washing Systems (TWS), in association with their Scottish dealers Blue Machinery (Scotland) Ltd, installed a new 150 tonnes/h recycling wash plant at Patersons Quarries Ltd’s Greenoakhill quarry and recycling centre, in Glasgow.
Austin Carey, managing director of Blue Machinery (Scotland ) Ltd, said: ‘Having worked closely with the Patersons Group over the last 10 years, we were delighted to continue our close working relationship with Patersons in supplying this new TWS washing plant for their new materials recovery centre at Greenoakhill.’
Operating 10 or more hours per day, the bespoke plant processes construction, demolition and excavation waste to produce four grades of stone and two grades of sand.
Fergal McPhillips, sales manager for TWS, explained: ‘Upon careful analysis of the feed material and being mindful of the large variation in the silt content, a flexible sand plant with a special pre-wash option was deemed to be the best solution. Based on these findings, we proposed the bespoke system which now ensures that the construction and demolition waste material is effectively processed and produces saleable aggregates and sand.’
Garry Stewart, applications and sales support engineer with TWS, added: ‘The high silt content of Patersons’ construction and demolition material was a challenge which we relished, as we knew we had the expertise and technology to convert this sticky clay-bound material into saleable building materials. Patersons’ feed material is also very variable, so it was critical that we designed and built a plant which could handle these variations.’
The end products are now being sold into the market for use in construction projects and groundwork contracts throughout Glasgow, as well as in Patersons’ own ready-mixed concrete and concrete block making operations.
Commenting on the new plant, director Tom Paterson said: ‘As a major supplier of construction materials into Scotland’s Central Belt, the recycling plant was an important investment for our company to ensure we are able to offer a sustainable source of high-quality coarse and fine aggregates.
‘Our location is ideally suited to minimize haulage to and from the market we serve, and the aggregates plant has given our site a new lease of life and will ensure a long-term supply of high-quality materials for our customers and for our own complementary businesses.’