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CDE and Skipway to show latest trommel fines solution

Skipway Dunmurry

Dunmurry plant open days on 16 and 17 November to showcase latest recycling technology

ON Wednesday 16 November and Thursday 17 November, waste-management firm Skipway will be opening the doors to their latest trommel fines wash plant to demonstrate how CDE wet processing technology is helping them to divert more than 95% of their trommel fines from landfill.

The event will commence with a guided tour of CDE’s 300,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Monkstown, where guests will see how the company’s wet processing solutions have been commissioned for customers around the world, from Creagh Concrete in Toome, Northern Ireland, to Posillico Materials LLC on Long Island, New York; Repurpose It in Melbourne, Australia; and Feiring Bruk, Norway.

As part of a long-term investment strategy in their manufacturing capabilities, CDE recently commissioned two new Bystronic high-speed sheet metal laser-cutting systems. These integrate with a new 400-tonne steel storage and management system incorporating fully automated loading and offloading of the laser cutters.

Following the tour of CDE’s facility, guests will be invited to tour the company’s latest trommel fines solution, designed and engineered for Skipway. The new 50 tonnes/h trommel fines plant has been commissioned at the waste-management firm’s processing site in Dunmurry, one of three recycling facilities it operates in Belfast, Lisburn, and Portadown.

The plant diverts trommel fines from landfill and converts the material into a resource by producing recycled products with the same specification and quality as quarry-grade sand, making it suitable for concrete and building products while also improving the quality of other recycled aggregates such as pipe bedding and recycled hardcore.

Skipway director Trevor Heatrick said: ‘By putting trommel fines through a wet processing plant the clean sand and aggregates recovered can be resold and reused in the secondary aggregates market. This minimizes disposal costs, as well as closing the loop on challenging waste streams to create a more circular economy and generating additional revenue for our business.’

CDE business development manager Fergal Campbell added: ‘We look forward to guiding our industry colleagues through the entire CDE process as part of the open-day event. From fabrication through to the commissioning of a plant, this event will highlight the engineering excellence for which CDE have become renowned over their 30-year history.’

The event will run from 9am to 4pm each day, commencing at CDE Manufacturing in Monkstown, Northern Ireland. Spaces for the event are limited and registration is required.

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