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TWS wash plant for Readymix West Indies

Bespoke sand and gravel washing plant

DUO supply new Terex Washing Systems wash plant to one of Trinidad’s leading concrete producers

WHEN Readymix West Indies (WI), one of Trinidad’s leading producers of high-quality concrete and related products, needed a new sand and gravel washing plant to replace their existing facility, they chose to work with DUO plc, who have more than 35 years’ industry experience and are well known across the Caribbean region.

After careful analysis of Readymix WI’s specific requirements and paying particular attention to the varied high silt feed material, DUO proposed a bespoke Terex Washing Systems (TWS) plant that is now effectively processing clay bound sand and gravel to produce three aggregates and one grade of sand at 200 tonnes/h.

Readymix WI selected a Terex plant for their site in Valenica over other options due to the specific expertise both DUO and Terex offer in the field, and their ability to provide a comprehensive sales and support package.

Ravi Singh, quarry manager for Readymix WI, commented: ‘DUO and Terex closely investigated the product to be processed; they analyzed it thoroughly and from this designed a bespoke plant most suited to our individual needs. In addition, they provided a dedicated team of engineers, sales and after-sales technicians to provide support throughout the plant installation and commissioning process.’

The bespoke washing plant consists of an H9 feeder, 206R screenbox, FM 200 C cyclone, 146 dewatering screen, PS 200R log-washer, 165D dry screen, two lattice-frame feed conveyors and four TC 4026 conveyors.

Mr Singh continued: ‘The new plant has replaced an existing barrel-type washing plant. The maintenance costs on the old plant were extremely high, making it less cost-effective for processing. However, the TWS equipment has much lower maintenance costs, allowing us to be much more competitive in the market. The newly designed plant also provides a cleaner, more desirable product.’

Fergal McPhillips, sales manager for TWS, said: ‘The plant is effectively addressing Readymix WI’s problems. It is achieving excellent results by being much more efficient while generating significant commercial output and dealing with the demands of the construction market.’

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