Dunmurry plant opens doors 16-17 November to showcase recycling technology

On Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November, Skipway will open the doors to its latest trommel fines wash plant to demonstrate how CDE wet processing technology is supporting the waste management firm to divert over 95% of its trommel fines from landfill.

The event will commence with a guided tour of CDE’s world-class manufacturing facility in Monkstown.

Guests will see the 300,000 sq. ft. facility in operation, where CDE’s advanced wet processing solutions are 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 to Feiring Bruk, Norway.

As part of a long-term investment strategy in its manufacturing capabilities, CDE recently commissioned two new Bystronic high-speed sheet metal laser cutting systems. The systems 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 its latest trommel fines solution, designed and engineered for Skipway.

The new 50 tonnes per hour (tph) 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.

It 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, therefore 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 minimises 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 has become renowned over its 30-year history.”

The event runs from 9am – 4pm each day, commencing at CDE Manufacturing in Monkstown, Northern Ireland.

Spaces for the event are limited and registration is required. For more information, visit cdegroup.com/trommel-fines-tour.