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The result
Once the plant was completed and tested at CDE’s assembly facilities, APS took delivery of it to install and operate it for Aggregates Industries.
With a 180 tonne-per-hour feed rate from the customer’s existing overland conveyor, the Little Paxton quarry now produces +90mm oversize rinsed product, 20-90mm / 20mm / 10mm / 6mm scrubbed product, concrete sand and building sand, as well as soft and sharp sand, with an option to blend 20, 10 and 6mm grades into a 20-5mm product. These are sent to market to be used mainly in concrete applications but are also sold to the decorative aggregates market across a range of regions including Scotland.
long-term partner APS was a crucial element in the installation and operation of the new plant. APS introduced each component of the Aggregates Industries’ washing system to guarantee perfect synergy and optimal production yield.”
John Dunne, managing director of APS, continues: “It’s great that the quarry is back up and running and I’m happy to see how pleased Aggregate Industries is with its new washing system.
“There is no doubt that active collaboration with our client Aggregate Industries and CDE contributed greatly to the success of the project. APS is an expert in wet processing installations and as we have been working with Aggregate Industries and CDE respectively for 10 years, our knowledge of both the client’s needs and the CDE technology meant we could be an efficient partner in the development of a highly efficient modular plant.
“It took only seven weeks to install and commission the system and soon Little Paxton was ready to start producing high quality sands and aggregates.”
Duncan Hayden, Assistant Site Manager at Aggregate Industries’ Little Paxton Quarry, concludes: “As a company, we have been working with APS for around 10 years and they have always delivered an excellent service, so when they recommended the CDE technology as the answer to the very specific requirements we had for Little Paxton Quarry, we knew we could trust them.
“The whole experience has been very good and we are delighted with the performance of our CDE plant.”
When leasing makes smart business sense
Kinloch concludes: “When planning permission was delivered and capital expenditure (CapEx) became available two years after Aggregate Industries started sending materials to market from Little Paxton, the company was able to purchase the CDE plant in full at a pre-agreed price, demonstrating the benefits of leasing to produce materials immediately rather than wait for CapEx to buy a plant that would then take an extra year to be developed and operation on site.
“We are delighted to have been able to produce a bespoke wet processing solution that has ensured the successful rebirth of Little Paxton into a productive quarry that delivers high quality materials to local construction companies as well as companies located as far away as Scotland.”
Matthew Sharpe, Quarry Operations Manager at Aggregate Industries, on the Little Paxton quarry site during the installation of the CDE plant.
Relationships matter
Kinloch adds: “Seamless communication with our client Aggregate Industries and partner APS was key to develop an efficient solution for Aggregate Industries that would be operational in record times.
“Whilst CDE co- created the equipment with Aggregate Industries to ensure all production requirements would be met, effective collaboration with July 2018 - Issue 51
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