Global materials washing specialist CDE Global will be showcasing its new turnkey glass sand washing plant at the three-day event, which will be held in Earth Commodities’ quarry in Bundaberg, Queensland from 21 to 23 July, 2015.
The sand washing solution includes CDE components such as the M2500 mobile washing plant with an integrated counter flow classification unit, the EvoWash fines recovery system and the AquaCycle thickener, as well as fine sand screens, attrition cells and spirals.
CDE Australia regional director Terry Ashby said the company had been awarded the contract for the Earth Commodities plant following the success of an earlier South Australian project.
In late 2013, CDE installed a glass sand washing plant at the Adelaide-based Tooperang Quarry, which produces glass sands for global glass container manufacturer Owens Illinois (O-I). At the time, O-I procurement director David Abela said the plant had been able to achieve a consistent sand specification, and CDE was subsequently awarded preferred supplier status to support O-I’s future sand processing requirements.
The Bundaberg quarry is another operation that supplies sand for O-I’s glass manufacturing business, and according to Earth Commodities general manager Darren Wardle, the new plant has been just as successful as its South Australian counterpart.
“To date we have been very pleased with the introduction of the new CDE plant,” he said. “The specification of all products delivered through the plant are meeting the required targets. We have now begun to service our market with these new products and market feedback has been positive all round.”
Wardle added that the plant had also improved the quarry’s efficiency and allowed the business to target new markets both on- an offshore. “We are very excited about our future with this new plant,” he said.
Paul Stevens, CDE Australia’s business development manager, said the Bundaberg demonstration event would allow those considering a new sand washing plant the opportunity to see how CDE’s focus on modularity could benefit their operation.
“Our modular equipment range reduces the space required on-site, minimises the civils requirement, reduces installation and commissioning time, and ensures quick, easy and safe access for maintenance,” he explained.
Attendees will additionally be able to discuss their individual requirements at the event with representatives from both CDE Australia and CDE Global.
Registration is now open for the event via www.cdeaustralia.com
CDE Global is headquartered in Northern Ireland and supplies washing equipment to the quarrying, mining and recycling sectors through offices in India, Brazil and the USA.