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Cemex choose McLanahan equipment for new plant

Drawing of the new McLanahan sand and gravel processing plant at Cemex’s quarry in Shepperton, west London
Drawing of the new McLanahan sand and gravel processing plant at Cemex’s quarry in Shepperton, west London

McLanahan install new sand and gravel processing system for Cemex quarry in Shepperton

McLANAHAN Corporation have partnered with Cemex for their latest project in Shepperton, west London. The plant will include an UltraWASH 5165-31S and an UltraCRUSH CC90 cone crusher system to process natural sand and gravel.

McLanahan’s team of process engineers and design engineers worked closely with Cemex to design the best solution for the needs of the project. The UltraWASH and UltraCRUSH will work together to allow the plant to produce two sizes of aggregate and one concrete sand.


The McLanahan UltraWASH system consists of a feeder, sizing screen, pumps, hydrocyclones, dewatering screens, and product conveyors. The UltraCRUSH cone crusher is designed on a modular structure that allows for quick installation and start-up, whilst still producing the necessary spec size for the project.

The raw feed material is introduced into the McLanahan systems by land conveyor to a variable-speed belt feed hopper. The primary rinsing screen separates the feed into 10mm and 20mm aggregate, with all +20mm conveyed to the UltraCRUSH to be reduced in size and recirculated back into the system.

The –4mm sand and water from the process is sent to a sump before being pumped to hydrocyclones which classify the sand to meet required specifications by separating out any fine sand and silt. The product-sized concrete sand discharges from the hydrocyclones on to a dewatering screen to remove excess moisture before stockpiling.

‘We are delighted to provide a solution for one of the largest aggregate producers in the UK. Cemex operate 22 quarries in this region and this is the first plant supplied by McLanahan for their operations here,’ said Donal McNicholl, McLanahan’s sales director for the UK and Ireland. ‘We are proud to be continuing to form strong relationships in the UK with companies like Cemex, and we look forward to seeing where this partnership can take both companies.’

Kevin Cage, head of Cemex’s UK aggregate operations, said: ‘Working with McLanahan to install the new plant equipment at our Shepperton Quarry, in west London, will allow us to continue to produce essential building materials to support the demand for local building and infrastructure improvements across the area. The team at McLanahan were receptive to the specific requirements of the site and we were delighted with their flexibility in meeting our needs.’ 


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