Investment in turnkey wash plant strengthens Norwegian firm’s commitment to a circular economy
FANA Stein & Gjenvinning AS (FSG AS) have announced plans to commission a new construction, demolition, and excavation (CD&E) waste-recycling plant designed, engineered, and supplied by global wet-processing industry specialists CDE.
To be commissioned in partnership with Nordic Bulk, CDE’s in-country partner, the state-of-the-art waste washing facility in Stendafjellet, Norway, will process incoming C&D waste materials, as well as contaminated soil from road works and excavation at building sites throughout Bergen and the wider Vestland county.
Established in 1954, FSG AS’s operations are divided into two primary functions: extracting and producing a variety of crushed stone products; alongside the management of a licensed landfill for contaminated CD&E waste materials.
In addition, the company has a license for the disposal of contaminated materials in 18 mountain halls in Stendafjellet, with a total void capacity exceeding 4.5 million cubic metres. Every year, FSG AS facilitate the safe disposal of an estimated 200-250,000 tonnes of contaminated CD&E waste.
According to Eunan Kelly, CDE's head of business development for Northern and Western Europe, the new recycling solution the company is engineering for FSG AS will nearly halve that figure.
Karsten L. Gundersen, managing director of FSG AS, commented: ‘We are moving from a linear economy to a circular economy, one where our first priority is not the disposal of material masses in landfill but the processing of incoming contaminated waste to recover and repurpose as much as possible. This partnership with CDE and Nordic Bulk will equip us with the technology and expertise to achieve this and in doing so support us to supply high-quality, in-demand recycled materials for the construction industry while ensuring the long-term sustainability of available landfill void.
‘When fully operational, this state-of-the-art CDE solution will completely transform how FSG AS operates. It will equip the business with the tools needed to prioritize materials recycling and recovery over disposal to landfill, helping it divert significant volumes of material from landfill while simultaneously creating profitable and sustainable revenue streams.’
Nordic Bulk’s sales director Peder Egeland added: ‘We are very excited by the potential of this project and working in partnership with CDE to deliver such cutting-edge wash plant technology. CDE’s proven solutions combined with Nordic Bulk's industry expertise will empower FSG AS to benefit from improved efficiency, reduced operational costs, and enhanced environmental sustainability.’