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New CDE plant for North Cave Quarry

CDE wash recycling plant

Breedon Group invest in new wet processing recycling plant to meet commercial and sustainability objectives

BREEDON Group have invested in a new CDE wet processing recycling plant at North Cave Quarry, near Hull. The plant is capable of processing up to 400 tonnes/h of sand and gravel to produce six clean sand and gravel products of various sizes.

The turnkey solution is Breedon’s first direct purchase from CDE, the company having acquired and run a number of other CDE plants through various takeovers of other quarrying companies in previous years.

Purchased in September 2019, the new wash plant has been specifically designed as a static operation but offers maximum flexibility by utilizing proven and extensively engineered modular components developed by CDE.

The system will consolidate all washing operations at the site following the purchase of an R4500 primary scalping screen to handle a difficult and complex feed material.

The desire to achieve a fully sustainable and efficient solution to meet the demands of the market for a clean sand and gravel product underpinned Breedon’s decision to invest in the CDE solution, which is delivering the requested material at the agreed rate and will ultimately assist in growing Breedon’s business further.


David Kinloch, director of business development for the UK and Ireland at CDE, said: ‘Breedon Group sought to consolidate their wash plant operations, whilst increasing production throughput and reducing operational costs on site. The new system at North Cave has been designed with both objectives in mind and is sure to deliver positive results for the company.’

CDE worked alongside the team at North Cave to achieve a healthy and safe working environment for everyone, taking full control of the construction site while producing an end product that delivers the requested material. Both companies worked together on bespoke elements of the plant, in particular the cleanliness of the 20mm, which is over and above the original specification required.

‘Working with CDE has been an exceptional success – from initial presentations, through the procurement process, installation and the final commissioning,’ commented John Neesham, general manager at Breedon Group.

‘The new wash plant has had a transformational effect on the aesthetics and operational efficiency at North Cave Quarry. Sustainability is at the core of our business. We always strive to do what’s right for Breedon Group, the industry and the environment. The shared values of Breedon and CDE were the perfect fit to help us realize our commercial and sustainability objectives.’


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