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New dewatering screening system for McBreen Environmental

CDE MSU:10G dewatering screen

Irish waste-management specialists invest in CDE MSU:10G screen to optimize materials recovery 

COUNTY Cavan-based McBreen Environmental have invested in a new CDE MSU:10G portable dewatering screen to maximize their materials recovery, reduce waste volumes and lower disposal costs. 

The dewatering screening solution – which has been added to the company’s CDE waste-recovery plant in County Cavan – has been designed to tackle the various challenges of waste processing including mobile solid/liquid separation. 


Waste collected by vacuum tankers often contains significant amounts of sands and grit that potentially causes blockages, wear and reduced capacity on site, resulting in increased operational costs, downtime and maintenance requirements.  

So effective was the CDE MSU:10, purchased in 2018, at alleviating these issues that McBreen recently decided to invest in a second unit, the MSU:10G, to expand their aggregate recycling capacity. 

A compact, multi-purpose solution for solid/liquid separation, the MSU:10G dewatering screen can be applied to a variety of applications, including tank cleanout operations, gully waste and interceptor cleanouts, mobile decanter protection, and backup and emergency screening. 

Designed to meet the needs of recycling contractors, the mobile screening offers exceptional availability and can be delivered easily for a fast start-up time and reliable operations. Weighing 5.2 tonne, the MSU:10G screen can transported by skip or hook lift lorries or integrated into existing fleets. It also features a retractable cyclone for easy truck loading and off-loading. 

By diverting useable material from landfill, the dewatering screen allows contractors to significantly reduce disposal costs whilst minimizing their carbon footprint – ultimately enhancing a company’s sustainability credentials and environmental performance. 

For McBreen, the new MSU:10G unit is producing a dewatered +4mm oversized product and sand/grit fractions. The mobility and versatility of the screening system means that it can easily be relocated to where it is needed, or it can be used as a fixed installation to provide protection to downstream assets.

Damien McBreen, managing director of McBreen Environmental, commented: ‘The success and quality of the first CDE unit made it an easy decision for us to work with CDE again on this project. We initially purchased our MSU:10 with a view to using it around Ireland on the wide range of projects we undertake. 

‘Although we did use it for festivals and other projects, the benefit it provided to our main facility meant it became crucial in the process and evolved into a fixed installation. This meant we needed to expand our fleet and knowing the CDE equipment is both reliable and easy to use, together with the fact the system can be both mobile and fixed, were key for us.’

Fergal Campbell, business development manager at CDE, added: ‘By choosing CDE’s MSU:10G, McBreen Environmental can ensure its processes are protected from blockages and accelerated wear while safeguarding its downstream processes. The added benefit of grit and sand removal will mean that the capacity of its process is maintained without the need for downtime to clean out any settled solids.’ 


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