When Norwegian company Velde Pukk purchased a 300 t/hr construction and demolition waste washing plant from United Kingdom-based CDE Global, it was the first of its kind.
That was two years ago. Now, as well as processing the waste received at Norway’s Sandnes quarry, the CDE plant processes overburden from the company's hard rock quarry operations at the same site.
The Sandnes plant will divert approximately 600,000 t of waste from landfill every year, as Velde Pukk aims to develop the market for recycled material in Norway in the months and years ahead.
“We are a well established and respected name in the local area and are providing material to a large number of local projects on a daily basis" said Velde Pukk’s managing director Egil Velde.
"Our investment in the first wet processing plant for construction and demoliiton waste in Norway is a symbol of our success.
“People expect innovation from our company because of our history and we hope that our investment in the CDE plant is taken as a symbol of the potential that exists for this highly valuable resource to be turned into recycled sand and aggregates."
Colum Bryson, CDE’s project manager on the job, added: "This is one of the largest mechanical installations that we have ever completed. As with all projects there were some very specific challenges to overcome during the design and delivery phase.
"Sandnes quarry is a very busy working site so the installation and commissioning phase had to be managed with respect for the essential daily operations of the crushed rock processing, ready mix concrete and asphalt production plants.
“Thanks to the engagement and commitment of the full team at Velde, we were able not just to manage these issues, but we actually reduced project delivery time by 40%."