CDE Global has reinforced its commitment to reaching and supporting customers at the local level by establishing an office in South Africa (CDE South Africa (Pty) Ltd) to cover the market in Southern Africa. Nicolan Govender, CDE Regional Manager for Africa and Wayne Warren, CDE Business Development Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, are both based in South Africa. They work closely with the company's first-class engineering team whilst always remaining close to the market and a short distance away from their customers.
Nicolan Govender explains: "The African continent has high infrastructural demands and the materials washing solutions CDE develops are ideal for quarrying and mining sectors supplying the construction market. By using CDE equipment, the environmental benefits are significant, not the least of which is that up to 90% of the water is recycled when a wet processing washing plant is combined with a CDE AquaCycle water recovery system.
"A typical sand washing operation uses a minimum of a hundred thousand litres per hour, which is basically clean water being converted into waste water and then pumped or piped away into a settling dam, at which point it exits the washing system. With a CDE AquaCycle, up to 90% of this waste water is recycled for immediate reuse by the customer. This does not only minimise water consumption, but also aids businesses to show compliance when reapplying for water licences."
With its global headquarters in Northern Ireland and a local footprint in South Africa, CDE Global has the world’s largest campus dedicated to the wet processing of materials in the sand and aggregates, mining, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands and environmental sectors.
Govender continues: “We are now in a unique position to further inform the local market and help our customers to improve their plant performance and efficiency, and at the same time assist them to realise genuine cost savings for their business by using cutting-edge wet processing technology.”
Govender has, for example, recently sold a complete bespoke plant in the North West province for a waste dump recovery operation. The customer, a local mining operator, will now use their new CDE state-of-the-art wet processing installation to produce a high specification product. The plant comprises a M4500 sand washing plant equipped with two Infinity fine screens and an EvoWash, running in synergy with a water-saving AquaCycle water recovery system.
This is one of many new products sold this past year in South Africa. CDE products Nicolan Govenderhave been sold in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, KZN as well as the Western Cape. It is good news that many mines and quarries across South Africa have already saved – and continue to save – high volumes of water, especially in the context of the extended and ongoing drought.
About the future, Govender adds: “CDE is unique in Africa in terms of the range of tailor-made products it offers, which are both high-tech and simple to use. With 22 years of experience in the business, CDE has carved a reputation of excellence internationally and our existing customers in Africa regularly become repeat clients as their production - and therefore business - grows thanks to their CDE installation. The future of washing is bright in Africa. I am excited about the company’s prospects and to be heading the development of our operations in the region.”
Recycle up to 90% of waste water with the CDE AquaCycle