CDE, the world leader in wet processing solutions, will be presenting its turnkey equipment at the SIM Exhibition in Metz, France, from 18 to 20 October.
In anticipation of the launch of the Grand Paris Express project (GPE), which will see the construction of 200 kilometres of metro transit lines, and of the obligation of recycling at least 70% of construction and demolition waste from the year 2020 (in accordance with the Directive 2008/98/CE on waste), CDE will offer innovative recycling solutions to visitors. The ethical management of inert waste has now become a key priority for a French economy that encourages infrastructural investments whilst at the same time supporting the efforts of organisations that are developing “green” solutions to reduce the environmental impact of waste.
As a member of the French Syndicat des recycleurs du BTP (waste recycling association), CDE has also been actively involved in the comparative study commissioned by the Fédération Française du Bâtiment (French federation for the building industry). This study focuses on the management of inert construction waste in five European neighbouring countries, including the United Kingdom, in order to highlight the advantages of recycling C&D waste in the context of a circular economy.
CDE has grown to become the world leader in the specialist field of C&D waste recycling, thanks to more than 15 years of development and experience gained in supporting this area of activity. CDE has supplied more than 40 turnkey wet processing plants for C&D waste to companies across the world. These plants treat between 80 and 300 tonnes of construction and demolition waste material per hour and together have enabled a reduction in landfill of 11 million tonnes per year. CDE has also supplied the world’s largest C&D wet processing plant, in terms of its processing capacity, to the company Velde Pukk in Norway. This plant treats 300 tonnes of waste per hour.
Marc Sopransi, CDE Business Development Manager for France and for the French-speaking regions of Belgium and Switzerland, explains: “Choosing a CDE plant for C&D waste recycling allows operators to maximise the commercial value of these recycled aggregates. It means that you can treat more of these products, and therefore increase volume, whilst at the same time bringing the recycled final products up to specifications that are increasingly more technical.”
CDE has recently installed equipment for the recycling of construction waste in France for a company that has opted to invest in the recycling of concrete. CDE has provided products such as the AggMax, an all-in-one unit that comprises scrubbing, pre-screening, rinsing and classifying functions on a single chassis, an EvoWash sand washing plant and an AquaCycle water treatment system.
A typical CDE plant consists of modular units that are combined to create a complete solution offering capability and performance, above all customised to meet the client's needs. This enables the customer to benefit from the best value for money. Each of these unique modular units is pre-assembled and pre-wired at the CDE assembly facilities in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. Before consignment, they undergo a series of tests before dismantling into sub-assemblies, thus simplifying their transport and reassembly on site. They require only minor civil engineering and ensure a substantial reduction in assembly and commissioning costs. The plants are operational in record time, which contributes to maximising their return on investment.
Marc Sopransi concludes: “We are delighted to participate once again in the unmissable SIM Exhibition in Metz in October. We will welcome visitors to our stand to present our unique, customised wet processing solutions. With all the interest that the industry is attracting today, the future of construction and demolition waste recycling in France promises a positive impact on the environment, as well as new development opportunities for quarry operators, and those involved in the building, construction and demolition industries.”
Marc Sopransi, CDE Business Development Executive for France and Francophone European countries.