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CDE Wash Plant Trebles Capacity for Terara Shoalhaven Sand in New South Wales.


New CDE sand wash plant set to treble capacity for father-son enterprise

Plant engineered for Terara Shoalhaven Sand to transform South Coast family business 

Family-owned and operated business Terara Shoalhaven Sand has announced plans to invest in a new sand washing plant designed and engineered by wet processing experts CDE to help enhance product quality and vastly improve production capacity. 

Over the past 30 years, Terara Shoalhaven Sand has grown to become a trusted supplier of washed river sand, top dressing and garden mix for the construction, sports and landscaping industries throughout the South Coast region of New South Wales. 

Managed by father-son duo Stephen and Mitch McCormac, the family enterpriseestablished in 1988, will commission the new CDE plant at its production facility located along the Shoalhaven River in the Nowra city area. 

The modern dredge-fed wash plant will replace a traditional sand trommel that has been running throughout the company’s history and has reached the end of its operational life. 

Receiving sand and gravel slurry material direct from the dredging operation, the new CDE plant will allow the family business to more than treble throughput from 60 to 190 tonnes per hour to produce a range of washed dredged sands.

“This is one of the largest capital investments in our company’s history and one that is primed to really deliver positively for our small team, helping us to boost capacity, improve quality and reduce plant maintenance time to allow us to refocus our resources on other value-adding tasks. We’ve seen CDE’s dredge feed plant in operation and have real confidence in the technology under the hood of this plant.”
Stephen McCormac, Terara Sands founder and director

Extensive Sand Washing Experience

Our business development manager Mark Malone added: “We’ve extensive experience in this space throughout the Australian market, with multiple dredged sand wash plants running in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The technology is proven and with our newly opened Australian headquarters we have local expertise and boots on the ground to support customers like Terara Shoalhaven Sand with the day-to-day upkeep and maintenance of their plants to fully maximise the potential of their resources.” 

It is expected the plant will be commissioned and fully operational later this year.
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