CDE Commitment to Environmental Preservation.
- 04 November 2007
- Company & Industry News
Cookstown based CDE Ireland, who specialise in the design and manufacture of customized equipment for quarrying, recycling and waste management industries; are demonstrating their support in promoting the reduction of the effects of quarrying on the environment.
The Environmental conference will be officially opened by Mr. Pasty McGlone MLA Chairman of Northern Ireland Assembly Environmental Committee will address ecological regulations and standards affecting the quarrying industry within Northern Ireland. The event will focus on how the industry is performing and highlight the important partnerships which are being formed with RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Ulster Wildlife Trust and Department of the Environment.
The event will include expert speakers from the Water Management Unit, DOENI and the Quarry Products Association for Northern Ireland as well as delegates including leading industry experts, government representatives and representatives from across Northern Ireland quarrying industry.
Peter Craven, CDE's Marketing and Sales Support Manager explained;
"CDE are pleased to be taking the lead in supporting the preservation and protection of the environment. Quarrying is an essential part of today's modern society and aggregates are a crucial resource for the economic growth and development of Northern Ireland. CDE are committed to facilitate quarrying in a responsible way that reduces the environmental impact of its processes"
Quarrying is strictly controlled and has to meet high standards of environmental performance set by government and local planning authorities and CDE has pledged to continue to drive standards up by taking responsibility for the extraction of quarries and also by working closely with industry bodies and conservation groups.
"Throughout our product development processes we retain a focus on maximizing efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of the industry" explains CDE's Design Manager, Brian McCullough. "There are numerous examples of how design innovations within our range have ensured a much reduced environmental impact when the equipment is being used. This includes an emphasis on reducing the space required for plants, minimizing the amount of power required to run the plant, and recycling as much water as possible to ensure a minimal requirement for fresh water to be used at the processing stage."
Annual demand for aggregates in Northern Ireland is approximately 24 million tonnes, with approximately 160 quarries and sand pits producing £400 million worth of products per year. The QPANI represents over 90% of the supply of quarry products to the construction industry in Northern Ireland. The association draws its membership from companies engaged in; providing primary aggregates, processing of recycled and secondary materials, production of downstream products such as asphalt, lime mortar, ready-mixed concrete, pre-cast concrete and road surfacing contracting.
CDE Ireland Ltd
Ballyreagh Industrial Estate,
Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.
Tel: +44 (0)28 8676 7900
Fax: +44 (0)28 8676 1414