APS provide one stop shop

A land restoration business has called in the expertise of Aggregate Processing Solutions (APS) to support its rapid growth.

David Einig Contracting, which has its headquarters in Thame, Oxfordshire, has invested in a new CDE inert waste washing plant to meet the exact needs of the business.

The washing plant – based at the company’s recycling site in Witney, Oxon – has been purpose-built through APS, which is part of the Finlay Group of companies.

Comprising of specific standard modular relocatable units for one specific solution it features an AggMax 250, an M2500 dry screen, as well as an EvoWash 152 and a GEA CF 8000 centrifuge. Other elements include an A400 AquaCycle, a 100A AquaStore water tank and a 100m³ buffer tank.

The washing plant is being fed by a new and specially adapted Terex Finlay 883+ - also supplied by Finlay Group - and is processing inert material. The system incorporates a very efficient water management system that recycles a huge percentage of water in closed circuit and only uses a minimal top up to compensate for moisture leaving the system within the materials that are produced – this is sourced from an on-site borehole.

After the recovery of sands and aggregates, the centrifuge finally recovers any suspended solids in the effluent overflow, cleans the water and recycles the material found within it. At a rate of 130 tonnes an hour, the plant is scalping off +80mm, washing and recovering 80-40mm, 40-20mm, 20-10mm and 10-4mm, as well as a soft and sharp sand. The oversize is fed into the company’s new Tesab RK623CT - also supplied by Finlay Group - to produce Type 1 sub base.

David Einig, managing director of David Einig Contracting, said: “I’m really pleased with the new set up. Material goes to the market as soon as it’s processed, so it’s really important that we have plant that we can trust.”

David Einig Contracting provides plant hire, agricultural contracting and land restoration services to Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire.

The plant is the latest machinery supplied by Finlay Group to David Einig Contracting in the last 12 months. They include a Terex Finlay 674, two Trackstack 80ft conveyors and an additional Terex Finlay 883+.

John Dunne, managing director of APS – who has specified all of these machines for David Einig Contracting – said: “It’s great to see our plant supporting the expansion of the business. As licensed partners to CDE, APS has input on the design, manufacture and deliver all of the components.This ensures that the water treatment works in unison with the washing plant, something you don’t often see with other systems. We’re a one stop shop.”