Every site is unique and has its own challenges to set up and run a crushing, screening or washing plant. For example, when applying to reopen Elford Quarry, Birmingham, JPE Holdings faced a challenge. The company wanted to continue extracting 350,000 tonnes of sand and gravel reserves as well as dispose of construction and demolition waste.
To do this required working with local environment agencies to ensure an ecologically sound plan for the site. Extensive environment and noise pollution regulations meant that JPE Holdings needed the right solution for the problems unique to the site.
The Aggwash system was transported to the Elford quarry in May 2010 and JPE is now paid to receive waste, and process it, and then sell the washed aggregate it produces. The recycled aggregate is used for laneways, low grade concrete or asphalt, drainage and pipe bedding. Before the introduction of the Aggwash, the materials for these applications would have come from natural sand and gravel sources, at considerable extra cost, both for the buyers and for the environment.
"Aggwash has exceeded my expectations," said Mr. Dave Rogers, Process Manager for JPE Earth & Aggregates Solutions. Due to his extreme satisfaction with the performance of the machine, now he has planned to move the Aggwash to a second landfill site in two years where it will be used to process and sell material rather otherwise would be sent to a landfill.
Following its launch at the Hillhead show in June this year, Powerscreen has seen considerable interest and demand for Aggwash, not only in the UK but also in other parts of Europe and in North America. Going forward, Powerscreen design engineers will be looking to make the Aggwash an even more efficient machine, as technology now in testing is further developed.