Headquartered in Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire, Breedon Group is leading supplier of construction materials throughout the UK and Ireland. The vertically integrated company, which employs 3,500 staff, operates two cement plants, including the UK's largest by capacity, and an extensive network of quarries, asphalt plants and ready-mixed concrete plants. Breedon Group’s operations also include contracting services such as highway maintenance, contract surfacing, civil engineering and airfield construction.
When Breedon Group acquired North Cave Quarry in 2017 it inherited three existing plants on the site which continued to operate for several years, however operational inefficiencies and inconsistencies in product specification across the multi-plant operation resulted in significant downtime and high R&M costs. Breedon Group wanted to consolidate its operation to maximise efficiency.
Using our unique co-creation approach, which places the customer at the centre of every stage of the project, we worked in collaboration with Breedon Group to design and engineer a wet processing solution that would enable the business to achieve its objectives.
We proposed a 400tph of sand and gravel washing system designed using proven and extensively engineered modular components. The static system, which offers all the same flexibility and capabilities of our modular approach, combines all washing operations including an R4500 primary scalping screen to handle a difficult and complex feed material.
Oversize aggregates measuring +50mm are isolated and removed by the R4500. The -50mm material continues to the ProGrade triple deck rinsing model which produces three washed aggregate fractions with the -4mm material being captured in its integrated sump. The -4mm material is processed by the two EvoWash units, which remove the silts and clays and produce two clean finished sand products.
It also features our innovative OptiMax technology, the latest addition to our range of technological solutions developed to give customers greater control of their plant. CDE CORE uses automation and sensors to monitor and enhance productivity, minimise downtime, automate processes and lower operating costs while maximising profitability.