In 2013 GS Materials investigated the possibility of a new wash plant that would solve the problems that the company was experiencing with their existing processing system.
The existing plant was over forty years old and was not processing clay lumps in the material nor was it recovering fine sand from the waste material. The company came to the conclusion that the wash plant was no longer efficient and they needed to find a new solution.
The efficiency requirements for a new system were threefold.
Firstly, GS Materials required a water treatment plant. This was the main requirement as recycling water would result in a significant cost saving for the company.
Secondly, they wanted to recover the fine sand that they were losing.
Thirdly, the washed aggregate products should not have any clay lumps but should be washed, sized and saleable.