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Paekivitoodete Tehase, Estonia

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The limestone washing plant in Estonia was purchased to process material that was simply being stockpiled as waste as a result of the high clay and fines content.

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This same material is now being sold on the Estonian building materials market as high quality, fully certified sand and aggregates.

The plant has recently been commissioned for Paekivitoodete Tehase (Limestone Products) and is located in Estonia’s capital, Talinn.

“The plant is actually visible as you fly in to Talinn airport” says CDE’s Eoin Heron who was responsible for delivering the project. The urban location of the site required that CDE’s proposal contained a detailed environmental impact statement as required by the planners. This dealt with issues such as noise pollution and site conditions likely to have an effect on the residents in close proximity to the site.

Limestone Products CDE compiled a detailed report for the planners in Estonia and all the information provided met with the planners approval. As such permission was granted to the customer to install this new washing plant.

Paekivitoodete Tehase (Limestone Products) is Estonia’s leading producer of crushed limestone products and they operate several sites in the Talinn area. The new CDE plant is installed at their Vao quarry, which has been in operation for 50 years. The materials produced by Limestone Products are used extensively on the construction market in Estonia, and this market has been undergoing considerable development in recent years, which has been good for business. 

A Technological First

Since the company was founded it has developed a reputation for innovation, and this is something that they are very proud of. “We are seen as leaders in Estonia in relation to bringing new technologies and processes to the market” explains company Chairman, Vladimir Libman. “The introduction of this CDE washing plant is yet another example of how we approach business. These technologies have never been used before in Estonia and we are delighted to say that we are the first to use them.” 

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