01 October 2021
Waste management and construction firm M.Eylon Aviv Nechasim LTD, based in Netanya, Israel, has invested in a new recycling plant from CDE, representing the wet processing equipment manufacturer’s second installation in Israel and its first M2500 unit commissioned in the market.
Recently commissioned, the 70 tonnes per hour (tph) M2500 modular wash plant integrating feeding, screening, sand washing, and stockpiling on a single compact chassis is processing contaminated soils containing heavy metals and other contaminants from a historic landfill site set in a prime location along the Netanya coastline.
The 260-acre site, which holds 400,000 metric tonnes to be processed and washed, is set to be restored to create space for new residential developments.
More than a temporary fix
Orin Binyamin, Company Engineer at M.eylon Aviv Nechasim Ltd says the simplest approach would be to redistribute the material to other landfill sites but that a long-lasting solution yields both commercial and environmental advantages.
“When we secured the contract to excavate the site for the land to be reinstated for development, we were keen to identify a long-term solution as opposed to a temporary fix.
“It would be counterproductive to reinstate this site by trucking vast quantities of contaminated soil and other waste material from one landfill to another – a process which produces a double disadvantage due to significant operational costs and resulting carbon emissions.
“We also saw an opportunity,” she adds. “We could take up a leading role in this space, driving positive change and demonstrating, in partnership with CDE, the potential and value to be unlocked from contaminated soil.”
Ms Binyamin says her decision to partner with CDE was a result of its technical expertise and proven technologies.