High-quality fines will be produced by a recycling plant – the first hybrid dry and wet plant of its kind in the world – now being assembled in Australia.
BINGO Industries – a waste management group serving New South Wales and Victoria – commissioned Turmec to design and build the state-of-the-art plant for its facility in Orchard Hill, NSW.
Capable of processing 150 tonnes of 0-60mm fines material per hour, the ground-breaking plant combines dry and wet processing and optical separation.
First, the dry fines are separated, and the remaining materials are sent to a wash plant. There, silt and sand are removed to produce five aggregate fractions. All these are then passed over optical separator technology to remove any remaining non-inert material, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
“This facility is the first of its kind in the world and we are merging technologies to give us new recycling solutions. We are using dry processing, washing and then optical and x-ray technologies to help us produce world-class products that can be reused in the marketplace, reducing the need for raw materials,” said Brian Thornton, CEO of Turmec.
BINGO awarded the €9 million-plus contract to Turmec on the back of its proven track record, delivering projects of this scale and maximising the value of recovered waste materials. The plant is due to come on stream in two phases: the first in November this year, with full operations scheduled for the first quarter of 2020.
This is Turmec’s fifth major plant in Australia; now a well-established name in waste management and recycling down under, Turmec has also upgraded many recycling facilities across the continent since 2010.