CDE Global is the largest wet processing equipment manufacturer in the world and works with its customers to maximise their return on investment and gain significant competitive advantage while minimising environmental impact. Its commitment to developing its operations in Africa was motioned when the company established its office (CDE South Africa (Pty) Ltd) in South Africa and appointed Nicolan Govender as Regional Manager for Southern Africa.
The African continent has high infrastructural demands and the materials washing solutions CDE develops are ideal for quarrying and mining sectors supplying the construction market. By using CDE equipment, the environmental benefits are significant, not the least of which is that up to 90% of the water is recycled when a wet processing washing plant is combined with a CDE AquaCycle water recovery system. A typical sand washing operation uses a minimum of a hundred thousand litres per hour, which is basically clean water being converted into waste water and then pumped or piped away into a settling dam, at which point it exits the washing system. With a CDE AquaCycle, 90% of this waste water is recycled for immediate reuse by the customer. This does not only minimise water consumption, but also aids businesses to show compliance when reapplying for water licences.
With its global headquarters in Northern Ireland and a local footprint in South Africa, CDE Global has the world’s largest campus dedicated to the wet processing of materials in the sand and aggregates, mining, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands and environmental sectors.
“We are now in a unique position to further inform the local market and help our customers to improve their plant performance and efficiency, and at the same time assist them to realise genuine cost savings for their business by using cutting-edge wet processing technology.”
Working with a world-class engineering team, Govender has, for example, recently sold a complete bespoke plant in the North West province for a waste dump recovery operation. The customer, a local mining operator, will now use their new CDE state-of-the-art wet processing installation to produce a high specification product. The plant comprises a M4500 sand washing plant equipped with two Infinity fine screens and an EvoWash, running in synergy with a water-saving AquaCycle water recovery system.
This is one of many new products sold this past year in South Africa. CDE products have been sold in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, KZN as well as the Western Cape. It is good news that many mines and quarries across SA have already saved – and continue to save – high volumes of water, especially in the context of the extended and ongoing drought.
About the future, Nicolan adds: “CDE is unique in Africa in terms of the range of tailor-made products it offers, which are both high-tech and simple to use. With 22 years of experience in the business, CDE has carved a reputation of excellence internationally and our existing customers in Africa regularly become repeat clients as their production – and therefore business – grows thanks to their CDE installation. The future of washing is bright in Africa. I am excited about the company’s prospects and to be heading the development of our operations in the region.”
Govender joined CDE Global on the 1st of July 2015.