CDE expands team in The Gulf

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CDE Global has announced a new addition to the team with appointment of Mr.RuchinGarg as Business Development Manager for The Gulf.

Mr Garg will oversee the development of the CDE project portfolio in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman and joins the CDE team having previously been involved in the development of the CDE Asia mining business in India.

CDE design and manufacture a range of modular materials washing equipment with applications in the construction, mining and specialist industrial sands sectors. The company has been working in the region since 2006.

Speaking about the appointment CDE regional manager for Middle East and Africa, Mr Iain Walker said “Ruchin is a welcome addition to the team as we seek to build on the successes we have enjoyed in recent years as we help operators in the region to enhance the efficiency and profitability of their operations. The modular product range allows us to meet the demand for rapid deployment and minimum footprint which has grown significantly in recent years.”

The company also reports a growing demand for the water recycling systems they offer which allow operators to minimise the volumes of fresh water required to feed the washing plants. “Almost all of the projects that we sell in The Gulf include some form of water treatment and recycling system. The AquaCycle thickener allows customers to benefit from the superior classification performance that washing systems offer while delivering 90% water recycling. In some instances if the AquaCycle thickener system was not available then a washing plant would simply not be possible” explains Mr Walker.

Two such projects were completed for Abdullah Abdein in Saudi Arabia and Associated Construction Company (ASCO) in Kuwait. The Abdullah Abdein project involved the supply of an EvoWash sand washing plant and AquaCycle thickener which accepts a combination of sand & gravel, crushed limestone and gabbro to produce a washed sand for use in concrete block making and a readymix batching plant. The ability to accept the variety of feed materials was crucial to the success of this project as the dune sand was too fine on its own and needed to be blended with the limestone and gabbro material to produce the specification of sand required to ensure efficient concrete production.

ASCO in Kuwait bought the M2500 mobile washing plant and AquaCycle thickener in response to a surge in demand for concrete sand in Kuwait. ASCO were seeking to differentiate themselves from the other suppliers to concrete manufacturers by producing a washed sand with excess minus 63 micron material efficiently removed. This allowed concrete manufacturers to reduce cement consumption in their concrete manufacturing processes which reduced the overall cost of production.

The company also offers a range of Sirocco air classification systems which can be specified whenever no water is available and a number of projects have been completed in Saudi Arabia in recent years.

CDE will be exhibiting at the MENA Mining exhibition and conference on 21st and 22nd October in Dubai. MENA Mining is the largest mining conference and exhibition in the Gulf attracting over 1000 visitors over the two days to discuss future mining projects in the region.

“We will be promoting the wet processing systems that we offer the mining and specialist industrial sands sectors at MENA Mining” explains Mr Garg. “These systems have been employed on numerous global projects in recent years and are introducing efficiencies to the processing of a variety of mineral ores through the effective removal of contamination and the delivery of materials optimised for introduction to downstream processes.”

The company will also have available details of the specialist systems available for the processing of silica sands for use in glass production as well as for foundry sands and other specialist silica sand applications.