Business, Earthmoving News, Machinery News

New CDE sand wash plant to treble capacity for father-son enterprise

Terara Shoalhaven Sand has announced plans to invest in a new sand washing plant from CDE that will significantly increase capacity for the NSW business

A new plant has been designed and engineered by wet material processing expert CDE to help enhance product quality and improve production capacity for NSW sand producer Terara Shoalhaven Sand.

Over the past 36 years, the business has supplied washed river sand, top dressing and garden mix for the construction, sports and landscaping industries throughout the South Coast region of New South Wales.

Managed by father-son duo Stephen and Mitch McCormac, Terara Shoalhaven Sand, established in 1988, will commission the new CDE plant at its production facility located along the Shoalhaven River in Nowra. Terara Shoalhaven Sand says the new plant will transform the business.

The new dredge-fed wash plant will replace a traditional sand trommel that has been running for many years and has reached the end of its operational life.

Receiving sand and gravel slurry material direct from the dredging operation, the new CDE plant will increase the business’ throughput from 60 to 190 tonnes per hour, producing a range of washed dredged sands.

“This is one of the largest capital investments in our company’s history and one that is primed to really deliver positively for our small team, helping us to boost capacity, improve quality and reduce plant maintenance time to allow us to refocus our resources on other value-adding tasks,” Terara Shoalhaven Sand director and founder Stephen McCormac says.

“We’ve seen CDE’s dredge feed plant in operation and have real confidence in the technology under the hood of this plant.”

It is expected the plant will be commissioned and fully operational later this year.

  • Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter to receive the latest news in the earthmoving industry
  • Never miss a great deal and subscribe to our monthly magazine
  • Download a free copy of our latest digital magazine to catch up on the biggest news and developments in the earthmoving industry
Send this to a friend