CDE Strengthens Position in the Gulf

Mr. Ruchin Garg, CDE Group Business Development Manager for The Gulf.

Mr. Ruchin Garg, CDE Group Business Development Manager for The Gulf.

CDE Global, the manufacturer of modular materials washing equipment, has announced a new addition to the team with the appointment of Mr. Ruchin Garg 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.

Speaking about the appointment CDE regional manager for Middle East and Africa, Mr Iain Walker said

“Ruchin is a welcome addition to our 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. Our 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. Our 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.

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