IBA production doubled by arrival of new plant

PRODUCTION at a processing facility in Teesside has soared following the arrival of new screening plant.

The Terex Finlay 693+ Spaleck Supertrak, supplied by Finlay Plant Northern, is processing double the amount of Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) than seen previously at the facility in Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough.

Norman Watson Haulage and Plant Hire is working at full capacity out on site, with no downtime, since investing in the new plant.

The company, operating from a 300-acre farm in Teesdale, offers five loading shovels and now the Terex Finlay 693+ Spaleck Supertrak for hire in the Teesside, Tilbury and Sheffield area.

Norman Watson, managing director, said: “Ash is a hard-to-process material and the meshes on the previous screener had to be pressure washed six times a day to clear them.

“The Terex Finlay 693+ Spaleck Supertrak was delivered six weeks ago and has never been blocked up yet.

“We’ve found that the amount of time it saves us is absolutely fantastic and means we’re able to process far more material than before.”

The plant, which features a double deck 20’x5’Spaleckscreen box, is fed with IBA - the residual product of energy recovered from household waste.

Metals are extracted from the material beforehand and the rest is processed by the screener to create a sustainable source of aggregate diverted from landfill.

Three fractionsare being produced by the Terex Finlay 693+ Spaleck Supertrak. The oversize is being used as sub-base and the middle size is for pipe bedding and pea gravel while the -5mm down is being sent to aggregate block plants for the production of concrete blocks for construction.

Incorporating a twin undercarriage, the Terex Finlay 693+ Spaleck Supertrak offers maximum on-site mobility by a hand-held remote control.

Change out times are kept to a minimum due to a combination of quick wedge tensioning on the top deck and hydraulic tensioning on the bottom deck.

Mr Watson added: “This is the first machine that I’ve had from Finlay Plant Northern and I haven’t been disappointed.

“Finlay Plant Northern has been great to deal with and knowing we have the service and back-up is a great comfort.”

Finlay Plant Northern is part of the Finlay Group which comprises of 11 stand-alone companies offering the most modern and diverse range of material processing equipment available in the marketplace.

Charlie Nairn, managing director of Finlay Plant Northern, said: “Norman Watson Haulage and Plant Hire came to us because their previous screener couldn’t cope with the damp material that needed to be processed.

“However the Spaleck heavy-duty vibrating screen optimises productivity of moisture-high materials.

“The Terex Finlay 693+ Spaleck Supertrak is battling through any material that it’s faced with, completely blockage-free.”

Scott Leatham of Premier Asset Finance Ltd organised the finance for the screen.

A video of the Terex Finlay 693+ Spaleck Supertrak in action can be seen at 






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