DUO PLC, a Terex Washing Systems global distributor, has installed a custom-built Terex® sand and gravel wash plant at the Readymix West Indies (WI) site in Valencia, Trinidad.
Readymix (WI) is one of Trinidad's top producers of high quality concrete and related products, and was in need of a new wash plant to replace their existing plant that was challenged by inefficiencies and maintenance and production issues. Readymix (WI) chose to work with DUO PLC, who has more than 35 years of industry experience and is also well known within the Caribbean region. After careful analysis of Readymix's specific requirements, paying particular attention to the varied high silt feed material, DUO proposed a custom Terex Washing Systems' plant that is now effectively processing clay-bound sand and gravel to produce three aggregates and one grade of sand while operating at 200 tonne per hour.
Readymix (WI) selected a Terex plant over other options specifically due to the expertise DUO and Terex offered in the field and the ability to provide a comprehensive sales and support package.
Ravi Singh, Quarry Manager for Readymix (WI), commented, "DUO and Terex thoroughly investigated the product to be processed; analysing it thoroughly and from this designed a bespoke plant most suited to our individual needs. In addition, they provided a dedicated team of engineers, sales and after-sales technicians to support throughout the plant installation and commissioning process." The plant consists of an H 9 feeder, 206R screenbox, FM 200 C cyclone, 146 dewatering screen, PS 200R log washer, 165D dry screen, two lattice frame feed conveyors and four TC 4026 conveyors to achieve the customers desired grades.
Luke Talbot, International Sales Manager for DUO, commented, "We were delighted when Readymix selected DUO as their preferred supplier for the wash plant, which reinforces the success of our previous projects installed in this market and shows the strength of our reputation in the region. The new plant has been very well received and will certainly add a new dimension and increased efficiency to their overall production."
Following a recent trip to the Trinidad site Fergal McPhillips, Sales Manager, TWS, commented, "The plant is effectively addressing Readymix's problems. It is achieving excellent results by being much more efficient while generating outstanding commercial output and dealing with the demands of the construction market."
The wash plant has been in operation for one month now and Ravi Singh went on to say, "We are extremely impressed and excited about the prospects of this new Terex wash plant which is currently operating at 200 tph. We can firmly say this is the largest project the company has embarked on for a long time and undoubtedly the most successful in terms of production."
Sean Loughran, Director, TWS, commented, "The Trinidad sand and gravel wash plant is a demonstration of yet another complex plant offered by DUO and TWS. Both DUO and TWS carefully considered the customer's specific needs and manufactured a custom plant which is operating at 200 tph and is much more efficient than Readymix's previous plant, ultimately producing a more desirable product. This is supported by DUO's specialist team of engineers, applications and after-sales technicians from initial conception through to final commissioning, all of which receives support from our engineering team."