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As published in Middle East Construction News - Heavyweights 2016

Founded in Northern Ireland in 1992, CDE Global has emerged as a leading materials washing company on the world market and one of the biggest suppliers of washing equipment for quarries and mines. The company has since delivered significant efficiencies across the mining, specialist industrial sands, construction, recycling and environmental sectors with its expertise and equipment. With a consistently growing portfolio of activities, CDE Global successfully continues to deliver tailor-made installations across all regions of the world.


CDE Global offers a unique approach to a comprehensive solution for its customers, from conception to building a bespoke installation in its production facilities and setting it up on location. To enable the customer to fully ‘own’ its installation, training and after care are also offered.

As well as looking forward to showcasing their biggest ever equipment display at Bauma 2016 in Munich, CDE Global is proud to also have been shortlisted as a finalist at the Bauma 2016 Innovation Awards. This is a significant achievement as Bauma is the largest trade show in any industry, anywhere in the world, where global players in the construction and mining sectors gather to discover new product launches.

With experts based across the world, CDE Global prioritises a personal approach to client engagement in order to develop the best solution for their specific requirements, ensuring delivery of precise results. This is enabled by a “building block approach” to plant design for rapid deployment and minimal plant footprint, as well as easy future scalability to match the evolution of the client’s business.

In 2006, CDE Global broke fresh ground in the Middle East when it won a contract to install the world’s largest sand washing plant in Qatar with a capacity of 1200tph for the Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) in Doha. Today, this installation is producing approximately 33000 tons of washed sand every day. On the back of this success CDE Global established its Middle East office in 2007 to service the growing interest in its product range throughout the region.

“We have had a very successful year in 2015 in the region across all our sectors, culminating in a successful Big5 show in Dubai in November 2015”, said Ruchin Garg, CDE Global Business Development Manager for the Middle East.

“The largest growth areas for us in the Middle East have been in sand and aggregates, as well as industrial sands segments, which is no surprise given that the region continues to be a hotbed of construction activity.”

Indeed a number of new CDE installations have been built in the past few years, including plants in Oman, Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With the construction industry leading economic growth in various regions of the Middle East, demand for quality washed sands has grown and existing CDE Global customers have increased their CDE installations’ capacities by adding complementary installations to expand production. 
“The range of products offered by CDE Global give its clients a competitive advantage through the flexibility the company offers with its ability to customise systems based on customer requirements”, Garg continued, highlighting this as a key element of the success of CDE Global in the region.

“The CDE M-Series integrated mobile washing equipment is an important piece of equipment in the Gulf region, delivering enhanced product quality and operational efficiencies, and is the most advanced sand washing system available in the Gulf”, Garg stated. “The M-Series offers feeding, screening, sand washing and stockpiling on a compact, portable chassis and can process a range of materials including sand and gravel, crushed rock, construction and demolition waste recycling, scalpings and mineral ores like iron ore. 

"The AquaCycle thickener reduces the volume of fresh water required to feed a washing plant by 90 per cent, which brings cost savings and also reduces the area previously required to accommodate ponds or lagoons.”

Finally, the CDE EvoWash fine washing plant, which uses hydrocyclone technology to offer unrivalled control of silt cut points and produces the desired sand specification in each project, has proved a solution of choice to many clients in the region. It has seen a quick uptake in the GCC market and has found favour with the region’s construction sector, as testified by Tariq Abdullah Abdein, General Manager of Abdullah Abdein, KSA, where a 150tph sand washing system is currently operational.

“The EvoWash operates efficiently and has had a positive effect on the quality of our concrete products,” Abdein said. 
In 2016, CDE Global is aiming to deliver wet processing plants in the region with equipment from its core product range, as well as specialised turnkey processing systems. Developing Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling projects will also be one of the company’s priorities in the region. “We also aim to secure a bigger stand at the Big5 2016 trade show and are looking forward to showcasing our product range to our Middle East customers,” Garg concluded.

Source: CDE