25 October 2023, 10:08
Norwegian materials producer Fana Stein & Gjenvinning AS (FSG AS) has announced plans for a new waste recycling plant for construction, demolition, and excavation (CD&E) waste, designed and engineered by wet processing experts CDE.
The new wash plant, delivered in partnership with Nordic Bulk, will process a wide range of incoming CD&E waste material and contaminated soil from road works and excavation at building sites throughout Bergen and the wider Vestland county.
FSG AS, established in 1954, transitioned from the refinement of crushed rocks to underground mining of bedrocks and now manages a licensed landfill for contaminated CD&E masses in Stendafjellet, with a disposal capacity exceeding 4.5 million m³.
The new CDE solution will transform FSG AS operations, enabling the company to prioritize materials recycling and recovery over disposal to landfill, and divert significant volumes of material from landfill while creating profitable and sustainable revenue streams.
The CDE-designed solution will also provide FSG AS with the flexibility to adapt its production in line with the demands of the construction market, transitioning with ease between a variety of product grades from an expanded range of sand and aggregate outputs.
FSG AS is transitioning from a linear economy to a circular economy, focusing on processing incoming contaminated waste to recover and repurpose as much as possible, in partnership with CDE and Nordic Bulk.
Construction of the new wash plant is set to commence this autumn and is scheduled for completion in 2024.
New waste recycling plant will support diversion of significant volumes of waste from landfill
Norwegian materials producer Fana Stein & Gjenvinning AS (FSG AS), a specialist in the production and sale of crushed stone products, has revealed plans for a new waste recycling plant for construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste. The plant is designed and engineered by wet processing experts CDE, as it reinforces its commitment to a circular economy.
Delivered in partnership with Nordic Bulk, CDE’s in-country partner, the new wash plant will be used to process a wide range of incoming construction and demolition waste material as well as contaminated soil from road works and excavation at building sites throughout Bergen and the wider Vestland county.
FSG AS was established in 1954 and then specialised in the refinement of crushed rocks, operating a former pit on the site of the now multi-use Fana Stadium in Rådal, south of Bergen. As rock resources in the area depleted, the company transitioned to underground mining of bedrocks inside the Stendafjellet mountain, in Rådalen. Today, FSG AS is owned by Ragn Sells AS and Hellik Teigen AS, each with 50% ownership.
The company’s operations in Stendafjellet are divided into two primary functions: extracting and producing a variety of crushed stone products alongside the management of a licensed landfill for contaminated CD&E masses.
FSG AS has license for the disposal of contaminated material in 18 mountain halls in Stendafjellet with total void capacity exceeding 4.5 million m³. Every year, it facilitates the safe disposal of an estimated 200-250,000 tonnes of contaminated CD&E waste.
CDE’s Eunan Kelly, head of business development for north and west Europe, says the solution CDE is engineering for FSG AS will nearly halve that figure.
“When fully operational, this state-of-the-art CDE solution will completely transform how FSG AS operates. It will equip the business with the tools needed to prioritise materials recycling and recovery over disposal to landfill, helping it divert significant volumes of material from landfill while simultaneously creating profitable and sustainable revenue streams.”
The solution designed by CDE will also incorporate the flexibility needed to allow FSG AS to adapt its production in line with the demands of the construction market, enabling the company to transition with ease between a variety of product grades from an expanded range of sand and aggregate outputs.
FSG AS managing director, Mr Karsten L. Gundersen, explains: “We are moving from a linear economy to a circular economy, one where our first priority is not the disposal of material masses in landfill but the processing of incoming contaminated waste to recover and repurpose as much as possible. This partnership with CDE and Nordic Bulk will equip us with the technology and expertise to achieve this and in doing so support us to supply high-quality, in-demand recycled materials for the construction industry while ensuring the long-term sustainability of available landfill void.”
Nordic Bulk’s sales director Peder Egeland adds: “We are very excited by the potential of this project and working in partnership with CDE to deliver such cutting-edge wash plant technology. CDE’s proven solutions combined with Nordic Bulk´s industry expertise will empower FSG AS to benefit from improved efficiency, reduced operational costs and enhanced environmental sustainability. We are committed to providing the FSG project with comprehensive aftersales support and on-site assistance and look forward eagerly to witnessing the profound positive impact this technology will have on the company’s operations.”
Construction of the new wash plant commences this autumn and is scheduled to be completed in 2024.
Source: JComms; CDE