EUROVIA to host demonstration of CDE wet processing equipment in Slovakia
EUROVIA - Kameňolomy, s.r.o, part of the VINCI Group, will partner with CDE to host an Open Day at their Martin quarry in Slovakia on 6-7 June 2017. The company will showcase its new CDE 60 tonne/hour wet processing plant, which will supply materials for a major motorway construction project over the next three years.
EUROVIA, part of the VINCI Group, is a world leader in transport infrastructure construction and urban development. Active in 15 countries across the world with close to 1,300 industrial and commercial entities, it employs over 38,000 people with a total revenue of €8,188 million in 2014.
The company has a large presence in Slovakia where it produces aggregates in 10 rock quarries and has one sand and gravel plant. The CDE wet processing plant was installed in 2016 in the Dubná Skala Quarry, near the city of Martin in northern Slovakia. The main product from the quarry is a 0-4mm crushed granite.
EUROVIA supplies concrete for urban development and road projects, including a major road construction project to develop a 11km stretch of the D1 highway between the cities of Martin and Zilina, which is currently under construction with work continuing until October 2018. This project has a budget of €427.2 million and comprises 11 bridges and two tunnels, so the requirements for aggregates are ongoing and significant.
The Dubná Skala Quarry is a 100 year-old granite quarry situated in rural Slovakia. Due to the remoteness of its location and the lack of access to water supply, the customer needed their new wet processing plant to have a low energy requirement and to be able to recirculate the water through the system.
EUROVIA’s main objective was to turn an unsaleable 0-4 crushed granite sand fraction due to high levels of contamination (contamination