Bee’ah selects BHS to upgrade its Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, MRF

Bee’ah, an environmental management company headquartered in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has selected Eugene, Oregon, USA-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, engineer, manufacture and install a major retrofit to the company’s Sharjah material recovery facility (MRF). The facility is currently the largest in the Middle East, with the capacity to process more than 500,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) annually. The retrofit, scheduled to be operational in early 2017, will upgrade capacity and automation to increase recovery and total diversion, BHS says.

BHS Tri-Disc screens will replace existing trommel screens to improve separation efficiency, decrease energy consumption and increase throughput, according to the supplier. BHS screens also will increase the recovery of organic materials by 50% to 600 tonnes per day. The system’s throughput will expand from 68 tonnes per hour (tph) to more than 75 tph, BHS says.

To increase film recovery, NRT SpydIR optical sorters will pair with Nihot rotary air separators, creating the FiberPure film recovery system, BHS says. The FiberPure system will detect and eject film, pneumatically conveying it away from the clean fibre stream. The NRT SpydIR optical sorter also will be used to increase polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recovery by 15%. Magnets and an eddy current separator will increase ferrous and nonferrous recovery by 25%, the supplier says.

Commenting on the contract, Daker El Rabaya, managing director of waste processing, treatment and disposal at Bee’ah, says, “We look forward to working closely with our new partners to support our regional expansion and significantly improve our MRF capacity to match our operational growth.”

BHS CEO Steve Miller says, “The technology deployed here will increase automation, throughput and recovery to once again define the new standard.”

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Pellenc supplies 20 optical sorting machines to Ambiente SpA

Pellenc ST, based in France, says it has delivered 20 optical sorting machines to Ambiente SpA in San Vitaliano, Italy.

Ambiente is refurbishing its entire Ambiente Ecological Plant in San Vitaliano and completely replacing the existing mechanical equipment.

Pellenc supplied 20 Mistral and Mistral DVI machines for the facility.

Pellenc is represented in Italy by Beppe Eliantonio, while the service team of three engineers is managed by Massimiliano Montani.

French company Vauché, together with its Italian subsidiary Vauché Bioma Italia Srl, are managing the project integration.

The facility will have the capacity to recover 70,000 short tons of recyclables per year.

Pellenc ST says its customers operate more than 1,100 machines in more than 40 countries, with customers in Italy operating 120 machines alone.

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Hammel Recyclingtechnik GmbH turns 20

Bad Salzungen, Germany-based Hammel Recyclingtechnik GmbH celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016. The company was established 15 February 1996 with three employees and a small production hall. In the years since, it has developed an international presence in shredding and recycling technology.

Hammel says it has established a product range characterised by “high performance and quality” based on its initial prototypes of two decades ago. The company produces shred-ding technology for wood, waste and metal.

In 2012 Hammel introduced what it describes as “the world’s largest mobile shredder,” the VB 1500 DK primary shredder, which is suitable for shredding used car bodies, mega tires and bulky materials. One year later, Hammel launched the VB 750 Limited Edition. This preshredder is equipped with a 480-horsepower Caterpillar C13 engine for higher throughput, Hammel says. The company’s recent product innovations also include the Hammel primary shredder VB 450 DK – Duo.

Since its founding, the company says it has introduced secondary shredding, screening and sorting technology innovations, including the stationary metal separator, the SMA, and its mobile version, the MMA 1400 E.

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