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Rhomberg to open ‘most advanced’ C&D plant in Austria

Austrian firm Rhomberg Bau is investing in a recycling plant dedicated to treating construction and demolition waste (C&D). This is hoped to increase the supply of building materials, which are scarce in the western region of the country.

The new site near Bregenz will rely on wet processing technology developed by CDE Group, with a planned capacity of at least 200 tonnes per hour. It is said the ‘turnkey’ facility will be the biggest of its kind in the Austria, allowing Rhomberg to screen, scrub, wash and classify that waste stream with great efficiency.

‘Construction of a standard single-family home requires around 440 tonnes of mineral raw material. To put that in context, with their new CDE solution, Rhomberg would be able to process this volume of material in under three hours,’ comments Christoph Baier, CDE regional manager for the DACH area.

He envisions that the upcoming site will be ‘the most advanced of its kind in the region’. He underlines CDE’s and Rhomberg’s shared desire ‘to accelerate the pace of change in our sector and champion the use of recycled construction materials.’

CDE equipment transforms over 20 million tonnes of waste back into valuable construction materials annually, thus curbing the need for landfill. The tech company, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has kept over 100 million tonnes of waste out of landfills to date. Besides handling C&D waste, it also caters to excavation waste, contaminated soils, road sweepings, hydro excavation waste, and trommel fines. 


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