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Turmec wins contract for Brisbane construction waste facility  

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Turmec has been awarded an almost $45 million contract to design, build and install a construction waste processing facility in Queensland.

The project, for Rino Recycling at its Pinkenba facility near Brisbane, will be one of the largest construction and demolition (C&D) waste recovery sites in Australia, designed to achieve landfill diversion and recovery rates of up to 99 per cent and with a processing capacity of 475 tonnes per hour.

Recovered C&D materials will be recycled by Rino Recycling into a range of sand, fill, road bases and aggregate materials which will be supplied back into new construction projects.

The Pinkenba project forms part of a multi-million dollar capital investment by Rino Recycling to meet growing demand for materials recovery and recycling in South East Queensland.

It comes on the back of Australian government environmental regulations to support increased recovery rates and diversion from landfill, including a new landfill levy in Queensland which is planned to increase annually.

Growth in construction activities as part of a 25-year development plan for the region is also driving recycling demand for waste construction materials, including major transportation, port and waterfront development and leisure facilities in and around Brisbane. High levels of construction are expected to continue in preparation for Olympic Games which will be hosted by Brisbane in 2032.

Working with its Australian sales partners, the Environmental Group Limited (EGL), this project follows Turmec’s delivery of a waste construction materials processing facility for Bingo Industries at Eastern Creek, New South Wales in 2021.

Turmec is currently working on waste processing and recycling projects in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia. It will work with project partners, Northern Ireland group, CDE, which will provide the materials wet processing elements of the Brisbane project.

Daniel Blaser, Rino Recycling General Manager and Project Leader, said Rino Recycling is excited to bring a renewed vision and passion for revolutionising the waste industry in Brisbane.”

“Determined to lead the charge for a circular economy and become a world leader in recovery rates, quality of products recycled, construction materials produced, integration and automation, we identified the need to upscale the operation – and central to successfully scaling the business is investing in best-in-class technology to automate and remove the requirement for manually handling of material.

“The completion of this integrated hybrid plant will be the first of its type around the world and will pave the way for the future of recycling.”

Geoff Bailey, Turmec Chief Executive Officer, said Turmec’s goal for the Pinkenba project is to match Rino’s ambition with a world-class, turn-key construction waste recycling facility that not only provides market-leading landfill diversion rates, but also produces high quality recycled construction materials that will go back into a pipeline of construction projects around Brisbane.”

For more information, visit: www.turmec.com

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