Cemex chooses McLanahan equipment for new plant

Hollidaysburg, Pa., April 29, 2024 — McLanahan Corporation has partnered with Cemex for its latest project in Shepperton, West London, U.K. The plant will include an UltraWASH 5165-31S and an UltraCRUSH CC90 Cone Crusher system to allow them to process natural sand and gravel.

McLanahan’s team of process engineers and design engineers worked closely with Cemex to design the best solution for the needs of the project. The UltraWASH and UltraCRUSH will work together to allow the plant to produce two sizes of aggregate and one concrete sand. The McLanahan UltraWASH consists of a feeder, sizing screen, pumps, hydrocyclones, dewatering screens and product conveyers. The UltraCRUSH Cone Crusher is designed on a modular structure that allows for quick installation and start-up, all while still producing the necessary spec size for the project.

The raw feed material will be introduced into the McLanahan systems by land conveyor to a variable speed belt feed hopper. The primary rinsing screen separates the feed into 10mm and 20mm aggregate, while everything greater than 20mm is conveyed to the UltraCRUSH to be sized and recirculated back into the system. The -4mm sand and water from the process will be sent to a sump before being pumped to Hydrocyclones, which classify the sand to meet required specifications by separating out any fine sand and silt. The product sized sand then discharges from the Hydrocyclones onto a Dewatering Screen to remove excess moisture before stockpiling.

“We are delighted to provide a solution to one of the largest aggregate producers in the U.K. Cemex operates 22 quarries in this region and this is the first plant supplied by McLanahan for their operations here,” said Donal McNicholl, Director of Sales – U.K. & Ireland for McLanahan.

“We are proud to be continuing to form strong relationships in the U.K. with companies like Cemex, and we look forward to seeing where this partnership can take both companies.”

“Working with McLanahan, to install the new plant equipment at our Shepperton quarry in West London, will allow us to continue to produce essential building materials to support the demand for local building and infrastructure improvements across the area. The team at McLanahan were receptive to the specific requirements of the site and we were delighted with their flexibility in meeting our needs,” said Kevin Cage, Head of Aggregate Operations UK for Cemex.

McLanahan Corporation is a sixth-generation, family-owned manufacturer of aggregate, mining and agricultural processing equipment since 1835. Backed by world-renowned service and support, McLanahan provides industry-leading solutions that help build our world and power our lives. For more information, contact


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