SunSkips Partners with McLanahan for Modular Washing and Water Treatment System

Moy, Northern Ireland, 14 June, 2024

McLanahan has won the contract to supply a wash plant to SunSkips, a skip hire and waste management service based in the United Kingdom. The system, which consists of a McLanahan UltraSCRUB Modular Scrubbing Plant and McLanahan UltraSAND Plant, will be used to help SunSkips limit construction waste from going to landfill. The system also includes an HRT10 Thickener that will allow SunSkips to recycle a majority of its process water for reuse while limiting the volume of waste sent to the settling pond. The system will process construction, demolition and excavation waste as well as trommel fines.

The UltraSCRUB and UltraSAND will allow SunSkips to produce three aggregate products of varying sizes and one sand product from C&D debris streams. The raw material will be fed onto a single deck pre-screen module as part of the UltraSCRUB unit to separate out fine sand particles ahead of the scrubbing process. The sand will flow into the sump of the UltraSAND Plant and be pumped to a Hydrocyclone, where it will be washed to remove silt. The underflow of deslimed and partially dewatered solids will then discharge onto a Dewatering Screen to create a drip-free product that can be conveyed to a stockpile.

Meanwhile, the coarse aggregates that pass through the pre-screen module will be fed into the UltraSCRUB’s Coarse Material Screw Washer module. The Coarse Material Screw Washer will remove wood, plastics, organics and other trash from the aggregate.. The aggregate will then pass over a double-deck sizing screen, sorting the product into 10 mm, 20 mm and +20 mm aggregate that will be discharged onto respective conveyors and stockpiled.

The effluent from the scrubbing and washing processes will be sent to a Thickener to concentrate the solids in the waste stream, recovering immediately reusable process water and limiting the volume of material sent to the settling pond.

“We are excited to provide another solution in the U.K. marketplace that deals with trommel fines. SunSkips is a rapidly growing and dynamic company and McLanahan is delighted to be part of their journey,” said Donal McNicholl, Director of Sales – U.K. and Ireland for McLanahan.

"After evaluating numerous suppliers, we chose McLanahan due to their extensive industry knowledge, history and build quality,” said Mat Stewart, Managing Director Sun Environmental Services. “Their UltraSCRUB is a key component of our wash plant at Thetford, and we’re confident in their ability to deliver and install the best equipment. McLanahan’s global reputation and comprehensive support made them the ideal choice for this new venture."

McLanahan Corporation is a sixth-generation, family-owned manufacturer of wet and dry processing equipment for the aggregate, mining and agricultural sectors. Since 1835, McLanahan has been providing industry-leading solutions that help build our world and power our lives. For more information, contact


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