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Turmec wins $44 million contract to build C&D waste processing plant in Brisbane

Turmec, an international provider of waste processing and recycling solutions, has announced that it has been awarded a $44 million contract to design, build and install a construction waste processing solution for Rino Recycling at its Pinkenba facility near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The new project will be one of the largest construction and demolition (C&D) waste recovery sites in Australia, designed to achieve market-leading 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 high-quality 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 Australian dollar capital investment programme by Rino Recycling to meet growing demand for materials recovery and recycling in South East Queensland. This 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. Significant 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 activities 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), which promotes Turmec products and services and supports the delivery of its turnkey solutions including aftersales services, this project follows Turmec’s successful delivery of a major waste construction materials processing facility for Bingo Industries at Eastern Creek just outside Sydney in 2021. Turmec is currently progressing waste processing and recycling projects in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Turmec will work with its project partners, Northern Ireland group, CDE, which will be providing the materials wet processing elements of the project.