As a large Industrial Minerals company we create solids as a by product of sand washing. The solids generated from our process settles into lagoons which from time to time, require cleaning out.
Previously Sibelco has used long reach machines which can be very messy as slurries have high water content and low solids.
Four years ago Jex Plant was working at our Kings Lynn site and he indicated that he could pump out our lagoons using a novel system he had developed.
In the first year of pumping it was evident that the system was a success, the method moved larger volumes of solids in a shorter period of time, it reduced vehicle movements and when the job was complete there was very little spillage which was great for the environment.
Sibelco have used Jex Plant over the last four years and are satisfied with their safety and work ethics and their knowledge of their pumping system and are happy to continue using them as and when needed in the future.