Norwegian materials producer Fana Stein & Gjenvinning (FSG) has revealed plans for a new waste recycling plant for construction, demolition, and excavation (CD&E) waste. The plant is designed and engineered by wet processing experts CDE, as it reinforces its commitment to a circular economy.
Delivered in partnership with Nordic Bulk, CDE’s in-country partner, the new wash plant will be used to process a wide range of incoming construction and demolition waste material as well as contaminated soil from road works and excavation at building sites throughout Bergen and the wider Vestland county.
FSG was established in 1954 and then specialised in the refinement of crushed rocks, operating a former pit on the site of the now multi-use Fana Stadium in Rådal, south of Bergen. As rock resources in the area depleted, the company transitioned to underground mining of bedrocks inside the Stendafjellet mountain, in Rådalen.
The company’s operations in Stendafjellet are divided into two primary functions: extracting and producing a variety of crushed stone products, alongside the management of a licensed landfill for contaminated CD&E masses.
FSG has a licence for the disposal of contaminated material in 18 mountain halls in Stendafjellet with total void capacity exceeding 4.5 million m³. Every year, it facilitates the safe disposal of an estimated 200-250,000 tonnes of contaminated CD&E waste.
The solution designed by CDE will also incorporate the flexibility needed to allow FSG to adapt its production in line with the demands of the construction market, enabling the company to transition with ease between a variety of product grades from an expanded range of sand and aggregate outputs.
Construction of the new wash plant commences this autumn and is scheduled to be completed in 2024.