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t: +44 (0)1787 226995 | secretary@mhea.co.uk BULKEX 2019

MHEA Awards now open for entries

The Materials Handling Engineers Association has announced its Excellence Awards are now open. Taking place on the evening of 16 October at Eastwood Hall Hotel, Nottingham, during BULKEX 2019, the Excellence Awards showcase the very best that the bulk materials handling industry has to offer.   Entry is free and Awards Entry packs can be accessed through the MHEA website www.mhea.co.uk. With five categories to consider, the Excellence Awards are an essential part of the calendar and a real opportunity…

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British Steel Site Visit 20.03.19

On Wednesday 20th March 2019 21 members of the MHEA met for a tour of the British Steel site. British Steel provided an excellent presentation and after members were invited on a tour around the site. Members were able to visit the coal handling plant; observe coke oven batteries pushing coke from safe vantage point; visit ore prep plant observe ore blending operation stacker reclaimer; visit caster operation, witness cast steel bloom discharge and handling; visit Rail and Section mill…

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Member news and updates welcome

The MHEA exists for its members and we are ready, willing and able to share your news and updates in our newsletter, on the website and on Twitter.  If you have a marketing team or PR agency, please encourage them to share your news with fellow members and the wider industry.  The MHEA marketing channels are free to use for all members. Email secretary@mhea.co.uk.

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75% stands now sold for BULKEX

There are now fewer than 20 stands left for this year’s BULKEX as there has been extremely strong interest early on. Exhibition stands are £495.00 for members and £595.00 for non-members and those interested in taking a stand at the two-day event in October are advised to contact the MHEA early to ensure they obtain their preferred location.

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Sponsorship packages still available for BULKEX

Businesses interested in taking a sponsorship package at this year’s BULKEX should speak urgently with the MHEA’s secretariat. There are still excellent opportunities to get your business name in front of influential decision-makers for the duration of the event and beyond. You can contact the MHEA by calling 01787 226995 or by emailing secretary@mhea.co.uk.

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June visit to Tilbury Docks: places still available

There are still a few places left for the site visit to Tilbury Docks, Essex, on Thursday 13 June. The Port of Tilbury (London) is the largest of eight ports owned by Forth Ports. As London’s major port it is also the largest multi-modal port in the South East, and 3rd largest port in the UK. The port has an annual throughput of 16 million tonnes per annum and this is estimated to value around £8.7 billion; this makes it…

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ConSpare engineer helps Team GB to bring home the silver from ICFRA World Shooting Championships

An engineer from concrete production process improvement specialist ConSpare helped the Great Britain Under-25 Rifle Team to a silver medal at the ICFRA World Long Range Shooting Championships recently. Tom Bullock, a Continuous Improvement Engineer at the Nottinghamshire-based firm, was part of the 12-strong squad which finished second to Australia at the tournament, which took place at Trentham Range, near Wellington, in February. He has been shooting competitively for around ten years and was part of the Great Britain Under-21…

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Helping Mansfield Brick to ‘Make it better’

Founded in 1926 to produce calcium silicate bricks to the building trade, Mansfield Brick now produces a wide range of concrete products. From its state-of-the-art production facility in Nottinghamshire, it produces more than three million units a month, including concrete commons, coursing bricks and infill slips for the block and beam flooring market. Mansfield Brick supplies many of the major builders’ merchants, buying groups and independent suppliers, along with producing bespoke products to meet the needs of the industry. The…

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Saloro Approaches Production

After a year-long construction effort in 2018 the new processing facilities at Saloro’s Barruecopardo Tungsten mine, in Spain, are being brought into production during the early part of 2019. As seen above the multi-stage crushing and screening plant was the first part to be readied for testing with the main concentrator following closely behind. The state-of-the-art production facility, that combines both modern day technology and traditional minerals processing systems, will treat a Scheelite ore mined at site to produce a…

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Fairport Conditioning Biomass Ash

Fairport Engineering Ltd of Adlington, Lancashire has been working on the Lynemouth power station conversion project since 2016 as the main contractor’s, SRM, specialist materials handling engineer and designer thus allowing this land-mark project to benefit from the combined strengths of both organisations. This major multi-million pound project is totally focussed on replacing the previous fuel (coal) handling and storage systems with a new regime that will be suitable for biomass (wood pellets). Whilst this conversion from one form of…

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