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

Influential speaking programme for Shaping the Future at BULKEX 2018

The Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) has announced further details of its thought-leading speaker programme at the annual technical conference at this year’s BULKEX 2018. The theme for this year’s event is Shaping the Future to coincide with The Year of Engineering’s October theme. The conference programme will include speakers from Fairport Engineering Ltd; Network Rail; BEUMER Maschinenfabrik; Greenbank Group; PD Ports; Atex Explosion Hazards; Wolfson Centre; and HS2, alongside previously announced speakers from British Steel; Crossrail 2; The Department…

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4 SAMSON Eco Hoppers with ATEX cert to double throughput at the Port of Mombasa

Kenya Port Authority celebrates reception of 4 cutting-edge ecological hoppers to improve their dry bulk import process and also mitigate environmental damage from fugitive dust. These are the first dust filtration import hoppers to be provided with ATEX certification. This equipment was sourced to fulfil the aims of TradeMark East Africa/Kenya Port Authority Port Resilient Infrastructure Programme to improve port facilities whilst minimising the environmental impact of port operations. There has been considerable investment in the future capabilities of the…

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80th anniversary for the Materials Handling Engineers Association

Peter Webster, former President (2001) and then Secretary (until December 2017), gives his thoughts on the Materials Handling Engineers Association’s purpose and future and reflects on his own relationship with the association. “The MHEA was formed in the late 1930s by a group of like-minded businessmen to tie together their commercial interests and to enable buyers to see them all together.  During the war years, the effects of the Blitz inevitably brought about plenty of building work and a raft…

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First site visit of 2018: Tunstead Quarry, Buxton

MHEA members are invited to an exclusive visit of Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry on Wednesday 9 May, with a guided tour by Quarry Manager Phillip Shimmell. Visits are organised to provide unique access to member sites to give fresh insight about the requirements of a particular sector.  Tunstead Quarry is one of the largest in the UK, extracting approximately six million tonnes of limestone each year.  It is the largest supplier of lime and lime-based products and also produces aggregates as…

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80th Anniversary Year

2018 is the 80th anniversary of the Materials Handling Engineers Association and we will be marking the occasion with activities and commemorations throughout the year.  As an industry association started in 1938, our association has seen many of the major industrial inventions and political events of the 20th and 21st centuries.   We are gathering stories and memories of the past 80 years and inviting anyone who has photographs and anecdotes to share them with us.  Please contact Julie Claus at…

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80th anniversary for the Materials Handling Engineers Association

Peter Webster, former President (2001) and then Secretary (until December 2017), gives his thoughts on the Materials Handling Engineers Association’s purpose and future and reflects on his own relationship with the association. “The MHEA was formed in the late 1930s by a group of like-minded businessmen to tie together their commercial interests and to enable buyers to see them all together.  During the war years, the effects of the Blitz inevitably brought about plenty of building work and a raft…

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Galliford Try selects Saxlund Push Floor fuel solution for three waste wood gasification facilities

Saxlund International was selected by principal contractor Galliford Try Infrastructure in May 2016 to provide the bulk fuel reception and handling technology for three waste wood gasification facilities currently under construction in Barry, Boston and Hull, for renewable energy company Biomass UK. Saxlund is now on site in construction on all three sites. With these 3 contracts, Saxlund is now contracted to deliver 13 alternative fuel handling systems in the UK by the end of 2017. This is over 50%…

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