Crusher Installation at Mountsorrel Quarry | Wright Engineering

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Contract Name
Mountsorrel Crusher
Contract Value
Contract Duration
18 Months


In the heart of one of Europe’s most dynamic quarrying landscapes, Wright Engineering undertook what would become one of its most ambitious and technically challenging projects – the installation of Europe’s largest semi-mobile primary crushing facility at Mountsorrel Quarry. This project was not just about engineering prowess but also a testament to Wright Engineering’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the realm of industrial engineering.

The Challenge

The Mountsorrel Quarry, with its bustling operations, presented a unique set of challenges for the installation of a primary crushing facility that weighed a monumental 1600 tonnes and stood 44 meters high. The complexity was further amplified by the need to weld over 13,000 meters and manoeuvre sections up to 140 tonnes. The global manufacture of these sections meant that their assembly on-site required unparalleled logistical expertise, precision, and innovation. Operating within the active quarry environment demanded meticulous planning to ensure minimal disruption and the utmost safety.


Faced with the daunting task, Wright Engineering marshalled its extensive resources and expertise. The use of Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) and our adept in-house rope access team epitomised our innovative approach, enabling us to navigate the logistical challenges and precisely position each mammoth section. This strategic foresight and engineering ingenuity allowed for the project’s seamless execution, setting new industry standards for similar future undertakings.

Results and Impact

After nearly three years of relentless work, marked by a temporary halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project reached its successful culmination. The new facility significantly bolsters Mountsorrel Quarry’s production capacity, enhancing its efficiency and reinforcing its status as a leading supplier in the aggregates industry. This achievement underscores Wright Engineering’s unparalleled ability to deliver complex engineering solutions while adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality.


The Mountsorrel Crusher project epitomises Wright Engineering’s ethos of embracing challenges with innovation, precision, and excellence. It stands as a beacon of our engineering capabilities, illustrating our unwavering commitment to exceeding client expectations and contributing to the industry’s advancement. Through meticulous planning, innovative solutions, and a steadfast dedication to excellence, Wright Engineering has not only met but surpassed the ambitious goals set forth by this project. As we reflect on the journey of the Mountsorrel Crusher installation, it reinforces our belief in the potential for engineering to overcome the most formidable challenges, driving success for our clients and shaping the future of the engineering sector.

The Mountsorrel Crusher project, valued at £5.5 million and spanning 18 months from inception to completion, is more than a testament to Wright Engineering’s expertise; it is a milestone in our continuous journey towards engineering a sustainable and innovative future. It encapsulates our commitment to delivering impactful solutions that not only serve our client’s needs but also contribute positively to the broader industry and community.

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