Soil Remediation

Launch of New Soil Treatment Facility Announced

Feb 01 2017 Comments 0

FCC Environment Ltd (FCC) one of the UK’s leading waste management companies along with their strategic partner Provectus Remediation Ltd (Provectus), a specialist in the treatment of contaminated soils, are delighted to announce the launch of a new hazardous soil treatment facility at Rowley Regis in the West Midlands.

The new facility will allow for the treatment of a wide range of contaminated wastes using physico-chemical and biological treatment techniques. The facility is located on a former quarry to facilitate the restoration of a 12 million tonnes (or 6.1 million cubic metres) void over a period of approximately 25 years. The site will have an annual input capacity of 500,000 tonnes and allow for the recovery of a range of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. This facility will be able to treat:

  • Contaminated soils
  • Waste from petroleum refining and other oily wastes

Contaminated materials will be sent to the Rowley Regis facility for recovery and beneficial re-use in the quarry void. By using a range of complimentary treatment methods, the site is able to recover and re-use a wide range of contaminated wastes cost effectively and negates the application of landfill tax. The facility is also able to accept a far wider range of wastes than those permitted to landfill, enabling customers to rely on a robust and cost effective alternative to landfill. Not only bringing customers cost savings and sustainability benefits, but customers will benefit from having responses to enquiries in less than 24 hrs; in addition, with a large annual capacity and close proximity to a number of motorway routes it will be easy to use the facility for large or small projects at short notice.

Chris Ellis, Operations Director, FCC comments. “This is a strategic development for FCC to allow us to recover unused quarry void and restore the site using a sustainable alternative to landfilling that will significantly support the regional construction market.”

Provectus Managing Director, Steve Langford commented: “We have been working with FCC for some time and this investment is the first development with our partner to provide the UK construction market with a network of local soil treatment facilities. Clients want to continue developing brownfield sites by disposing of wastes to allow construction to commence. They require a simple, cost effective and long term solution with a partner they can trust.”

FCC and Provectus now provide this solution.

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