• Launch of New Soil Treatment Facility Announced

Soil Remediation

Launch of New Soil Treatment Facility Announced

Feb 01 2017

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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