Site Clearance Project, Eaglescliffe

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Site Clearance Project, Eaglescliffe

VALUE: £6.5m




Thompsons were contracted as Principal Contractor to carry out the asbestos decontamination, removal, demolition, dismantling and site clearance at Elementis Chromium’s Eaglescliffe facility. The site contained various process plant structures, warehouses, offices, associated electricity sub-station, switch rooms, extensive pipework, cables, pipebridges, plant and equipment.

It had not been possible for the client to fully decontaminate the chemical process plants prior to demolition. Thompsons therefore had to include for, and manage, the presence of residual product in all process equipment, and deal with the highly hazardous hexavalent chromium residues and contamination present throughout most of the structural and process plant.

A segregated wash bay system was implemented in various locations on site throughout the project to ensure all contaminated scrap/vessels were washed prior to disposal or off- site recycling.

Thompsons were responsible for the collection of suspended solids and wash water, ensuring they were all sent to the Client’s separate treatment and disposal facility.

The Elementis site production facility had a significant quantity and full array of asbestos containing materials, including those that are licensable; asbestos materials were found right across the site within the building and structures, on pipework and equipment throughout the plant structures.

As a Licensed Asbestos Removal contractor, Thompsons safely removed all asbestos across the site and disposed off via the appropriate authorised waste streams.