Project Orpheus, Ellesmere Port

Project Orpheus

September 2017 – November 2018

Contaminated Land Remediation

Buckingham Group Contracting Limited and Hydrock

£6.5m Land Regeneration Contract for a former Carbon Black Manufacturing site to facilitate redevelopment of the site for industrial end use and landscaped areas. The project entailed demolition of asbestos lagged buildings and ex situ remediation of widespread and varied contamination which included asbestos, carbon black, free phase hydrocarbons, inorganic species and PCB’s.

Main responsibilities included producing series of remediation strategies, providing full time site supervision, monitoring and enforcing environmental health legislation for the project.

Other responsibilities included providing professional support in planning and conducting supplementary ground investigation, soil washing, soil and groundwater chemical treatment and bioremediation schemes, air, soil, ground gas and water sample collection/analysis and maintain appropriate records in order to validate the works undertaken in compliance with the requirements of the Remediation Strategies and Local Authorities statutory and environmental policies.

The final duty was to produce a number of post remediation validation reports for the client and the regulatory authorities.