Andrew Scott has appointed Socotec to provide support for ongoing land remediation works at the Tata Steel Port Talbot steelmaking site.
Under the agreement, Socotec will provide a range of services to support the earthworks on the industrial site for future construction and development.
The latest contract follows on from Socotec’s work on the site investigation phase that also involved development of the land remediation strategy.
Detailed risk assessments to define site-specific acceptance levels for re-using soils on site have already been completed and Socotec is now mobilising its on-site chemical analysis laboratory to provide daily sampling and on-site analysis.
“Using an on-site laboratory brings significant benefits to our clients as the provision of rapid data results can help to identify the extent of excavation of hotspots and aid in segregating any unsuitable soils from those that can be directly re-used on site,” said Socotec operations director for environment and safety Paul Tilley.
“The Port Talbot steelmaking site has a long history of industrial activity and steel production and we are pleased to be able to support such a major industrial site in understanding what is in the soil and supporting the safe and effective management of the remediation project.”
To ensure compliance with environmental regulations, Socotec is also conducting environmental monitoring which includes groundwater sampling and air quality measurements for dust, noise and volatile organic compounds. Regular monitoring will provide reassurance that remediation works are having minimal impact on the environment.