Another landfill capping success for VHE
07 August 2017
VHE continue to use their experience and expertise in landfill lining works, particularly in specialist and sensitive environments, by securing works at an oil refinery in the north of England.
Having carried out lining, capping, cell works and restoration throughout the UK, including facilities such as Sellafield, the contract involved the capping of three landfill areas within a top tier Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) registered petrochemicals site.
Safety and competency were extremely high on the selection process as they included the added logistical procedures for entry onto a site located on a working oil refinery facility. This also added to the complexity of the works.
The works required VHE to construct capping cover to two of the redundant landfills, creating an impermeable membrane layer which utilised Geo-composite Clay Liner (GCL) and create a hard cover capping to a third using cover material. The combined area of the three areas is circa 64,000m2.
The works required the import of materials to create the cap, however VHE were able to process site won material for reuse to reduce the amount of imported material.
The works with Terraconsult Ltd as the appointed CQA engineers are due to be complete in August 2017.
VHE are one of the UK’s leading land remediation contractors that can offer a range of services to landfill site operators, oil refinerys and waste companies. To discuss your requirements, please contact one of our specialist team on 01226 320150 or alternatively you can use our quick enquiry form.