Viridor awards KDC carbon black contract

By Lindsay Gale10 June 2013

The former Sevalco carbon black facility in Avonmouth, UK

The former Sevalco carbon black facility in Avonmouth, UK

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, has awarded a £1.4 million (US$2.2 million) demolition project to KDC. The work will involve the demolition, decontamination and remediation at the 1960s Sevalco carbon black manufacturing facility in Avonmouth near Bristol, UK.

KDC has been tasked with the removal of hazardous products and materials including asbestos, heavy fuel oil, tanks, carbon black, plant equipment, redundant plant structures and foundations. KDC will also carry out the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. The 40 week project will see 26 KDC personnel working on the 10 hectare site that once work has been completed will be the site for a new waste-to-energy plant.

KDC’s process business director Will Simpson said of the contract win: “I am delighted KDC was selected to deliver this important project following an exhaustive selection process. We won the project because we demonstrated an excellent understanding of the environmental challenges involved in carrying out decontamination and demolition above and below ground. We’re helping Viridor remove a contaminated eyesore and rejuvenate the site into an environmentally sound one. We will be using our specialist skills to regenerate this site, create local employment and support the community.”

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