News & Updates
& Cuddy Demolition Win Brownfield Briefing Remediation
Innovation Award 2011 for Best Use of Combination of Remediation
the third year in a row, QDS Environmental scooped an award at the
prestigious Brownfield Briefing Awards ceremony. This year
the award was for Best Use of a Combination of Remediation
Techniques. In conjunction with Cuddy Demolition, QDS were
recognised for their work on the Baglan site, near Port Talbot.
& WYG Win Brownfield Briefing Remediation Innovation Award
2010 for Best Conceptual Design
remediation of a former gasworks in
won Best Conceptual Design Award.
Project partners, QDS, expert providers of remediation
contracting services along with WYG (specialist contaminated land
consultants) are pleased to announce their success.
Following a rigorous options appraisal WYG & QDS collaborated
to provide detailed conceptual remediation designs based on
applying the best available technique to tackle the complex issues
associated with the remediation of a coal tar contaminated aquifer
adjacent to a sensitive watercourse designated as SSSI/SAC in
Newport, South Wales.
The site is now home to a brand new 110,000 square foot
design selected centred on the use of Surfactant Flushing in an
industry leading and innovative application.
For the first time in the
, surfactant flushing is being used to remediate a residual coal
tar source in an aquifer.
Curwen, Managing Director of QDS, had the honour of collecting the
Sustain Award for Land at a glittering function in Chelsea Football Club.
The awards were presented to an audience of some 400 professionals
across a wide range of industries and, as the name suggests, focus
on the sustainability credentials of a
The project - Remediation of a former dye manufacturing facility
in North West England
- has already been successful with a Brownfield Briefing
Innovation Award in Autumn 2009. The project was a joint
entry by QDS and ERM.
Environmental Limited, in partnership with ERM, triumphed at the
Remediation Innovation Awards of 2009 winning the award for 'Best use of a combination
of remediation techniques'. The award was
recognition for the remediation of a former
dye manufacturing facility.
Gold ROSPA award
ExxonMobil Disinvestment programme has won a ROSPA Gold Award for the
second year in succession. The award is in recognition of the quality of the safety
programme on the project.
Environmental Limited is very proud to announce
that it has recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a
programme which recognises very high standards of health & safety
practice amongst UK contractors. QDS is one of the latest group
successful companies to join the leading edge scheme, designed to
help industry improve its safety record. The company’s
application to SAFEcontractor was driven by their desire to further
demonstrate their safety standards across the business.
will further enhance the company’s reputation within the
In addition, QDS is pleased to say
that it has just achieved Accredited Contractor status under the UK
Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme. QDS has been
accredited in three categories:
- Standards compliance for oil spill
- Fresh Water spills
- Ground Water spills
QDS has continued to impress the industry by
being winners, highly commended and shortlisted in 7 awards during
the last 12 months.
were shortlisted in three categories at the recent 2008 Awards :
“Best Use of a Single Remediation Treatment Technique”, for the
successful treatment of a Flame Retardant impacted aquifer using Chemical
Oxidation techniques. The
judges praised the project for its high quality design and engineering, as
well as its demonstration of innovative thinking in the application of a
tried and tested technique to a large and complex site.
Innovative Remediation Method” for the use of multiple remediation
techniques to remove large quantities of liquid coal tar from the
Teddington Gasworks site. The judges felt that this was an excellent project,
showing a real treatment train, and which demonstrated novelty through the
complexity addressed by a combination of systems.
Conceptual Design”, for the Flame Retardant project. The project is the
largest application of Fenton’s Reagent ever in the
judges commented that it was QDS’ detailed knowledge of the remedial
options that enabled it to find the key to an otherwise intractable
problem, on this project for consultants WYGE.
In addition the Teddington project was shortlisted for the Best Use
of a Combined System in a
submission by the project consultant Southern Testing.
The IChemE Water Award
– Highly Commended
QDS was shortlisted for the IChemE Water Award at the 2008 awards
for innovation and excellence across industry.
chemical sites is no easy task, especially for persistent and soluble
contaminants, and when you have a river running through your site.
QDS was given such a task when it was asked to clear up a former
flame retardants production site, where trichloro-ethyl-phosphate (TCEP)
and trichloro-propyl-phosphate (TCPP) had spread into a plume contaminating 15,000 m3 of land,
including groundwater and the local river.
The project turned into the largest ever application of Fenton’s
chemical oxidation process, where dilute hydrogen peroxide, acid and
ferrous iron solution were injected into the ground to create a strong
oxidation reaction that degrades organic contaminants.
A super-oxide radical desorbs contamination from soil particles,
while the reaction has been stabilised so that as little peroxide as
possible is wasted.”
QDS won the Highly Commended medal for its work on the above
Site Supervisor of the Year
Award 2008 (ABB and Exxon Mobil) Presented to Dr Paul Adams of QDS
This award was presented to Dr Paul Adams, QDS Project Scientist by
the Exxon Global Disinvestment Manager, with Judith Hackett, CBE Chair of
the Health and Safety Executive in attendance.
The award recognised excellence in overall site management, site
health and safety, cleanliness, productivity and documentation of
activities and safety records. Paul
has been quick to point out that the award would not have been possible if
it wasn’t for the hard work of the Project Engineers and Scientists
working with him on this project. QDS
Environmental was also short-listed for contractor of the year at the same
shortlisted for Land and Water awards at Sustain Awards - March 2009
QDS were also shortlisted for two awards at the Sustain Awards 2009.
The awards recognise and celebrate excellence in sustainable
practice across the full range of industries. QDS were recognised in both
the Land and Water categories for our sustainable approach to remediation.