Projects

Project: ABB Limited Dundee

Location:
Dundee
Client:
ABB Limited/I&H Brown Limited
Status:
Complete
Cost:
£5m

THE COMMISSION

Fairhurst was commissioned by ABB Limited to design and carry out investigations to check the extent of the contamination (especially PCBs and Asbestos) present on the former ABB Power site which manufactured transformers and fuse gear equipment. The site is located south of East Kingsway Road, in Mid Craigie, on the outskirts of Dundee. It is approximately 4.2ha in size and comprised large interconnected warehouse buildings and offices.

OUR INPUT

Fairhurst provided a full range of engineering services to allow the sustainable redevelopment of the ABB Power Site, Kingsway, Dundee. These services involved the production of comprehensive environmental desk studies, environmental site investigation reporting and complex contaminant fate modelling of the soil, water and vapour phase, which have paved the way for the design and implementation of a low environmental impact remediation scheme.

 

Fairhurst through detailed investigation, risk assessment, waste classification, use of onsite field analytical tools and Fairhurst’s approach to remediating the historic transformer factory, the volume of material requiring disposal to licensed landfill was reduced by over 95%. This significantly reduced the requirement for long distance haulage and landfilling of wastes, allowing reuse of material and demolition arisings as upfill and capping thus reducing the need for importing material.

 

Fairhurst met the tight programme and delivered the site considerably under budget through their holistic site remediation proposals.

Discipline
Geotechnical and Environmental