SUEZ and Ventia to open new soil processing facility


By Sustainability Matters Staff
Monday, 10 July, 2017

Suez and ventia soil processing facility

Resource recovery company SUEZ and services company Ventia have partnered to develop a soil processing facility at SUEZ’s Taylors Road Landfill in Dandenong South, 45 km from the Melbourne CBD. The landfill was identified by the Victorian government as a waste management hub of state importance back in 2015, with the potential to co-locate additional compatible resource recovery activities at the site.

The proposed soil processing facility will use direct thermal desorption treatment and stabilisation technologies to treat a range of contaminated soil to minimise its environmental impact and where possible create the potential for re-use. As explained by Kelvin Sargent, SUEZ state general manager, “The facility will treat and reduce the environmental risks of contaminated soils and recover valuable materials that can be re-used.

“By co-locating the facility at Taylors Road Landfill, we will provide a complete resource recovery and management solution for contaminated soils in Victoria,” Sargent added.

Nan-Maree Schoerie, Ventia’s utility services general manager, said Ventia was “pleased to partner with SUEZ to … reduce the volume of contaminated waste going to landfill”.

“The new facility complements the world-class environmental and remediation solutions Ventia already delivers to our public and private sector clients, building on our position as the market leader in thermal processing of contaminated soils,” Schoerie said.

Sargent said construction is expected to commence soon, with the facility set to start servicing the contaminated soils market in late 2017.

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