Remediation team makes good progress at Bowling
Our voluntary remediation of the former fuel terminal in Bowling, Dunbartonshire, is making good progress with the excavation work now more than 50% completed. The former Bowling Terminal site will be turned into a mixed-use development including storage, distribution, industrial, business and office space once the remediation work is complete.
James Hadwen is Esso’s manager for the remediation project at Bowling. “We are very pleased with the progress that is being made on the programme of works,” he says. “It is credit to all the team involved for helping to reach this stage of the project.”
Since remediation work began in January last year, around 220,000 tonnes of soil has been excavated for treatment and the project has also attracted interest and favourable comment from remediation industry specialists because of the innovative techniques being used.
A number of Scottish regulators and specialists including a group from the UN have visited the site to learn more about the cutting-edge soil wash technology. The technique involves soil being gathered, tested and remediated as necessary using a specialist soil washing process located on site. Once cleaned, the remediated soil is returned to the ground with any waste material separated and removed from site. As a result, 90% of the soil being remediated on site is expected to be re-used – underlining one of the key sustainability features of the Bowling remediation project, which is believed to be the largest of its kind currently underway in Scotland.
Environmental remediation specialist, DEME Environmental, is carrying out the work on behalf of Esso, as part of the agreed sale of the site to West Dunbartonshire Council.
Our voluntary remediation of the Bowling site will enable the area to be re-developed and the team is continuing to engage with the local community to keep them informed of the programme of works.More information is available at a dedicated website for the project – www.bowlingterminal.co.uk.