As the purpose for which an area is used changes, the site’s use history and soil contamination should be considered as early as possible. Appropriate remediation of contaminated soil is a key part of property development and land use planning. Properly dimensioned measures and the exploitation of land mass can ensure cost-effective, sustainable and safe solutions. 

Remediation of polluted land based on risk assessments 

Over recent decades, soil has been contaminated with harmful substances in many places, and the polluted soil needs to be rehabilitated.  

Sufficient and high-quality harmful substance studies, as well as the assessment of risks posed by harmful substances, are the starting point and basis for sustainable rehabilitation solutions.  

By setting remediation targets based on risk assessments, excessive measures can be avoided. The use of innovative in situ rehabilitation methods alongside or in place of traditional mass exchange reduces the need for excavation work, lowers emissions and is cost-effective. In line with the principles of the circular economy, the use of land masses and waste achieves clear benefits in appropriate locations. 

An expert on polluted land 

We find the most suitable solutions for each location, taking into account cost-effectiveness, schedules, the future use of the location and circular economic principles. 

We have been planning tasks related to contaminated soil for more than twenty years, and we are one of the top operators in the industry. Our diverse experience and extensive local knowledge ensure the best possible results.  

Our service selection covers the entire project lifecycle:   

  • Soil, sediment, groundwater and pore gas toxicity studies 
  • Reconditioning planning, permit procedures 
  • Health and environmental risk assessments 
  • Modelling and impact assessments of emissions flows 
  • Supervision of remediation and follow-up 
  • Utilisation of land mass and final disposal 
  • Planning of insulating and protective structures 
  • Prevention of chemical accidents 
  • Occupational safety coordination and occupational risk assessments 

Environmental perspectives and water construction projects 

Water construction often involves the dredging of sediment. To plan the placement of the dredged mass, the concentrations of harmful substances in the dredged material must be determined. Water construction work also requires authorisation in accordance with the Water Act. Our environmental rehabilitation services include the identification of the need for authorisation and the preparation of a water permit application plan, sediment contamination surveys, an assessment of the risks of harmful substances in water, the design of various water construction work, and work supervision. We also assess the options for the placement and exploitation of dredged masses, and their technical and economic feasibility.  

Contact us – we will be happy to discuss how our soil services can help in responsible regional development! 

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