Archive for the ‘Dismantling Clasp and System Buildings’ Category

Managing and delivering land remediation solutions as a specialist or principal contractor

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Here at Silverdell we co-ordinate, manage and deliver demolition, remediation and dismantling solutions as either a specialist or principal contractor.


Our capabilities and experience on large and small-scale remediation works cover city centre regeneration, housing development and industrial brownfield remediation projects for all enabling work disciplines. We work collaboratively with you to develop the remediation solution that will meet your objectives and budget.

Our procedures are quality assured to ISO9001:2000, 14001 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards. The Silverdell team works to remove contaminated materials, recycle others wherever possible and ensure that maximum waste recovery outputs are achieved. We use sophisticated barrier and bio-remediation techniques to make soils safe and stable and protect watercourses from residual contamination.

The Silverdell team provides all relevant certification and regulatory approvals are provided on completion of any works we undertake, ensuring that you can be confident of having managed the legacies of your brownfield site successfully, and of having created a clean environment that can be a development platform for future works or returned for any use.

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Silverdell validate strategic plans by securing decontamination and dismantling contracts in Canada worth £13 million

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Silverdell PLC, the Specialist Environmental Support Services group, has secured two decontamination and dismantling contracts worth a combined total of approximately £13m. The work is being carried out on sites in Canada for two separate multi-national companies. These contracts were secured since the acquisition in May of EDS, a specialist provider of decommissioning and dismantling services.

The first contract, worth approximately £10.7m, involves the complete disinvestment of a plant in Milhaven, Ontario for an International Specialist Material Company in the Chemicals sector. This will include decontamination, demolition and selective dismantling as well as asset recovery and the marketing of equipment for re-use. The project also includes the £1.25m of asbestos removal work. Work has just commenced and is expected to run for around 60 weeks.

The second contract, worth approximately £2.2m, is for an international pulp and paper company and involves the dismantling of a pulp and paper mill plant in Chandler, Quebec, as well as the recovery of pulp and paper mill equipment for reuse in Vietnam. Work has just begun and is expected to complete in 16 weeks.

Sean Nutley, Chief Executive Officer for Silverdell Plc, commented:

“When we announced our intention to acquire EDS, we said that we believed it would be a transformational acquisition that would be immediately earnings enhancing, and would grant us immediate scale and capability internationally, with Canada as a target market. We also stated our belief that the acquisition would enable us to win large contracts with multi-national corporations.

“These contract wins validate the strategic rationale behind our acquisition of EDS and further underpin our confidence for 2013. The enlarged Silverdell Group provides a unique end-to-end suite of remediation, decontamination and decommissioning services. This makes us a very attractive partner to blue chip customers in high hazard highly regulated sectors. We look forward to announcing further contracts wins in due course.”

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Kitsons win RoSPA Gold Award for 4th consecutive year

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Kitsons Environmental Europe Limited is proud to announce they have been awarded RoSPA’s (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) prestigious Occupational Health and Safety Gold Award for the fourth year in succession.

The Gold Award, is an external accreditation offered to organisations that demonstrate a commitment to delivering and implementing strong health and safety management systems.

David Rawlins, RoSPA Awards Manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that have demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. Kitsons Environmental Europe Limited has once again shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.”

Andrew Watson, Managing Director, Kitsons said “This is the fourth consecutive year that Kitsons has achieved this award. The award reflects the hard work of all employees in maintaining the high standards of Occupational Health and Safety Management and Performance over the last twelve months.”

The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and specialist awards recognise excellence in specific areas, such as the management of occupational road risk.

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011 are sponsored by NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), the leading health and safety professional examining body.

Three days of award ceremonies and three gala evening dinners will be held in Birmingham from May 17-19, alongside Safety & Health Expo 2011, Europe’s leading annual health and safety exhibition. An award ceremony and gala dinner will also take place in Glasgow in September.

Kitsons is part of the Silverdell Plc Group of Companies. We work with major organisations in Power Generation, Nuclear, Process Engineering, Petrochemical, Defence, Local Authorities, Health and Education, whose executives have a duty to protect people, assets and reputation.

Kitsons provides peace of mind through its Specialist Environmental Support Services, majoring on Asbestos Removal, Scaffolding/Access, Thermal Insulation, Demolition, Decommissioning/Deplanting, Land Remediation, Surface Protection and Coatings.

Which means our Clients know that their interests are always protected.

Kitsons Environmental Europe Limited is a leading multi disciplinary contractor providing  innovative, practical and safe specialist environmental and industrial support services to major organisations, in the UK and overseas.

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Kitsons develop integrated solutions for managing and dismantling clasp and system buildings.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Kitsons Environmental Europe Limited have developed integrated solutions for management and deconstruction of clasp and system buildings where asbestos containing materials were used in their build. This approach was used to provide fast and efficient buildings in a cost effective way in many public sector and educational environments where the lightweight steel frames required fire protection, particularly on ground floor locations. Commonly known as CLASP buildings, but other systems include SCOLA, MACE, ONWARD, SEAC, and contractor systems such as Vic Hallam, Laingspan and Hills.

However, these buildings in primary, secondary schools and in Higher Education are coming to the end of their life. Many authorities are looking to structural engineers to advise on the lifespan and condition of the building, particularly where segments of the building are moving. Asbestos surrounds the anchor points, fixings and supporting steel columns and Kitsons have assisted in enabling maintenance programmes to be delivered in compliance with current regulations.

Whilst working at a Scottish University, Kitsons have used special techniques to assist the deconstruction of CLASP buildings particularly where the building is in a confined area and where people are studying in adjacent buildings which are in relatively close proximity to the works. It is essential that the approach to works is closely managed in a safe manner and in accordance with current legislation.

Neil Ferguson, Kitsons, Regional Director said “As a packaged solution, scaffolding has been erected, designed to accommodate the dismantling at two levels, which has been covered with protective sheeting. This offers a number of benefits: to act as an enclosure, manage local dust dispersion from dismantling process in an operational educational facility, and also to remove the eyesore of the dismantling process whilst in progress to the public walking past the site.”

Ralph Livingston, Operations Manager, commented “Asbestos located on internal ceiling tiles and cladding on vertical framework is removed from the structure, enabling the roof to be removed in sections from the two story building. Removal of asbestos can take place from the horizontal cross-members, once the wooden cladding has been taken away, using the protective sheeting at the upper level to form part of the enclosure. Internal panels and windows can be dismantled safely. The process is applied to the lower floor, leaving the frame which is then taken apart at their original fixing points rather than demolished. (more…)