Kent Science Park (KSP) tenant Ecologia has been awarded a number of major contracts for remediation projects across the UK and Ireland. Ecologia provide specialist environmental advice and undertake high quality site investigation and remediation projects using a mixture of conventional and innovative technologies. The company currently boasts a headcount of 62, of which 49 are working at their head office on Kent Science Park – a number that has grown significantly since they first located to the Park in 2000 with two members of staff.
Ecologia have just commenced a multi-phase remediation project beneath the Connolly station in Dublin. The work, commissioned by Irish Rail, involves the extraction of oil from inside the railway arches and is due to operate for three years. In just four weeks of operation 2,500 litres of oil have already been recovered.
The work in Dublin follows on from two major UK remediation projects that are already underway in London and Kent. In Kent, Ecologia were bought in to work on the in-situ remediation of a former filling station that is being redeveloped. This is an ongoing project, which is expected to last into the summer.
Ecologia have also secured a lucrative contract with a large construction company in London, where they are developing a remediation strategy to coincide with the redevelopment of a railway station. This began at the end of last year and is expected to continue until 2015.
All of these are flagship projects for Ecologia and highlight the exceptional growth of the company. Giacomo Maini, Managing Director at Ecologia, explained, “Our systems are fully automated and telemetrically controlled meaning that we can operate and maintain them from our head office at Kent Science Park. It is this state-of-the-art technology that enables us to expand into new locations, whilst still providing the same quality of service. 2014 has got off to a flying start for Ecologia, building on the successes of last year with further long-term remediation projects and new clients.”
James Speck, Site Director at KSP, added, “Securing such lucrative contracts is testament to the excellent work carried out by Ecologia in what is a particularly specialist market. The services they provide are crucial for the protection of the environment, as well as general human health. With all the tenants at Kent Science Park, we do everything we can to help them achieve growth, and it is wonderful to see success stories like Ecologia. Giacomo and his team have made an extremely promising start to 2014.”