CSG Steps up Teesside Oil Reclamation Programme
31 October 2016 by Peter Chiodo
Independent waste management group CSG has completed an £850,000 infrastructure building programme at its Middlesbrough oil reclamation facility and says the site is now “fully open for business.”
CSG took over the 2.2 acre site when it acquired the assets of Harpers Environmental Services in 2012, earmarking it as a key location in the company’s plans to develop a major oily sludge treatment business across Teesside.
The group, which has its headquarters in Fareham, has also acquired Wilton Waste Treatment, an established waste treatment and transfer business based on Teesside’s Wilton International industrial complex, as well as Middlesbrough-based waste oil recycling firm Recyc-Oil which operates mainly in the marine sector.
The Middlesbrough facility has been remodelled and now includes a new oily sludge centrifuge, a tank farm consisting of 10 storage and processing tanks, a tanker washout facility and solids tipping bay. The operation complements the soluble oil and Recovered Fuel Oil treatments carried out by Recyc-Oil.
It will offer a wide range of waste treatment and recycling services including oil and water treatment, chemical analysis and a wash plant for contaminated industrial rags.
CSG operations manager Jen Cartmell said the newly-updated facility would increase throughput and result in a cleaner effluent and ‘purer’ recovered oil collected in larger quantities.
“The oil recovered will be of a much higher quality, and the volume of sludge for disposal will be reduced.
“The site is now fully open for business and our plan is to recover substantial quantities of useful lubricating oils, fuels and other hydrocarbon products from waste oils brought to the plant from across the North East.”
CSG has now invested around £5million in the North East over the past five years in business acquisitions and new infrastructure, with significant further investment in the pipeline. The company’s ambition is to be a major player in the UK oil reclamation market which has been a priority growth sector for CSG in the past few years.
The group manages similar facilities at Bristol, Plymouth, Aylesford, Southampton and Coventry and is now recovering millions of litres of oil each year. It recently completed construction of a huge new oil storage tank at its Cadishead hazardous waste treatment centre near Manchester.
Picture shows: The new tank farm at CSG Middlesbrough.