Amec Foster Wheeler’s involvement with this 200-acre Superfund site began in 2010 as part of an effort to review the portfolio of sites for a Fortune 100 industrial company to determine if there was potential for beneficial reuse. We developed a relationship with Brightfields Development, a company that specializes in redeveloping brownfield sites into utility-scale solar projects, and Brightfields determined the site was a good candidate, based on the emerging state solar incentives, location, and regulatory status.
"Amec Foster Wheeler’s excellent design capabilities and ‘out of the box’ thinking resulted in a win-win-win for the company, the agencies, and the community. This is a true example of a sustainable remedy that will provide jobs and clean energy for the community.”
John Hanselman, CEO, Brightfields Development LLC
After structuring a deal with the company, Brightfields retained Amec Foster Wheeler to complete a preliminary geotechnical evaluation, “proof of concept” field pilot testing, an extensive pre-design investigation, and detailed design and permitting. The final design consisted of a 2-foot soil cover rather than a more expensive capping system.
Amec Foster Wheeler is currently acting as the owner’s engineer for the $20M construction phase of the project. Using an approach that included potential solar reuse allowed the agencies to be more flexible on the remedial approach and saved the company a substantial amount of money on the final remedy.
|Client:||Brightfields Development LLC|
|Value:||US$1.1 million (Amec Foster Wheeler)|
|Scope:||Strategic assessment of beneficial use for inactive waste management or underused industrial property; geotechnical evaluations, feasibility studies, design studies, detailed design, permitting, and construction management support|
|Date:||2010 - present|