Oil reclamation stepped up on Teesside

Having completed an £850,000 infrastructure building programme at its Middlesbrough oil reclamation facility, waste management group CSG 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.

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.

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.