Archive for the ‘PCB disposal’ Category

State-of-the-art facility unveiled at Queensway Meadows, Newport

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Celtic Recycling, the UK leader in the decommissioning and recycling of end of life heavy electrical equipment is delighted to announce the completion of its £5 million development at Queensway Meadows, Newport.

Derelict site at Queensway Meadows, Newport
Derelict site at Queensway Meadows, Newport
Phase 1 completion, refurbishment of derelict building
Phase 1 completion, refurbishment of derelict building
Heavy load bay with dedicated abnormal load entrance
Heavy load bay with dedicated abnormal load entrance
Heavy load bay equipped with 2 x 63 tonne gantry cranes
Heavy load bay equipped with 2 x 63 tonne gantry cranes
Unit 29 exterior and weighbridge
Unit 29 exterior and weighbridge
Delivery of first transformer to heavy load bay
Delivery of first transformer to heavy load bay

Following acquisition in 2008, development of the derelict 4.1 acre site was split into two phases. 

The first phase involved the total refurbishment of the existing building providing 16,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space for the disposal, processing and recycling of end of life heavy electrical equipment as well as the treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. 6,000 sq. ft. of modern office space and training facilities were also constructed as part of the first phase development which completed in 2010.

Phase 2 of the expansion commenced in September 2011 and included the construction of two new industrial units, security lodge, weighbridge and new access road from the public highway.   Designed to accept abnormal loads, the newly constructed road provides dedicated access from the public highway to the new 10,000 sq. ft. heavy load bay.

Equipped with 2 x 63 tonne gantry cranes each fitted with 20 tonne auxiliary hoists, the new heavy load bay also features a 5,000 sq. ft. processing/storage area and additional hot work facilities which historically have been undertaken exclusively at Pyle, Bridgend.

The second unit constructed as part of the phase 2 development provides overhead lift capacity of up to 20 tonnes, 13,500 sq. ft. of additional storage space, a dedicated SF6 processing area and laboratory.

Following successful completion of the development, the very first transformer was received into the heavy load bay for dismantling on the 8th May 2012.
Celtic Recycling is committed to providing innovative recycling and waste management solutions to the industry.

The newly developed facilities at Queensway Meadows, Newport are unique within the UK at the present time, and to the best of our knowledge, unrivalled within Europe.

As we continue to service and develop our UK based clients, work is increasingly being sourced from Europe and the Far East.

Queensway Meadows, Newport is located just off Junction 24 of the M4, complementing existing operations at Bridgend and Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

For further details about the services provided by Celtic Recycling and the facilities available at Queensway Meadows, Newport please contact sharon.bloomfield@celtic-recycling.co.uk

Celtic Recycling – Expansion into new state of the art facility

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the development is due to be operational at the beginning of September with the administrative side of the business already operational (new office space). The newly refurbished warehouse boasts warehousing space of 20,000 square feet, most of which benefits from a combined overhead crane capacity of up to 26 tonnes.  The Newport facility has the capacity to store up to 40,000 litres of waste oil for recycling.  All processing activities take place indoors reducing any impact on the environment.

We are soon to take delivery of a number of new gas powered Fork Lift Trucks which are recorded to have zero waste emissions through a recycling valve system which prevents the release of unburned gas.  We try to reduce the impact we have on the local environment where ever possible.

Brand new state of the art offices and high-tec training room underlines the company’s proven commitment to the training and development for all staff. 

Celtic Recycling’s continuous development of skills and experience is one of the reasons that Celtic Recycling has such a commendable record in Health and Safety. 

Storage, dismantling and recycling will be just some of the services on offer at the Newport site. We would however, be more than happy to listen to customer needs with regards to hazardous and non-hazardous waste recovery and disposal. 

Planning permission for phase 2 is close to being granted which will see additional warehouse space for processing large electrical equipment with crane capacity of up to 120 tonnes. Queensway Meadows Industrial Estate is strategically located near Junction 24 of the M4, with excellent road links to the motorway network.  

Please feel free to contact Iain Kerr – Newport Depot Manager with any questions iain.kerr@celtic-recycling.co.uk 

Newport Site Aerial View

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Celtic Recycling strengthen Waste Management expertise

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Celtic Recycling strengthen Waste Management expertise by welcoming Alan Matthews and Peter O’Rourke to the ever growing team.

Alan MatthewsAlan Matthews is a chartered Health and Safety practitioner. Alan’s previous employer was AREVA T&D SPL, Stafford. Whilst at AREVA Alan was the senior health and safety advisor for the Ormonde off-shore wind farm project. In recent years Alan has been involved in health and safety issues on a variety of projects ranging from engineering, construction and major water utilities projects.

Alan will be responsible for ensuring that Celtic Recycling maintain and build on their current excellent standards of health and safety throughout all their undertakings.

In the coming weeks Alan will be setting in place an audit programme for site based activities. This will help form the building blocks for the company’s process of continuous improvement.

Peter O'RourkePeter O’Rourke has been involved in the waste industry for over 10 years having worked as a HGV, Car, PSV and Plant Instructor for a training provider in Swansea, South Herts Waste training assessor and Group training manager for the Verdant group facilitating the training requirements of over 800 staff.

Peter is now employed as Waste Management Coordinator running the Aberthaw site and facilitating the control and safe movement of wastes within the Company.