Breaking SubstructuresContaminated MaterialsRemediated Site

IGB, Ringsend

Hegarty Demolition have undertaken an extensive range of site remediation projects in recent years. These works require very specific technical knowledge to ensure that they are carried out to the highest international standards.

One such contract was the remediation of the 24 acre site of the former Irish Glass Bottle Company in Ringsend in 2008. Prior to the construction of the glass manufacturing facility this site was previously a local authority dump operating until the mid 1960’s.

The contract involved the preparation of a detailed Health & Safety plan for the management of this toxic site, which included the disposal of heavily contaminated materials, trapped toxic gases, contaminated water and vermin control.

In remediating the site, the team broke up approximately
250,000 tonnes of concrete substructure and hardstandings, crushed these arisings to the required grading and specification and used them to cap the newly exposed formation. The balance was stored on site for re-use in the follow-on site development.

A volume of approximately 550,000 tonnes was then excavated, loaded and shipped to Germany for processing and disposal.

The site was left neat, tidy and remediated for follow-on development.

The Hegarty team – trained to the highest international standards – carried out this dangerous work while minimising risk to themselves and the general public.