Vertase provide a unique service in the assessment and remediation of brownfield land and contaminated sites. With Vertase at your side, sustainable development can be both trouble free and profitable. Part of the F.L.I. Group since 2005, Vertase F.L.I. provides specialist environmental contracting services with particular expertise in the remediation and reclamation of brownfield land and contaminated sites. Vertase F.L.I. is one of the leading technically qualified remediation contractors in the UK with office locations in London, Bristol, Sheffield and Manchester. F.L.I. Environmental offers equivalent services from the group head office in Waterford, Ireland and this activity is fully supported by the technical expertise of the Vertase F.L.I. business.
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- Business Type:
- Service provider
- Industry Type:
- Soil and Groundwater
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
- Year Founded:
- $10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US
Vertase was founded in 2000 by a group of individuals from contracting and consulting within the contaminated land industry. The business was developed, initially within the South West and expanded year on year with both project size and scope of works until its eventual opening of a second office in Sheffield in 2004. The company continued its growth organically up to its eventual purchase by FLI International in 2005. By nature of its acquisition the company founded its third office in Hertfordshire in 2005. With the size of projects expanding VertaseFLI made a decision to retain all the required skills in house which led to the development and opening of a dedicated in-situ and groundwater plant manufacturing centre close to the Sheffield office. Aspirations and an increasing workload in the Northwest led to the opening of a fourth office in 2007 in Manchester to serve clients more effectively in this region.
VertaseFLI now encompasses both contaminated land and groundworks contracting along with landfill construction from its four UK bases which gives us unrivalled coverage of the UK as a specialist contractor.
FLI International (The Group)
F.L.I. International Lining Systems was formed in 1984, based in Waterford, Ireland, which remains the head office location today. The sole business at that time was the welded installation of geomembrane lining systems for containment applications. F.L.I. gained a broad based knowledge of contracting within the geosynthetics industry and this business model was extended to the UK and mainland Europe with selected projects around the world.
The FLI Group is celebrating its 25th year of operation continuing its expansion and development within the Environmental Contracting sector. With offices in Waterford, France, the UK and New Caledonia the group can offer true international capability across its services.
VERTASE FLI CONTRACTING SKILLS
Leading the field, whether in terms of contaminated land remediation or delivering groundworks, has always been our goal and we are well placed both geographically and technically to deliver the most appropriate solution to your contaminated land or brownfield site. VertaseFLI combines in-house technical design skills with operational strength to ensure projects are delivered in the most cost effective and sustainable manner.
As our selection of case studies demonstrates, we have extensive experience of all remediation technologies and a wide range of demolition and groundworks projects for a broad range of clients and industries, we apply the same high standards and competitive approach to all projects; whether to a single dwelling or a large chemical manufacturing site. We believe we have encountered and successfully dealt with all possible contamination issues due in part to operating from four offices employing over sixty staff.
Our recent sites have involved the remediation of most common contaminants but also some of the more rare and difficult problems in both soils and groundwater including tars, creosotes, herbicides, pesticides, phenolics, tin slag, low level radioactive waste, medium and heavy weight aromatics, naphthalene, benzene, xylene, toluene, phthalates, cyanide, animal by-products, landfill waste, chlorinated solvents, insecticides, asbestos and unexploded ordnance to name but a few.
Experience is nothing without quality and along with the experience of technology and treatment we are proud to that our Integrated Management System for Quality and Environmental Management is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 and our recently attained BS OHSAS 18001 is a major achievement for the business.
Confidence that all our design and build activities are covered by comprehensive and robust insurances is critical and VertaseFLI maintain cover over and above that provided by our peer group such as Professional Indemnity and Contractors All Risk (withoutenvironmental impact exclusion). We are of course holders of an Environmental Permit covering all remediation methodologies for deployment across the UK
Below is a list of recent remediation technologies deployed under our permit as part of wider remediation projects:
- Soil vapour extraction
- Dual phase extraction
- Air sparging
- In-situ anaerobic degradation
- Bio-augmentation of a CHC spill
- Land Gas Management including Virtual Curtain Design and Installation
- Groundwater pump and treatment
- Engineered containment
- Source removal by excavation and disposal
- Ground stabilisation / cementation
- Free product removal LNAPL and DNAPL
- Ex-situ bioremediation
- In-situ bioremediation
- Chemical treatment
- Permeable reactive barriers
- Soils and waste processing, classification and minimisation
- Pre-treatment of hazardous waste for WAC compliance
- High vacuum extraction
- Landfill engineering including leachate & gas control and composite lining
- HRC and ORC
- Invasive weed control and disposal
- Remediation and construction works in or adjacent to waterways
- Environmental / ecological improvement and management
- Emergency spill response
As well as design and construct and all risk contracting we also offer in-situ design, supply, install and maintenance services for third parties.