In June 2018, VALGO signed a contract with the government of Montenegro for the project of the remediation of the Shipyard Bijela. The work includes also: export of sandblasting grit (hazardous and not hazardous) and contaminated soil.
The site of this shipyard presents risks of pollution of the soil and sea. Health risk for people who are in direct contact with the material or near the shipyard were also identified in case of inhalation of the dusts (but only if swallowing or inhaling). As part of a rehabilitation of the site in new shipyard for yachts, VALGO intervenes for the depollution of the site.
Blasting sand cannot be treated in the Balkans and are not suitable to be re-used into thin horizon between surface and ground water (2m maximum)
Evacuation must be done by ship as the site is a port.
No on site treatment is possible in the short time available.
As the ground is really permeable:
Duration of the works: 21 months
Soil and waste tonnage: 145 000 T – Worksite extension: 18 Ha Site
Location: Bijela, Monténégro