OEE scientists have worked with electricity network operators in response to recent pollution incidents and historic land contamination from infrastructure on their own and third party sites. We have also provided consulting services including contaminated land assessments prior to the installation of fluid filled cables, environmental permit applications and reviews of waste material disposal/re-use.

OEE scientists are experienced in:

  • Detailed quantitative assessment of risks to human health and controlled waters following fluid filled cable leaks on third party land;

  • Detailed assessment of risks to human health and controlled waters following the release of transformer oil from substation sites;

  • Remediation strategy design and supervision to address long term sources of transformer and fluid filled cable oil;

  • Phase I and II investigations and assessment of risks to human health and controlled waters on a portfolio of substation sites to assist the client with assessment of environmental liabilities;

  • Intrusive investigation on a third party landfill site prior to laying of fluid filled cables to assess risks to equipment, workers and the public during the works and disposal options for arisings; and,

  • Intrusive investigation and submission of reports in support of applications for environmental permits for oil storage and oil recycling facilities.

We worked closely with both the environmental and operational teams in the delivery of the above projects and we have provided training on the above projects to the field engineers as well as staff in the quality, health, environment and sustainability teams.