AMEC appointed by UK Environment Agency to provide contaminated land consultancy services


London, United Kingdom (20 June 2013) - AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been appointed to the Environment Agency's National Contaminated Land Consultancy Framework to provide consultancy services for contaminated land investigation, risk assessment and remediation projects across England and Wales.

The value of the work to AMEC has not been announced but the projects for which services will be provided may vary in size from small schemes costing thousands of pounds to large and complex schemes costing millions.

AMEC will provide  environmental impact assessments, site investigations, risk assessments, and remediation options appraisals, design, supervision and verification. The agreement will run for an initial two-year term and can be extended up to a maximum of four years.

The National Contaminated Land Consultancy Framework will also be available for use by other public bodies, such as the local authorities in England and the newly formed Natural Resources Wales. 

Philip Bourne, Managing Director of AMEC's Environment and Infrastructure Europe business, said: "The Environment Agency is a key client for AMEC and we welcome the opportunity to operate under this new framework agreement. It will allow us to continue delivering high quality consultancy services to the Environment Agency and other public bodies in this challenging and complex area."

AMEC has extensive experience of contaminated land remediation, which is often a legacy of historical industrial activity. In addition to handling the technical challenges this presents, the company will also bring to the framework experience of working with local communities and other stakeholders affected by land contamination, particularly around identifying risks and managing risk perception.

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