AES wins cement works monitoring contract
Air monitoring specialist AES (Analytical Environmental Services) recently clinched a new contract worth nearly £500,000 over three years with Castle Cement, one of the UK's largest cement manufacturers to monitor are emissions from the company's three manufacturing sites, at Ribblesdale in Lancashire, Padeswood in North Wales and Ketton in Rutland.
The cement manufacturer employees over 1,200 people nationally and sells more
than three million tonnes of cement a year. Castle Cement has a strict environmental
policy in place to ensure that fine dust and gases from the production process
comply with Environment Agency regulations.
Ian Walpole, Castle’s Environment Manager, said: “We are committed to
caring for the environment by including environmental considerations in business
decisions made at all levels of the company.”
AES has also extended its wide range of sampling and analysis services with
the announcement of a new ambient air and noise monitoring service. The company
is investing £250,000 in specialist equipment and recruitment and launched
the service from the beginning of this month, targeted at local authorities,
industry and consultants.
Services already provided by AES include a wide range of UKAS accredited inorganic
and organic chemical analysis for contaminated land, water and air samples.
Other services include its specialist dioxin and furan analysis, legionella
risk assessments and effluent treatment evaluations.
The company already offers a comprehensive air monitoring service which measures
stack emissions for a range of customers, including municipal incinerators and
industrial sites, however the new service will measure air quality in the wider
The move comes as AES looks to expand its range of services to meet the increasing
demand from both local authorities and industries which are required to comply
with European air quality legislation such as IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention
& Control) regulations.
John Allen, Laboratory Director at AES, said: “We expect demand for the
new service to be greatest from local authorities who have to comply with the
UK Air Quality Strategy, as well as from the landfill and waste management business,
environmental consultants and government agencies.”