Game-changing facility for mercury waste management

Game-changing facility for mercury waste management

Largest mercury treatment facility in the southern hemisphere opened today by Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann

Client
CR
Location
karratha

Game-changing facility for mercury waste management

• Largest mercury treatment facility in the southern hemisphere opened today by Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann

• Facility eliminates the need to export mercury-contaminated waste from Australia, fulfilling the Nation’s obligations under the Basel Convention, an international treaty designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between countries

• Facility is capable of handling all mercury-contaminated waste produced by the Australian oil and gas sector, now and into the foreseeable future

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann; Australian Minister for Finance today opened Contract Resources’ new Gap Ridge Processing Facility.

Located in Karratha, the facility is the largest mercury treatment facility in the southern hemisphere, capable of the safe treatment of mercury-contaminated waste.

Contract Resources Chief Executive Adam Machon said the Contract Resources facility sets the international benchmark for best-practice in safe and efficient mercury waste management and recycling of all elements for alternate use, avoiding the need for mercury contaminated landfill or further processing, as required by other technologies.

“Through combining the world’s best practice processing technologies and Contract Resources’ 30 years of industry experience, the Contract Resources’ Gap Ridge Processing Facility has set a new benchmark globally for the safe treatment, recycling and processing of domestic and export-destined mercury contaminated waste from the oil and gas sector,” Mr Machon said

Mr Machon said the opening of the facility demonstrates Contract Resources’ commitment to developing new solutions to challenges faced by the Australian oil and gas industry.

“We are the most experienced mercury-contaminated materials handling contractor operating in Australia, and are committed to developing innovative, safe and environmentally compliant, mercury management solutions to ensure the safe treatment and recycling of mercury related waste.

[July 2018]