Monday, May 17, 2010

Western Pennsylvania Specialty Construction Firm Signs Five-Year Contract Worth Over $10 Million for Environmental Cleanup in China

Geo-Solutions, Inc., a New Kensington-based specialty construction firm, has signed a five-year agreement with a major Chinese company to provide environmental remediation services to help clean up China’s polluted industrial sites.

Slurry Wall Trench being Dug with Long Reach ExcavatorValued at more than $10 million over five years, the contract with BCEG Environmental Remediation Co., Ltd. (BCEER), a subsidiary of Chinese construction giant Beijing Construction Engineering Group, and BRISEA Engineering Services of Parsippany, N.J., is expected to lead to immediate involvement in major new projects, according to New Kensington-based Geo-Solutions President Chris Ryan.

Geo-Solutions already has undertaken test projects using its equipment and technology in China, and plans to work on several major soil and ground water remediation projects at former industrial plants in China to provide brown field development opportunities for commercial and residential projects, Ryan said.

“We see a tremendous opportunity for additional growth in demand for our services in China and throughout Asia,” Ryan said, adding that Geo-Solutions already has worked extensively in the United States, Canada, Australia, South America, Europe, and Japan.

Using specially designed heavy equipment and unique engineering expertise, Geo-Solutions has been a leader in the development of environmental remediation services, primarily involving on-site containment and treatment of contaminated soil and groundwater.

The new contract in China is expected to lead to increased employment this year at Geo-Solutions, which currently employs 25 people, Ryan said.

“We are currently interviewing Chinese-speaking project engineers and staff to help manage our efforts in China,” he said. “Some of our current staff in the United States will also be spending time in China as the projects move forward.”

Numerous business opportunities exist between the Chinese environmental market and U.S. firms that have been working in this sector, Ryan said.

“China is waking up to the issues of contaminated soil and groundwater that are present at former industrial sites, the same issues that the U.S. has been confronting and dealing with for the last four decades,” he said.

“I believe that we are going to help them shorten their learning curve on issues from regulations to design methodologies to remediation technologies. They have shown a great interest in the U.S. reaction to these sites at all levels and they will surely gain greatly from our experience.”

Geo-Solutions was founded in 1996 and operates throughout the U.S., Canada and several foreign countries. The company is a leading specialty contractor offering services related to soil and groundwater remediation. Specialties include slurry walls, biopolymer drains, soil mixing, jet grouting and related services.

For more information about Geo-Solutions’ specialty services, go to http://www.geo-solutions.com/construction-technologies/index.php. For general information about the company, go to www.geo-solutions.com.

Geo-Solutions placed 322nd on Inc. Magazine’s list of America’s 500 fastest-growing private companies in 2009. The company ranked second among engineering firms on the list.

BCEER is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing Construction Engineering Group, which is among the first providers of environmental remediation services in China. For information on BCEER, go to www.bceer.com.

BRISEA Engineering Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of BRISEA Group, Inc., which is an environmentally oriented company with offices in Beijing and the U.S., providing environmental technology transfer, training and other technical assistance for both U.S. and Chinese clients. For information on BRISEA Group, go to www.brisea.com.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a pretty nice contract for that construction site cleanup company. Congrats to them!
    -Jon

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