Mercury Treatment Facility

Project Type

Structural Engineering

Project Location

Gap Ridge, WA

Project Duration

3 Years

Contract Resources appointed McDowall Affleck to provide Full Engineering services for the design and assistance during construction of a Mercury Treatment Plant in Gap Ridge (WA). The facility accepts, stores and treats mercury-contaminated waste from various sources, including Western Australia’s oil and gas industry, preventing waste from being exported for treatment, being left in long-term storage or ending up in landfill. The facility was opened in December 2019 and can treat 2,000 tonnes a year of mercury-contaminated waste and store up to 400 tonnes of waste at a time.