Waste management project on the island of Jersey completed3rd Jul 2018

Construction work has finished on a landfill site to build an area suitable to handle contaminated waste.

The 5,000 sq m hazardous cell on Jersey was a complex project for contractors Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK.

The landfill is located next to the sea and the family-owned civil engineering company had to take extra precautions to avoid contaminated materials escaping into the English Channel.

Jones Bros, which was appointed by The States of Jersey, started in April and has completed the scheme ahead of schedule and to budget.

Rhys Williams, site agent, said: “We faced challenges in the construction due to the location of the landfill site and the complexity of the design.

“Our approach ensures all waste that is properly secured within the landfill will not enter the sea.

“Usually, a landfill cell will have one layer of 2mm lining. For this structure, there are two layers of 2mm lining as well as further layers including geogrid, soil protection, and sand protection. It was finished off with a layer of 20-40mm drainage media.

“We’re pleased with how this waste management job went and are looking forward to working with The States of Jersey on future projects.”

Jones Bros had three employees on site and engaged local firms during the scheme including AAL Plant Hire, a plant hire and producer of recycled materials company, and NAS Laboratories, which specialises in asbestos monitoring.

Oliver Brewster, senior civil engineer in the Department for Infrastructure at the States of Jersey, said: “We were impressed from start to finish with Jones Bros’ management of the works, production, and attitude towards us and the project.

“Their site team were essential to the success and management of this project. They developed a positive relationship with us and the local suppliers and contractors. The site management staff ensured the works were carried out efficiently and were always in control of the project.

“In addition to this, they undoubtedly had a positive impact on our local contractors’ behaviour and ensured the works were delivered with the highest safety standards. We felt a real customer focus from Jones Bros as a whole.

“Jones Bros recognised that their subcontractors were integral to the project, particularly the complex lining works required. They ensured that only subcontractors with sufficient knowledge and experience were employed for the project.

“It was a pleasure to work with Jones Bros and we look forward to the possibility of working with them again in the future.”

Jones Bros provides a wide range of remediation services for contaminated land and brownfield sites, and is widely acclaimed as one of the leading qualified contractors in the sector.

The company’s expertise in waste remediation has led to further success in the recycling and waste management facility sector, including designing and building a range of recycling and waste management centres.

Jones Bros was founded in the 1950s and now employs 360 people.

The company’s aim is to continue to achieve steady growth rates and deliver success for the long term.

As well as waste management, the company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highways, flood and marine defence, and renewable energy projects around the UK.