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Oil and gas extraction facilities, as well as refineries generate various types of hazardous waste, which require specialist handling and treatment, in order to be compliant with ever-increasing industry regulations.

Operators are faced with problems such as drill cuttings, drilling fluids, naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), as well as hazardous waste issues. The challenge is to transfer these wastes to a stable condition, as well as reducing the volume, for safe, cost-effective disposal or storage.

With more than 60 years’ experience in hazardous waste management, we are well aware of the situation faced by the oil & gas industry and can bring all of our nuclear knowledge and experience to benefit drilling operators and refineries. NUKEM has an impressive catalogue of successful projects ranging from concepts and feasibility studies through to design, procurement and delivery of individual treatment systems as well as complete treatment centres. Based on this experience, our in-house engineering team is well used to integrating appropriate technologies into fit-for-purpose solutions, for the benefit of our global customers.


Our portfolio

  • Pre-treatment such as Screening, Dewatering, Drying
  • Filtration / Centrifuging
  • Solidification, Encapsulation
  • Shredding or Compaction
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Chemical Physical Treatment
  • Incineration
  • Thermal Desorption
  • Drum Handling and Cleaning

In addition, we can also offer customised solutions in the areas of Handling Equipment, Electrical, Control and Instrumentation (EC&I), as well as Landfill Class I & II.


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