Separation of waste and utilisation of materials either in the customer's or in Fortum's own processes are at the core of construction and demolition business. Thanks to innovative handling techniques, we also recycle hazardous wastes into energy and remediate contaminated soil or water.
Fortum offers an overall service solution in which a building's demolition, soil remediation, and receiving contaminated soil and putting it in to use can be handled through the same agreement. This allows us to manage timetables and risks and to intensify the use of materials better than can be done with separate contracts. The model brings significant savings in costs to the one who placed the order.
We go for environmental efficiency by using more than 95% of our construction waste in surface or bottom structures of landfills, in pool or field structures, in soil remediation, the handling of ground water, and in protective structures and landfill maintenance. We always tailor beneficial solutions on a case by case basis so that emerging construction waste could be taken into new use in the immediate vicinity of the construction site.
Typical demolition and refurbishment locations are old industrial buildings in which the materials used make it necessary to know how to both protect one's self and protect the environment. Fortum is involved in developing efficient processing and utilisation methods for construction waste. We also use subcontractors that are familiar with new, innovative solutions.
Most significant advantages for construction and demolition business: