An industrial cleansing service operated by drainage and waste water specialist Lanes Group has expanded so rapidly since its launch in 2019 that it now supports customers across Scotland.
Services delivered by the operation, based on the Lanes Aberdeen depot, including tank cleansing, wet well cleansing, interceptor cleansing and digester cleansing.
Lanes contracts manager Neil Biggerstaff, who arrange the service, said: “We now have a hand-picked team of very expert waste professionals and the latest high suction wet and dry vacuumation vehicles.
“That is allowing us to deliver a really prime quality, highly responsive service that our customers know they will depend on, even in probably the most difficult environments.”
The economic cleansing service, which has DISAB and KOKS wet and dry vacuumation units in its fleet, has accomplished projects at locations across Scotland, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Lossiemouth, Kirkcaldy, Elgin, Fort William and the Shetland Islands.
The team also specialises in cleansing tasks that require complex confined space entry, for which it has its own rescue team to safeguard operatives while they work.
In a recent project, at a waste water treatment works, the Lanes industrial cleansing team used a mobile screener to remove rag and grit during a settling tank cleansing project, reducing the quantity of waste that needed to be disposed of from 600 tonnes to 60 tonnes.
In one other, a multi-skilled team cleaned intake tanks at a water treatment works on Shetland after which redeployed to scrub other assets, including a pump chamber and drainage pipes.
Mr Biggerstaff, who has greater than 23 years’ experience in the economic cleansing sector, including within the oil and gas and whisky distilling industries, said: “This flexibility is an enormous advantage for our customers.
“It means we will put together a programme of labor across very different waste assets that makes use of the safest and most sustainable remote-access cleansing technologies while controlling client costs.”
He works closely with other Lanes colleagues to make sure drainage service customers can benefit from his team’s specialist services.
They include Lanes Aberdeen area development manager Mark Morrice. He said: “Having Neil and his team available and able to go is a big profit for the Aberdeen depot’s customers.
“When we want additional vacuumation power, or confined space cleansing expertise, we have now it at hand.
“It’s what sets Lanes apart here in Aberdeen and, by way of service range, right across Scotland.”