Soltec has been a key provider of hazardous waste management solutions in Ireland since its establishment in 1994. Throughout our history we have reinvested back into the company allowing us to develop the company to where it is today.
In 2016 we started the process of identifying and securing a green field site with the intention of expanding our operations. Following the acquisition of a site in Mullingar, we successfully obtained planning permission from Westmeath County Council for its development. The site will become our main facility. We also acquired an Industrial Emissions Licence from the EPA alongside securing the various other approvals and licencing.
The transition from the old facility to the new site is being managed in 3 phases. Phase 1 of the project, the construction of the facility and commencing operations on site, has been completed. The development of our 5-acre site included the construction of a 10,000 square foot warehouse which is now used to store and distribute various types of packaged hazardous waste. The facility has been designed and built to the highest international standards for safety, environmental protection and efficiency.
This phase has allowed us to develop our service offering to clients as we have the ability to accept a variety of hazardous waste in large quantities, including waste oils, solvents, corrosives and aerosols. These materials are checked, accepted into our warehouse for storage and then shipped to our European waste treatment partners.
Some key facts about the build:
- 75,000+ hours – the combined labour to design and construct our new facility
- 990m3 of concrete used
- 50T of Rebar used
- Zero – the number of accidents during construction
- 200,000 litres – the bund size for the warehouse
- 450,000 litres – the fire sprinkler storage capacity
- One million litres – the size of our fire water retention pond
- 469 – the different types of waste allowed to be accepted onsite
- 20,000 tonnes – the annual acceptance tonnage figure
Phase 2 of the development is due to start in the summer of 2021 and will involve the construction of a solvent storage facility. The facility will be used to store and blend fuel suitable for the cement industry. This fuel is a sustainable alternative to coal.