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Urban dredging and water treatment

Working through the challenges of an urban environment the dredging and desludging in this project (Roslea Estate) was embarked upon to remedy an odour issue that resulted from excess sludge in the pond (Sludge which had built up over time from naturally occurring processes). The eradication of the odour issue would provide immediate relief to neighbouring properties as well as safeguard future property value, by improving the health of the lake that is tied so closely to the community. 

With properties surrounding the lake, access to the lake was limited but our team were able to easily deploy our compact microdredge.
As a built-up residential area, it was important that the works were neither disruptive or invasive, to achieve this goal our team engaged extensively with the residents before the commencement of works. With all groups onboard, works were undertaken soon after; quickly and efficiently the works were completed in the projected time. The result was a much-improved lake with a significantly improved capacity

  

 

Dated: 1st September 2020

 

Desludging the Wheatbelt title

In a location approximately 200km east of Perth, Apex Envirocare was recently engaged to carry out dredging and desludging works on a Waste Water Treatment Plant pond in the heart of WA’s Wheatbelt region. The remotely located site consisted of a singular primary pond, a relatively compact laydown area with very limited freshwater available. Over the course of a fortnight, our dredging team commenced and completed desludging works across a 3782m2 clay-lined pond, recovering over a hundred tonnes of dried sediment via our unique Sediment Removal system.  This was achieved whilst satisfying several key client considerations which included the pond remaining online during all works and for the highest level of safety to be adhered to. To ensure this our unmanned remote control dredge (Mud Cat 40E )was deployed to offer an additional level of safety during the works on the pond.

  

 

Dated: 18th August 2020

 

 

Healthier wastewater ponds 

Recognised for our professionalism and attention to detail Apex Envirocare was recently appointed to provide a total wastewater management solution for several of Water Corporation's regional treatment ponds. In a bid to improve the function of the treatment ponds, our sediment removal solution will provide the ponds with the relief they need to help the ponds operate at their optimal efficiency. Using a combination of dredging, polymer dosing and filtering using our patented GeoPro tubes (geo-textile tubes), the water moving through our system is retained and returned to the pond (free of excess sediment) making this ideal solution for Water Corp’s treatment ponds' requirements.

When asked about the recent appointment, Managing Director Martyn Smith, had this to say “We are grateful and proud to be working once again with such a great client on a great project. Projects like these, particularly during these uncertain times, help us continue working and thus support our staff and their families"

Dated: 31st March 2020

 

AEC Sediment removal system

Working across a large site and large pond, the recently completed Farm project was commissioned to return a working wastewater pond back to its original capacity.

This was the first time the wastewater pond had been dredged in over 15 years of continuous use and as a result, huge amounts of sediment were captured and effectively separated from the pond’s water.

Utilising the full suite of Apex’s Sediment removal system a combination of dredging, dosing and dewatering was employed. The results of which can be viewed below.

  

 

Dated: 1st February 2020

 

WEFTEC Conference 2019

WATER ENVIRONMENT FEDERATION’S TECHNICAL EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE

Chicago, USA 

The world’s largest water and environmental trade show, WEFTEC, was held in Chicago this year, bringing to the windy city industry experts and companies at the forefront of water solutions.

As a regular WEFTEC attendee, Apex travelled again to the US to meet with experts and expand our knowledge and learn of new ideas in the field.

Dated: 17th October 2019

 Weftec Show 2019_Water and enviromental solutions Conference

 


 

5 Star Safety Award: Dampier Salt Project

The use of Aqua-Barriers has enabled our client to be awarded the annual 5 Star Safety Award. As an already approved supplier, Apex Envirocare was selected to assist in the project. The brief required the culvert to be dammed so that a remote-controlled water blaster could be used to clean out the culvert. Apex Envirocare supplied the Aqua-Barriers to make the operation quicker and safer.

Installing aqua barriers on Dampier Salt Project 001small Apex Envirocare

 

Dated: 8th September 2019

 

Exclusive Australian Distributors

 

We have recently been appointed as the exclusive Australian distributors for Mudcat and IMS Dredges from the USA.  IMS Dredges is one of the world's leading suppliers of one truck transportable, self-propelled dredging systems for maintaining rivers, lakes, canals and other inland waterways.  IMS has supplied hundreds of dredging systems in over 60 countries around the world.  Mudcat leads the industry in remote controlled, automated and ROV dredging technology and regularly supplies major engineering firms, governments and contractors worldwide for high profile dredging projects.

C Mudcat working at mine site

 

Apex Desludge Minnawarra Lake, Armadale

One of our most recent projects is the desludging of Minnawarra Lake, in Armadale.  Apex Envirocare won this open tender which forms part of major upgrades being undertaken by City of Armadale.  The goal was to remove the built up sediment in order to improve the water quality in the lake as well as to create more volume.  Environmental monitoring was conducted during the project to ensure water quality was not compromised.  Large GeoPro Desludging Tubes were filled with the sediment that was removed from the lake, which not only contained the drying sludge but also removed any odours that may have been present.

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