Unique Remediation Project: Model for Romania
OMV Petrom planned the erection of a new central administration complex ("Petrom City") on a part of the former tank farm premises. Other parts of the area will be used for housing construction. In the run-up of revitalization the site had to be investigated concerning subsoil contamination and the remediation (soil and groundwater) had to be supervised.
The project has 190,000 m² of land area, an storage volume of 26,000 m³, a massive soil and ground water pollution by mineral oil products and requires a cleaning of 200,000 m³ soil and 3 Mio. m³ groundwater, recovery of ca. 2,000 m³ product phase.
Inogen provided a detailed investigation of soil and groundwater contamination, the modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport (FEFLOW), the planning of remediation, the coordination of remediation concept with authorities, the supervision of remediation, including the soil excavation, the groundwater remediation, the recovery of product phases and the enhanced natural attenuation.
OMV Petrom got a risk-based concept for remediation that helped the company to define that a complete clean-up of site was not necessary. At the same time this allowed a definition of remediation goals depending on future land use, and this was a first project of its kind, role model in Romania.