Tervita Corporation, a leading North American environmental and energy services company, announced the official opening of its new South Taylor treatment, recovery and disposal (TRD) facility.
This high-volume, state-of-the-art facility, located 10 km south of Taylor, B.C., will become a premier center for oilfield waste processing in northeastern British Columbia.
"Oil and gas companies in the region are looking for environmentally sustainable ways to deal with potentially harmful waste materials produced at their sites," said John Gibson, Tervita president and CEO. "In addition, government agencies and local communities have high standards for the proper handling of waste. We intend to exceed their expectations at our new facility."
Safety was one of Tervita's primary considerations both in selecting and preparing the site location. "To ensure safety on the main site access road and minimize truck traffic on local secondary roads, we took specific measures such as widening the access road to provide acceleration and deceleration lanes," said Gibson.
The South Taylor TRD will employ up to 16 workers from the Peace region and its operational investments will contribute to the community each year. "Our environmental services and facilities not only play a vital role in the oil and gas industry," Gibson added, "but also help ensure a robust local economy."
Tervita continues to invest in infrastructure in northeastern British Columbia, with two new wastewater treatment facilities in Maxhamish and Mile 103 scheduled to be fully operational by the end of June. Tervita also maintains a network of environmental solutions in the area, including other TRD facilities, landfills, salt water disposal facilities and a waste transfer station.
By expanding its regional infrastructure, Tervita is helping oil and gas companies minimize the costs of waste processing by reducing travel distances to facilities. This lowers transportation costs, enables customers to improve safety and minimizes traffic, road wear and greenhouse gas emissions.