NTH’s Value Added
NTH’s experienced professionals provide a wide variety of environmental and engineering services to support facility reassignment and closure. The NTH team also assists the owner in identifying and securing grants and loans in support of a potential site redevelopment.
Plant Decommissioning & Redevelopment
Successful plant decommissioning and redevelopment projects require thorough consideration at every level of planning and execution, with each part of the plan blending seamlessly with the others. The result is a project that meets both the owner’s desired objective while maintaining strict adherence to budgetary and regulatory necessities. NTH provides facilities and environmental engineering services, supported by an experienced and knowledgeable staff of professionals dedicated to making every project a success.
Risk Assessment/Management: A well-defined site assessment and work safety plan clearly identifies potential environmental, health, and safety risks present in the project, while offering feasible solutions to managing those risks. NTH works closely with corporate management, early on, to establish a framework for site activities.
Environmental Site Assessments and History: NTH works with corporate management to review site conditions and conduct investigations to assess the environmental concerns associated with property redevelopment. Once quantified, NTH develops a comprehensive plan to address the concerns in a cost-effective and regulatory compliant approach.
Waste Management: We provide turnkey waste management services beginning with identification and concluding with the recycling or disposal of all regulated materials, leaving a plant ready for redevelopment, reuse, or demolition.
Storage Tank Management: NTH is experienced with regulatory reporting requirements and the design / implementation of remedial plans for above and below ground storage tanks. Over the past 20 years, NTH has conducted over 1,000 tank closure projects.
Remedial Investigations and Design: Former industrial sites often carry with them long term problems such as soil and groundwater contamination. NTH engineers perform remedial investigations and feasibility studies, design solutions, and manage construction of the selected remedial alternative. NTH can navigate the owner through the requirements of RCRA/TSCA and Parts 201, 111, and 115 of Michigan P.A. 451.
Subsurface Utility Engineering: Many industrial sites facing decommissioning were built at a time of quick expansion, often without as-built drawings to guide future activity. NTH engineers use ground penetrating radar and other geophysical tools to identify subsurface infrastructure and potential underground issues to reduce the risk of the unknown.
Facility/Structural Site Assessment: Many plants slated for decommissioning have structural damage that can pose a safety risk to the project’s effort. NTH performs property structural assessments to advise on potential dangers to the demolition activities and site workers. If slated for redevelopment/reuse, NTH will assess the facility’s features and work with the Owner to develop rehabilitation and restoration concepts and plans.
Demolition/Redevelopment: NTH develops engineering plans, specifications, health and safety plans, and bid documents for demolition. NTH also provides experienced contractor oversight, regulatory compliance, and budget management.
Site Restoration/Redevelopment: Once demolished, NTH tailors a restoration plan that makes the site attractive for a variety of potential reuses. NTH works with the regulatory community needed to assure that the site closure meets applicable standards.
Grant/Loan Programs: There are a wide variety of grant/loan programs available for the redevelopment of former industrial sites. Depending on several factors including redevelopment vision and site location, these grants and loans may be used for environmental cleanups and infrastructure improvements. NTH will assist the owner/developer and the hosting community in identifying and applying for grants and loans.