• Atkins joins with China environmental specialist in response to government call for action

    24 June 2015

    Atkins and China Energy Conservation DADI Environmental Remediation Co., Ltd. (CECDADI), a specialist on soil and groundwater remediation in China, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore environmental protection initiatives in the country.

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    The collaboration aims to make contribution to the Chinese government’s strategic objectives to improve the country’s environmental conditions through improved air, water, and soil quality. Specifically the government of China issued a clean water plan in April this year, and will probably issue an action plan for soil remediation next year setting out a major programme of investment to address a legacy of polluted water bodies and contaminated sites needing remediation and calling for international cooperation to provide the skills and resources to deliver solutions across the country.

    Chris Birdsong, Atkins’ chief executive officer for Asia Pacific, said: “With our strong capabilities in the environmental sector and experience from such high profile projects as preparation of the London 2012 Olympic site where we were the lead engineering design consultancy, we are well placed to work with CECDADI to support the Government’s vision throughout the project cycle.”

    Dr. Shaun Xie, the CEO of the CECDADI, said: “Along with the accelerated development of ecological civilisation, more and more attention by the Chinese government and from the public is being given to environmental sustainability, food security and the improvement of people’s living conditions. As a leading environmental remediation company in China, CECDADI will have huge potential opportunities in the Chinese market. We are looking forward to having high quality cooperation with Atkins.”

    Sir Michael Bear, UK Special Envoy for Sustainable Urbanisation to China, said: “The UK Government strongly supports bilateral collaboration on land remediation. Together with Chinese partners, we are planning to launch a new programme of academic, policy and commercial collaboration to help share the UK’s successful experience in bringing urban locations back into use. Atkins, with its flagship success in land remediation for the 2012 Olympics, will be a strong partner for CECDADI to develop economically viable, successful, and tailored solutions for China.”

    Atkins, a world respected design, engineering and project management consultancy with years of specialist knowledge in the environmental sector, will work alongside CECDADI to exchange expertise and to plan and undertake projects in contaminated soil and groundwater remediation; water environment improvement; ecosystem restoration; urban planning consulting for brownfield redevelopment; and engineering project management for private and local government clients in China.

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