EDS handed top award

SHEFFIELD-BASED decommissioning solutions provider EDS has been awarded one of the industry’s top accolades for its work clearing Pfizer’s UK Global Manufacturing Site in Kent.

The Specialists Awards honour the finest specialist contractors in the UK and EDS has won the Site Preparation and Services Award 2011 in recognition for the work it undertook for Pfizer.

The 340-acre Kent site was utilised by Pfizer for the production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for human and animal medicines. EDS was instructed to demolish and clear Zone B of the site, a process which included the cleaning of process and piping equipment and the PVA sealing of structures to prevent release of Selamectin materials during the subsequent demolition. The safe execution of this process was crucial as the site was only 100m from an adjacent river and a pin head of Selemectin released into the local watercourse could kill all marine life for 10 miles.

EDS utilised its vast expertise to carry out safe site clearance and demolition and the successful completion of the project has also resulted in additional worldwide opportunities with Pfizer Global.

EDS managing director Darren Palin said; “Specialist, large scale, highly complex projects such as that undertaken for Pfizer in Kent are what EDS has built its reputation on and it is fantastic to be recognised at this level. The team at EDS is incredibly proud of its work undertaking entire project delivery for major blue-chip companies across the globe to areas such as North America, the Far East and Europe and this accolade is in recognition of all our project delivery teams who work tirelessly to ensure the highest levels of client satisfaction are met.”