Our Experience

Our team have completed hundreds of contaminated land investigations, big and small, across many different countries including Botswana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Nigeria, Angola, The Gambia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe for clients in the following industries:

  •           Oil and gas (retail, commercial, refinery, pipelines, depots).
  •           Mining (particularly abandoned milling) operations.
  •           Tailings facilities.
  •           Municipal or private dumps and landfills.
  •          Chemical manufacturing, storage and treatment plants.
  •           Paint and plating operations.
  •           Cemeteries.
  •           Wastewater treatment works.
  •           Agricultural operations.

Our extensive knowledge across this broad range of industries means we can guide you through the entire life cycle of a project while giving you peace of mind that the work will be undertaken with a successful outcome. Our modern field techniques and experience with diverse sites and contaminants ensure we collect the right data the first time.

The Solutions

Contaminated land investigations don’t have to consume large amounts of financial resources. We follow a phased approach to contaminated land investigations. Our aim is to provide systematic, cost-effective solutions tailored to your circumstances. We work with your budget, not against it, allowing you to focus on core business functions. Our objective is to help where we can, as much as we can. We won’t propose work if it’s not crucial to the outcome of the investigation.

Access to Remedial Experts

Remediation can be a costly and time-consuming exercise, especially if it’s not done correctly.

GCS seek out to understand what the client’s objectives are and by following a phased approach, we build up an in-depth understanding of the site which is used to evvelop a range of options to clean up the contamination.

Furthermore, GCS has ties with RSK Environment Ltd who have remediations specialists who have experience working with most remedial technologies currently available. By setting up a call, we have access to the international leaders in contaminated site remediation. RSK have supported GCS write remedial options appraisals, remedial action plans, recommend work to close out data gaps and interpret data.

The People

When you talk to our people, you’ll realise that we are truly interested and passionate about assessing complex contaminated sites and applying our multi-disciplinary skills to investigate and identify environmental risks. We are as interested in solving your problem as you are.

We combine our teams’ multi-disciplinary tertiary education in geology, geohydrology, geophysics, geochemistry, soil sciences, ecology, water use licencing, modeling and geotechnical engineering; to help us better determine:

  • the nature and extent of contamination;
  • the potential risk it presents to human health and the environment; and
  • how to remediate the impact

In recent years we have strengthened relationships with our clients through professional friendships, always going the extra mile, being field ready at a moment’s notice, on-time delivery, exceeding expectations and delivering end-to-end solutions to their problems. Our long-time clients have told us that they knock on our door first when faced with contaminated land problems. We are honest, understanding, and always look to add extra value.  

Our consultation is centred around a risk-based phased approach to resolving contaminated land issues. We work closely with our clients to find cost-effective practical solutions to protect the environment and always consider the realities of divestments, acquisitions, and portfolio management.

To get a quote or ask for more information regarding our contaminated land services, please contact Magiel Lourens (CSM Unit Manager) at magiell@gcs-sa.biz | +27 11 803 5726

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