Waste is an issue which affects every industry. Legislation in this area is constantly evolving which means safe and efficient management and reduction of waste materials are increasingly important.

We are the only service provider in the UKCS able to deliver an integrated shorebase, tank cleaning, bulk disposals and waste offering. There is significant value in this integration including cost savings, operational efficiency, transparency, accountability and administration. We have a range of waste solutions, developed to help you comply with legislation, minimise waste sent to landfill and reduce costs. We have specialist expertise, particularly within the energy sectors, helping you to minimise the environmental impact of your operations, allowing you to focus on your core business. With the capability to handle all types of hazardous and non-hazardous materials, we work with you through the full project life cycle, from exploration to decommissioning.

Industrial Services - Tank Cleaning

Tank cleaning direct at the quayside

We provide industry leading industrial services including marine vessel tank cleaning for some of the UK's biggest oil and gas operations and contractors.

Our fleet of high-specification vacuum tankers and teams of highly skilled personnel bring unrivalled experience to vessel tank cleaning operations. Our teams are able to provide a full in-house operation including scaffolding and cleaning to the highest of standards - safely and timeously. The ability to provide direct discharge to our quayside tanks increases our flexibility and eliminates the need to mobilise multiple tankers, giving you cost savings and less risk of HSSEQ issues.

Tank cleaning direct at the quayside

Bulk Waste Disposal

Quayside bulk disposal

We provide bulk waste disposal services for both hazardous and non-hazardous materials. Our turnkey approach to providing bulk transportation and waste disposal services provides liability protection, and our wide variety of logistics options, supported by our system of bulk waste disposal and management facilities, is unrivalled. The ability to discharge directly to the quayside increases flexibility and enables you to make use of our waste storage facilities at our shorebase locations.

We provide an assortment of recycling, treatment and disposal options for hazardous and non-hazardous liquids, solids, drill cuttings and slops. Additionally, we have numerous transportation methods to move your bulk waste to one of our waste transfer stations.

Quayside bulk disposal


24/7 NORM solutions for you

NORM Solutions is a wholly owned part of the ASCO family, specialising in the receipt and decontamination of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM). We operate from a purpose built, state-of-the-art facility in Aberdeen which is capable of handling all types of NORM contaminated equipment, solids, sludges and liquids produced by the UK oil and gas industry.

By using Ultra High Pressure jetting equipment, our automated systems are able to decontaminate items that would normally require the use of chemicals or additional abrasives, both of which result in higher disposal and transportation costs.

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24/7 NORM solutions for you

Training and Compliance

Keeping you compliant

Our team is certified to deliver the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) Waste Smart courses which keep you up to date with current legislation and best practice in a rapidly changing industry. Our in-house trainers can deliver these courses both onshore and offshore.

Our team can also carry out onshore and offshore waste audits which are designed to improve compliance significantly and have aided the recertification of ISO14001 for many of our customers. The audits identify areas for improvement, areas of non-compliance with relevant regulations and areas where continuous improvement initiatives could be introduced. It is recommended that audits are carried out on a regular basis to ensure compliance and regulatory requirements are met.

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Keeping you compliant

Produced Water

Produced water is the largest waste stream associated with the recovery of oil and gas and can be contaminated with hydrocarbons, other chemicals (e.g. methanol, flushing chemicals, biocide), heavy metals, and naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM).

When offshore Produced water solutions fail to deliver and Operators have to search for alternative onshore solutions to deal with significant volumes of contaminated produced water, ASCO's solution is the quickest method of dealing with it with no additional personal on board required.

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Produced Water

Waste Projects

Zero Waste to Landfill

ASCO's waste division, as part of a company-wide initiative to become more energy conscious, has set an ambitious target which can help our clients reduce waste production by implementing short and medium-term solutions for the onshore management of offshore waste. To assist in this objective, we have developed the Zero to Landfill solution to divert up to 6,000 tonnes per annum of waste from landfill sites to sustainable facilities in North East Scotland that use advanced technology, such as 'waste to energy'.

Our aim is to help our clients eliminate waste to landfill and provide safe and sustainable solutions in collaboration with the local supply chain in Scotland. This will help to raise awareness of waste management and develop learning opportunities for our customer base to manage waste in line with UK regulatory requirements whist managing resources in a more sustainable way.

Zero Waste to Landfill

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