For a long time, asbestos was in high demand as a construction material. Today, this highly hazardous material is banned throughout Europe. In spite of this, asbestos is still present in countless buildings built before the ban came into effect. Many affected buildings have now reached the end of their life cycle and have to be carefully decontaminated before general refurbishment or demolition works can take place.
Asbestos removal necessitates special protective measures for the team and the environment. This is why PORR deploys only the most highly trained remediation staff. Protective measures such as full body suits and face masks are an indispensable standard.
In addition to asbestos disposal, the PORR Environmental Engineering department also carries out the analysis and decontamination of rooms in which contamination with PAHs or PCBs, mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium and other toxic substances has been identified.