Sittingbourne firm Ecologia lands Italian job
Ecologia is based at Kent Science
by business editor Trevor Sturgess
A specialist ground remediation firm has landed another Italian
Ecologia, based at Kent Science Park (KSP), Sittingbourne, is to
produce, supply and install three explosion-proof extraction
systems at a petrochemical plant in Northern Italy.
Ecologia has been working with Italian contractors for some time
and this is the latest in a long line of export deals in the
country where it has developed equipment for contaminated land
The new extraction systems being developed in Kent will be
fitted with high specification components that will allow remote
sight of the process and monitoring of well pressures and
Some of the work will be undertaken at Ecologia’s Italian
Managing director Dr Giacomo Maini said: “We already have a rich
history of exporting equipment and undertaking projects in Italy
and I’m delighted that this will be continuing in 2013 and
James Speck, KSP site director, added: “There has been a huge
push here at Kent Science Park, and in Swale generally, to focus on
exporting as a means to bolster the local economy.
"This contract for the production of these multiphase extraction
systems is a prime example of the tireless work taking place by KSP
tenants like Ecologia to forge and maintain strong links within the
international business community.”
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