We're a maritime company. We know water. And we understand there's an ever-increasing demand on industries on sea and land to maintain a safe, clean environment.
Vigor Industrial's Shipyard Commerce Center on Swan Island in Portland, Ore., operates a 7 million gallon Ballast Water Treatment Plant to treat non-hazardous wastewater and to recycle used oil. The plant, built in 1979 for cleaning tanker ships, manages wastewater and petroleum captured from the ships visiting our yard for repairs, meeting current EPA toxic water quality standards (WQS) in all methods. The plant processes used oil and resells it, reducing demand for new petroleum products by recycling1-1.5 million gallons a year.
But the treatment plant covers more than our on-site needs. For more than a decade, companies such as Emerald Services and other industrial cleaning firms have safely sent wastewater here for treatment and disposal as well.
The center also serves customers in states from Arizona to Hawaii. A holding center in Riverside, CA., allows southwestern customers to efficiently deposit wastewater for later transport by tanker to Portland.