From Humble Beginnings

From humble beginnings, Nelson Environmental Remediation Ltd. has become a global leader in the soil remediation industry. How the Alberta born and bred remediation business came to be and continues to evolve as a proven success in the ever changing and growing industry didn’t just happen.

Nelson Environmental Remediation worksite

In the early 1980s, Darryl and Warren Nelson succeeded their father in the family business, John Nelson Construction Ltd., serving Western Canada’s oil and gas industry.  Recognizing the emerging opportunity in remediation, the Nelson brothers pioneered a new industry, founding Nelson Environmental Remediation in 1992, and developed a global reputation for success.

Using the Low-Temperature Thermal Desorption (TDU) process, NELSON uses their mobile fleet to offer on-site extraction and destruction of organic soil contaminants resulting in beneficial re-use soil for their clients.

From their home base located just West of the City of Edmonton off Highway 16A in Acheson, NELSON has developed into an International success story.

Years of Experience

Soil is in our history. Soil remediation is our purpose.

Since 1994, NELSON has developed expertise in employing mobile on site TDU technology for the remediation of soil contaminated with hydrocarbon and other organic compounds under extreme conditions. NELSON maintains the largest fleet of mobile TDU’s in North America and, with its extensive experience, is able to compete on a global scale. The Alberta business offers a cost effective and guaranteed solution with many additional values provided, depending on project scope.

Fast-forward to today and NELSON’s process isn’t questioned. It is proven, and a testament to the fact is the long-time management staff, who are all individually approaching 25 years of experience within the remediation industry, which is a claim not many other companies can make.

With many completed projects just in Alberta dating back to their first with Imperial Oil in Devon in June 1996, NELSON continues to work hard on growing and educating those in the industry on how their process not only creates beneficial re-use soil but also removes numerous liabilities off the road and creates several positive social outcomes.