Norbert Plambeck´s aim was the realisation of his own innovative concepts in the field of gardening and landscaping and in 1979 he started his own business.
From the beginning, the family enterprise met all requirements with great commitment and thus over the years became a competent service enterprise with many and diverse references in three business sites.
In the early years, the company’s focus was on gardening and landscaping, building of sports fields, earth works and civil engineering.
Individual conceptual requirements as well as a phase of political change required the entrepreneurial spirit to enter in-depth into new disciplines and to interlink them with their own experience gained over many years.
In the early eighties, blasting and demolition was introduced. Operations which require a high degree of specialised services became the company’s specialty.
The nuclear reactor of the scientific ship „Otto Hahn“ was disassembled with a focussed blasting technique – the first demolition of a nuclear power station worldwide.
Plambeck did not hesitate to take on fiddly and very difficult tasks and thus gained a competitive advantage from good customer references. Among these tasks were inner-city demolitions by blasting of large buildings such as the building complex of the Hamburg publishing house Axel Springer, a cold-storage warehouse and underwater blastings. Furthermore, the company developed a special process for cleaning steel pipes coated with concrete. There is a patent in force for subsoil blastings for breaking up of the ground prior to planting.
We took on new challenges with the deconstruction of industrial sites. For this special demolition operation – nowadays known as “deconstruction” – Plambeck over the years has secured a successful position in the market. We gut buildings, dispose of waste material, salvage and recycle the usable material.
The Leipzig site has heavy-duty special equipment for deconstruction operations at it’s disposal. All other locations can process concrete and stonework.
Very often old industrial buildings also come with inherited waste, contaminated ground water or even the building itself is polluted. Therefore, the redevelopment of abandoned polluted areas
appropriately complements the range of our services.
The field of environmental engineering developed mostly in the middle eighties. Time and again during earthworks, residual waste was found. The reinforced laws made it impossible to just ignore it or dispose of the polluted debris and earth into landfills and so a new field of business opened up. By implementing practice-oriented remedial designs that utilised existing resources in the building industry, the formerly contaminated areas were converted into reclaimable sites again.
During a routinely carried out explosive ordnance disposal on a Helgoland property in 1986, a huge amount of residual waste was found, including many thousand tons of contaminated soil, which could not be disposed of on the isle itself. Transportation of the waste by ship to the landfill also posed considerable problems. The company took on this challenge by developing a process for the remediation of contaminated soils and water. In the course of the following years, five patents in all were applied for and granted. With that, large remedial actions could be carried out successfully. Especially standing out were contracts at “Schloß-Holte” where approx. 35,000 tons of contaminated soil from an highway section was microbiologically decontaminated and the treatment of more than 30,000 tons of material from a gas works site in Baden-Wurttemberg that was remediated by means of soil washing.
At our Leipzig location there is a soil treatment centre operating with an annual capacity of about 150,000 tons. From both the Cuxhaven and Leipzig sites, a “mobile remedial action service” is successfully offered to our customers.