The Oldbury site manufactures a variety of phosphorus based chemicals offering sustainable solutions across a broad range of applications, including; pharmaceuticals, paints, detergents, water treatment chemicals, agriculture and flame retardants.

The site was established in 1851 by Arthur Albright and became part of the Solvay Group in 2011. Oldbury is the oldest Solvay site worldwide.

Rhodia Chemical Plant Demolition


DECOM were appointed by Rhodia to manage contractors working as Principal Designers under the CDM regulation 2015, this included contractors removing asbestos and carrying out the dismantling and demolition of a number of plants all located within the Oldbury facility. DECOM managed all permit to work, checked competencies of all contractors and managed daily interface with the ongoing site operations. DECOM implemented a number of health and safety initiatives during the project which ensured the safety of all personnel working at the various locations on site. The key was communication with the clients own teams and shift managers. The project was delivered without incident or accident and to programme and cost.