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SAK’s Turnkey Environmental Services Kept These Construction Projects on Track

SAK provided a full array of environmental engineering and construction services to effectively manage environmental conditions at transportation, utility, and vertical construction projects.  We provided turnkey solutions to address subsurface pollution, asbestos and lead paint in buildings, and secured necessary permits which resulted in cost effective, on-time results.

Our recent success stories include a new municipal DPW facility, the Salem Harbor Energy Center, and decommissioning of a manufacturing plant“The construction market demands the rapid delivery of environmental solutions from a single contractor like SAK.” says Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal at SAK.   The benefits of a turnkey approach include rapid deisgn/build remedial solutions, a single environmental manager for the deisgn team, and single-source procurement. Our services included:

Covanta Energy Awards SAK Environmental Solid Waste Ban Compliance Contract

SAK Environmental was recently selected by Covanta Energy, a world leader in sustainable solid waste management and energy production, to manage their solid waste ban compliance program at its three (3) Massachusetts waste-to-energy facilities.  With this award, SAK now manages similar programs at all six (6) waste-to-energy plants in Massachusetts.
SAK provides independent inspection of each facility’s incoming municipal solid waste stream, which is used as fuel to generate electricity, for excessive amounts of paper, cardboard, metal, yard and food waste, plastic, and other recyclable material dubbed “waste ban” material. With over 50% of the trash generation in Massachusetts fueling these facilities, the data SAK collects reveals the status of state recycling efforts.  Additionally, SAK’s work allows Covanta to earn carbon credits under the Massachusetts Green image003Communities Act with proceeds from credit sales funding private and public recycling programs.
“This is important work and reinforces our commitment to sustainability services, and to supporting leading companies like Covanta Energy in doing the same” says Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal at SAK.


SAK Environmental Plays Integral Role In Getting The Salem Harbor Energy Center Closer To Producing Cleaner Energy


After two (2) years into the project, SAK Environmental LLC is helping the new Salem Harbor Energy Center (SHEC) get closer to producing cleaner energy. The SHEC, a new natural gas-fired, state of the art high efficient power generating station is being built on a portion of the 65 acre former Salem Harbor Station, a former coal-fired plant, in Salem, MA. The remaining 47 acres will be available for improved waterfront access and development.


SAK is responsible for general environmental program management and compliance and performs a key role for the project’s success by providing turnkey environmental services that include:

  • Program management
  • Inspectional services
  • Contaminated soils management
  • Hydrostatic testing waste management
  • Stack testing
  • Permitting (tanks, industrial waste water, storm water, dewatering)
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Noise and air quality monitoring

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “We know that our work is critical to the project’s schedule. We think like CMs so our team participation is constructive, forward thinking, and seamless.” says Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal at SAK.