Former Kettle Point Oil Terminal Awarded EBC’s 2021 Brownfields-Remediation Project of the Year

April 16th, 2021

The New England Environmental Business Council (the EBC) has awarded SAGE Environmental and the Kettle Point, East Providence redevelopment team with the James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields-Remediation Project of the Year.

This year’s EBC Brownfields Project award recognizes the successful remediation and redevelopment of a former 20-acre bulk petroleum storage and distribution terminal along the shores of East Providence, Rhode Island.  SAGE and the Kettle Point team were instrumental in securing a first-of-its-kind hybrid Settlement Agreement with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) which allowed portions of the property to be sold and redeveloped independent of the parent property thus enabling financing and phasing of the project.



SAGE employed a combination of remedial strategies including on-site soil treatment, stabilization and reuse throughout the redevelopment.  Petroleum recovery technologies utilized construction of an oil collection trench that was backstopped by over 600 linear feet of a reactive core mat.  The reactive core mat acts as a fence where petroleum constituents are removed as they pass through the barrier.  The remediation dovetailed with the redevelopment allowing for construction of a 90,000-square foot, state-of-the-art surgical and orthopedic rehabilitation facility for University Orthopedics; a 200+ unit residential apartment complex by AR Builders; a 60+ unit residential townhouse development by Churchill & Banks; and waterfront open space, including extension of the East Bay Bike Path along the Providence River and a 300’+ public fishing pier.

The Kettle Point Team award recipients include:

  • SAGE Environmental, Inc.
  • Churchill & Banks, LLC
  • The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
  • M&G Commercial Real Estate
  • DiPrete Engineering
  • Orson and Brusini Ltd.
  • Law Offices of John M. Boehnert Ltd.

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