The strategy for the plan of operations allowed for the upfront removal of asbestos items, as well as the clearance of process plants in order to allow safe access & egress around the site, this was followed by the removal of specific plant items in order to allow access to high level structures, with remaining chimneys being blown down using explosives & the water tower using a high reach machine.
Client: Cabot Carbon Ltd
Contract: Decontamination, demolition, asbestos removal and site clearance
Contract Start/End: 2010 – 2011
Total Project Value: £4,000,000.00
Maximising Recycling Opportunities
The strategy was aimed at maximising recycling opportunities while on site, in order to obtain the best value for the client, a full range of machines were used in order to undertake various demolition operations during the contract, for larger plant areas we used our 140 tonne machine Liebherr 984 complete with a 20 tonne LA bounty shear which is the largest machine & shear within the UK, the plant & shear played a major part in the success of the completion of contract.
Discovery of asbestos was presence within the boiler house this had to be removed & managed within the programme of works without impacting the overall plan of operations. There were heavy oils present within the tanks & this required us to work with a management Specialist Subcontractor, there were regular liaisons & reviews which was managed through a fixed price contract.
The recycling target achieved for the project was 98% through the handling & recycling of some 10,000 tonnes of material.
As with any contract completed, the project manager will issue the client with all relevant documentation:
- As demolished drawings (superimposed over footprint of the site)
- All service capping locations
- All services that remain in the ground on completion of project
- Other uncovered structures/ apparatus discovered during foundation removal
- Location of adjoining structures
- Completed construction phase plan
- Copies of all risk assessments and method statements (final revisions)