ICI LONDON TIOXIDE PLANT
1996 – 7 Months
Industrial Demolition & Deconstruction; and Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Removal
Carried out on behalf of ICI London was the total demolition of the Tioxide Plant Burnie Tasmania.
16,000 tonnes of scrap steel was processed to export grade on site and loaded out form Burnie Port. Local skilled labour was sourced for the Project from the Burnie area and came together to complete the project in a total of 7 months, a staggering 5 months ahead of schedule without incident.
The bulk of the demolition was carried out by this 160 tonne excavator, equipped with the worlds’ largest rotating shear at the time.
In this picture, the 160 tonne excavator can be seen making the last cut to topple an eight story structure. The operator sits six metres off the ground and seventeen metres from the workface.
Loading out of scrap to Burnie wharf by 70 tonne excavator equipped with a 170 HDR LaBounty grapple. Loading time for each semi trailer was reduced to under five minutes.
Organization and good house keeping were the key to the successful completion of the Tioxide site, two months ahead of schedule. The entire site was processed using four hydraulic exca- vators in just 7 months.
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