One of the greatest challenges facing the power generation sector today is the decommissioning of retired facilities and infrastructure. Once a power station has reached the end of its productive life, operators have a duty of care to remove all redundant infrastructure and restore and remediate any legacy environmental contamination.
Decommissioning a power station and preparing a site for reuse is often a complex process that includes removal of hazardous materials, the demolition, recycling, and disposal of structures, remediating soil and groundwater. Such an undertaking requires specialist expertise. Utilising a specialist industrial demolition and remediation contractor with extensive experience in the resources and energy sector will go a long way to ensure retired coal plants are decontaminated, deconstructed, and remediated safely, sustainably, and economically.
Liberty Industrial provides specialised deconstruction and remediation services to the power generation sector and has undertaken the delivery of many high-profile power station removal projects.
Our global team has carried out the decommissioning and removal of Delta Electricity’s Munmorah Power Station, a former 1400-megawatt coal-fired power station. This is recognised as the largest power station demolition project to be carried out in Australia to date. We have also delivered several other coal-fired power station removal projects, such as Stanwell Corporation’s Swanbank B Power Station, and Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert and Dampier Power Stations.
Our experienced team based out of Teesside have been involved in the planning, preparation and execution of numerous power stations including undertaking the roles of CDM Principal Designer and Principal Contractor. This experience varies from 2GW Coal-Fired Power Stations to significantly smaller CHP and Oil-Powered Plants and includes projects that have involved full decommissioning, demolition, and remediation, to projects that have involved the relocation of complete plants, equipment, and assets.