Rio Tinto commissioned Liberty Industrial for the deconstruction of this High-Intensity Smelting Facility – a complex dismantling and salvaging of significant components of industrial plant and equipment which included a 65m high, 1.2t coal drying and grinding structure; Flue gas desulphurisation plant; Hot metal handling equipment with an 80-tonne induction furnace; Hot metal desulphurisation plant; Off gas scrubbing and cooling infrastructure; and a 25 megawatt power station.
- Careful planning and extensive consultation to develop an innovative asset and recovery methodology.
- Use of 3D modelling simulation software.
- Sourcing of asset and resources recovery buyers.
- Deployment of two Project Managers, three Safety Managers, five Supervisors, three Leading Hands and five Project Engineers to support demolition crew.
- Provision of state-of-the-art demolition equipment, including Liberty Industrial’s heavy duty customised 230t Liebherr 994 complete with the world’s largest shear attachment − the Genesis GXT 2555R.
- This ground breaking project was masterfully executed in alignment with Rio Tinto’s budget (Liberty realised a cash positive outcome), schedule and zero incident policy.
- Over 2000 bulk units were methodically dismantled, cleaned to export standard, match-marked, labelled, recorded and packed, with each item given clear instructions on how to be reassembled.
- Four bulk shipments of over 18,000m2 and 280 shipping containers were shipped 7600km away to Shandong Province in China.
- 108,000t (97%) of the site’s 111,000t of waste was recycled with only 300t (3%) of all waste going to landfill.
- 12,000t of scrap metal was recycled.