Heavy machinery demolishing the Port Stanvac Oil Refinery

Port Stanvac Oil Refinery Demolition and Remediation

Port Stanvac, SA
EDS / Exxon Mobil
18 months
Completed 2013


EDS/Exxon Mobil commissioned Liberty Industrial to demolish the entire Port Stanvac Oil Refinery, including the process plant and piping, storage tanks, chimney stack, flare stacks and other associated above ground facilities such as office buildings, electrical substations, warehouses, maintenance workshops and control rooms. The Project also included removal of all pipework and other oil handling facilities located on the wharf structure.


  • Ensuring minimal environmental impact on the surrounding coastline of the Gulf St Vincent.
  • Never before had an entire refinery demolition project been attempted and it was left to Liberty Industrial to pave the way for others to follow.

Robust Solutions/Exceptional Outcomes

Robust solutions

  • Meticulous planning and extensive consultation to assess and mitigate asbestos exposure to environment and crew.
  • Development of a detailed hydrocarbon containment and asbestos removal logistics program.
  • Liberty Industrial mobilised a highly specialised crew alongside state-of- the-art plant and equipment.
  • Provided an arsenal of excavators ranging from 36 to 120t, alongside a selection of demolition attachments


Exceptional outcomes

The project was masterfully executed as planned to client’s complete satisfaction, on budget, on schedule and without injury or incident.

Value Add


Demolition Simulation and Modelling

With exclusive license to demonstrate using Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) software developed by Applied Sciences International (ASI).



Use of best approach demolition and dismantling such as explosive using world class fleet, safety and engineering methodologies in explosives and rigging.


Asset and Resource Recovery

Comprehensive waste and recycling management to contribute to the circular economy to extend the lifecycle of materials.


Site Remediation

Site rehabilitation via methods such as bioremediation, containment, decontamination, dewatering, stabilisation, treatment and tracking to disposal of contaminants.


Managing PFAS in Site Closure Remediation


Bioremediation for Closure


Demolition and recycling phase completed for first major closure project for Rio Tinto at Argyle Diamond Mine, WA.

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