West Wallsend Pit Top Demolition in progress

West Wallsend Pit Top Demolition

West Wallsend, NSW
3 months
Completed 2017


Glencore engaged Liberty Industrial to undertake the removal of the redundant infrastructure and minor earthworks at their site in West Wallsend, NSW.


  • Technically complex due to the necessity to work around live plant.
  • Several items of significance were required to be salvaged before demolition works.
  • Extensive presence of asbestos in the buildings to be demolished.
  • Requirement of an engineered solution to demolish the technically complex high inclined conveyor and product bin.

Robust Solutions/Exceptional Outcomes

Robust solutions

  • Salvaged items were relocated using a combination of cranes and telehandlers to be stored in a laydown area on the project site for reuse or sale.
  • Liberty Industrial’s in-house asbestos removal specialist removed asbestos containing materials from the buildings before demolition works commenced.
  • Our team collaborated with a structural consultant to design the induced collapse method that brought to ground the 30m high inclined conveyor and the 2000t Product Bin without any complications.
  • Our 70t Volvo excavator equipped with a rotating, hydraulic shear demolished the remaining above ground infrastructure and downsized the steel for export.
  • Our fleet of 36t excavator machines with hydraulic hammers and bucket attachments were used to remove and process the concrete footings.
  • The site was scanned with a magnet to ensure the removal of all steel and track-rolled for uniform grading.


Exceptional outcomes

Liberty Industrial utilised specialist demolition machinery, highly trained operatives and a safe demolition method to complete the works without injury. Our project team fulfilled the client’s expectations and handed over the site for redevelopment as per the program.


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.


Ground and Waste Water Treatment

Treatment of a wide range of contaminants and complex water treatment and soil vapour extraction.


Asset and Resource Recovery

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


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decommissioning closure and asset liability consulting

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