The demolition and removal of all redundant refinery infrastructure at the former Clyde Refinery including refinery processing units, plant and pipework, chimney stacks, storage tanks and buildings. A combination of techniques from traditional mechanical demolition and oxy cutting through to mechanically induced collapses and controlled implosions were employed.
The project involved the removal of substantial volumes of friable and bonded asbestos. Innovative controlled wetting injection technology was utilised to enhance the safety and efficacy of friable asbestos removal works. In total 500 tonnes of hard set limpet asbestos was systematically removed in three months.
Significant structures demolished include the 60 metre tall 1000 tonne Platformer Reactor structure, 65 metre tall, 1,500 tonne reactor and stripper structure and the refinery’s five 80-100 metre high, 1000 tonne reinforced concrete chimney stacks.
An entire refinery facility was successfully removed with all works completed without incident, on schedule, and in line with client and stakeholder expectations.