From the safe and controlled demolition of coal-fired boilers to product conveyors, steam turbines, transformers, silos, cooling towers and associated auxiliary equipment, and the removal of hazardous materials, Jet Demolition has extensive experience in power plant demolition and decontamination. “We offer our clients solutions that are economical, rapid, and risk-averse,” comments Junior Project Engineer Nontobeko Zwane.
Such projects often involve the removal of critically compromised structural steel structures and elements, recovery of undamaged client assets, and demolition of plant buildings and offices. Jet Demolition also conducts clean-up operations that reduce hazardous contaminant levels on the demolished elements to recycle and reuse materials.
The timeframe of such scope of work relates to the project and client requirements. Demolition projects are highly mechanised to ensure the safety of personnel and other persons. The main equipment used depends on the site conditions. This ranges from a one-tonne skidsteer loader to a 102-tonne high-reach excavator, paired with the ideal demolition shear, grapple, hammer or bucket as required.
The main challenges posed by these type of demolition projects is accommodating live services that might be compromised within the demolition works area and the associated structural elements that must remain undamaged. “This is where our proven experience in large-scale and technically-challenging projects speaks on our behalf,” highlights Zwane.
From mining facilities to the automotive, chemical, and pharmaceutical, petrochemical, power generation, and steel and glass industries, Jet Demolition has both the expertise and equipment to undertake complex heavy industrial demolition projects. “We provide turnkey value-add solutions to our clients that are not readily provided by any other service provider,” concludes Jet Demolition Director Joe Brinkmann.