Duck River Bridge Dismantling Project

Liberty Industrial Wins World Demolition Award Three Years Running

Liberty Industrial’s Liberty Industrial’s Bridge Dismantling Project wins a World Demolition Award

3 November 2016 – Liberty Industrial have won the Contract of the Year Under US$1M Award at the at the 2016 World Demolition Awards for their Duck River Bridge Dismantling Project carried out for Viva Energy earlier this year.

The award recognises high profile demolition projects that imposed major challenges to successful completion or required an innovative demolition approach. The project was commended by the judges for its complexity, tight timeframe, meticulous planning and execution.

The project involved the removal of a redundant 70 metre pipe bridge over the Duck River at Viva Energy’s Clyde Terminal (the former Clyde Refinery). The bridge was lifted onto a barge, floated down Duck River and landed at the Terminal wharf using a combination of mobile cranes.

Careful planning and precision execution was paramount to the successful delivery of the project. Access to the bridge with a barge and tug boats was dictated by tidal constraints leaving a narrow window of opportunity to access Duck River and dismantle the bridge. The crew also faced the challenge of carefully navigating critical infrastructure en route.

Two other Liberty Industrial projects were shortlisted as finalists for this year’s awards. Liberty Industrial’s Clyde Refinery Removal Project was shortlisted in the Contract of the Year over US$1M category and their Hamilton Wharves Demolition project was a finalist in the Civil Demolition Award category.

This is the third consecutive year that Liberty Industrial have won a World Demolition Award. They took out the Industrial Demolition Award alongside the overall World Demolition Award in 2014 and the Explosive Demolition Award in 2015.

“Being recognised with a World Demolition Award is the highest honour a company in the demolition industry can receive. We are thrilled to be able to bring one home three years in a row” said Clinton Dick, Director of Liberty Industrial.

Liberty Industrial Director, Simon Gill, said “The quality of projects competing for the awards is very high. This win for the third consecutive year reaffirms the high standard of the projects that Liberty Industrial are routinely delivering.

Viva Energy Distribution and Engineering Manager, Vince Neville, congratulated Liberty Industrial on the win. “The Liberty Industrial team were meticulous in planning and executing the demolition and given the outstanding result from a safety and environmental perspective, the recognition they have received is certainly warranted,” said Vince.

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Liberty Industrial Liberty Take Explosive Demolition to New Heights

Liberty Industrial have received a World Demolition Award for the controlled explosive demolition of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere

11 November 2015 – Liberty Industrial’s Omega Transmission Tower Demolition project has been awarded the Explosive Demolition Award at the 2015 World Demolition Awards.

The awards, held at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam on Friday evening recognise excellence and distinction in the demolition industry. The annual event attracts thousands of demolition professionals from across the globe each year.

The Explosive Demolition Award is reserved for unusually complex or demanding demolitions involving the use of controlled explosives. Industry experts judged the projects submitted on the complexity of the project and various safety, environmental and stakeholder outcomes.

The Omega Tower stood an astonishing 432 metres tall. It was the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere at the time of its demolition earlier this year, and remains the tallest structure demolished in the Southern Hemisphere to date.

Contracted by the Department of Defence to carry out the delicate operation, Liberty Industrial used carefully calculated prepatory oxy cutting and explosive cutting charges to sever the tower’s cable support stay plates and release the select guy cables, bringing the redundant naval communications tower safely to the ground.

This year’s win follows the success of Liberty Industrial’s HIsmelt Closure project, which took out a double win with two awards at last year’s World Demolition Awards. The project won both the 2014 Industrial Demolition Award and the overall 2014 World Demolition Award, the award recognising the best of the best across all 2014 award categories

“We're extremely excited to win this award” said Liberty industrial’s founding Director, Clinton Dick. “It really showcases Liberty's diversity and skill set within the demolition industry.”

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Liberty Industrial Projects make Shortlist for World Demolition Awards

Two of Liberty Industrial’s projects have been shortlisted for this year’s World Demolition Awards

3 September 2015 – Liberty Industrial have been named a finalist in two categories of the 2015 World Demolition Awards.

Liberty Industrial’s Omega Tower Demolition and Hammerhead Crane Deconstruction projects have both been shortlisted for the 2015 World Demolition Awards. Both projects were completed by Liberty Industrial for the Department of Defence earlier this year.

The awards are held as part of the annual Word Demolition Summit, the leading annual event for the world’s demolition industry. The summit celebrating excellence and innovation within the demolition industry. Now in its seventh year, the event attracts thousands of demolition and recycling professionals to Amsterdam each year.

Liberty Industrial’s Garden Island Hammerhead Crane Deconstruction project, a high profile dismantling project carried out at Sydney’s Garden Island Navy Base, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Contract of the Year over US$1 million. The project involved the deconstruction of the giant dockside crane and the salvage of its heritage significant components.

Liberty Industrial were also shortlisted in the Explosive Demolition Award category with the demolition of the Omega Transmission Tower, a redundant naval communications tower in Victoria. The tower was the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere at the time of its demolition and remains the tallest structure demolished in the Southern Hemisphere to date.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Liberty Industrial have had landmark projects shortlisted, with the their HIsmelt Closure Project taking out a double win at last year’s awards, winning both the industrial category and the overall world demolition award.

“We are thrilled to see another two Liberty Industrial project shortlisted” said Simon Gill, a Director of Liberty Industrial. “Particularly our Omega Tower Demolition which showcases our expanding explosive demolition capability.”

“These nominations already represent success for us” he said. “The fact that our projects have been shortlisted four years in a row now is reflective of the calibre of project that we are routinely delivering.”

The Liberty Industrial team are eagerly anticipating the announcement of the winners at the awards gala dinner at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam on the 6th of November.

To find out more about the World Demolition Awards visit the World Demolition Summit website. 

Clinton Dick Simon Gill World Demolition Awards winners 2014

Double Win for Liberty Industrial at 2014 World Demolition Awards

Liberty Industrial take out the Industrial Demolition category and the overall 2014 Demolition Award at this year’s World Demolition Awards.

Amsterdam, 6 Nov 2014 - Liberty Industrial have scooped up both the Industrial Demolition Award and the 2014 World Demolition Award for the demanding deconstruction of the HIsmelt Iron Smelting facility in Kwinana, Western Australia.

In addition to the Industrial Demolition Award win, Liberty Industrial were bestowed the highest accolade a winning contractor could receive, taking out the 2014 Demolition Award, an award recognising the best of the best across all 2014 award categories.

Liberty Industrial’s Directors Clinton Dick and Simon Gill were presented the award at this year’s World Demolition Awards held at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, the annual event celebrates global excellence in the demolition industry

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Liberty Industrial's Boodarie HBI shortlisted at World Demolition Awards

For the second consecutive year, Liberty Industrial’s Boodarie Iron Hot Briquetted Iron Deconstruction project has been shortlisted at the World Demolition Awards.

Liberty Industrial were the first Australian company to reach the finals of the World Demolition Awards when Stage 1 of project was shortlisted in 2012. Stage 2 of the project was shortlisted in 2013. The project has been described as possibly the largest demolition project carried out in the southern hemisphere to date.