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ALGA 2018 Winners

Liberty Industrial Earns Remediation Excellence Award

Liberty Industrial Awarded Best Remedial Project at ALGA 2018 Annual Industry Excellence Awards

12 November 2018 – Liberty Industrial’s Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Demolition and Remediation Project has been awarded the Best Remedial Project (>$1M) award at the Australian Land and Groundwater Association’s 2018 Annual Industry Excellence Awards.

The ALGA Annual Industry Excellence Awards Gala is the leading event of the year for Australian contaminated land industry professionals. The event recognises organisational and individual achievements related to contaminated land remediation.

A judging panel comprised of contaminated land remediation industry experts determined the 2018 Annual Industry Excellence Awards winners.

The Best Remedial Project (>$1M) award recognises excellence in project delivery in relation to contaminated land remediation projects with a value of more than one million dollars.

Liberty Industrial’s Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Demolition and Remediation project involved the delivery of an extensive and complex demolition, remediation and civil works undertaking, incorporating three concurrent site preparation work packages associated with the construction of Australia’s largest Intermodal Terminal.

The two year project saw in excess of 300 buildings demolished including extensive hazardous materials removal, over 180,000 tonnes of brick, concrete and asphalt recycled and in excess of 200,000 tonnes of contaminated soil remediated. In addition, 90km of redundant services infrastructure was removed and backfilled under a stringent geotechnical specification.

Liberty Industrial’s General Manager David Wood said “Thank you to ALGA and the Excellence Awards Evaluation Committee. We are honoured to receive an Australian Land and Groundwater Association Industry Excellence Award.”

“It’s wonderful to receive the recognition of the contaminated land remediation community for what we have achieved in the delivery of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal project.”

“I’d like to take the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contributions of all involved. The whole Liberty Industrial team, from our front line project delivery guys, to our project management crews, headquarters and leadership personnel for all they have contributed to the success of the project.”

“This project exemplifies the value that Liberty Industrial is able to provide to clients via an integrated solutions project delivery model.”

“There is tremendous synergy in our fully integrated demolition, remediation and civil works offering. Continuity of works, accelerated delivery schedule and cost savings are just some of the synergy benefits we were able to achieve on the Moorebank Terminal Demolition and Remediation project with an integrated approach.”


ALGA 2018

Liberty Industrial a Contender for ALGA Industry Excellence Award

Liberty Industrial are a finalist for the 2018 Best Remedial Project Award category

19 October 2018 – Liberty Industrial’s Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Demolition and Remediation Project has been named a finalist in the Best Remedial Project (>$1M) award category for the Australian Land and Groundwater Association’s 2018 ALGA Annual Industry Excellence Awards.

The ALGA Annual Industry Excellence Awards are the leading event of the year for Australian contaminated land industry professionals recognising organisational and individual achievements related to contaminated land remediation.

Liberty Industrial’s Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Demolition and Remediation project has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Remedial Project over $1M award category.

The project involved the delivery of three separate demolition, remediation and site preparation work packages associated with the construction of Australia’s largest Intermodal Terminal.

Individually each work package comprised a large and diverse scope of work but when combined and executed concurrently these three work packages formed an extensive and complex civil demolition and land remediation undertaking.

Liberty Industrial’s General Manager David Wood said “Liberty Industrial’s nomination in the Best Remedial Project award category showcases our expanding remediation and civil capabilities and further strengthens our position as one of Australia’s leading demolition and remediation contractors.

“Liberty Industrial’s Moorebank project is an excellent demonstration of the company’s transition from a predominately industrial demolition contractor to a fully integrated demolition, remediation and civil contractor, executing large scale projects in the land development and infrastructure construction sector.”

“The nomination is a testament to our people and any recognition they get is well-deserved. Well done to everyone involved with the project and thank you all for your hard work.”

An evaluation committee comprised of experienced professionals from across the contaminated land industry will determine the 2018 award winners. The winners will be announced at the ALGA Annual Industry Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 8th November at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf.


MIC

Liberty Industrial fly the flag for mates on RU OK? Day

Liberty Industrial’s project teams raise a flag for suicide prevention and ask each other RU OK?

Thursday 13 September - Liberty Industrial project sites across Australia held ‘Fly the Flag’ events in support of Mates in Construction and RU OK? Day.

Liberty Industrial’s project sites hosted barbecues and raised Mates in Construction flags in support for suicide prevention in the construction industry. Each site also conducted an RU OK? Toolbox Talk.

R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to reminding people to check in with their loved ones, friends and work colleagues to talk about their mental health. Fly the Flag is an initiative to raise awareness of the prevalence of suicide in the construction industry, organised by Mates in Construction.

Mates in Construction is a charity established to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. They provide valuable support to those working in the construction industry to connect and protect people from suicide.

Liberty Industrial’s General Manager, David Wood, said “Liberty Industrial’s has a culture of mateship and we look out for one another.”

“We are flying the flag today, because our workers need to hear the message that it's ok to look after your mental health and wellbeing and to talk to each other about it."

“It’s fantastic to see Liberty Industrial’s leadership and site teams playing a proactive role in supporting this cause”.

Liberty Industrial made a charitable donation of $5000 to Mates in Construction in conjunction with the event. The funds will assist Mates in Construction to continue their important work in addressing issues of mental health and suicide in the construction, mining and energy industries.

Liberty Industrial will be working with Mates in Construction over the coming months to roll out their integrated suicide awareness and prevention training and support program across all of our project sites.


PKCT 2018

Liberty Industrial in the Running for International Award

Liberty Industrial are a finalist for the 2018 World Demolition Awards

4 September 2018 – Liberty Industrial’s Port Kembla Stacker and Reclaimer Deconstruction project is a contender for the 2018 World Demolition Awards

The awards are part of the annual World Demolition Summit, the leading international event for the demolition industry that attracts thousands of demolition industry professionals each year. The awards recognise excellence and best practice in the demolition industry.

Liberty Industrial’s Port Kembla Stacker and Reclaimer Deconstruction project has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Industrial Demolition Award Category.

The project involved the demolition of a stacker and reclaimer at Port Kembla Coal Terminal. The redundant coal handling machines were demolished to make way for new machinery.

Normally a complete shutdown of key operational assets would be required but Liberty Industrial’s methodology enabled the works to be carried out with minimal disruption to the coal terminal’s operations.

Liberty Industrial have four World Demolition Awards under their belt so far including the inaugural overall World Demolition Award and this makes the seventh consecutive year that Liberty Industrial has been nominated as a finalist. Not a bad effort for a company that has only been in operation for 10 years.

Liberty Industrial Director, Simon Gill said “We’re pleased to be recognised for our industrial demolition capability. From humble beginnings, Liberty Industrial has grown into a respected leader in this field. To be nominated in the industrial demolition award category once again, reinforces the integrity of our core business”.

An international judging panel made up of top names in the industry will determine the 2018 award winners. The winners will be revealed at the World Demolition Awards Gala Dinner, to be held in Dublin Ireland on the 8th of November.


Supply Nation

Liberty Industrial announces its membership with leading Indigenous industry group

8 August 2018 - Liberty Industrial is pleased to announce its new membership with leading Indigenous industry body, Supply Nation.

Supply Nation connects its membership to Indigenous suppliers, incorporating Indigenous owned businesses into the supply chain of Australian companies and government agencies.

Supply Nation’s mission is to facilitate, encourage and promote business between corporate Australia and Government agencies and Indigenous owned businesses.

Supply Nation Chief Executive Officer, Ms Laura Berry, said “We are delighted to welcome Liberty Industrial into the Supply Nation community and look forward to working with them to develop their supplier diversity footprint. The measure of our collective success will be in the value of transactions between Liberty Industrial and Indigenous businesses”.

Liberty Industrial’s General Manager, David Wood, said that Liberty Industrial’s membership with Supply Nation is a reflection of the company’s support of and commitment to supplier diversity and to sustainable and socially responsible procurement practices.

“Our membership of Supply Nation reflects our commitment to social responsibility and supplier diversity. We are invested in creating opportunities and building sustainable relationships with Indigenous businesses and communities. Our partnership with Supply Nation is a platform to raise the standard of our procurement practices and connect profit with purpose.”

“A vibrant economy is fundamental to the sustainability of any community. Liberty Industrial’s involvement with projects located within and around indigenous communities throughout Australia provides an opportunity to help boost the capabilities of Indigenous businesses in the construction and related industries.”


Port Kembla News

Liberty Industrial Completes First Stage of Coal Infrastructure Demolition

Liberty Industrial are a finalist for the 2018 World Demolition Awards

4 June 2018 - National deconstruction and remediation contractor Liberty Industrial has completed the first stage of a coal stacker and reclaimer demolition project at Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT).

Liberty Industrial have been engaged to complete the demolition of a number of stackers and reclaimers on the site to be replaced as part of PKCT’s broader restoration project.

The decommissioned reclaimer was relocated to a dedicated demolition area, away from live plant. First the machine was pulled from its stockyard, over a bridge, and away from the live conveyor line. Then the machine was transported to a further designated area for demolition and processing.

Prior to moving the structure, Liberty Industrial disconnected and extracted the impact table from underneath the Reclaimer while it was still in the stockyard, without damage to the conveyor belt. Once disconnected from all its services, the 1250t structure was pulled over purposely built extension rails to a temporary position where the machine underwent all preparatory works required for its transport using Self-Propelled Modular Trailers. To pick-up and secure the Reclaimer in position during transport, a special-purpose 40t steel “transport frame” was fabricated and mounted on the bed of the SPMT trailers.

Once lowered to the ground and secured, the structure was pre-weakened to facilitate its demolition with explosive cutting charges. The charges were placed at strategic locations and the pre-weakening cuts verified by our consulting structural engineer. After the structure was safely collapsed to ground level, a combination of 70t & 36t excavators fitted with shear attachments processed the steel structure for removal and recycling off site.

In post tender consultation with the client, third party structural engineer and cranage contractor, Liberty Industrial developed a high level methodology for dismantling the stacker which ultimately secured the contract for Liberty Industrial.

The coal Stacker was straddling an operating conveyor line. Hence the demolition methodology involved dismantling the structure into smaller components using heavy crane lifts, with minimal impact on PKCT’s operations. To achieve this, Liberty Industrial utilised a 600t crawler crane located within one of the coal stockyards.

Prior to the deconstruction, engineered lift studies along with structural engineering assessments were completed and the structure prepared accordingly.

After completion of the lifts, the lowered sections of the structure were downsized at ground level, lifted onto trucks and transported to a designated demolition area for processing by excavators with shear attachments and the material transported off site for recycling.

The project also involved the salvage of a various range of items including drive units, electrical and PLC cabinets, cable reelers, transformers etc to be retained by PKCT as spare parts for the machines still in operation inside the terminal. The salvage was undertaken before the demolition works were carried out in order to minimise potential damage to the items.

As some of the works described above were shutdown dependant, all preparatory works were carried out when the plant was live, without disrupting PKCT’s operations.

Liberty Industrial will demolish and dispose of a second reclaimer and two more stackers for PKCT in coming months, following the commissioning of the new reclaimer and stackers. This will involve dismantling all three structures using heavy crane lifts. Liberty Industrial will utilise a 600t crawler crane to carry out the lifts.

The demolition works will be carried out within the operating plant. The task requires significant planning and pre-shutdown works to minimise the impact on PKCT operations.


Munmorah Boiler 2018

Last Blast for Munmorah Power Station

Liberty Industrial Topple Munmorah Power Station Boiler House and Coal Hoppers

7 February 2018 - Munmorah Power Station’s remaining boiler house and coal hoppers were simultaneously demolished today via controlled explosive demolition techniques.

The blast was the final explosive demolition event to be carried out during the course of the power station’s removal, following the toppling of the chimney stacks and the other boiler house last year.

The task was undertaken by specialist demolition and remediation contractor, Liberty Industrial who are a leader in this field. Contracted by the power station’s owner, Generator Property Management, Liberty Industrial have been carrying out the demolition of the power station since July 2016.

The undertaking is considered to be the largest explosive demolition event to be carried out in Australia to date, with the toppled structures weighing a staggering 32,000 tonnes.

Following the record breaking explosive demolition of the power station’s 23,000 tonne boiler house carried out in May last year, today’s demolition would constitute the largest explosive demolition undertaken anywhere in Australia to date.

Liberty Industrial used a controlled explosion to bring the 60 metre high, 32,000 tonne structure down. The demolition was achieved with an engineered induced collapse demolition technique.

Months of planning and preparation has taken place in the lead up to this event, which culminated today in the detonation of strategically positioned explosives used to collapse the structure and reduce it to a suitable height for processing with heavy machinery.

Liberty Industrial Director Simon Gill praised the project team for their efforts. “Wonderful to see the final explosive demolition event safely completed at Munmorah Power Station.

“Our site team has worked tirelessly over the past three months in preparation for this event. The success of this event is testament to their dedication and hard work, and further highlights Liberty Industrial’s expertise in the field of explosive demolition.”

Liberty Industrial’s fleet of heavy duty demolition excavators including a custom built 260 tonne demolition excavator will process the resulting debris before the material is removed from site for recycling.

To date 35,000 tonnes of demolition material has been recycled with a further 20,000 tonnes estimated to be removed for recycling prior to the project’s completion. The removal of the power station is expected to be completed by September 2018.


Women in civil

Liberty Industrial Championing Women in Civil

Liberty Industrial take part in Industry Gender Diversity Initiative

12 January 2018 - Liberty Industrial has teamed up with a leading industry association to take part in a gender diversity initiative.

The initiative, organised by the Civil Contractors Federation NSW (CCF NSW), is aimed at communicating that women are welcome, supported and respected in the civil industry and geared toward attracting, retraining and promoting more female professionals.

Liberty Industrial was joined by other civil industry employers, the New South Wales Minister for Women, the Hon. Tanya Davies MP, and CCF NSW CEO David Castledine in signing commitment statements showing employer support for women in the civil industry.

The commitment made by participants includes the implementation of employment processes that proactively seek to encourage female recruitment and retention, and an active participation in other initiatives that promote gender diversity to support and empower women in the workplace and industry.

In addition to the Employers for Women in Civil initiative, Liberty Industrial is also participating in other elements of CCF NSW’s broader Women in Civil pilot program which includes a mentoring program, virtual communities, a school visit program and recognition of female role models.

Liberty Industrial Director Clinton Dick said that Liberty Industrial supports gender equity and is pleased to be involved in the program. “The business case for achieving gender equity in the workplace is well documented. We are proud of the contribution our female employees make to the company, the industry, and to the workforce at large.”

“We know that company culture is important. We are committed to providing an equitable environment where women feel valued and empowered to participate and reach their potential.”

Mr Castledine said by encouraging and supporting women in their own workplace Liberty Industrial is sending the right message to any female thinking about a career in the civil industry.

“I am very proud of the fact that employers like Liberty Industrial who choose to be Members of CCF NSW recognise the importance of contributing to bettering the industry … it sets them apart,” he said.

“Our industry is facing labour and skills shortages and needs to improve its gender diversity to attract more workers. Liberty Industrial is playing its part in achieving that.”


OFSC 2017

Liberty Industrial Secures Top Safety Accreditation

Liberty Industrial has been awarded Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner Accreditation

20 December 2017 – Liberty Industrial has achieved accreditation under the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme.

One of only a handful of major demolition and remediation contractors to attain accreditation under the scheme, Liberty Industrial achieved certification following a rigorous audit of the company’s management systems.

The scheme represents a higher standard to Occupational Health and Safety AS 4801 accreditation, with criteria more specifically related to the building and construction industry. It enables the Australian Government to use its influence as a provider of capital to improve occupational health and safety industry standards in the building and construction industry.

Only companies accredited under the scheme can enter into principal contracts for construction work funded by the Australian Government with a value of $4 million or more. Liberty Industrial will now be eligible to tender for and undertake these high value, federally funded head contracts.

Liberty Industrial Director Clinton Dick said that accreditation provides an opportunity to strengthen our business relationship with the Australian Government. “We look forward to exploring potential new business development opportunities with the Australian Government, and continuing to work with them in an increased capacity.”

Liberty Industrial Director Simon Gill praised those involved. “Well done to our leadership and project delivery teams for their commitment to best practice and continuous improvement in the development and implementation of our systems.”

“Not only does the accreditation provide us with access to high-value government-funded work, it provides the greater benefit of industry leading standards. The accreditation will give Liberty Industrial’s clients and stakeholders assurance of our world-class management systems.”


Harbour Control

Sydney Harbour Control Tower Deconstruction Project a Contender for a World Demolition Award

Liberty Industrial’s Sydney Harbour Control Deconstruction Project has been shortlisted as a finalist for a World Demolition Award

5 September 2017 – Liberty Industrial’s Sydney Harbour Control Tower Deconstruction Project has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 World Demolition Awards in the ‘Urban Demolition Award’ category.

The World Demolition Awards are part of the annual Word Demolition Summit, the leading annual event for the world’s demolition industry. Now in its ninth year, the major international event celebrates excellence an innovation within the demolition industry.

The Urban Demolition Award recognises projects carried out in an urban environment that are unusually complex or demanding. Projects in the Urban Demolition Award category were judged on criteria relevant to demolition in an urban environment such as community relations and impact minimisation including the control of noise, pollution and disturbance.

The project involved the deconstruction of the 87-metre high landmark Sydney Harbour Control Tower on Barangaroo Reserve. Liberty Industrial was appointed to remove the tower following the proposal of an innovative and carefully considered deconstruction methodology designed to minimise the impact on local residents, businesses and visitors to the parkland where the tower is situated.

Liberty Industrial’s methodology was unlike any other performed in Australia to date, combining the erection of a custom built heavy duty work platform with remote-controlled Brokk demolition excavators. Achieving minimal disruption to the local community and upholding rapport with project stakeholders was critical to the success of the project.

Liberty Industrial Director Simon Gill said that the project showcases Liberty Industrial’s demolition engineering capability and commitment to innovative technologies. “The project highlights our commitment to the use of world best technology and our desire to bring innovative and cost efficient solutions to our clients. This project is a first for Australia and it demonstrates our detailed planning and in house demolition engineering capability.”

This will be the fifth consecutive year that Liberty Industrial have been nominated for a World Demolition Award. Liberty Industrial’s projects have won awards the last three years in a row including the inaugural World Demolition Award in 2014.

The winning projects will be announced at the 2017 World Demolition Summit held in London on the 2nd of November.


Munmorah Power Station Boiler Demolition

Explosive Demolition of Munmorah Power Station Boilers

Liberty Industrial carries out the controlled explosive demolition of Munmorah Power Station Boilers

Sunday 21 May 2017 - Two of Munmorah Power Station’s boilers were demolished today using controlled explosive demolition techniques.

The boilers are the largest demolished in Australia so far. They also represent the largest explosive demolition undertaken anywhere in Australia to date. Weighing in at 23,000 tonnes and 60 metres in height it is the heaviest structure to be demolished using explosives in Australia.

Contracted to carry out the demolition of the entire power station, specialist contractor Liberty Industrial used a controlled explosion to bring the boilers down. Following the successful demolition of the chimney stacks in March, the blast is the second of three explosive demolition events to be carried out during the course of the power station’s removal.

The demolition of the 60 metre high, 23,000 tonne boiler house was achieved utilising an engineered induced collapse technique. The process involves a carefully designed and calculated sequence of structural pre-weakening followed by the detonation of strategically placed explosives charges to collapse the structure in a predetermined direction. The technique was used to safely reduce the structure to suitable height for mechanical processing.

Liberty Industrial’s giant demolition excavator will be put to work processing the debris. The machine boasts the largest demolition shear anywhere in the world and will make light work of the large steel members associated with the heavy boilers.

Liberty Industrial Director Simon Gill praised the project team for their efforts. “Another great result for this project. The detailed engineering and meticulous fashion in which these structures were prepared are testament to the calibre of our project team”.

Stephen Saladine, Managing Director of Generator Property Management said “The planning and execution for this activity is a credit to the team. The management of such an event is one that requires many individuals and we’re proud of the progress to-date, for an environmentally friendly outcome.”

One last explosive demolition event is planned for 2017 with the demolition of the remaining boiler house scheduled for September 2017. The removal of the power station is expected to be completed by September 2018.


Munmorah Chimney stacks

Explosive Demolition of Munmorah Power Station Chimney Stacks

Liberty Industrial carries out controlled explosive demolition of Munmorah Power Station chimney stacks

26 March 2017 – The landmark chimney stacks at the former Munmorah Power Station are no longer standing. The 155m-tall stacks were demolished today using controlled explosive techniques. The demolition was carried out around 10:00am with the structures safely grounded in a matter of seconds.

Contracted by Generator Property Management to carry out the demolition of the entire power station, specialist contractor Liberty Industrial used controlled explosive demolition techniques to bring the redundant chimney stacks down.

The toppling of the chimney stacks is part of the broader Munmorah Power Station Removal project being carried out by Liberty Industrial and the demolition of the stacks marks a significant milestone in the works.

Many months of planning and consultation were undertaken in the lead up to the demolition of the stacks with Liberty Industrial’s project team working closely with SafeWork NSW and a number of other government regulatory authorities.

The demolition of the stacks was achieved by selectively removing a section at the base of each stack and then placing explosives to remove the adjacent panels to ensure the stacks fell safely in the intended direction.

Liberty Industrial Director Simon Gill said the method of demolition was carefully considered to ensure the safety of the surrounding community and minimise any environmental impacts from the blast. “Our key priority is always safely. The execution was carefully planned to control the direction of felling, and potential impacts such as noise and dust were managed in the most proactive way possible.”

“It is very pleasing to see that the detailed engineering and planning undertaken to ensure the safe removal of the chimney stacks has been vindicated” said Stephen Saladine, Managing Director of Generator Property Management.

Demolition of the power station will continue and is expected to be completed by September 2018. Two further blast events are planned for 2017 with the explosive demolition of the power station’s boilers.


Duck River

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 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.


CLinton Dick 2016 Executive of the Year finalist

Liberty Industrial Director a Finalist for Executive of the Year Awards

Liberty Industrial’s Founding Director has been nominated a Finalist in the prestigious CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards

11 October 2016 – Clinton Dick, Founding Director of Liberty Industrial has been announced as a Finalist in the Building & Construction Executive of the Year category for The CEO Magazine's Executive of the Year Awards.

Australia’s most prestigious business awards, The CEO Magazine’s annual Executive of the Year Awards celebrate Australia’s leading executives and the contributions they have made to their companies.

Clinton has been shortlisted for the Building & Construction Executive of the Year Award, an award recognising the achievements of senior executives in the Building and Construction industries.

Building & Construction Executive of the Year Award finalists were judged on their achievements and initiatives like their approach to sustainability, organisational continuity in the event of an economic downturn in the construction sector, initiatives they have established and their vision for the future of the company.

One of four finalists to make the cut, Clinton is a stand out candidate amongst his competitors in contrast to his fellow category finalists who work in the residential building industry.

Clinton founded leading deconstruction and remediation contracting business, Liberty Industrial, in 2008. His leadership and expertise has been critical to the growth and direction of the award winning contracting business known for its ability to safely and sustainably deliver large and complex deconstruction and remediation projects.

Clinton said he was pleased to be nominated as a finalist. “It’s a great honour to be selected as a finalist for the Building & Construction Executive of the Year Award, especially amongst such professional and experienced senior executives.

Winners will be announced at the 2016 CEO Magazine Award’s night held at the Four Points by Sheraton at Darling Harbour on the 24th of November.


Shear

World's Most Powerful Demolition Shear

Liberty Industrial’s new GXT 2555R Shear the Most Powerful Ever Built

3 October 2016 – Liberty Industrial have commissioned the largest and most powerful mobile shear ever built. The new Genesis GXT 2555R is the first of its kind and a game changer in the demolition industry.

With a cutting force of more than 3000 metric ton, the custom made GXT 2555R attachment will mechanically shear large heavy steel structures with ease and is capable of cutting through a 48 inch steel I-beam in a single bite.

The latest addition to Liberty Industrial’s state of the art fleet of demolition plant and equipment, the shear was custom designed and manufactured in Superior, Wisconsin by Genesis specifically for Liberty Industrial’s Liebherr R994 demolition excavator.

Weighing in at more than 31 metric ton the shear is perfectly paired with Liberty Industrial’s giant Liebherr R994, bringing the combination to a gross weight of more than 260 metric ton. The shear itself is a jaw dropping 7.85 metres in length and 2.9 metres tall. It has a jaw opening of 1.4 metres and a depth of 1.4 metres.

Through investment in world class purpose-built machinery like the GXT 2555R Shear, Liberty Industrial is able to safely and efficiently deliver the largest and most technically challenging demolition projects heavy industry has to offer.

Liberty Industrial Director Clinton Dick says the GXT 2555R is perfect for heavy industrial demolition projects like the demolition of oil refineries, power stations and mining infrastructure. "This technology will make the demolition environment a safer and more efficient workplace.

“The recently refurbished 994 and the new GXT2555R is the most formidable demolition rig anywhere on the planet. In the few weeks we have seen this rig in action the results have been eye watering”.

The shear is making its debut at Liberty Industrial’s Munmorah Power Station Demolition Project. The project involves the removal of a 1400 megawatt coal fired power station and is the largest power station demolition project to be carried out in Australia to date. The shear will be put to work processing large structural steel members associated with the heavy boilers, turbine hall, precipitators and filter fabric structures.

The obvious key advantage is that we can now demolish substantially larger and heavier structures without the need to pre-weaken them, reducing any reliance on working at heights and removing the risk of personnel pre-weakening structures” says Liberty Industrial Director Simon Gill“Reducing the need for working at heights and the removal of personnel from the demolition work face has been the corner stone of our risk minimisation strategy. The arrival of the GXT 2555R further reinforces and strengthens that strategy”


WDA 2016 shortlisting

Three Liberty Industrial Projects Shortlisted for World Demolition Awards

Liberty Industrial projects have been shortlisted in three categories of the 2016 World Demolition Awards.

12 September 2016 – Three Liberty Industrial projects have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2016 World Demolition Awards.

Liberty Industrial’s Hamilton Wharves Demolition, Clyde Refinery Removal and Duck River Bridge Dismantling projects are all contenders for the 2016 awards.

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

Liberty Industrial’s Hamilton Wharves Demolition was shortlisted as a finalist in the Civil Demolition Award category. The project involved the removal of more than 18,000m2 of wharf structure including over 1900 piles.

Liberty Industrial’s Clyde Refinery Removal Project was shortlisted as a finalist in the Contract of the Year over US$1 million category. The project involved the demolition and removal of an entire oil refinery facility.

Liberty Industrial’s Duck River Bridge Dismantling Project was shortlisted as a finalist for the Contract of the Year under US$1 million category at the 2016 World Demolition Awards. The project involved the removal of a redundant 70 metre pipe bridge over the Duck River at Viva Energy’s Clyde Terminal.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Liberty Industrial have had projects shortlisted. The Liberty Industrial team are eagerly anticipating the announcement of the winners at the awards gala dinner on Friday 14 October in Miami.


DERT JV

Liberty Industrial & OPEC Systems Form Joint Venture

Liberty Industrial and OPEC Systems join forces for Maribyrnong Defence Site Remediation Project

22 August 2016 - Liberty Industrial has joined forces with OPEC Systems to provide a full spectrum of integrated demolition, remediation and civil contracting services for complex sites with elevated safety, environmental and engineering risk profiles. Known as the DERT joint venture, an acronym for Deconstruction, Explosives and Remediation Technologies, the joint venture was specifically developed to fit the multi-layered needs of the Defence Site Maribyrnong project.

Alliance partners OPEC Systems and Liberty Industrial, along with a carefully selected team of specialist subcontractors, will combine their unique capabilities to tackle what will undoubtedly be one of the most challenging and complicated site remediation projects ever undertaken in Australia.

With a history accrued through 100 years of mixed Defence activities including munitions manufacture, equipment testing, research activities and explosives storage the project comprises a complex tapestry of interwoven risks and challenges for whoever is awarded the task of remediating the site for its eventual use as a residential development.

Liberty Industrial and OPEC Systems have been providing specialist contracting solutions to the Department of Defence for several years in highly specialised fields such as chemical weapons handling and destruction, hazardous waste management, CBRNE solutions, UXO detection and clearance, complex demolition and contaminated site remediation works.

During the past 18 months the groundwork for a comprehensive solution has been laid. OPEC Systems and Liberty Industrial, each recognised and highly experienced specialists in their respective fields, have created DERT to realise the benefits, and indeed the necessity, for a unique collaborative joint venture effort.

The joint venture is a reflection of OPEC Systems and Liberty Industrial’s shared mission to offer practical, client centric and highly specialised services to key clients at sites where traditional demolition and remediation solutions will simply not have the capacity or level of sophistication required to adequately manage the risks.

“The joint venture delivers a unified, progressive, collaborative and innovative solution,” said Peter Murphy, Director of OPEC Systems. “The combined capabilities and assets of the two companies, are extremely complementary. There is tremendous synergy in this joint offering and our clients and stakeholders will benefit greatly from this purpose built alliance”.

“Synergistic benefits also exist with regard to the union of each company’s highly skilled key personnel who are combining under the DERT banner to create a capability unparalleled in the Australian site remediation arena” said Liberty Industrial Director, Clinton Dick. “The team is comprised of experienced professionals with the hard won credentials and industry experience to deliver the project in a safe, reliable and effective manner”.


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Liberty Industrial 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.”


Hammerhead Crane Deconstruction Project

Liberty Industrial Director Confirmed Speaker for World Demolition Summit

Liberty Industrial's Clinton Dick will present a Project Report at the 2015 World Demolition Conference on the Deconstruction of the Garden Island Hammerhead Crane

30 October 2015 – Liberty Industrial Director, Clinton Dick, will present a Project Report at the forthcoming 2015 World Demolition Conference to be held in Amsterdamthis year.

The Conference, which takes place on the 6th of November, is part of the annual Word Demolition Summit hosted by Demolition & Recycling International.

Now in its seventh year, this annual event is recognised as the leading international demolition industry event, attracting thousands of demolition professionals each year.

The event will bring together a programme comprising all things demolition include demolition project case studies as well as issues and trends currently affecting the demolition industry.

Clinton will be presenting a Project Report covering the deconstruction of the historic Garden Island Hammerhead Crane; a high profile and complex dismantling project that Liberty Industrial carried out for the Department of Defence earlier this year.

Both of Liberty Industrial’s Directors are regular speakers at the World Demolition Conference and this is the third consecutive year they have been invited to take the stage.

To view the conference programme or find out more about the summit visit the World Demolition Summit website.


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Liberty Industrial Exhibiting at CleanUp 2015

Liberty Industrial is exhibiting at CleanUp 2015, the 6th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference

11 September 2015 – Liberty Industrial will be exhibiting at the 6th International