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KHL

The busiest people in demolition

Once again, during the next few weeks, the eight people who form the World Demolition Awards judging panel – and who have more than 300 years of industry experience between them – will be evaluating the entries. Here’s a quick guide to this who’s who of the demolition industry. Read the full story. July 2017


WDS 2017

Meet the judges – Clinton Dick

Clinton Dick is CEO of Australian demolition contractor Liberty Industrial and one of eight members of the international panel of judges for the World Demolition Awards. In 2016 he was a judge in the Explosive, Industrial, Urban and Collaboration in Demolition categories. Read the full story. May 2017


Demolition & Recycling International

Liberty Industrial in control at Munmorah

Australian demolition contractor Liberty Industrial has completed the demolition of the iconic chimney stacks at Munmorah Power Station in New South Wales. The 155 m (508 ft) high stacks were taken down in just a few seconds during a controlled explosion at 9.30am local time on Sunday March 26. Liberty is demolishing the entire power station in a contract with Generator Property Management, scheduled for completion in September 2018, but the toppling of the chimneys is viewed as a significant milestone for the works. Read the full story. March 2017


Record Breaker

Liberty Industrial has taken delivery of the world's largest scrap shear

With a cutting force of more than 3000 tonnes, the custom-made 31-tonne Genesis GXT2555R is believed to be the most powerful demolition scrap shear ever built. The monster shear stands nearly 8m tall, its jaws open 1.4m and it is easily capable of slicing through a 1.2m steel beam in a single bite.The custom designed attachment was commissioned for the Australian firm Liberty Industrial for use on their Liebherr R994 demo rig. Read the full story. February 2017 (PDF) (5 Mb)


The Daily Telegraph 

Munmorah power station chimney stacks to be demolished

AN iconic part of the Central Coast’s northern skyline will be demolished on Sunday with the Munmorah Power Station’s two chimney stacks set to come crashing down on Sunday. The former Delta Electricity coal power station at Colongra, at its peak, had a power generation capacity of 1400 megawatts. It was closed in 2012 and decommissioned in 2014 and will have its stacks demolished with a single blast scheduled for approximately 10am, weather permitting. Read the full story. March 2017


The Australian Mining Review

World's largest mobile shear launched by Liberty Industrial

National deconstrcution and remediation services provider Liberty Industrial has commissioned the world's larges and most powerful mobile shear to date that is set to revolutionise the global demolition industry. Read the full story. March 2017 (PDF) (303 Kb)


The Daily Telegraph 

Robots chip away at Sydney Harbour Control Tower deconstruction

THE 87m high Sydney Harbour Control Tower will be consigned to history once demolition work is completed by Christmas. Pictures taken using a drone show how two remote-controlled robots operated by technicians from Liberty Industrial have dismantled, or “eaten away” the one-time maritime control centre. Read the full story. November 2016


Demolition & Recycling International

Demolition Awards 2016

The two Contract of the Year awards have always been the subject of healthy competition and though Liberty Industrial – winner of the Explosive Demolition Award in 2015 – had to fight off a number of rivals to win the under $1 million category this year, it was a worthy winner. As judge John Woodward commented: “The winners demonstrated how a difficult demolition could be achieved in a very tight time scale by meticulous planning and execution." Read the full story. November 2016 (PDF) (124 Kb)


Parramatta Advertiser

Duck Bridge is No More

A Major industrial bridge on Duck River has been removed as the Clyde fuel terminal continues to undergo a major revitalisation as part of its owners' $1 billion investment in the Australian fuel industry. The latest work follows the demolition earlier in the year of the distinctive refiery stacks at the site and is part of $350 million the company is spending on its refinery and terminal business accross the country. Read the full story. November 2016 (PDF) (7 Mb)


Demolition & Recycling International

People News

Clinton Dick, founding director of Liberty Industrial, has been announced as one of the four finalists in the Building & Construction Executive of the Year category for the CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards. Described as Australia’s most prestigious business awards, they celebrate leading executives and the contributions they have made to their companies. Read the full story. November 2016 (PDF) (138 Kb)


Earthmover & Civil Contractor

Liberty Industrial wins World Demolition Award Three Years Running

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 Australia (“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. Read the full story. November 2016 (PDF) (970 Kb)


Chanel 7

Iconic Harbour Control Tower to be Demolished by Christmas 

This Sydney landmark was never one of the prettiest on the city skyline but it was certainly recognisable and had an important job. Now, the Harbour Control Tower at Barangaroo is coming down and we have an exclusive look at the the cutting edge technology being used in this historic demolition. Watch the Video. October 2016


Earthmover & Civil Contractor

World’s Most Powerful Demolition Shear 

Liberty Industrial has 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. Read the full story. October 2016 (PDF) (255 Kb)


The Sydney Morning Herald 

Robotic Demolition of the Control Tower

The control tower at Barangaroo is gradually being pulverised from the top down by robots. Watch the Video. October 2016


Construction Industry News

Construction executive shortlisted for award

Founding Director of Liberty Industrial, Clinton Dick has been announced as a finalist in the Building & Construction Executive of the Year category for CEO Magazine's Executive of the Year Awards. The award in this category recognises the achievements of senior executives in the Building and Construction industriesRead the full story. October 2016


Construction & Demolition Recycling

Genesis GXT shear on the job in Australia

Demolition firm Liberty Industrial is now deploying what it calls the largest mobile shear ever made.Liberty Industrial, a demolition firm based in Glebe, Australia, has commissioned a new Genesis GXT 2555R mobile shear, which it calls the largest and most powerful mobile shear ever builtRead the full story. October 2016


Build Australia

Liberty Industrial Director a Finalist for Executive of the Year

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 companiesRead the full story. October 2016


Kit Talk

World's biggest shear goes to work Down Under

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. Read the full story. October 2016


Inside Construction

Changing the game in demolition

The new Genesis GXT 2555R is the first of its kind and a game changer in the demolition industry. According to Liberty Industrial, it has a cutting force of more than 3000 metric ton, the custom made GXT 2555R attachment mechanically shears large heavy steel structures with ease and is capable of cutting through a 48 inch steel I-beam in a single bite. Read the full story. October 2016


The CEO Magazine

Clinton Dick, Director of Liberty Industrial

As a civil engineer compelled into private consulting for greater job security, Clinton Dick’s business model has rapidly flourished to become a highly sought after demolitions contractor. Eight years after founding industrial demolition and deconstruction company, Liberty Industrial, Clinton Dick has led the delivery of some of Australia's most demanding demolitions, and is well known across the industrial and commercial sectorfor his extensive experience with large-scale, technically-challenging projects. Read the full story. August 2016


Demolition & Recycling International

World Demolition Awards Shortlist Announced

More than 30 companies across 11 categories will contest the World Demolition Awards in October after the final shortlist was confirmed this week. The next stage will be the Awards dinner itself, which will take place on the evening of Friday October 14 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel in Florida, USA. Read the full story. August 2016


The CEO Magazine

Executive Awards: Australia’s best in business revealed -

Finalists announced for The CEO Magazine’s 2016 Executive of the Year Award

The CEO Magazine has revealed its top 102 finalists for the 2016 Executive of the Year Awards. Ranging over 24 categories, the awards will honour and acknowledge some of the finest business leaders and professionals in Australia. Read the full story. August 2016


Demolition & Recycling International 

Elite Judging Panel Reconvenes for 2016

World Demolition Summit and Awards organiser Demolition & Recycling International magazine is delighted to announce that the high profile panel of judges who decided the 2015 award winners are back together again for this year’s event. With close to 300 years working in the demolition industry between them, the eight members of the judging panel have a wealth of experience that will be invaluable in a keenly contested awards process. It’s a line up that includes current and past presidents of the European Demolition Association, National Federation of Demolition Contractors, and the Institute of Demolition Engineers. Read the full story. July 2016


Build Australia

Urban Densification at the Northshore Hamilton

The redevelopment of brownfield sites from industrial to residential or commercial property is becoming more popular in the rise of urban renewal, particularly in Australia’s major capital cities. The reuse of brownfield sites can have substantial impact on the shaping/reshaping of cities and the quality of life of local residents.

Many brownfield site projects such as the Docklands and Federation Square in Melbourne, Darling Harbour in Sydney and the Northshore Hamilton in Brisbane are under construction as part of an urban renewal drive throughout Australia. The Northshore Hamilton is the largest waterfront urban renewal project in Queensland which presented a number of challenges requiring innovative thinking starting from the demolition stage. Read the full story. June 2016 (PDF) (143 Kb)


The Daily Telegraph

Sydney Harbour Control Tower to be dismantled by robots in Austalian first

IT’S been a fixture - if not a rather ugly one - of Sydney Harbour since the late 70s, but the old Harbour Control Tower will soon be demolished by robots in an Australian first. The specialist method, which has been used for more than a decade in Europe, will use two robots which will slowly “eat away” at the building from top to bottom over eight months. But before the futuristic demolishing team gets underway, The Daily Telegraph got one last look at the incredible views available from the tower.Read the full story. February 2016


The Sydney Morning Herald

Robots to bring down 87-metre tall Sydney Harbour Control Tower

The Sydney Harbour Control Tower - variously labelled a "hypodermic in God's bum" and a "concrete mushroom" - will be demolished with more of a whisper than a boom. There will be no dynamite nor wrecking balls, with two remote-controlled robots set to chew away at the structure which has cut an imposing figure on Sydney's skyline for nearly four decades. The 87-metre tall tower will slowly and steadily be wiped from the headland at Barangaroo over a period of 10 months, with work due to start at the end of March. Read the full story. February 2016


Energy Digital

In The Right Hands

The specialist deconstruction contractor continues to rise to the challenge an provide innovative solutions to the most technically challenging demolition projects throughout Australia. What goes up must come down. No one understands that better than Liberty Industrial. Founded in 2008, Liberty Industrial is a leading demolition firm based in New South Wales, Australia, specializing in industrial deconstruction contracting and consulting services.  Read the full story. January 2016


Demolition & Recycling International 

Australain Blast

Standing 432 m (1,418 ft) high, the Omega Transmission Tower in Darriman, Victoria, Australia was the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere until its demolition on 22 April 2015. Contracted by the Australian government’s Department of Defence to carry out the demolition, Liberty Industrial used controlled explosive techniques to bring the redundant naval communications tower to the ground. Read the full story. November 2015 (PDF) (162 Kb)


Demolition & Recycling International 

And the winners are...

Entries for this year’s World Demolition Awards have come in from four continents and in numbers well in excess of the levels seen in recent few years. Now in its sixth year, the Awards recognise the professionalism, dedication and expertise of the global demolition industry. Founded in 2008, Liberty Industrial is a leading demolition firm based in New South Wales, Australia, specializing in industrial deconstruction contracting and consulting services. Read the full story. November 2015 (PDF) (2 Mb)


Scrap & Demolition Australasia 

The Sky's the Limit

It’s a simple-looking structure, but when bringing down a disused 432m tall communications tower, Liberty Industrial had to assess all the angles. If we were to reel off a few landmark tower heights, some certainly stick out (literally). There’s Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower at 260m tall, the Eiffel Tower of course at 301m, and Auckland’s Sky Tower which, at 328m in height, is currently the tallest commercial building in the Southern Hemisphere. Read the full story. October 2015


Demolition News 

Liberty Goes Terminal 

After The 'Thunder from Down Under' tackles fuel terminal deconstruction. Liberty Industrial was engaged by Parsons Brinckerhoff for the demolition and remediation of the former Caltex Terminal site. The project involved the decommissioning, demolition and removal of all redundant fuel terminal infrastructure along with the remediation of the and reinstatement of the site.Read the full story. September 2015


National Resources Review

Liberty Industrial takes the front row

After completing his studies in civil engineering, Clinton Dick, Founding Director of Liberty Industrial, held a variety of consulting, engineering, project management and senior roles in the demolition industry. Working for two major demolition companies he saw many changes in a short time in structure and the requirements to successfully run a demolition business. Read the full story. August 2015


Demolition & Recycling International

New Judge for World Demolition Awards

The international nature of the judging panel that determines the winners of the various categories in the 2015 World Demolition Awards has been enhanced by the new presence of Liberty Industrial director Clinton Dick. Australian contractor Liberty was founded by Clinton due to the growing need for a specialist demolition consultant to service the requirements of major companies in Australia and abroad. Read the full story. July 2015


Demolition News

Liberty Industrial Carries out Explosive Demolition of Clyde Refinery Infrastructure

A 65 metre tall, 1,500 tonne structure previously used in the refining process has been demolished using controlled explosive techniques. Liberty Industrial demolished the unit as part of the Clyde Terminal Conversion Project which involves demolishing and remove redundant refining infrastructure, as well as other works to improve the environmental and operational performance of the Terminal. Liberty Industrial’s team has been systematically removing redundant infrastructure at the former Clyde Refinery in Rosehill, NSW since January. Read the full story. June 2015


The Australian Mining Review

Award-winning company delivering the goods

Australian based industrial deconstruction services provider Liberty Industrial is well-known across the country. The provide integrated decoonstruction solutions for large scale demolition and closure projects offering a broad range of integrated capabilities including decommisioning and hazardous materials removal, dismantling and demolition, land remediation, site rehabiliitation and site preparation. Read the full story. June 2015


Demolition & Recycling International 

Omega Meets its End

Standing at 432 m (1,418 ft) tall, the Omega Transmission Tower in Darriman in Victoria, Australia, was the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere until it was brought to earth by explosive charges set by Liberty Industrial.  Read the full story. May 2015


International Cranes and Specialized Transport

End of an Era

Liberty Industrial used large tower cranes to dismantle a historic hammerhead crane alongside Sydney Harbour in Australia. Demolition Contractor Liberty Industrial, based in Sydney, Australia was awarded a contract to dismantle a historic 61 metre high, 250 tonne capacity hammerhead crane at the Garden Island Naval Base on Sydney Harbour, Australia. Read the full story. May 2015 (PDF) (1 Mb)


The Australian 

Tallest Structure Collapses in a Heap

ONCE the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere, the 432-metre Omega communications tower in Victoria is no more. Defence finished demolishing this towering structure on the former Naval Transmission Site at Darriman, Victoria, on Wednesday. Parliamentary secretary to the defence minister and also local MP Darren Chester said this was achieved successfully and without incident. Liberty Industrial, contracted by defence for the job, cut selected guy cables with explosive charges. Read the full story. April 2015


Gipsland Times

Down it Comes

THE end is nigh for the Omega Tower. And the end is set to be explosive. The process has begun to bring down the 432 metre Omega Tower, the Southern Hemisphere's tallest structure, located on the former naval transmission site at Darriman near Woodside. Explosives will be used to bring down the tower before the end of the month. Read the full story. April 2015


Scrap and Demolition Australasia

Dismantling Sydney's Boom with a View

Deconstructing the historic Hammerhead crane at Sydney's Garden Island Naval Basae was a massive job conducted at lofty heights. But removing this colossal structure and preserving key heritage components still proved to be all in a day's work for Liberty Industrial. Liberty Industrial has recently completed the deconstruction of a monumental crane in Sydney Harbour. Located at the Garden Island Naval Base, the historic hammerhead crane was constucted in the early 1950's and was build to lift up to 250 tonnes. At the time of its construction the 61 metre hight cantilevered crane was the largest such crane in the Southern Hemisphere. Read the full story. April 2015


Demolition News

Australian demolition giant carries out impressive multiple blasts.

As part of Liberty Industrial’s Swanbank B Demolition Project, a closure project involving the removal of a 480 megawatt coal fired power plant in Ipswich near Brisbane, Australia, the company’s project team carried out the explosive demolition of the plant’s boiler house and two 137 metre tall chimney stacks. Read the full story. March 2015


Scrap and Demolition Australasia

Liberty goes double dutch, taking home ultumate accolade

In a comprehensive performance at the 2014 awards night in Amsterdam, Liberty Industrial took home both the Industrial Demolition category award and the overall 2014 World Demolition Award.

Sydney-headquartered Liberty Industrial celebrated in style at the 2014 World Demolition Awards, taking home two trophies for thier work on a large scale demolition project in Western Australia, including the very first overall World Demolition Award; the evenings highest accolade. Read the full story. January 2015


Demolition and Recycling International

Demolition Awards - The Pick of the Bunch

A new Award, the World Demolition Award, was made for the first time this year. This goes to the entry that the judges considered to be the best overall entry of the year. The first recipient was Liberty Industrial, and its work also gained the 2014 Industrial Demolition Award for this project.

Liberty Industrial carried out the deconstruction of Rio Tinto’s High Intensity Smelting facility in Kwinana,Western Australia. The project involved the dismantling and relocation of almost half of the Hismelt plant, which was sold to Chinese company Molong and dismantled and shipped to China for reconstruction. This undertaking was the first of its kind with the project involving the complex dismantling of significant components of industrial plant - never before has a dismantling project of this scale and complexity been attempted in Australia. Read the full story. December 2014 (PDF) (1 Mb)


National Resources Review

Double win for Liberty Industrial at World Demolition Awards

Liberty Industrial have taken out both the Industrial Demolition Award along with the 2014 World Demolition Award for the demanding deconstruction of a smelting facility in Kwinana, Western Australia.

In addition to the Industrial Demolition category win, Liberty Industrial were awarded the highest accolade a demolition contractor could receive, taking out the 2014 World Demolition Award, an award recognising the best of the best across all 2014 award categories. Read the full story. December 2014 (PDF) (2 Mb)


Demolition News

Aussie Contractor shows its caring side

A 10-strong team of cyclists from Liberty Industrial set off to conquer the Sydney to Wollongong ride, a 90 km trek through the southern suburbs of Sydney and eventually into “The Gong”. The crew was made up of employees from the Clyde Refinery decommissioning project in Sydney, New South Wales. Read the full story. November 2014


Cranes and Lifting

Final Farewell. The process to dismantle Sydney's heritage hammerhead crane is underway.

A Metal giant is gradually shrinking on Sydney's skyline. Marking the end of more than a year of public debate and following federal approval to remove the structure, the crane is slowly disappearing from its Garden Island home. Considered too expensive to maintain, the cranes removal will also free-up breathing space on the military Island, as the Royal Australian Navy makes room for it's growing fleet. Read the full Story. October 2014 (PDF) (361 Kb)


The Australian Oil & Gas Review

A Day in the Life - Feature Story

A job in demolition requires a lot more than simply knocking things down, as Liberty Industrial senior project manager for the HISmelt Kwinana demolition project John Rebola tells. Read the full story. March 2012 (PDF) (2 Mb)


National Resources Review

Demolition Company Flattens All Competitors

The continuous mine site expansion across Australia is causing a boost in the demand for demolition services for existing structures. Demolition work is considered to be a challenging and high-risk environment. Recognising these risks and challenges, Liberty Industrial is revolutionising the industry by minimising the risks associated with demolition work methodologies, using innovative three-dimensional modelling technology. Read the full story. June 2012 (PDF)


Resources in Focus

Watch it Come Down

That has been the task facing Rio Tinto as it prepares to dismantle its HIsmelt pig iron plant at Kwinana, south of Perth, for shipping and rebuilding in China. For this process, Rio Tinto chose Sydney-based Liberty Industrial, a leading provider of specialist demolition contracting services to the mining, heavy industrial and power generation industries. Read the full story. April 2012 


Genesis

Idled Australian Plant Meets its Fate

A cutting edge development at the time, the Boodarie Iron plant in the Pilbara region of Western Australia turned fines from the iron ore process into hot-briquetted feedstock for electric arc furnaces. What was once little more than a waste product suddenly had value, albeit a lesser value than lump iron ore, and for five years that new product, called Boodarie Iron, was successfully processed. More than 1.03 million tonnes of briquettes were produced in the first half of 2003 alone and consumed domestically as well as shipped to Asian markets.  Read the full Story. October 2011


The Australian Business Journal

Liberty Industrial: Defining the Demand for Demolition

By offering both consultancy and contracting services, specialist demolition firm Liberty Industrial is providing Australia’s heavy industries with the tools and solutions the big player require to get the job done. As owners of Australia’s largest custom-built demolition excavator and the exclusive Australian agent to an exciting state-of-the-art 3D structural modelling and analysis technology under its company ASI Australia, demolition expert Liberty Industrial is blowing its competitors out of the water. Read the full story. Sep 2011 (PDF) (4 Mb)