One of the greatest challenges facing the power generation sector today is the decommissioning of retired facilities and infrastructure. Once a power station has reached the end of its productive life, operators have a duty of care to remove all redundant infrastructure and restore and remediate any legacy environmental contamination.
Decommissioning a power station and preparing a site for reuse is often a complex process that includes removal of hazardous materials, the demolition, recycling and disposal of structures, remediating soil and ground water. Such an undertaking requires specialist expertise. Utilising a specialist industrial demolition and remediation contractor with extensive experience in the resources and energy sector will go a long way to ensure a retired coal plants is decontaminated, deconstructed and remediated safely, sustainably and economically.
Liberty Industrial provides specialised deconstruction and remediation services to the power generation sector and has undertaken the delivery of many high-profile power station removal projects throughout Australia over recent years.
We recently carried out the removal of Delta Electricity’s Munmorah Power Station, a former 1400 megawatt coal fired power station. This is recognised as the largest power station demolition project to be carried out in Australia to date. We have also delivered a number of other coal fired power station removal projects, such as Stanwell Corporation’s Swanbank B Power Station, Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert and Dampier Power Stations.