Liberty Industrial was chosen to demolish of the entire Port Stanvac Oil Refinery including the refinery process plant and piping, storage tanks, chimney stack, flare stacks and other associated above ground facilities such as the office buildings, electrical substations, warehouses, maintenance workshops and control rooms. It also included removal of all the pipework and other oil handling facilities located on the wharf structure.
Never before had an entire refinery demolition project been attempted and it was left to Liberty Industrial to pave the way for others to follow.
A detailed hydrocarbon containment and asbestos removal process was carried out. Well managed programming and logistics ensured that asbestos and hydrocarbon related risks were abated, allowing demolition works to progress.
Situated directly off the Gulf St Vincent, one of Exxon Mobil’s main concerns was the impact on the surrounding coastline and local community and this was a key factor in developing our methodology.
Liberty Industrial carried out the demolition works using mechanical methods including an arsenal of excavators ranging from 36 to120t, with state of the art demolition attachments.
The Liberty Industrial health and safety behavioural culture was examined and audited continuously throughout the project. Upon completion, it was a testament to the whole team that not one incident of any magnitude was recorded.