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Liberty Industrial have established an enviable reputation based on integrity and technical capability, receiving international acclaim for the delivery of some of Australia’s largest and most complex demolition and remediation projects in the mining and resources sector.

Liberty Industrial’s Munmorah Power Station Removal Project has been awarded the Industrial Demolition Award at the recent World Demolition Awards in November.

The award-winning project involved the removal of a 1400-megawatt coal fired power station. The project is the largest power station demolition project to be carried out in Australia to date.

The works included more than 890 tonnes of bonded and friable asbestos removal, involving extensive negative air enclosures erected throughout the floors of the 60-metre-high boilers, and asbestos removal via rope access from the twin 155 metre chimney stacks

Explosive demolition of twin chimney stacks at Munmorah Power Station. Image courtesy of Smooth Motion Media

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Liberty Industrial carried out three key explosive demolition events during the course of the power station’s removal including the explosive demolition of the twin 155 metre high chimney stacks and the demolition of the power station four boilers; the largest boilers demolished in Australia to date.

Liberty Industrial mobilised an impressive array of plant and equipment to undertake the project, including a custom built 260 tonne Liebherr 994 excavator, modified to accommodate the world largest demolition shear, which was put to work processing large structural steel members associated with the heavy boilers, turbine hall, precipitators and filter fabric structures.

The removal of the power station was carried out safely, sustainably, and in accordance with stakeholder expectations. More than 100,000 tonnes of waste was recycled throughout the course of the project

Liberty Industrial’s custom built 260 tonne Liebherr 994 excavator with GXT 2555R shear attachment undertaking mechanical demolition of the Power Station’s collapsed Boilers. Image courtesy of Smooth Motion Media

The annual event is the major international awards event celebrating excellence and innovation within the demolition industry.

In addition to winning the Industrial Demolition Award, Liberty Industrial were also successful in three other World Demolition Award categories this year. A reflection of the high standard of projects that they are delivering for their clients throughout Australia.

Liberty Industrial’s Port Kembla Coal Terminal Stacker and Reclaimer Demolition Project was a finalist in the Contract of the Year Over US$1M category. The project involved the demolition of a 1,250 tonne bucket-wheel reclaimer and two 400 tonne stackers. Achieving minimal disruption to the operational coal terminal facility was critical to the project’s success.

Liberty Industrial’s Port Kembla Gateway Crane was shortlisted as a Finalist for Contract of the Year Under US$1M award category. This was a small but highly technical project involving in situ dismantling of a 200 tonne shore-crane located at the end of a Port Jetty using a mobile crawler crane situated directly alongside the redundant jetty crane.

Liberty Industrial was also a finalist in the Safety and Training Award category for establishing and implementing a comprehensive training and capacity building initiative including oxy cutting and excavator operator training packages that provide formal career pathways in the demolition and remediation industry.

Liberty Industrial are no stranger to international acclaim. This is certainly not the first time they have received accolades for demolition projects in the mining, resources sector. This is in fact the fifth World Demolition Award that Liberty Industrial has been awarded in recent years.

The first Australian company ever to reach the finals of the World Demolition Awards when their Boodarie Hot Briquette Iron Closure project was shortlisted as a finalist in 2012, Liberty Industrial have won five World Demolition Awards and been shortlisted as a finalist an impressive fifteen times since.

Downsizing the collapsed Boilers with demolition excavators. Image courtesy of Smooth Motion Media

Liberty Industrial’s Duck River Bridge Dismantling Project was awarded the Contract of the Year Under US$1M Award at the 2016 Wold Demolition Awards for the removal of a redundant 70m pipe bridge over the Duck River at the former Clyde Refinery.

Liberty Industrial were awarded the Explosive Demolition Award at the 2015 World Demolition Awards for the landmark demolition of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, the Omega Transmission Tower, carried out for the Department of Defence.

Liberty Industrial were awarded the Industrial Demolition Award and the overall 2014 World Demolition Award, for the execution of the ground-breaking HIsmelt Closure Project for Rio Tinto at the 2014 World Demolition Awards.

Liberty Industrial have recently diversified into remediation and civil contracting services, an offering that complements their core business extremely well and have already been recognised for their achievements in this field at the Australian Land and Groundwater Annual Industry Excellence Awards.

Liberty Industrial’s Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Demolition and Remediation Project was recently awarded Best Remedial Project at the ALGA Annual Industry Excellence Awards.

The project involved the delivery of an extensive and complex demolition and remediation undertaking, incorporating three concurrent site preparation work packages associated with the construction of Australia’s largest Intermodal Terminal.

About Liberty Industrial

Liberty Industrial is a leading provider of deconstruction and remediation services serving the mining, oil and gas industries. The company has set itself apart by establishing an enviable reputation based on integrity and technical capability.

Liberty Industrial provide complete solutions for large and complex projects, offering a comprehensive range of integrated capabilities including demolition, dismantling, asbestos and hazardous materials removal, industrial cleaning, contaminated land remediation, site rehabilitation, site preparation and civil contracting services.

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