Cooling Tower Implosions

COOLING TOWER DEMOLITION by CONTROLLED EXPLOSIVES
WHICH WRECKERS STAFF HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH

NAME CLIENT DATE HEIGHT

Newton Abbott Power Station, Somerset, U.K.

(First of its kind to be demolished in the U.K.)

C.E.G.B. 1976 1 No. 70m Cooling Tower

Neepsend Power Station, Sheffield, Yorkshire, U.K.

C.E.G.B.

1976 2 No. 70m Cooling Towers
Upperboat Power Station, South Wales, U.K. C.E.G.B. 1976 1 No. 70m Cooling Tower

Ince Power Station, South Wales, U.K.

C.E.G.B. 1977 3 No. 80m Cooling Towers

Hamshall Power Station, Midlands, U.K.

C.E.G.B. 1978 6 No. 80m Cooling Towers

Skelton Grange Power Station, Leeds, Yorkshire, U.K.  (This work was conducted in a working power station with no loss of production.  The most important item in close proximity was the 5mil gal/day primary cooling water pumping station).

C.E.G.B. 1978 2 No. 90m Cooling Towers

Brimstone Power Station, Essex, U.K.

C.E.G.B. 1978 1 No. 70m Cooling Tower
Stuart Street Power Station, Manchester, Lancs, U.K. C.E.G.B. 1979 5 No. 70m Cooling Towers
I.C.I. Wilton, Tyne & Wear, U.K. Was the largest in the world to date to be demolished by explosives). I.C.I. 1979 1 No. 114m Cooling Tower
Blackburn Meadows Power Station, Sheffield, U.K. C.E.G.B. 1979 1 No. 50m Cooling Tower

Sunderland Power Station, Tyne & Wear, U.K.

C.E.G.B.

1980

1 No. 70m Cooling Tower

Nypro Chemicals, Scunthorp, Yorkshire, U.K.

NYPRO

1980

1 No. 50m Cooling Tower

Northampton Power Station, Midlands, U.K.

C.E.G.B.

1980

2 No. 80m Cooling Towers

Ebbw Vale Steelworks, South Wales, U.K.

B.S.C.

1980

2 No. 70m Cooling Towers

Normandy Park Steelworks, Scunthorpe, U.K.

B.S.C.

1981

2 No. 50m Cooling Towers

Monsanto Chemicals, Newport, South Wales, U.K. Monsanto 1981 1 No. 50m Cooling Tower
President Street Power Station, Johannesburg, S.A. Johannesburg City Council 1985 4 No. 60m Cooling Towers
Iscor South Works, Newcastle, S.A. Iscor South Africa 1986 1 No. 60m Cooling Tower

Klip Power Station, Vereeniging, S.A.

ESKOM South Africa 1991 2 No. 60m Cooling Tower
Umgeni Power Station, Pinetown, Natal, S.A. ESKOM South Africa 1993 4 No. 95m Cooling Tower

Vaal Power Station, Orange Free State, S.A.

ESKOM South Africa 1996 4 No. 102m Cooling Towers

Highveld Power Station, Kragbron,Free State, S.A.

ESKOM  South Africa

2000/1 6 No. 110m Cooling Towers

Pretoria West Power Station, Pretoria, S. A.

PRETORIA CITY COUNCIL 2000 1 No. 85m Cooling Tower

Taaibos Power Station, Kragbron, Free State, S.A.

ESKOM  South Africa 2001 6 No 110m Cooling Towers
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

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