MEDIA RELEASE 29/8/17
DELAY OF SCHEDULED DEMOLITION WORK INVOLVING EXPLOSIVES SCHEDULED FOR NORTHERN POWER STATION
This Thursday’s scheduled demolition work at the Northern Power Station site in Port Augusta – involving explosive charges – has been delayed by a week.
The Turbine Generator Ring Beams (which are the foundations for the Turbine Generator Stators in the Turbine Hall) will be now demolished on Thursday September 7th at 9am (NOT Thursday August 31 as previously advised).
A spokesperson for Flinders Power said minor technical difficulties had slowed preparatory work at the site – hence the short delay.
Next week’s activity will ensure the safe and efficient demolition of the structures to a height that will then allow conventional demolition processes to occur. Flinders Power and McMahons Services have coordinated the demolition with the relevant government agencies and emergency services, to ensure the highest safety and environmental standards.
- The demolition is planned for the new time of Thursday September 7 at 9am.
- An appropriate exclusion zone will be strictly enforced by SA Police and Security Contractors.
- There will be no accessible line of sight during the charge-felling event as the activity will be conducted inside the Turbine Hall building. There is no suitable public or media viewing area.
Please note that the use of the explosive charges will be audible during the activity; however, as the process is inside the Turbine Hall the company does not expect any significant ‘dust events’ to occur.
Media Contact: Chris Rann P: 0418 832 512. For queries on the decommissioning of Augusta Power Stations please use the Flinders Power information line:
- M: 0419 252 760 (leave a message with your query and contact details and your call will be returned)
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