Media Release: East coal bunker and coal transfer towers charge felled – 10 April 2017


 Successful demolition at Northern Power Station site today

 10 April 2017

The Eastern Coal Bunker, Transfer Towers E & F and associated connecting conveyors at the Northern Power Station site in Port Augusta were safely and successfully felled – as planned – at 9am this morning (10/4/17)

Staff and contractors remained off site while a small team of charge-felling experts controlled the activity. While the coal bunkers had been washed out twice prior to the felling, localised dust was visible immediately following the felling and the local community had been advised of the likelihood of this prior to today’s event.  The dust dissipated quickly and prevailing winds preventing the spread of dust over the town.  The real-time dust monitors did not show any increased level of dust off site following the event.

Flinders Power would like to thank alliance partner McMahon Services Australia, Precision Demolition and emergency services personnel involved in the planning and execution of the felling.

Media contact: Chris Rann, Rann Communication – 0418 832 512

For queries on the decommissioning of Augusta Power Stations the Flinders Power information line is available: 0419 252 760 (leave a message with your query and contact details and your call will be returned) or email

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