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Project: Demolition of Outokumpu Steel Works
Client: Outokumpu
Location: Stocksbridge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Date: January - August 2010

The End Of An Era!

The Outokumpu Steel Works, surrounded by picturesque landscapes in the Don Valley area of Sheffield where steel making began in the 1840s by Samuel Fox, is no longer since Specialist Demolition Contractor, Ron Hull Demolition Ltd of Rotherham was awarded the Contract to clear the site.

Using a combination of Mechanical Excavators with Shear, Grapple and Magnet attachments, some 3000 tonnes of demolition material was recycled at Ron Hull Group's extensive Waste Management premises at Mangham Road, Rotherham.

In addition, a Mobile Crusher was used on-site to process concrete and brick to fill in voids and depressions to ensure an acceptable site finish for the Client.

A number of site difficulties were overcome comprising above ground services, including a high-pressure gas main, 11KVA cables and a fire hydrant, all of which the adjacent working Corus Plant relies on. In addition, the River "Little Don" and a larger sewer are culverted through the centre of the site, which required special attention.

Demolition work also included Asbestos Removal by the Company's Specialist Asbestos Team, but the most spectacular part of the demolition was the removal of the 33 metre high Annealing Furnace Tower. At one point demolition by explosives charges was considered, but because of the proximity of a railway line, live sewers and buildings not scheduled for demolition, a High Reach Excavator was used instead.

The Project was completed without accident or incident, and in record time. 

Industrial dismantling with Ron Hull Ltd – expert industrial dismantling & demolition contractors

The scale of industrial projects can often introduce safety & environmental factors that take expert understanding to manage. Specialist decontamination, high security, proximity to critical infrastructure or active work sites, and other exacting circumstances mean you can’t compromise on the expertise of your demolition contractor.  Whatever the particular requirements of your decommissioning, dismantling or demolishing project, Ron Hull Ltd has the decades of industry experience it takes to visualise –and deliver- creative solutions to your project requirements. From initial decommissioning, waste management, and site clearance to full demolition, step-by-step dismantling of large-scale industrial infrastructure, asset recovery, remarketing and final land remediation- Ron Hull offers the full cycle of industrial demolition.

Based in Yorkshire, demolition contractors & waste management experts Ron Hull Ltd built their ethos around providing a comprehensive service encompassing all client requirements from day one to the final recycling of recovered material and full land remediation. We tailor all our works to clients’ exact requirements, understanding your objectives and managing our team’s unmatched expertise and considerable technical resources to deliver a complete service that regularly earns excellent feedback from our clients.

As a leading demolition company, we understand the complexities that often face teams required to decommission equipment or facilities. Often these complexities require a broader skill base and a more creative approach, informed by great experience, than the initial scope of the project may suggest. Environmental factors, legislation and impact on surrounding areas often govern the approach a demolition company must take to ensure safe, fast and cost-effective project completion.

View some of our past industrial site demolition & decommissioning projects:

Demolition of Incinerator Complex

Demolition of Woodhouse Mill Gas Holder & Digester Tanks

As one of the UK’s leading industrial demolition contractors, Ron Hull Ltd has decades of experience offering innovative solutions to the most complex projects. We aim to deliver forward thinking solutions that have consistently helped our clients achieve their desired outcomes in time and under budget, with minimum disruption and in line with all relevant regulation. We work with companies across the UK and are proud to have earned a reputation for excellence in industrial demolition services that frequently sees a one-off contract grow into a lasting relationship. With satisfied customers across the UK and an industry leading reputation as a safe, efficient, professional and innovative demolition company, why not speak to us about the ways our team can assist in your project.

For more information on any of our previous projects or the particulars of how we approach each demolition challenge, please feel free to contact our team at our office in Rotherham, Yorkshire.