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Project: Transformers Removal
Client: Freedom Group
Location: National Grid Partington LNG, Manchester
Date: October 2012

The project involved the removal of transformers complete with oil coolers, support frames and associated pipe work.
Close liaison was made with the Client prior to start to ensure that the transformers were safe upon arrival. This included the testing and draining of the oil and the isolation and disconnection of all cables from transformer and tap changers/selectors.
Freedom and National Grid carried out extensive site audits during the project, which was completed within programme, without incident. All crane-age was planned and managed by Ron Hull Group under "crane hire" terms and conditions.
Sequence of Removal:

  1. Oil cooler panels were unbolted and removed from manifolds using a 65t mobile crane. Access to effect separation was gained via a 45ft reach MEWP.

  2. Top and bottom manifolds were lifted out via mobile crane prior to removal of the "A" frames.

  3. The expansion tank and vent ducts were unbolted and removed by mobile crane.

  4. A 160t mobile crane was rigged (full ballast) to lift the transformers out on to low loaders pending transportation to Ron Hull Group waste transfer station in Rotherham.

   5.  Using modern, mechanical techniques the transformers were processed within designated areas of the Ron Hull  waste transfer station yard. 

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.