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Project: Dismantling & Demolition of Former Redcar Bulk Terminal
Client: British Steel Ltd
Location: Redcar, Middlesborough
Date: Programme: 12 weeks

Ron Hull Demolition Ltd were contracted by Redcar Bulk Terminal to remove redundant conveyor systems incorporating several transfer towers, drive towers, two 100 metre lighting towers and two stacker/ unloaders weighing 350 tonne’s each.

The programme period for demolition and site clearance was 12 weeks, the contract was completed in 7 weeks.

There were several constraints whilst undertaking the contract. The site was a live distribute site consisting of thousands of acres holding hundreds of thousands of tonnes of material which was added to or removed daily. This proved logistically challenging due to the volume of lorries running on live roads under the redundant high-level conveyors to be demolished, along with daily cargo trains to be loaded adjacent to site. 

Daily co-ordination meetings were held between Ron Hull Demolition Ltd and Redcar Bulk Terminal management teams to overcome the problems. Out of hours working was employed to minimise disruption during road closures for removing sections of conveyors oversailing roads.

There was also a section removed from above live services feeding existing plant. All these sections were removed by tandem lifting and cranes, the remaining sections were demolished by a 70 tonne high reach machine equipped with steel shear.

The top 40 metres of the two lighting towers were removed by one of the cranes, operatives accessed the towers by 85 metre boom to hot cut the structure to enable removals. The remaining 60 metres was removed by hot cutting two of the legs before toppling by a 42 tonne demolition spec excavator.  

The two stacker/ unloaders boom and counter balance at super structure level was de-constructed by excavator and shear eliminating the need for operatives working at height. The super structure and base were then toppled by the excavator for further processing by machine and hot works operatives.

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The project was completed ahead of programme with no incidents or lost-time accidents and to the total satisfaction of our Client. A total of 2,900 tonne's of steel was processed throughout and transported by our own transport.

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. 

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