Controlled explosion of the “GIANT” of Hagenwerder


Site: Powerplant Hagenwerder near Görlitz, Germany
Dimensions: 55.000 tons of concrete, 380 kg of explosives
Team: 10 specialists, multiple excavators
Duration: 8 weeks


DDM has been commissioned by Vattenfall to demolish the “Bunkerschwerbau” and the machine house of the old Hagenwerder Powerstation. The complete building was soft stripped in the weeks prior to the countdown.

The building which measured 211 meter long, 54 meter wide and 55 meter high was brought down by 380 kg of explosives.