"TWO COOLING TOWERS WITH ASBESTOS PANELLING REMOVED IN 7 MONTHS"

Caution as the keyword

DEMOLITION Projects | Caution as the keyword

Disposing of two steel cooling towers with asbestos sheeting in Godorf (Germany) was precision work, as they had been completely surrounded by other structures since being built in 1959.

The nearest factory system was less than 3 metres away from the cooling towers. To be sure that this factory and others would not be adversely affected by the work, and to be able to work both safely and with the environment in mind, protective scaffolding was placed and nets hung up. Water was also sprayed during all the work in order to limit dust production. Mobile cranes and sorting grabs removed the plastic and wooden interiors of the cooling towers. The plates that contained asbestos were then removed one by one. These had been attached on the inside of the steel structure and had to be detached at height using a tower crane with a working cage, delete then placed into plastic asbestos disposal bags and taken away. The steel structure was cut into pre-designated pieces and hoisted away with a lifting crane, as per the dismantling sequence and method calculated beforehand by the DDM designers.The concrete foundations were demolished using hydraulic demolition excavators with jack-hammers. After completing the dismantling and demolition work, the site was made suitable for the new construction work that was planned there.

DEMOLITION

Location

Köln, Germany

Deployment

  • - 10 specialists
  • - Tower crane
  • - 92-metre hydraulic platform
  • - Hydraulic lifting cranes
  • - Demolition excavators

Size

1000 tons of steel
2000 tons of waste
4500 tons of concrete

2 cooling towers
72 metres tall
52 in diameter

Project duration

7 months

DEMOLITION

DISMANTLING

ENGINEERING

CONSULTING AND ADVISE

ASBESTOS REMOVAL

Safety First! Always.

The Quality and Health, Safety and the Environment policy is an ongoing process. That is why DDM is continuously working on improving all these areas to keep improving safety levels.
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