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Decomposition of paraformaldehyde plant

Genk, Belgium Demolition Dismantling

Decomposition of paraformaldehyde plant

On behalf of a trusted client, DDM partially dismantled and demolished a paraformaldehyde plant in Genk. Efficiency played a major role during this project because a new purpose was found for the plant. After dismantling, a 20-metre conveyor belt, a drum and a heat exchanger were transported to their new owner.

How did this project proceed? The dismantling specialists dismantled the drum and heat exchanger using an electric crane. Next, a special transport frame was welded together to be able to move the drum on transport.

The conveyor belt was manoeuvred out of the hall using heavy load rollers and a forklift truck. Next, the conveyor belt was placed on special transport with the help of forklift trucks and a mobile crane.

The remaining parts of the unit were removed, sorted into waste streams and deposited in containers to be converted into new building materials by authorised processors.

The plant was dismantled and broken up within four weeks thanks to the efficient approach of our dismantling team. The preserved parts have now arrived at their new destination where the new owner is very satisfied with the condition of the parts.

Safety was once again a top priority in this project and the client was very satisfied with the professional approach. DDM can proudly look back on a beautiful and challenging project!

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4 weeks
2 forklifts
4 disassembly specialists
4 weeks
2 forklifts
4 disassembly specialists


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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DDM was rewarded with a World Demolition Award in the Civils category.

Removing 5 arch bridges over the Amsterdam Rhine Canal was an intensive job. The schedule was tight and the expectations of all employees were high. But with a joint effort and incredible passion, DDM has successfully removed and recycled the 5 bridges within schedule.


Every year DDM holds a number of safety days to boost safety awareness.

Last year's objectives are evaluated and new objectives are determined. All managers and all operational employees discuss safety, policy and vision together. In addition to all regular training courses, DDM offers workshops and training to all employees during these days to take the qualities of the professionals to an even higher level. Together with all DDM employees, we are working on an increasingly higher safety ethic. Everyone at DDM carries out their work in a safe and healthy manner, with sufficient attention to the environment. And they're getting better at it. This applies to everyone; back to work healthy and safe and back home healthy.


Dow has awarded DDM a certificate for Outstanding Safety Performance.

Following various demolition and disassembly projects that DDM carries out worldwide for Dow Chemical Company, DDM has received recognition for its excellent safety performance during implementation. DDM always continues to strive for a higher level of safety. Safety First! Read below a quote from the letter that DDM received from Dow. “In summary, DDM continues to deliver excellent performance in safely planning and executing all work related to Dow demolition projects. We truly believe that your company's exceptional efforts continue to be a reflection of the leadership and support of you and the entire DDM Management team. "

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