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Demolition and dismantling of PVC and VCM plant

Kerteh, Malaysia Demolition Dismantling

Demolition and dismantling of PVC and VCM plant

DDM has been asked to carry out dismantling work at a chemical factory in Malaysia for a large international trader in chemical factories and factory parts.

An intermediary bought the old VCM factory and the old PVC factory from the customer. A small part had to be dismantled, then packed and transported to a new user. The other installations were professionally demolished by DDM.

Using large demolition excavators equipped with hydraulic scrap shears, the installations and heavy steel structures were cut, reduced in size and loaded into containers. The tall distillation columns were weakened and cut in a controlled manner after careful preparation.

The preparations took wind force and direction into account. The expected ground vibration upon landing was also calculated, stony buildings were demolished and the concrete floors and foundations were removed and disposed of with low noise and vibration. 5,553.9 tons of concrete were broken and removed.

A very close-knit and skilled team from the Netherlands, together with local employees, succeeded in completely dismantling and demolishing two factories within schedule. The resulting materials have found their way to the blast furnaces and other processors for a new life as a building material.


  • 15 specialists
  • Different taps
  • Various means of transport
5.553 tons of concrete
8.802 tons of scrap
5.553 tons of concrete
8.802 tons of scrap


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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