Kingsnorth Power Station was built between 1963 and 1973 on the northern bank of the Medway Estuary a few kilometres downstream of Rochester and Chatham. When commissioned its 4 units supplied 2Gw to the UK grid by coal or oil. It ceased generation in 2012 as a result of the EU’s large combustion plant directive.
Brown and Mason were appointed to demolish the site and instructed AA Woods to assist them in removing large amounts of hardset asbestos insulation, silica block and contaminated MMMF via needle injection to high level ductwork, boilers and precipators within the main Boiler House pre-demolition.
Enclosures were formed utilising shrink wrap protective sheeting for extra stability and large bespoke scaffolding with built in hoists to assist with waste transfer and to reduce manual handling.
Works were fast track to ensure key demolition (explosive) dates were met without compromising safety.
On completion 4,000 tonnes of asbestos containing materials were removed.
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