Home   Gravesend   News   Article

Fourteenth and final demolition of Tilbury Power Station takes place

By Sean McPolin

The final demolition of Tilbury Power Station took place this morning.

At precisely 9am the Thames-side power plant was brought to the ground as people across the river watched on.

A loud bang from the explosion and falling debris could be heard throughout the town and parts of Kent after the 14th demolition at the site.

RWE Generation, who managed to explosions, said members of the public should still expect to see some works being done at the former station to remove material.

However, there will be no more demolitions.

Spokesman Kelly Nye said: "The controlled demolition brought down boiler house 7 and 8. The structure was predominantly constructed of steel and is approximately 100 metres long, 30 metres wide and 60 metres high.

The explosion could be heard throughout the town. Picture: @jasonphoto (7778338)
The explosion could be heard throughout the town. Picture: @jasonphoto (7778338)

"Demolition of the site began in January 2016 and most of its main structures have already been demolished.

"At the peak of the works, the contractor Brown and Mason had more than 100 workers on site dedicating over 570,000 hours to the project.

"As much material as possible has been recycled from the site, including over 4,800 tonnes of non-ferrous metal and 71,500 tonnes of ferrous metal; in addition to the generation of 100,000 tonnes of concrete arisings.

"The demolition of the Tilbury site is expected to be completed in late 2019. This will include the final remediation of the area with over 97% of the materials recycled or reused."

To protect everyone on site and in the local area, an exclusion zone was put in place before, during and immediately after the explosion.

The exclusion zone is well within the power station boundary fence, and there will be no public access to the area or impact on the local road network.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More