16500

Tonne steel recycled

21000

Tonne concrete recycled

1000

Tonne contaminated soil removed from site

Project Summary

Summary Refinery Demolition
Client BP Bulwer Island
Schedule 12 Months
Location Bulwer Island, QLD, AUSTRALIA
Outline Complete full on-site decommissioning, structural and civil demolition works at refinery.
Outcome The safe demolition/decommissioning process was undertaken over a 12-month period from start to finish.

Scope of Work Completed

Ausdecom was engaged to complete the full on-site decommissioning, structural and civil demolition works at the Bulwer Island Refinery, built in the 1960’s to produce fuel from Crude Oil which was shutdown in 2015.
The safe demolition/decommissioning process was undertaken over a 12-month period from start to finish.

Challenges Encountered
Unknown quantities of residual oils and contaminated substances present within former refinery process units.
Unknown quantities of asbestos present on-site.
Protection of Live JET Terminal/Major Hazard facility to allow import and exports to continue as normal.

MATERIALS GENERATED:
16,500t of Steel demolished and safely transported from site for recycling.
21,000t of concrete demolished and safely transported from site for recycling.
1,000t of Contaminated soil removed from site.
900t of Refractory tested and disposed of from site.

Works Included:

  • Demolition of all above ground structures
  • Controlled Collapse of 89 Towers/Stacks
  • Demolition of Former Process Furnaces
  • Full dismantle, separation and controlled Collapse of Residual Cracking Units(914t)
  • Full asbestos sampling and removal campaign
  • Full removal of civil infrastructure (Pavements, foundations and UG Services)
  • Complete client and contractor liaison/ management