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Demolition of Oil Storage facility and Jetty Pipeline

VALUE:  circa £0.5 million

CLIENT: BP/Chevron

LOCATION: Sunderland



• Dual customer; BP and Chevron with different SHEQ and permitting systems

• Below ground pipework on port site

• Large floating roofed tanks

• Close neighbours on operational site

• Proactive 3rd party liaison

• Traffic management of operational site

• Detailed characterisation, risk assessments and method design

• Extensive Environmental, Health and Safety controls.

Client testimonial:
Sean Dewar, Area Terminals Coordinator:

“KDC performed this challenging project to time, cost and quality, most importantly to the highest H&S standards on an operational site.”

Project description and key features:
Following site closure KDC were appointed, through a competitive tender, to demolish the Oil Storage facility and associated jetty and pipeline within the port boundary. The scope included the removal; of 20 tanks and 300m of underground pipework.

Methodology included cold cutting and remote demolition of the tanks using KDC’s own specialist plant including high capacity shearing tools.

Following removal and recycling of the tanks the concrete foundations were grubbed up and the resulting concrete spoil was crushed on site to the 6F2 standard. The pipework access route traversed roads and ran adjacent to operational buildings with existing services. The seamless pipework was removed using confined space cold cutting techniques and the route was then reinstated.

This complex project was completed safely and to time cost and quality. The customer was delighted with the KDC approach to risk assessments and method statement development and benefited from KDC recycling over 97% of the materials from the site.

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