A major oil company needed to demolish and remediate this 26 megalitre fuel storage facility in South Australia. While they originally approached WSP to provide a scope and fee estimate for the remediation, we provided an alternative proposal to also undertake the demolition.
Performance, Value and Safety
As the Principal Contractor, we outlined a streamlined and staged scope of works to provide the client with the highest level of cost and budget certainty. It involved multiple high risk activities, including:
- Large above-ground storage tank demolition (26 ML in total storage capacity)
- Hazard materials removal (asbestos, lead based paint, potentially volatile liquids and synthetic mineral fibres)
- Confined space works and potential explosive gases
The demolition and ongoing remediation works took place with no significant incidents, medical treatment or lost time injuries. To achieve this, we pre-selected high-calibre subcontractors who worked with a specialist project delivery team experienced in fuel terminal demolition and remediation works.
Our team undertook regular field audits and hazard observations to ensure an unparalleled approach to safety. We started the demolition in January 2016 and it was completed in August 2016. The remediation of the sub-surface soil and groundwater at the site is ongoing.
We started the demolition in January 2016 and it was completed in August 2016. The remediation of the sub-surface soil and groundwater at the site is ongoing.