02
November
2017
|
13:50
Europe/Amsterdam

Tilbury Power Station demolition number eight

At approximately 9am on the 9th November 2017, the eighth explosive demolition event will take place at Tilbury Power Station. The controlled demolition will simultaneously bring down two separate precipitator units and their associated grit arrestors and ducting. The structures are constructed of steel and concrete and are approximately 43m long by 14m wide and 27m high.

To protect everyone on site and in the local area an exclusion zone will be 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.

Demolition of this section of the power station is considered to be low impact. Although the explosion and collapse may be heard off site, any noise will be over very quickly.

The other main structures such as the boiler house are scheduled for explosive demolition in 2018.The complete demolition of the site is expected towards the end of 2018.