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    Industrial Demolition Services was contracted by Southern Program Alliance to undertake the demolition and removal of Glen Huntly Station.

    Southern Program Alliance – Glen Huntly Station

    450 390 Industrial Demolition Services
    Level Crossing Removal Mentone Station | Montmorency Station | Diamond Creek Station | Southern Program Alliance
    Glen Huntly, VIC
    Industrial Demolition Services was contracted by Southern Program Alliance to undertake the demolition and removal of Glen Huntly Station.

    Project overview

    Industrial Demolition Services (IDS) was contracted by Southern Program Alliance (SPA) to undertake the demolition and removal of Glen Huntly Station buildings and platform. An absolute rail occupation timeframe of 40hrs was required as part of the Victorian Government Level Crossing Removal Projects.

    The works were part of a series of station removals. IDS had already completed contracts with Southern Program Alliance for similar works at Chelsea, Montmorency and Diamond Creek Stations.

    Scope of works

    The scope of works for Glen Huntly Station included:

    • site establishment
    • demolition and removal of station buildings
    • removal of station platform and infill

    Specialist services required:  Rail  |  Government

    Unique challenges

    Meeting two key timeframes was critical to a successful project program. The demolition works of nominated structures and removal of all generated waste had to be completed within a period of 40 hours. Additionally, specific areas had to be handed over to the client, within the first 24 hours, for civil works.

    Solutions

    With such a short timeframe, thorough planning was required in consultation with SPA and other rail teams, to ensure the scope of works could be delivered.

    The 40 hour schedule was split into continuous day and night shifts with experienced personnel engaged to operate multiple plant and equipment simultaneously.

    Efficient and effective communication on site and with SPA throughout project ensured work went smoothly without any disruptive issues.

    Outcomes

    IDS successfully completed the Glen Huntly Station demolition and removal within the project budget and both timelines, as per the Southern Program Alliance’s requirements.

    Approximately 4000 tonnes of platform infill, and 500 tonnes of concrete/bricks were removed in the 40 hour window without any major incidents or injuries.

    Cultural diversity, health & safety, and environmental aspects of project were also achieved as per SPA’s requirements.

    Duration

    31 March – 03 April 2023

    The Maryborough Ampol Depot decommissioning and demolition was undertaken by Industrial Demolition Services.

    Ampol depot demolition

    450 390 Industrial Demolition Services
    The Maryborough Ampol depot demolition was undertaken by Industrial Demolition Services.
    Maryborough, VIC

    Project overview

    Industrial Demolition Services (IDS) were engaged to complete an Ampol Depot demolition and removal in Maryborough, Victoria. Services required included removal of fuel tanks and management of hazardous material. With previous experience in depot centre demolition for Ampol across multiple Australian sites, this was a straight forward process for IDS. However, the location of a storm water pipe at the Maryborough depot posed a unique challenge.

    Scope of works

    The Ampol Depot scope of works included demolition and removal of:

    • Building structure and services
    • Redundant tanks
    • Redundant pipe ways above and underground
    • Underground tank

    Specialist services required:  Hazardous waste  |  Demolition  |  Oil and Gas

    Unique challenges

    While not unique for oil and gas industry projects, the depot did require careful handling of hazardous material from the fuel tanks on site. A greater challenge was due to the presence and location of a storm water pipe beneath the concrete slab. No machinery could be operated over it and careful consideration was required to remove concrete slab.

    Solution

    Personnel, experienced in fuel depot works, were engaged to deliver the high standards of safety and quality Ampol require. A mechanical road saw was bought in to replace conventional machinery and circumvent any damage to the storm water pipe so the concrete slab could be removed safely.

    Outcomes

    IDS completed the project on time and within the budget without any incidents relating to management hazardous materials. The project was delivered with no safety incidents.

    Duration

    06 March – 04 May 2023

    Level Crossing Removal Mentone Station | Industrial Demolition Services

    Level Crossing Removal – Mentone Station

    450 390 Industrial Demolition Services
    Level Crossing Removal Mentone Station | Montmorency Station | Diamond Creek Station | Southern Program Alliance
    Mentone, VIC

    Project overview

    Mentone Station needed to be relocated, as part of the Level Crossing Removal Program, so site works could proceed. Industrial Demolition Services (IDS) was contracted by SPA (comprised of Lendlease, Acciona, Coleman Rail, WSP, Metro Trains Melbourne, and Level Crossing Removal Program) to present a proposal. The proposal required sign-off from Heritage Council Victoria as the landmark 100-year-old Mentone Down Track Station Building is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

    IDS undertook the project to move the building to temporary storage to make way for piling work required for a new underground station.

    Scope of work

    Moving a heritage building suffering significant deterioration provided several challenges. An innovative “outside the box” approach was needed. The solution would need stretch the boundaries of standard industry practices. Sign-off by Heritage Victoria was required for the proposal to be successful.

    The work was to be completed within a timeframe where:

    • the occupation period was 2 weeks
    • trains would be discontinued for 5 days only

    Specialist services required:   Transport  |  Urban Renewal  | Government

    Unique challenges

    Moving a historic building with significant deterioration provided a unique set challenges. Standard industry practice for historic high-profile buildings is to deconstruct the building piece by piece, then store the pieces for subsequent reconstruction.

    But this approach was not feasible. The time required for this method exceeded the occupation window. Furthermore, accurate reconstruction of such an aged building in its entirety provided additional challenges.

    Solutions

    The solution was to lift the entire building as a whole. This approach required extensive review of the existing structure and detailed calculations of the building weights. Based on these calculations, a design was formulated, then reviewed and approved by an independent 3rd party structural engineer.

    Laminated veneer lumbers (LVL’s) were introduced into the structural makeup of the building externally and screwed onto each wall stud to provide diagonal bracing. This was to minimise lateral and torsional stresses encountered during lifting. Two perimeter frames were attached to each wall stud at the top and bottom to increase the stability of the structure during lift.

    Sections with significant rot were identified and repaired or excluded, depending on their location within the structure. With the preparation work complete the building was separated from its base and a 250 Ton crane relocated the building to its new position.

    Outcome

    The Level Crossing Removal works were able to proceed with the Mentone Station successfully relocated within the occupation window (and time to spare). No damage was identified during the lift. IDS delivered on all fronts with pinpoint accuracy, to the satisfaction of both the Southern Program Alliance (SPA) and Heritage Victoria.

    Duration

    March 2020

    Visy required leaked glass removal services. Industrial Demolition Services (IDS), were called in to undertake emergency works.

    Visy SP1 Glass Removal

    450 390 Industrial Demolition Services
    SP1 Glass Removal | Visy
    Penrith, NSW

    Project Overview

    Visy required leaked glass removal services for a basement spill located on their Penrith site. Industrial Demolition Services (IDS) were called in to undertake emergency works, having been previously contracted by Visy to work on multiple sites across Australia.

    Scope of Works

    Scope of works included:

    • Site establishment
    • Visy glass removal from SP1 basement
    • 9 day project timeline
    • no disruption to production lines

    Specialist services required:  Recycling  |  Hazardous materials

    Unique challenges

    Emergency works were urgently required to remove 350 tonnes of glass from SP1 Basement, resulting from a furnace leak. The leaked glass was dispersed around steel members of the furnace.

    IDS had only a 9 day window to remove the glass to enable further repairs and production. Works were required to be undertaken adjacent to live production lines and other VISY site operations without any business interruptions.

    Strict environmental controls were needed to control noise, dust and other the environmental aspects of the project to ensure compliance and minimal disruption. Additional Health & Safety aspects of the project, to meet VISY requirements, had to be addressed.

    Solution

    Thorough planning in consultation with the VISY team was essential to ensure IDS supplied the best resources for an efficiency and successful project delivery.

    A 24hr work schedule – split into day and night shifts – was introduced for the 9 day project duration, in order to meet the tight timeline. Experienced personnel and specialised equipment were engaged to deliver the high standards of safety and quality VISY expect.

    Outcomes

    IDS completed the project on time and within the budget without any interruptions to other VISY site operations. Completion on time enabled VISY to continue with further repairs of furnace to get production back to business as usual.

    Approximately 350 tonnes of glass was removed without any safety incidents. An outstanding result, given the aggressive nature of the work.

    Duration

    3-12 May 2023

    IDS Garden Island Wharf Demolition and Realignment – Industrial Demolition Services

    Garden Island Wharf Demolition and Realignment

    450 390 Industrial Demolition Services
    IDS Garden Island Wharf Demolition and Realignment for PGH Holdings and Leadlease
    Garden Island, NSW
    IDS Garden Island Wharf Demolition and Realignment for PGH Holdings and Leadlease

    Project overview

    Industrial Demolition Services (IDS), with joint venture partner Major Projects Group, were awarded the Garden Island (Bayinguwa) Wharf demolition and realignment contract by PSG Holdings in partnership with Lendlease.

    Garden Island is situated close to inner city hub Potts Point, in New South Wales. It’s proximity to an active naval base and significant marine environment, combined with limited space, contributed to a highly sensitive working site.

    Scope of work

    The removal of wharf infrastructure at the Garden Island naval base, required the completion of two stages over an eight month timeframe.

    Stage one:

    • demolition of a two-storey building
    • removal of one section of the cruiser wharf
    • removal of the oil wharf

    Stage two:

    • removal of the remainder of the cruiser wharf

    Specialist expertise required: Marine demolition  |  Government projects  |  Recycling & excavation

    Unique challenges

    Both wharves consisted of a top layer of concrete over a steel reinforced concrete sub-base. Due to its compromised structure, the oil wharf presented additional demolition challenges. Zoning off areas vulnerable to collapse and ensuring no contamination to the marine environment required careful handling.

    Solutions

    Work on the oil wharf began with removal of the upper layers, independent of the sub-base layer because of corrosive damage. The cruiser wharf was in better condition. Both layers were able to be removed simultaneously.

    Protecting the marine environment was paramount to project success. A silt curtain was deployed to catch any debris and strict material removal processes observed to ensure no materials, contaminated or otherwise, leaked into Port Jackson Bay.

    Outcome

    The Garden Island Wharf demolition and realignment project was successfully completed on time and ready for the construction of a new wharf. No major incidents or injuries occurred. In total, IDS removed 6800 square metres of degraded wharf structure, 500 tonnes of concrete, 500 tonnes of steel and over 90 loads of timber.

    Duration

    Stage 1: March – May 2019
    Stage 2: August – November 2019

    Part of Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) Industrial Demolition Services was contracted to demolish Montmorency & Diamond Creek Stations.

    LXRP – Montmorency Station and Diamond Creek Station

    450 390 Industrial Demolition Services
    Level Crossing Removal Mentone Station | Montmorency Station | Diamond Creek Station | Southern Program Alliance
    Montmorency, Diamond Creek, VIC

    Project overview

    As a part of Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), Industrial Demolition Services (IDS) was contracted by Southern Program Alliance (SPA) for the demolition and removal of Montmorency Station and Diamond Creek Station. The works were part of their Additional Works Package (AWP) 3 – Hurstbridge and Merda lines upgrade.
    AWP-3 includes building new train stations at Greensborough and Montmorency, duplicating two sections of track and upgrading track and signalling infrastructures.
    SPA is one of the Five alliances contracted by Victorian Government to remove 75 of level crossings by 2025.

    Scope of works

    The scope of works for Montmorency Station included the demolition and removal of:

    • station platform
    • platform canopies
    • PSO building
    • platform shelter
    • all station furniture and cabinetry
    • platform lights
    • carpark asphalt and footpath
    • basalt retaining wall

    The scope of works for Diamond Creek Station included the demolition and removal of:

    • station platform
    • platform ramp
    • platform canopies
    • platform light and CCTV poles
    • all station furniture and cabinetry
    • break back overhead piles and cut down I beams to 700mm below

    Specialist services required:  Rail  |

    Unique challenges

    The extremely tight 48hr timeframe for completing works presented a significant challenge for this project. Close co-ordination and co-operation with the managing contractor and a number of ancillary trades was key for successful project management. Especially due to working in a confined area in close proximity to the active rail corridor.
    There was no possibility of exceeding the timeframe with only 48 hours between absolute train occupations.

    Solutions

    Working across the weekend to minimise disruption, IDS mobilised well maintained Plants and Equipment simultaneously demolish and remove structures as per the scope of work requirements. Shifts were split into 48 hours of continuous day / night shifts to successfully finish works within given timeframe. Efficient and effective communication with SPA throughout project works ensured work went smoothly without any disruptive issues.

    Outcomes

    As part of the LXRP works, IDS successfully completed demolition and removal requirements at both stations within the project budget and timeline.

    Over 1900 tonnes of clean infill and 500 tonnes of concrete were removed without any major incidents or injuries.

    Cultural diversity, health & safety, and environmental aspects of project were also achieved as per SPA’s requirements.

    Duration

    17-19 March 23

    Kurnell Caltex Refinery Removal – Industrial Demolition Services

    Kurnell Caltex Refinery Removal

    450 390 Industrial Demolition Services
    Kurnell Caltex Refinery Removal – Industrial Demolition Services
    Botany Bay, NSW
    Kurnell Caltex Refinery Removal – Industrial Demolition Services

    Project overview

    Caltex Kurnell refinery site shut down after 58 years of operation, requiring the removal of infrastructure. The site was then converted into a fuel import terminal. The project covered approximately 100 hectares of demolition work zones.

    Industrial Demolition Services (IDS) completed much of the early works for the Kurnell refinery conversion project. The works were competitively tendered, and IDS was awarded the PDU and CLOR Tank Farms. Both projects were completed ahead of schedule with no Medical Treatment Injuries or Lost Time Incidents. IDS was then awarded the remaining demolition works on the Kurnell refinery site.

    Scope of work

    The Caltex Kurnell Refinery demolition and removal requirements included:

    • refinery process units and associated infrastructure
    • tanks and associated infrastructure
    • pipeways – above and underground pipelines
    • redundant buildings and services

    Specialist services required:  Decommissioning  |  Hazardous Waste  |  Industrial

    Unique challenges

    IDS used the services of around two dozen experienced demolition labourers and plant operators for this project. The site crews, under the guidance of our dedicated site supervisors and his team, operated a fleet of six excavators over two demolition zones.

    The site had plant ranging in size up to 120 tonnes, with specialist rotating shear attachments, in addition to materials handlers and other machines using grabs, hammers and other demolition attachments.

    Solutions

    IDS undertook more than 30 controlled collapses on site, all of which were completed successfully and, more importantly, safely. By weight, the largest of these was a 700 tonne Re-generator Unit, sitting on nine columns at a height of 55 meters. The tallest controlled collapse was a 65 meter furnace stack, which weighed in at 200 tonnes.
    While the demolition of process units was being undertaken, Industrial Demolition Services also undertook the removal of approximately 50 tanks and 180km of pipes.

    Outcome

    IDS processed approximately 50,000 tonnes of scrap steel and over 100,000 tonnes of concrete.

    Duration

    Stage One: March – May 2019
    Stage Two: August – November 2019