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
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.
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.
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.
06 March – 04 May 2023