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Delta is in the running for demolition award

Diversified contractor, Delta Group, has been shortlisted for the 2022 World Demolition Awards.

Delta is being considered for an award in the ‘Industrial Demolition’ category for its demolition works at Hazelwood mine and power station.

The Hazelwood Mine & Power Station demolition project was, according to Delta, the largest ever undertaken in Australia. Engie Australia engaged Delta Group to design and deliver the $100m-plus program that spanned three years from 2019-2021. Listed second on the Victorian Government’s list for Highest-Risk Construction Projects at the time, it was imperative that Delta delivered this project to the highest standard for safety and compliance.

Many unique hazards had to be controlled, Delta said, including the Covid-19 pandemic, working directly adjacent to and ensuring protection of critical power generation infrastructure, structurally compromised chimneys and walkways, natural disasters (floods and an earthquake during pre-weakening of a boiler house), and an extraordinary amount of regulator and key stakeholder scrutiny – and engagement with more than 150 stakeholder groups.

The fleet also had to mobilise more than 70 specialised pieces of equipment.

The Covid-19 pandemic involved project related challenges and impacts – such as international border closures and travel restrictions, local border and intrastate (metro and regional Victoria) movement restrictions, and significant occupational health and safety measures.

Delta has also been nominated for an award in ‘Safety and Training’ as well as the ‘Urban Demolition’ category (>$10m) for 77 Martin Street.

Scentre Group engaged Delta Group to deliver a challenging and complex integrated Early Works program to drive a $300m transformation of the historic David Jones building into a luxury retail precinct in the heart of Sydney CBD. This project involved more than 1,700 vehicle movements.

Other firms under consideration in the ‘Industrial Demolition’ category include CMA Contracting for the demolition and remediation of Hydro Aluminium Kurri Kurri, Erith Contractors for work in Ireland and Despe for dismantling a blast furnace and performing other tasks in Italy.

The primary criteria the entries will be assessed in this category reportedly include professionalism and expertise, hazard remediation – approach and success, approach to recycling and client satisfaction.

The awards recognise excellence and best practice, as determined by an international judging panel of leading industry experts.

Entries for the 2022 awards cover demolition and related work that either started or was completed during the period 1 July 2021 through to 30 June 2022.

Demolition & Recycling International created and organised these awards in partnership with the European Demolition Association and in cooperation with the National Demolition Association.

The World Demolition Summit 2022 is being held 16-17 November in Vienna, Austria.

In other news, a road tanker detonation is under investigation.

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