9th explosive demoltion at Tilbury Power Station
At approximately 9am on the 1st February 2018, the ninth 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. This is the other half of the stucture demoished in November last year.
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, including the boiler houses, are scheduled for explosive demolition through 2018 and into 2019. The complete demolition of the site is expected in 2019.