Hazelwood Power Station’s Dredger Demolished

The remains of the dredger will be recycled.

Source: ABC News.

The first of four dredgers at the Hazelwood Power Station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has been destroyed in a controlled demolition.

The dredger, a 10-storey-high bucket-wheel excavator, used for digging coal, was brought down shortly after 10:00am. The demolition at the bottom of the mine was not visible to the public and took less than 20 seconds to complete.

The plant’s owner, French energy giant Engie, later said the operation was a success and no charges misfired. The demolition team did a thermal-imaging sweep after the collapse and “found no issues with hot spots”.

A geotechnical survey found no stability issues with the mine walls. The remains of the dredger will be recycled.

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Photo credit: Hazelwood power station dredger demolition(Supplied: Engie)

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