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Former Power Station, Medway
Power Sector Client

Former Power Station, Medway

Client: Power Sector Client
Date: 2013/14 (25 weeks)
Nature of Works: Decommissioning, Remediation, Stabilisation
Contract Value: £2.0m Re-measurable Contract

Soilfix was employed by a leading Power Sector client to undertake decommissioning and remediation works to the former coal stock yard of a closed Power Station in Medway, Kent. This was required as part of a site-wide programme of decommissioning following closure.
Soilfix designed and implemented a multi-disciplinary decommissioning and remediation scheme, including:

  • High-pressure cleaning of all concrete surfaces (sides and partially covered base) to remove coal dusts using air-lances;
  • Targeted excavation of coal from the base of the yard, pre-screening to remove oversize materials to a suitable grading for re-cycling;
  • Continual dewatering of accumulated waters from the Coal Yard to facilitate excavations;
    Haulage of recovered coals in articulated bulker lorries (total 1,800 loads at average 2,500te / week);
  • Off-site disposal of 4,500te coal contaminated sands to a local non-hazardous landfill in accordance with Duty of Care;
  • Stabilisation/solidification treatment of 5,000te geotechnically unsuitable sand / coal fill using cement and site-won PFA as binding agents. Recycled material utilised as a compacted sub-grade in the remediated coal yard for a future materials handling area;
  • Verification of basal formation to support permit surrender, and performance testing of reclaimed materials to confirm suitable calorific value for reclamation; and,
  • Health, Safety & Environmental controls to meet the client’s stringent requirements.

All works were completed on programme and budget, with no lost time incidents throughout the contract.

  • Published: April 2014
  • Service: Decommmissioining, Remediation, Specialist Enabling Works
  • Client: Power Sector

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