Project Overview

Gas Plant Compressor Station Decommissioning & Demolition

Site Overview

The former natural gas plant was constructed in the late 1940s and covered 20 acres. Envirocon provided comprehensive abatement, decommissioning, demolition, remediation, and restoration services at the site.

Project Highlights

  • Recovered petroleum hydrocarbon product and waste; abated asbestos containing material (ACM); and demolished facility structures, above and underground storage tanks, pipelines, and concrete
  • Abated and demolished 34,000 linear feet of elevated ACM insulated piping and underground process piping throughout the 20-acre site footprint
  • Demolished 17 ACM-insulated towers ranging in height from 15 to 135 feet and 20 buildings with associated concrete slabs
  • Separated steel and sized material for shipment offsite to an approved recycling facility, resulting in 3,200 tons of scrap metal salvage

Value Delivered

Envirocon developed an alternative approach to tower abatement and demolition after recognizing a significant safety hazard for personnel working at heights in high wind and extreme heat conditions. Our technical team designed and implemented an approach to use a controlled drop method instead of the conventional scaffold enclosure method for abatement prior to demolition, and then proceed with abatement activities on the ground. After conducting a pilot test, the client and engineer approved the plan, and work commenced on the remaining towers and boilers in this safer manner with no impacts to the project schedule.