Australian Decommissioning Services (Ausdecom) has won the World
Demolition Awards 2014 in the category of Contract of the Year Under $US1.5
Shortlisted alongside finalists Keltbray, UK and Brandenburg, USA, Ausdecom’s
submission was selected on the basis of its strength and focus on safety, project
complexity, and on-time and on-budget delivery.
Ausdecom’s entry detailed its project for Arrium Mining in Whyalla,
South Australia involving the Phase 3 dismantling of a redundant pellet plant
at the Whyalla steelworks earlier this year. With many structures requiring
dismantling using heavy lifting and specialised demolition equipment, the
complex project demanded a high focus on safety and strong communications for successful
completion of the job. The largest single lift was a 114t rotary dryer located
18 metres in the air on concrete plinths located in close proximity to the existing
Ausdecom completed the project without incident or injury within the 4-month
agreed contract timeframe.
Thrilled with Australia’s and Ausdecom’s first international win, Ausdecom
General Manager Sam McKellar commented that the recognition vindicated the company’s
focus on, and innovative approach in working very closely with clients on
safety and communications.
The award was presented in Amsterdam recently at the 2014 World
Demolition Summit. The 2014 World Demolition Awards celebrated the best
projects achieved by the demolition industry in the construction sector over
the period from June 2013 to June 2014.