Project Description

Client: TATA Steel

Project Duration: 19 weeks

Project Scope

Demolition by means of controlled explosives of an 85m high x 51m diameter Morfa Coke Ovens in Port Talbot

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Project Constraints & Challenges:

  • Extensive traffic management and logistics of heavy plant and machinery around a live operational site
  • Potential of discovering asbestos containing materials in the debris
  • Management of third parties including the HSE, Police, Local Authority
  • Confidentiality of the information to ensure that the project was not disclosed to the media or local residents


  • Successful controlled collapse of the structure
  • Robust communications strategy with the HSE, Police and the Local Authority
  • Confidentiality information so the project was not disclosed to the media or to local residents
  • Uninterrupted plant operations