Demolition of a chemical facility in Cyprus

Van Vliet Demolition executed the contract for the decontamination and demolition of the former hellenic chemical industries complex at cyprus.

Van Vliet Demolition has finisheded the decommissioning, decontamination and demolition of the former HCI plant at Cyprus. The entire site (measuring 22 hectares) has been cleared in order to make space for the construction of the new Energy Center (LNG Terminal). The client was the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Tourism of Cyprus. The entire works has taken seven months.

The plant was idled in 1995, and was just turned off and has never been cleaned. The entire facility needs being cleaned from large quantities of chemical waste and residues, NORM or readio-active materials and asbestos. After the decontamination, Van Vliet will demolish all three process plants:

  • Phosphoric Acid plant
  • Sulphuric Acid Plant
  • NPK Processing and Packaging Plant

Included in the project is the demolition of three spheres (25m diameter), weighing a total of 1000 tonnes, the demolition of a flare (110m high), Boilers, Furnace, Reactorsection, Condesation section, a Washing section, a tankfarm, pipebridges, buildings, structures etc. etc.

 

Demolition of the Sulphuric Acid, Phosphoric Acid and NPK Plant
Demolition of the Sulphuric Acid, Phosphoric Acid and NPK Plant

Demolition of the Pyrite handling and NPK Process-building
Demolition of the Pyrite handling and NPK Process-building

Demolition of the Phosphoric Acid plant and Sulphuric Acid Plant
Demolition of the Phosphoric Acid plant and Sulphuric Acid Plant

Decontamination of the Phosphoric Acid plant (NORM or radio-active)
Decontamination of the Phosphoric Acid plant (NORM or radio-active)

Demolition of the NPK Processing Plant, Packaging Plant and Fertiliser Shed with asbestos roofing
Demolition of the NPK Processing Plant, Packaging Plant and Fertiliser Shed with asbestos roofing

Demolition of the Liquid Ammonia Spheres weighing over a total 1.000 tonnes
Demolition of the Liquid Ammonia Spheres weighing over a total 1.000 tonnes

Cold-cut demolition of the sulphuric acid storage tanks
Cold-cut demolition of the sulphuric acid storage tanks

Demolition of thye Pyrite handling by coldcutting and crushing
Demolition of thye Pyrite handling by coldcutting and crushing

Preparing the spheres for cutting, felling and processing
Preparing the spheres for cutting, felling and processing

Engineered and controlled felling of the spheres to prepare for processing
Engineered and controlled felling of the spheres to prepare for processing

Perfectly felt flare of 110 meters high where vibrations measurement devices did not show any changes
Perfectly felt flare of 110 meters high where vibrations measurement devices did not show any changes

Demolition of the NPK section
Demolition of the NPK section

Demolition of the last section of the 40 meter high NPK Process building
Demolition of the last section of the 40 meter high NPK Process building

NPK Facility lost the battle…
NPK Facility lost the battle…

Demolition of the cooling and washing section of the Phosphoric Acid Plant. On the Background the Precipitators, the Roastersection and Pyrite handling
Demolition of the cooling and washing section of the Phosphoric Acid Plant. On the Background the Precipitators, the Roastersection and Pyrite handling

Crushing of foundations and demolition of the last parts of the Phosphoric Acid Plant
Crushing of foundations and demolition of the last parts of the Phosphoric Acid Plant

Sloopwerken chemische installatie |  Van Vliet Sloopwerken - Demolition
Sloopwerken chemische installatie | Van Vliet Sloopwerken - Demolition

Site cleared after 7 months of hard work. Demobilisation and site approved by the client. Ready for construction of the new LNG Energy Center, a EU Capital Project
Site cleared after 7 months of hard work. Demobilisation and site approved by the client. Ready for construction of the new LNG Energy Center, a EU Capital Project