Turnkey demolition services for industrial and mining facilities

Jet Demolition has undertaken large-scale heavy industrial demolition work cross-border for the past 20 years

Jet Demolition offers specialised demolition services to large industrial and mining facilities. These range from selected brownfield demolition of redundant plant and structures to turnkey demolition and rehabilitation services at end-of life. “Furthermore, we offer demolition costing services, assisting large multinational mining clients to determine their demolition liability provisions as part of their eventual closure planning and preparation,” highlights Contracts Manager Kate Bester.

In terms of the specific requirements that mines generally have for demolition work or ancillary services, Bester explains that large industrial and mining clients extend their own working standards and safe-working procedures to all contractors that work on their premises. These requirements vary from site to site, but ultimately serve to work toward achieving the best possible safety profile for their projects.

In most cases it is critical that the contractor and client align their approach to the works as closely as possible so that all relevant risks are addressed and mitigated as best as possible. This calls for knowledgeable and experienced client personnel to be part of the direct site management team, which is then able to offer direct guidance and support on the ground.

“Jet Demolition has extensive experience in large heavy industrial demolition services,” notes Bester. It has adapted and adopted the best approaches deployed on a variety of sites across most industries and throughout Africa and abroad. This exposure to different sites, conditions, and requirements allows the demolition specialist to offer alternative and bespoke solutions to clients that may not have undertaken largescale demolition works previously.

Further, there are integrated services that can be offered by the demolition contractor that had already been planned for by a second, or even third, contractor. By being equipped and able to offer supplementary services such as localised rehabilitation or hydroseeding, the client often benefits from an accelerated programme and reduced cost of works.

Jet Demolition’s fleet of demolition excavators is differentiated from conventional earthmoving equipment by being adapted to carry specialised demolition tools. These tools are specifically suited to their intended purpose and improve both production and safety. By having access to a variety of fit-for-purpose tools and equipment, projects can be undertaken with minimal interface between workers and risk.

All Jet Demolition projects are managed by a full-time on-site site management team generally comprised of senior site management and safety management personnel. “The most common and significant challenge we experience on demolition projects on mining properties is the unlawful ingress to site by members of the public,” adds Bester.

In most instances, this ingress is due to criminal intent, which not only poses the risk of financial loss to the client, but more significantly introduces an increased and heightened safety risk. In these cases, it is imperative that an integrated working approach is adopted in which the client liaises with local communities and embarks on education and awareness drives, supplemented by an adequate security presence.

Jet Demolition offers specialised turnkey demolition services to large industrial and mining facilities. These range from selected brownfield demolition of redundant plant and structures to turnkey demolition and rehabilitation services at end-of life.