The National Grid Far Rockaway Power Plant is a 100 megawatt, natural gas fired steam electric generating station. The station was originally commissioned in 1954 as a coal fired station and was converted to coal/fuel oil in 1966. Since 1994 the Far Rockaway station has utilized natural gas exclusively. The station was taken out of service in June of 2012 and in the late fall of 2012 North American dismantling was contracted to provide for the complete abatement and demolition of the power station.
Major Structures that were abated and dismantled include:
Upon contract award NADC initiated preliminary project mobilization activities including permit acquisition. Detailed work plans and applications were filed with The City of New York Department of Buildings, Fire Department New York (FDNY), The City of New York Department of Environmental Control and The State of New York Department of Environmental Quality.
Once NADC established site perimeter security and field administration offices were established, environmental restoration activities were commenced. Complete asbestos abatement, PCB containing material removal, mercury containing devices removal, contaminated water collection, handling & disposal, underground and above ground tanks closures were all successfully completed during this phase of the work. In addition, NADC provided for the proper closure and demolition of a 2,000,000 gallon fuel oil tank including remediation of impacted groundwater and soils.
Additionally, NADC provided for the development and administration of a storm water management plan and a Community Air Monitoring Program (CAMP). The CAMP provided for continuous monitoring for air borne particulates, noise levels, Volatile Organic Compound concentrations, and seismic vibration control.
Primary structure dismantling was accomplished with the assistance of a Caterpillar 5510 outfitted with a Jewel High Reach configuration and a LaBounty 4000R hydraulic shear. In this configuration the 5510 has a reach of 140 feet. Assisting in the dismantling process were (2) Volvo 460 excavators with shear attachments and grapples, as well as, a Caterpillar 335, Komatsu 220 LC and other support equipment. By utilizing high reach hydraulic equipment NADC was able to limit the amount of hand torch cutting required.
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