National Grid Far Rockaway Power Plant Environmental Demolition

Far Rockaway Power Plant

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:

  • Unit #4 including the boiler house and turbine hall.
  • House boiler building.
  • Service building.
  • Circulating Water Intake Screen House.
  • Chlorinator House.
  • Fuel oil storage tanks including the 2,000,000 gallon Main Oil Tank and the 100,000 gallon Day oil tank, as well as, all ancillary underground and above ground piping and appurtenances.
  • Fuel Oil Transfer House.
  • Storage Building
  • Water Tank and Pump House
  • Fire Protection Building
  • Ash Silo Building
  • Continuous Emissions Monitoring Building
  • Coal Handling Structures
  • Transformers and Associated Overhead Transmission Lines
  • Circulating Water Intake and Discharge Tunnels
  • Barge Unloading Station
  • Groundwater Monitoring Wells
  • Permitted Production Water Wells.

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.

Froedert Malt Plant

Environmental Remediation & Dismantling

Work Performed: environmental remediation, dismantling

Project Description

North American Dismantling was contracted by the Miller Park Way Limited Partnership to provide environmental remediation and dismantle the Old Froedert Malt Plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Project Details

The plant consisted of 33 structures on a 11 acre site. The plant was originally constructed in 1910 with several additions occurring in 1913, 1925, 1928, 1934, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1953, 1956, 1960 1978. This project consisted of 3 major sections of work; The concrete silos and the Malt Plant Proper and Out Buildings with Site Work.

Item # 1
The silo area consists of 5 major groups of silos known as Grain Tank Groups A, B, C, D & E comprised of 69 separate silos, 2 Grain Elevators totaling 60,000 Square feet. The silos and elevators range from 100′-0″ to 120′-0″ in height. The silos and elevators are of concrete construction.

Item # 2
The main building is comprised of several major buildings that have been connected over the years totaling 240,000 SF. The building consisted of Storage Houses A, D, and E, Boiler House, Engine House, Locker Building, Kiln Houses A, B, C & D, Production Lab, Office Building, Research Lab, Germinating Houses A, B & C and miscellaneous structures The main building is constructed of masonry walls, concrete and structural steel framing, and concrete and steel roof decks and built up roofing.


East Kentucky Power Plant Demolition

Spurlock Unit No. 1 Backend Equipment

Work Performed: demolition, environmental decommissioning, asbestos abatement, equipment recycling, asset recovery

Project Description

This project consisted of the demolition of the structure known as Unit No. 1 Boiler Outlet of the East Kentucky Power Cooperative H.L. Spurlock Power Station located at 1301 West 2nd Street in Maysville, Kentucky. The structure was multi leveled to a height of 150’-0” above grade, totaling 180,000 sq. ft. and was constructed of structural steel framing, supporting various pieces of equipment.

Project Details

East Kentucky Power Cooperative contracted North American Dismantling Corp. (NADC) to complete the removal of the structure down to the existing slab including environmental decommissioning and asbestos abatement. The demolition included the removal and/or recycling as scrap; the steel framing, all equipment and machinery contained within and all mechanical, electrical and ancillary equipment including ductwork, fans, piping, conduit, steel guard posts and railings. Major equipment included but was not limited to:

  • Electrostatic Precipitator (1) including transformer/rectifiers and controls. (The control enclosure located in the plant is not included);
  • Induced Draft Fans (2) including the fan, 2-speed motor, oil filled speed changer, and lube oil units (4000 volt, 3500/200 Hp, 888/710 RPM);
  • Forced Draft Fans (2) including the fan, 2-speed motor, oil filled speed changer, and lube oil units (400 volt, 1500/100 Hp, 710/590 RPM);
  • Rothemule Regenerative Air Heaters (2);
  • Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Air Heater (1);
  • Sets of Steam Air Heating Coils (Secondary air) (2);
  • Miscellaneous duct sections stored in the lay down area.

This equipment had been in use for approximately 26 years on the flue gas outlet of a coal fire utility boiler firing eastern bituminous coal.

In addition to removing all equipment mentioned above, NADC removed a No. 2 oil fired Combustion Engineering package boiler rated at 110,000 Lb/Hr at 25 PSIG and 455 Deg. F steam outlet temperature, including all auxiliaries such as misc. pumps, fan, and condensate DA/storage tank are to be removed as well.
An ash piping bridge on the west side of the precipitator was required to remain. It was supported by a cantilever off the precipitator support steel. NADC had to modify a portion of the steel in order to adequately support the piping bridge prior to its demolition activities.

Also included as a part of its scope of work, NADC was required to salvage and save the following:

  • Primary Air Fans (2) including the fan, motor, and the lube oil unit;
  • Set of Primary Air Steam Coils (1);
  • Two (2) Bridge cranes located in the precipitator pent houses.

All environmental issues were addressed and abated by EKP prior to the start of NADC’s work. The ducts were vacuum cleaned and the regenerative air heaters were water washed to remove bulk ash by the owner prior to NADC’s work. Storm sewers and catch basins located in the vicinity of the work area were covered with visqueen or filter fabric to prevent any accidental discharge into the storm system.

Because of the potential dust, NADC maintained a misting of water on the areas of the structure being demolished. Wetting the building not only eliminates dust, it also kept the chance of any fire to an absolute minimum.

Major Pharmaceutical Facility Demolition

Major Pharmaceutical Facility

Design/Build, Demolition
& Asbestos Abatement

Work Performed: design/build, demolition, asbestos abatement, new construction

Project Description

This project was a design/build project located in Southwest, Michigan. The original contract was for $10.2 million and consisted of four elements including Design Engineering, Demolition, Asbestos Abatement and New Construction. The project was bid in March 2005 with the majority of the work to be completed by December 31, 2005.

Project Details

The demolition portion of the contract consisted of the demolition and total removal of approximately 800,000 square feet of office and lab space requiring a number of different demolition methods. Building 25, a fifteen-story concrete Albert Kahn building, was removed with a ball and crane in conjunction with our hi-reach excavators. Building 209, an eight-story steel building, was tripped in sections in conjunction with our hi-reach excavators. A portion of this building had to be wrecked floor by floor as a portion of the building was to remain, including a portion of the basement under structure being removed above. We were also required to remove the top 3 floors of a nine-story building without damaging the floors to remain. The largest portion of the demolition began in July 2005 and was essentially complete in December 2005.

In addition to this work, the Owner gave us some additional work ($.8 million) to complete during this time period including the hand removal of a four-story boiler, the removal of a three-story commercial building and picking down in pieces a six-story bag house while the boiler house remained in operation. All work was completed safely and on time with no OSHA violations (3 inspections).

Asbestos abatement was started in May 2005 and completed in September 2005. The total asbestos contract totaled $2.7 million and involved three abatement contractors. At times we had more than 80 asbestos abatement contractor personnel on site daily. All work was completed safely and on time with no MIOSHA Air Quality Violations (2 inspections).

East Kentucky Power Plant Demolition

Fraser Pulp Mill Demolition

Remediation & Asbestos Abatement

Work Performed: demolition, remediation, asbestos abatement, brownfield

Project Description

The project in Berlin, New Hampshire consists of the dismantling of an existing paper pulp mill composed of 85 separate structures totaling 600,000 square feet located over 120 acres.

The buildings included boiler houses, turbine buildings, bleach plants, offices, repair shops, co-gen plants, pump houses, dryer buildings, etc. The buildings comprise a multitude of construction including steel framing, concrete framing, wood framing, steel siding and brick,

Included in the project is the remediation of various universal wastes including CFC, mercury, solvents, black, white and green liquor.

Additionally North American Dismantling is to remediate 36 transformers (17 Non PCB and 19 PCB contaminated) and complete over $1,000,000.00 in asbestos abatement.

North American Dismantling was instrumental in the marketing and sales of over $10,000,000.00 in reusable equipment.


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GM Guide Manufacturing Facility Demolition

GM Guide Manufacturing Facility

Demolition, Environmental  Decommissioning & Restoration

Work Performed: demolition, environmental decommissioning, asbestos abatement, restoration, brownfield

Project Description

This project consisted of the purchase, environmental decommissioning and dismantling of the approximately 2,300,000 square feet of the existing GM manufacturing facility located in Anderson, Indiana including a two-story office complex, a five-story powerhouse and an 85 feet tall stacker building to 4’-0” below existing grade.

Project Details

Included in the scope of work was the removal and recycling of all exterior concrete and asphalt totaling over a 1,000,000 square feet of hard surfacing. North American Dismantling was responsible for developing a site specific construction storm water pollution prevention program the included the grading, topsoil and seeding of the 91 acres effected by the demolition.

The building demolition consisted of:Removal of 2,300,000 SF of buildings including substructures to 4’-0” below grade:

  • Processing of 120,000 cubic yards of demolition hard fill to 21AA specifications;
  • Processing over 40,000 Tons of Ferrous Material;
  • Processing over 1,500,000 lbs of Non-Ferrous;
  • Major sales of usable process and electrical equipment.