2018 – Industrial Demolition Award – Duvha Power Station
At the 2018 World Demolition Awards, Jet Demolition won the Industrial Demolition Award for the demolition of a coal-fired boiler and ancillary equipment at Duvha Power Station in Mpumalanga, following an over-pressurisation event.
The key requirements of the project was to ensure the safe, controlled and rapid removal of the damaged 600 MW boiler to facilitate later replacement. Preventing damage to the main support structure of the boiler house and its internal substructures was crucial, as their reuse was required for the rebuild.
This high-risk project involved the removal of critically compromised structures and was carried out over two 12-hour shifts a day, with the workforce peaking at 145.