Caswell Group appointed to handle high profile Kingsnorth power station asbestos removal project


Caswell Group, a leading asbestos removal and remediation expert in the UK, is delighted to announce that it has been contracted to assist in the high-profile demolition of Kingsnorth Power Station at Rochester, Kent.

Commissioned in 1970, the four-unit power station was previously operated by energy firm E.ON UK and had a generating capacity of 2,000 megawatts. It ceased power generation in 2012 as a result of the European Union’s Large Combustion Plant Directive.

The Principal Contractor on the project is demolition expert Brown and Mason, which appointed Caswell Group to conduct an asbestos risk assessment, followed by the removal of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) at the power station in a seven-part plan. Caswell Group identified the presence of ACMs in several areas of the plant, which needs to be removed in order for a safe demolition to be carried out.

Phase one is expected to take two months and involves removal of thermal insulation on the plant’s Unit 2 precipitator. Work began on 28 April this year and is set to be completed on schedule by 3 July 2015. This is the first phase of a larger project that is due to last for ten months, which will involve the removal of ACMs from three precipitators, three sections of ducting and a diamond section.

Drawing on 25 years of expertise in the field, the group’s latest undertaking is a prime example of its ability to handle complex asbestos decontamination and management projects safely, effectively, on time and meeting budgetary requirements.

Stuart Lincoln, Caswell Group’s Project Manager at Kingsnorth Power Station, said “Such a large and complex asbestos removal project, on an industrial scale, can present a challenge. Fortunately the Caswell Group team has the experience and infrastructure required to handle such a task. With the help of Brown and Mason, the Kingsnorth project is progressing well and on-schedule. We are now looking forward to the further phases on this project."


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