JDC and NewRoads Underway on Demolition

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Salem Harbor tank

Salem, MA  – JDC Demolition and NewRoads Environmental Services are conducting demolition and abatement of the Salem Harbor Station. Covering 56 acres, this will be one of the largest plant demolition, asbestos abatement and remediation projects started in New England since the demolition of the Edgar Power Plant in Weymouth in 2001.

JDC Demolition has erected 2,500 feet of 12ft high sound attenuation fence to mitigate demolition impact on neighboring residential developments before moving into full abatement of the multi-building site.

Working in tandem, NewRoads Envionmental Services performs abatement to each facility before JDC Demolition performs the tear down. Currently, the first phase of abatement and demolition is underway on the existing tank farm of 11 tanks; conveyors; Stack 5 (430ft tall); a precipitator; miscellaneous site buildings; settling ponds; truck loading buildings; and pipe racks. The team will wrap this phase of work by Thanksgiving.

Beginning in December, the final phase of work will include abatement and demolition of the power house, including four boilers and four turbines; Stack 3 (300ft tall); Stack 4 (503ft tall) and the 200ft tall main structure. This is slated for completion at the end of 2015.

Recycling will be a key component of the project with a goal of diverting 95% of construction and demolition waste from landfills. Barges will remove the processed construction and demolition waste from the site via Salem Harbor.