Ginlee Construction, MCD-MTC Joint Venture

Country Singapore

Project Demolition of South Crystal Pavilion, Marina Bay

Collaboration Ginlee web


The South Crystal Pavilion was especially challenging as the building was a standalone structure connected to the basement of the Marina Bay Sands retail plaza.

Ginlee’s entry shows how risks were managed during underwater demolition for submerged structures and how proximity, connectivity and huge structures posed a challenge to the demolition works.

Kiewit/Manson, Caltrans, Bluegrass Concrete Cutting, Contract Drilling & Blasting, Silverado Contractors, Environmental Science Associates, Ventura Consulting Group

Country USA

Project San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Removal

Collaboration Kiewit web index


In April 2016, Caltrans awarded the Phase 2 contract for removal of foundations at Piers E4 through to E18 of the original San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to Kiewit/Manson, a joint venture. The scope included demolition of 15 in-water reinforced-concrete foundations, using a combination of mechanical methods and blasting. The work was contracted to take place over three years within numerous imposed environmental schedule restrictions.

McMahon Services, Flinders Power, Precision Demolition

Country Australia

Project Augusta Power Stations Decommissioning and Ash Storage Area Rehabilitation Project

Collaboration McMahon web


From 1954 the 850MW Augusta Power Stations provided reliable generation to the South Australian and National Electricity Market. On May 9, 2016 Augusta Power Station ceased generating power because the stations were no longer competitive in the market, which had seen a dramatic increase in renewables.

Before the closure, Flinders Power, a division of Alinta Energy responsible for operating Augusta Power Stations, undertook a lengthy process of planning and delivery of the decommissioning and rehabilitation works.

Priestly Demolition

Country Canada

Project Providence Care Hospital

Collaboration Priestly web


Priestly said that this project was a success for all involved due to communication. Each day, its team leaders, sub-trades, client representatives, and consultants would meet for a 15-minute discussion regarding progress, issues, achievements, and resolutions to any problems.

This allowed the company to be proactive during this project, rather than reactive.

Demolition & Recycling International wishes to thank all the awards judges for their time and effort analysing this year’s entries. Look out for a feature on them in the September-October issue of D&Ri

The World Demolition Awards are part of the World Demolition Summit, which is organised in cooperation with the European Demolition Association and with the support of the National Demolition Association of the USA. Headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.

The awards ceremony takes place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday 8 November. For more details please visit

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Demolition & Recycling International - July-August 2019

Included in the issue: 

    Another record year for World Demolition Awards; Turcot Interchange project to feature at Summit; CECE leads circular economy call; Metso acquires McCloskey; decommissioning of nuclear power plants set to grow; O’Keefe in four-time safety award win; AR Demolition goes for remediation relaunch; EDA hails successful Japan study tour
    American Joe Brinkmann grew up in farming, graduated in engineering and now heads an award-winning South African demolition contractor
    Manufacturers find themselves meeting increasing challenges
    A more detailed look at the stories behind the numbers for some of the companies involved in our annual listing of contractors by turnover
    Two companies celebrating differing milestones during mid-2019
    D&Ri looks ahead to Recycling Aktiv, the demonstration trade fair for recycling machines and systems taking place in Germany in September
    How does technology tie in with what the customer wants to achieve?
    A challenging project at an oil terminal in Nigeria
    A look at the 10th anniversary of the World Demolition Awards
    Exactly how important is stakeholder engagement in demolition?
    Demarec and Hammer to merge; Liebherr lightens the load for Dowideit Recycling in Germany; Costello Dismantling boosts volumes with Genesis bucket crushers; Sandvik introduces nextgeneration impact crusher
    All set for Think Tank 2019;Industry Report on its way


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