The Hazelwood Mine & Power Station demolition project was the largest ever undertaken in Australia. Engie Australia engaged Delta Group to design and deliver the $100m+ programme that spanned three years from 2019-2022. Listed second on the Victorian Governments list for Highest-Risk Construction Projects at the time, it was imperative that Delta delivered this project to the highest standard for safety and compliance.
The scope of works for this iconic project included:
Many unique hazards had to be controlled, including the COVID-19 Pandemic, working directly adjacent to and ensuring protection of critical power generation infrastructure, structurally compromised chimneys and walkways, natural disasters (floods and an earthquake during pre-weakening of a boiler house), and an extraordinary amount of regulator and key stakeholder scrutiny – and engagement with over 150 stakeholder groups.
The COVID-19 Pandemic involved project related challenges and impacts – such as international border closures and travel restrictions, local border and intrastate (metro and regional Victoria) movement restrictions, and significant occupational health and safety measures.
Key project statistics included: