Chimneys fall tomorrow at Energy Brix power station
It will be quite a sight tomorrow when two chimney stacks at the former Morwell power station come down.
The two southern chimneys are planned to be felled tomorrow morning as part of the Energy Brix Australia Pty Ltd (EBAC) Demolition Project.
It is anticipated that the first chimney will come down sometime between 8 and 10am, while the second is planned for between 11am and 1pm. Work will be carried out by the lead demolition contractor Delta Group and each one will be felled in less than five minutes.
If conditions are good and the chimney stack fell proceeds, EBAC Remediation General Manager, Barry Dungey, said they would be the first structures to be demolished in what was expected to be the first key milestone in the demolition of the former power station site.
“The 94 metre high chimney stacks have been part of the region’s skyline for decades and we understand and respect the history behind them, and why people may want to witness the demolition,” he explained.
For those interested in viewing the felling of the chimney stacks, a safe line of sight is available from the former EBAC employees’ carpark, outside the boundary fence.
Mr Dungey said this option was safer than using public roads. Entry to this area is via Commercial Road, Morwell.