With such a large and complex site, there were a number of key challenges for this contract, including programming, access and safety. There were over 100 buildings/structures on this complex site which were surveyed as part of the project, including large boiler houses, turbine halls, flue-gas desulfurization plants, cooling towers and 3 large chimney stacks, as well as various workshops and storage buildings and substations and water pumping stations.
Various permits to work were to be obtained to access different parts of the site and comply with the clients safe system of work. In addition, the nature of the site and scale of the structures meant that scaffolding, rope access and MEWPs were required to safely access all areas of the site. The project required us to work alongside other contractors, including an asbestos removal contractor to assist in getting access beyond known ACMs, and a supplier who provided scaffolding, platforms and ladders to access certain areas which were otherwise inaccessible.