Hazelwood mine dredgers to be blast-felled
The next phase of major demolition works at the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project will see four of the decommissioned dredgers within the Morwell mine demolished in the coming months. The first of them tomorrow, Thursday.
The largest of the bucket wheel excavators that worked the former mine, all four will be explosively blast-felled to achieve an engineered controlled collapse and subsequently mechanically dismantled, with materials removed for recycling over a period of time.
Because all four are within the mine area, the works will not be visible to the community. An exclusion zone will be established around each of the dredgers to ensure the safety of the workforce.
The felling of each will take only about 10 to 15 seconds.