International award for Omega Tower demolition

THE company which carried out the demolition of the Omega Tower has won an international award for the project.

Liberty Industrial recently received a World Demolition Award for the controlled explosive demolition of the 432 metre high tower at Darriman, the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere.

Liberty was recognised in the explosive demolition category of the awards.

The ceremony, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, recognised excellence and distinction in the demolition industry.

The Explosive Demolition Award is reserved for unusually complex or demanding demolitions involving the use of controlled explosives. Industry experts judged the projects submitted on the complexity of the project and various safety, environmental and stakeholder outcomes.

Contracted by the Department of Defence to carry out the delicate operation, Liberty Industrial used carefully calculated prepatory oxy cutting and explosive cutting charges to sever the tower’s cable support stay plates and release the select guy cables, bringing the redundant naval communications tower safely to the ground.

Liberty won two World Demolition Awards last year for its work on the HIsmelt closure project in Western Australia.