October implosion set to level twin boiler towers in ongoing demolition programme.
The Mohave Generating Station’s demolition continues. The last visible structures, the steel-framed twin boiler towers, are to come down this fall. “Demolition work is continuing on the boiler structures to prepare them for implosion. The current schedule calls for the implosion of the boiler structures in early October,” said Gil Alexander of Southern California Edison, the managing partner of the four owners.
Most recently, crews removed buildings that housed the administration, the main security gate, machine shop, warehouse and employee parking lot shades. “One of the more visible changes is that the main entrance road to the plant off Bruce Woodbury Drive is now closed. The entrance road itself will be removed within the next month or so,” Alexander said.
The switchyard was separated from the generating station in early June. “At that point we discontinued staffing the control room,” Alexander said. “SCE employees remain at the site coordinating work by the decommissioning contractor.”
The switchyard transmits electricity to substations in Nevada and California and now is operated remotely from NV Energy’s Eldorado substation in Boulder City.
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