Brown and Mason’s new monster machine gets ready for work.
The latest addition to the fleet of power station demolition specialist Brown and Mason is undergoing final preparations at the Messiah Corp. yard at Grays in Essex. And DemolitionNews got to see it first.
Weighing in at 135 tonnes and equipped with a massive Genesis GXP1500R attachment, the Hitachi EX1200 machine is being readied for a three-month stint at Didcot A Power Station before heading for the Longannet Power Station in Kincardine, Scotland where Brown and Mason has a four-year demolition project.
“With the help of Messiah, we bought the machine from a company in Spain and had it shipped back to Grays,” Brown and Mason’s Nick Brown explains. “Messiah also helped us source the Genesis shear and they have helped us get the machine ready for work.”
The shear alone weighs more than 13 tonnes and has a jaw opening of 1.118 metres. When it goes to work, it will be one of the largest of its kind in the UK.
We will be bringing you more details in the next episode of Demolition TV. But, until then, you can see this massive machine in this exclusive new video: