Video – Chimney quartet reduced to duo…

Two of four stacks pulled down at Morwell Power Station.

The quartet of chimney stacks at the former Morwell Power Station in eastern Victoria has been halved as demolition of the derelict site ramps up.

The chimney stacks have graced Latrobe Valley’s skyline since the coal-fired power station opened in 1956.

Now just two of the four towers can be seen.

“Everything went exactly as planned,” said Barry Dungey, general manager of remediation at Energy Brix, the company that ran the power station.

Wire cables were run up the 94-metre stacks and the bases weakened before they were pulled over by an 87-tonne excavator.