C&D Demolition Consultants have been appointed to act as the lead demolition consultant on the Nikilat Superyacht Building in Doha, Qatar. The demolition follows a fire in 2019 that partially destroyed the Superyacht shed including, three super yachts that were in the building.
The shipyard fire damaged the 80 metre OCEANCO Constellation, the 52 metre CRN Maracunda, and the 36 metre Riva Al Adaid, all three of which were docked at the time of the accident. Preliminary estimates suggested that the cost of the damage was in the region of $60 million.
Award-winning C&D have been appointed to carry out an initial scoping exercise: to produce methodologies; lifting plans; and structural engineering calculations for the demolition of the dockside shed. C&D will be working alongside government authorities, forensic scientists and engineers ascertain the cause of the initial fire.
Hazards including four 65 ton dockside gates are to be removed, as well as the complete steel structure which has suffered heat and structural stress.
After the initial scoping exercise has been complete and with the approval of Qatar Energy and the Port Authority, the total deconstruction of the shed will then commence.
Following a rigorous procurement exercise and interviews, C&D have been awarded the project management for the following fifteen months. This will include the provision of a full project management team in attendance throughout the project.
A second project management team from C&D will also undertake the project management of the three super yachts that remain in the structure. This separate team will work alongside authorities, insurers and police culminating in the dismantling of the three super yachts.
Erection of the tower cranes will be under the supervision of C&D’s structural division and the overall project will be overseen both in the UK and with the two Qatar teams situated on site.
“This is the culmination of many years’ work within the industry especially on fire-damaged structures,” concludes C&D Demolition Consultants’ Mike Kehoe. “This follows the year-long work with Powys County Council and Police on one of the highest profile fire recovery cases the demolition industry has seen.”