Safedem world record official…

Guinness World Records acknowledges Abu Dhabi mega blast. Within hours of the Meena Plaza complex in Abu Dhabi coming down, the project has been inducted into the Guinness World Records. The project takes the crown as the world’s tallest building destroyed by explosives. It is a record that had stood for more than 22 years…Read moreRead more

Safedem blasts into record books…

Massive Meena Plaza complex falls in successful explosive demolition. Sir Alex Ferguson in football. Stephen Hendry in snooker. Andy Murray in tennis. Sir Chris Hoy in cycling. And now Safedem in demolition has joined the ranks of the Scottish world beaters. The Dundee-based company has carried out the successful implosion of the infamous Meena Plaza…Read moreRead more

Heading for the record books…

Safedem makes ready for record-breaking blast. Abu Dhabi residents will witness a new world record this weekend as Scottish demolition company Safedem carries out the explosive demolition of the Meena Plaza complex. Comprising 144 storeys across four towers, the complex stands at 165.032 metres making this a record breaking project for the tallest building demolished…Read moreRead more

Massive bridge blast

The Northern part of the Eisern Viaduct in Siegen, Germany has been felled in a controlled blast. According to reports, 61 kg of explosives was used to bring down the motorway bridge, which was up to 50 metres high and weighed 12,300 tons. The bridge will be replaced by a new building that can cope…Read moreRead more

Costly cloud…

Failure to control dust leads to settlement. More than seven months after an implosion covered Little Village in a cloud of dust, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has settled a lawsuit against Hilco Redevelopment Partners and its contractors. Raoul announced the settlement Thursday, which will require Hilco to pay $370,000 into a fund to support…Read moreRead more

Maine bridge blasted…

The Maine Department of Transport has used explosives to demolish the old Beals Island Bridge, which connects the towns of Beals and Jonesport in Maine.

CDI’s radio interference

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI), acting as explosives subcontractor to The Berg Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland has performed the preparation for and successful explosives felling of four 122 metre tall radio towers in Bethesda, Maryland.

Police HQ blasted…

Wrexham skyline changed in Sunday blast. Total Controlled Demolition Services has successfully carried out the Sunday morning controlled explosive demolition of the former Wrexham Police Headquarters. More details as we receive them.

Dredger detonated…

Controlled blast fells mining monster. The first of the dredger demolition works has been carried out at the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project. The main outcome, a safe and successful fell, was achieved with Dredger 11 on the ground. All of the blast cutting charges were fully expended with no misfires. A thermal imaging sweep conducted by…Read moreRead more

Finland’s tallest chimney dropped…

Explosive demolition fells 153 metre stack. The move away from our fossil-fuelled past has claimed another victim as the 153-metre tall chimney at Finland’s Kristiinankaupunki power plant came crashing down yesterday.