DSR drops Stewartby stacks…

Years of planning and preparation came to an end yesterday when the last four chimneys at Stewartby Brickworks were demolished. DSR Demolition made a mark on history by safely bringing the chimneys down in a controlled explosion. DSR’s Simon Ogden was chosen for the job as he has demolished chimneys there in the past. Special…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Ferrybridge felled…

In the past few minutes, the explosive demolition team at Keltbray has carried out the controlled demolition of the boiler house and two stacks at the Ferrybridge Power Station in the North of England. At 198-metres high, the two chimney stacks were the tallest structures at the iconic Ferrybridge site. This blowdown follows the successful…Read moreRead more

Birchwood blast…

CDI’s one company mission to erase the US’ industrial past continues apace. This time around, the highly prolific blasting specialist has fixed its sights on a 121 metre (399 feet) tall, reinforced concrete chimney located at the Birchwood Power Plant in King George, Virginia On this occasion, Controlled Demolition, Inc was acting as explosives subcontractor…Read moreRead more

Tragic block demolished as storm approaches…

The remaining part of a Miami area condo that collapsed on 24 June has been demolished ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa. A decision to move up the demolition was taken amidst the threat of a secondary collapse that could potentially endanger rescue crews still searching through the rubble. Meanwhile, officials said the…Read moreRead more

Safedem’s Colombian blend…

The former headquarters of the Minesterio de Defence Nacional (Ministry of Defence) in Bogota, Colombia has been demolished by explosives. The project was delivered by an international consortia led by Colombian contractor Yamill Montenegro, with international explosives engineers Safedem from UK, and Spanish contractor dMol. The (up to) 7 storey complex of structures (with over…Read moreRead more

Stack blast lets in the sun…

Controlled blast fells Florida’s last coal stack. Florida Power & Light imploded the towering chimney stack of its last coal-fired generating plant yesterday, a milestone in its transition to cleaner energy sources. The former coal-fired plant is scheduled to be replaced by a solar powered solution.

A celebration of the blaster’s art

Four and a half minutes of explosive awesomeness. Explosive demolition might account for only a small percentage of all the demolition that takes place around the world. But there is no denying that it’s the part of the sector the public finds most fascinating. Well, the secret to online success is giving the public what…Read moreRead more

Rugeley Cooling Towers Implosion LiveStream

The massive cooling towers of the former Rugeley Power Station are scheduled to be demolished via controlled explosion at 11.15 am on Sunday. DemolitionNews will be going live and – weather and technology permitting – will be broadcasting the implosion LIVE commencing at 11 am. Join us for this massive one-off event.

Video – If at first you don’t succeed…

Ohio stack falls at second time of asking. Demolition crews were forced to rethink the demolition of a 121 metre tall stack at the former Ohio Edison Generating Plant in Niles, Ohio when an estimated 38 kilogrammes failed to bring down the structure. After a quick rethink, the crew opted to hit the stack again,…Read moreRead more

DSR detonates…

Earlier today, DSR Demolition‘s Simon Ogden once again followed in the footsteps of his late father and brother Dominic to bring 2 brickwork chimneys safely to the ground at Saxon Works in Whittlesey. Despite high winds, the blast went ahead without a hitch, just shortly before 10am the 50-year-old chimneys were brought down in sequence,…Read moreRead more