Underground Tank Removal

Underground Tank Removal

Client: Paragon Building Consultancy
Project: West Molesey

Brief Description:

Having carried out many successful projects with Paragon, KpH was successfully awarded the project to clean and remove 2no. 1000gallon oil tanks.

The challenge of this project was the size of the working area around the tanks, trying to work methodically as well reducing any disruption to neighbouring properties.

Scope of Works:

The first phase of this project was to pressure test the tanks to confirm their integrity. The team removed the man lids by cold cutting, ready for the vacuum tanker to remove the remaining oil and sludge.

Once all the liquid waste, sludge and associated washings from the cleaning process were uplifted, KpH then issued a gas free certificate so the excavation of the tanks could take place.

A floor saw was used to cut around the perimeter of the tank farm to minimise vibrations to the neighbouring properties.

Utilising a rubber tracked 13 tonne excavator the tanks were broken out and lifted from the ground and flat packed. A trained banksmen watched carefully to ensure no damage was done to the boundary fence and buildings on site.

The trained team completed the fragmenting of the tanks with all the tank shell removed from site to a recycling facility.

The remaining concrete slab was removed and the area backfilled with imported material, new rebar and a new concrete finish and the site handed back to the client.

The project was a logistical challenge in many ways but one that KpH staff were experienced  and skilled in to deliver to the clients expectations.