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Fawley Power Station chimney blowdown

Client: Brown and Mason Group Ltd (BAM)
Project: Traffic Management of Fawley Power Station Chimney Blowdown
Department: ODS Construction
Date of completion: 31st October 2021


Brown and Mason Group Ltd have established themselves as one of the largest industrial decommissioning, dismantling, demolition and asbestos removal companies in the world. BAM approached ODS to design and execute a vital traffic management solution to help them demolish the iconic 198m Fawley Power Station Chimney in Hampshire.


Having previously commissioned ODS for a similar demolition project in Didcot, Oxfordshire, for BAM, ODS were the go to organisation to handle all the traffic management requirements at Fawley Power Station.


BAM wanted a fast, efficient and safe solution that ensured minimal disruption to the local community, pedestrians, traffic and the environment.


ODS managed the process from start to finish, from submitting permits and a Temporary Traffic Road Order (TTRO) along with designing the diversion route and signage. This was critical to the requirements of company if the project was to go ahead on time. ODS also managed and supplied a convoy service as requested, for residents and 200 VIPs to enter the closure point to gain access to a safe viewing zone. Traffic management preparation began on a Saturday and at 4am Sunday the road closure was employed. The demolition occurred at 7am and road was cleared and back open by 7:45am.


“Brown and Mason Group Ltd partnered with ODS again after our successful venture to demolish a chimney on another very well-known power station.  The operation to control the local highways on that project was managed in an exemplary manner and we wanted a similar approach at Fawley Power Station...The execution of the event on the day in extremely poor weather was carried out with precision to the second by ODS and all went very smoothly and to plan as expected.  I would highly recommend ODS as a professional and competent company to plan and carry put such events and it was a pleasure working with them."

Calum Cameron, Senior SHE Manager, Brown and Mason Group Ltd

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