A FORMER World War II bomb proof radar station is proving no match for a state-of-the-art piece of demolition machinery.
Durham-based demolition and asbestos removal experts, MGL Demolition are using the Rotar RDP42 Pulveriser, purchased from Worsley Plant near Manchester to make light work of demolishing the reinforced concrete station at RAF Boulmer.
The station, which used to have a 57-tonne radar on top is two stories high with roofs and floors which are 600mm thick and the walls up to 1 metre thick.
The work is part of one of eight contracts MGL are currently undertaking on behalf of Carillion Enterprise, an industry partner of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) – the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) property and services provider.
Derek Watt, Contracts Manager for MGL Demolition, said: “We are extremely impressed with the Rotar RDP42. After seeing the demonstration that Worsley Plant arranged for us, we had no option but to buy it.
“It is extremely efficient on tough jobs and we are saving both time and money on projects due to its superior productivity. We are definitely looking at adding more Rotar demolition attachments to our range of equipment, and look forward to an ongoing relationship with Worsley Plant.”
Sean Heron, Managing Director of Worsley Plant, said: “We arranged for a demonstration at a project in Stafford on a reinforced barrelled concrete roof. MGL Demolition was so impressed with the Rotar brand that they bought it there and then. It is now the biggest Pulveriser in their range – they already have six others.
“The nature of this job meant demolition and removal was going to be an extra tough task and I’m pleased that the Rotar RDP42 is proving to be a key tool in achieving a good turnaround time on this project. Since purchasing the Pulveriser they are so pleased with its performance and with the Rotar brand they are now also looking at the RDC32S Combi Shear.”