2. Dismantling for reemployment
The other challenge of this project was the dismantling of the plant once it was sold. The client decided to request the necessary permits and projects so the technical specialists at Surus could develop the Health and Safety plan. Additional process plans were developed for each phase of the full dismantling, as was required by the client. Once all documents were sorted (which was no small task considering they were related to a gas power plant), the dismantling process was carried out by a specialized company. In the first phase, the auxiliary equipment was manually dismantled. Once the space was freed up, the rest of elements and pieces of equipment were dismantled as well. During this process, the removal of engines stand out. They weighted 50 tons and had to be extracted from their location through the roof, which in turn required a partial dismantling of the roof. Furthermore, a special 500 tn crane had to be brought to the facilities in order to lift the engines. Finally, in order for the crane to access the lifting area without damaging the ground pipes, the area had to be reconditioned using compact gravel and iron planks.