Marsa Power Station chimneys demolition on Thursday
6-12-2017

Enemalta plc will be demolishing the last two concrete chimneys of the Marsa Power Station on Thursday.

The dismantling of this power station is nearing its final stages as most of its structures have now been removed. If the weather conditions remain favourable, the last two concrete chimneys forming part of this installation will be pulled down early in the morning.
 
Roads leading to the power station site will be temporarily closed and no one will be allowed to get close to the Power Station site. As a precaution, Transport Malta is advising mariners to keep their vessels away from Bridge Wharf and Church Wharf along the Inner Grand Harbour shoreline, close to the location of one of the chimneys.        
 
The first structure to be demolished is the 1986 stack of Unit 8, the largest electricity generator at the Marsa Power Station, which was switched off for the last time in February 2015. The outer platforms and ladders and the internal wall of fire bricks of this chimney have already been removed. The remaining concrete structure will be pulled down on Thursday.
 
At 81 metres above ground level, this 5-metre wide concrete chimney is the tallest structure of the Marsa Power Station. The highest structure on site, however, was the 69-metre steel stack of Unit 7, which was situated on higher grounds a few metres away. This chimney was dismantled earlier this year, along with other structures of the Power Station.     
 
Another 42-metre chimney is also scheduled to be demolished on Thursday. Built in 1970, this chimney formed part of the first extension of the Marsa B Power Station, which included the installation of two steam boilers and two 30-megawatt turbines.
 
During the demolition works, the contractors are following rigorous method statements reviewed and approved by the relevant environmental and occupational health and safety authorities. Different precautionary measures will be in place to reduce the risk of accidents and ensure the safety of the workers involved in this project, as well as employees in other nearby workplaces.  
 
Enemalta plc would like to thank its employees and contractors, the relevant authorities as well as the area’s residents and businesses for their cooperation and support in the dismantling of the Marsa Power Station.