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Controlled demolition of Hunterston test turbine

image credit: Hunterston Offshore Turbine Test Facility

De-commissioning is increasingly being addressed by developers.  The old notion of reversing the construction process does not always apply as this film of the controlled demolition of the offshore test turbine at Hunterston clearly shows.


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Audra Drazga on Oct 21, 2019 9:20 pm GMT

Cool to watch - sad to think of the waste - what happens to all the metal and parts for these?  Is there a new business in recycling these?  New opportunity for Utilities?  

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Charley Rattan on Oct 22, 2019 6:00 pm GMT

Absolutely.   SSE have the ‘sse set’ which underpins the business and sustainability is one of their core values.  They will look to repurpose and recycle. I’ll try and keep my eyes and ears open and let the energy central community know the outcome.

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