Dismantling of Industrial Printing Presses

Dismantling of Industrial Printing Presses

Project Description

Discipline(s): Demolition | Dismantling | Asset Recovery
Sector: Industrial
Location: Polestar UK, Sheffield
Project Duration: Ongoing

Euro Demolition & Dismantling were appointed to dismantle a number of industrial printing presses and plant as well as carry out the demolition of some associated buildings.

The former Polestar printing facility in Sheffield operated several industrial printing presses for major UK daily newspaper titles, producing a colossal 40,000, 72 page magazines per hour, per machine.  Euro Demolition & Dismantling were contracted to dismantle several of the presses as well as corresponding industrial plant from other parts of the facility, including the printer’s solvent recovery system which houses the carbon tanks. Euro Demolition & Dismantling have also been awarded the contract to demolish associated buildings for the solvent recovery plant.

Due to the nature of the facility, we paid particular attention to aligning our RAMS to the strict environmental requirements that projects of this nature present.  We liaised closely with our client’s environmental teams, ensuring that each step in this project was given the highest level of planning and relevant methodologies agreeable to both parties to employ a robust ‘safety-first approach’.

Our teams have successfully dismantled and realised various assets from parts of the redundant plant including the majority of the industrial presses. Recoverable metals were graded and sized and subsequently delivered to the local steel mills to be utilised in their day-to-day processes.  Waste streams were sorted, graded and supplied to our accredited recycling partners.