General Project Scope:

HOMRICH was engaged to perform decontamination and demolition of the 1,300-megawatt Colbert Fossil Plant. Colbert utilized the Tennessee River to barge in coal for the plant. HOMRICH decided that the most effective method to demolish the #1 Coal Unloader was to utilize a walking leg approach and pull the structure down. This involved a team of HOMRICH personnel developing the approach and working with a Professional Engineer to develop a plan to submit for acceptance to TVA. After TVA accepted the plan, HOMRICH commenced with preparing the structure for the pull. This included marking and making precise cuts utilizing laborers with torches in accordance with the accepted work plan. HOMRICH successfully pulled the structure down 75 feet so that it could be economically processed with excavators and shears.