Scope of Work:
Similar to previous wind energy demolition work performed by O’Rourke, this specialty project involved demolition of a fire damaged 2.5 MW Clipper “Liberty” wind turbine located within an active wind farm in Southwest Texas. After considerable evaluation, our Wind Energy client selected O’Rourke to fell (via implosion) the 80 Meter/262 foot tall tubular tower and nacelle that was damaged during a fire. The more traditional crane dismantlement approach was rendered potentially unsafe due to the sustained fire damage. Demolition work was carefully planned and executed to retain existing anchor bolts and the below-grade concrete foundation pedestal for potential future re-use.