New kit to demolish towers

The remaining cooling towers at Thorpe Marsh have now been demolished. Submitted by SYP Air Ops.
The remaining cooling towers at Thorpe Marsh have now been demolished. Submitted by SYP Air Ops.

RESIDENTS slept soundly as the remaining cooling towers at the old Thorpe Marsh power station were demolished using new technology.

The final pair of the six original concrete towers that have dominated Doncaster’s skyline for decades were removed by experts Able UK.

The pioneering technology involved using wires to drag thousands of tonnes of masonry to the ground, meaning Barnby Dun residents did not have their Sunday morning lie-in disturbed because no explosives were used. The last tower was brought to the ground at around 7am on Sunday.

Clearance work is underway following the weekend’s demolition exercise after the announcement by the Government last October of approval for the construction of a £984 million gas power plant by Acorn Power developments.

The work is expected to be completed by the end of the year and work on the new gas power plant is anticipated to start in 18 months.