Redcar Blast Furnace


An explosive demolition brought down the Casting Houses, the Dust Catcher, Charge Conveyors, and the Blast Furnace at the Redcar Blast Furnace at 9am on Wednesday 23 November, 2022.

⚙ The demolition took between five and ten seconds. ⚙

⚙ Thompsons of Prudhoe spent months preparing and cleaning the site. The four enormous gas stoves which heated the furnace were demolished separately. ⚙

⚙ A 250-metre exclusion zone was in place for the demolition. ⚙

⚙ The Gare Road was closed from 8am for the demolition to take place. ⚙

⚙ The demolition marked an important change in the Teesside skyline ⚙

⚙ Every effort was made to reduce the impact of dust – with a thorough programme of cleaning undertaken by contractors in the run up to the demolition. There were also mitigation measures with water foggers and hoses. However, naturally from a blowdown of this size and type, there was dust created by the demolition which blew over The Gare in the aftermath and dissipated after around five minutes. ⚙


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