BL England Generating Station- Hung Boilers

‘Controlled Demolition, Inc., acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Environmental Remediation Services, Inc., of Syracuse, New York, performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of the boiler house consisting of three (3) hung boilers at the BL England Generating Station in Beesley’s Point, New Jersey on Friday, April 21, 2023. ‘CDI placed a total of 415 pieces of linear shaped charges combined with an additional 91 sticks of conventional explosives on four (4) levels of the structure, for a total quantity of 298.349 lbs. of explosives as part of the implosion sequence to rotate the boiler house to the east. The implosion went “exactly” as planned without interruption of service in the operational switchyard just 200’ from the boiler house. While the developer considered felling the multi-flue concrete chimney in the same sequence with the boiler, the decision was made to fell the boiler alone in this phase to avoid mingling the chimney’s concrete debris with the steel to be salvaged from the boiler implosion operation. The chimney will be felled at a future date once the boiler debris is cleared. The community will be given plenty of notice so that they can say “goodbye” to the 500’ tall structure they used as a navigation aid to find their way home from the water, for so many years.