Recent Projects

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Project: Berkeley County Communications Tower
Date: 09.10.2021
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480' Tall Communications Tower

CDI, acting as Explosives Contractor to the Owner, Berkeley County Water & Sanitation of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of one (1), 480’ tall, guyed communications tower in Berkeley County, South Carolina on Friday, September 10, 2021.

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Project: Roanoke Valley Energy Units 1 & 2
Date: 08.31.2021
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Double Shot in Weldon

CDI, acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Genover, LLC. of Chappell Hill, Texas, performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of one (1), 385’ tall Unit #1 reinforced concrete chimney and one (1), 380’ tall Unit #3 reinforced concrete chimney in Weldon, North Carolina on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

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Project: Ferrybridge Power Station
Date: 08.23.2021
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Industrial Blowdown

CDI, acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Keltbray, Ltd. of Esher, United Kingdom, performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of one (1), 60,000 metric ton steel boiler house, bunker bay through the use of CDI’s linear shaped charge demolition methods and the felling of two (2), 650’ tall (198-meter) chimneys at the Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire, England on Monday, August 23, 2021. Drone footage courtesy of Arron Appleyard (Sky Captain Aerial and Media Productions) and additional footage provided by Keltbray, Ltd.

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Project: MOTBY Buildings #32 & #42
Date: 08.08.2021
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A Tsunami of Concrete

CDI, acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Control Services, LLC of Jersey City, New Jersey, performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of four (4), 6-story reinforced concrete buildings and two (2), 7-story buildings totaling 1,500,000 sq ft of structure in Bayonne, New Jersey on Sunday, August 8, 2021. A total of 7,184 holes were drilled and loaded by CDI with 6,400 lb of explosives and 10.2 miles of detonating cord in the non-electric initiation system to bring the structure down atop the 5’ high loading dock elevation of the 1st Floor slab. CDI’s explosives operations will facilitate the Main Contractor's fast-track removal of debris to support construction of a UPS terminal which will serve New York City and the other boroughs by ferry, rather than having their trucks suffer delays on bridges and in tunnels.

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Project: Carmichael Towers 1 & 2 Vanderbilt University
Date: 07.31.2021
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Implosion in Music City

CDI, acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Environmental and Demolition Contractor, Demo Plus of Nashville, Tennessee and Katmai Government Services of Smyrna, Tennessee, successfully imploded the two (2), reinforced concrete dormitories in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, July 31, 2021, without damage to Bellevue while keeping the well-fragmented debris within the demolition site to facilitate it’s fast-track, post-implosion removal. Implosion dust was cleaned up within three (3) hours and the adjacent hotel and restaurants were able to open shortly thereafter.

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Project: Nucla Power Plant
Date: 07.23.2021
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Another Coal-Fired Plant Gone

CDI, acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, NorthStar Demolition and Remediation, Inc. of Denver, Colorado, performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of the Unit #4 Boiler House and Steel Stack, located at the Nucla Power Plant in Naturita, Colorado on July 23, 2021.

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Project: Birchwood Power Plant Chimney
Date: 06.24.2021
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Another Toppled Chimney

CDI, acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, National Salvage & Service Corporation of Bloomington, Indiana) performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of one (1), 399’ tall, reinforced concrete chimney located at the Birchwood Power Plant in King George, Virginia on June 24, 2021.

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Project: FPL Indiantown Plant Windscreen and Coal Conveyor System
Date: 06.16.2021
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FPL's Last Coal-Fired Plant

CDI, acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina, performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of one (1), 495’ tall windscreen and one (1) coal conveyor system located at the Florida Power and Light Indiantown Plant in Indiantown, Florida on June 16, 2021.

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Project: Crystal River Energy Complex Hung Boiler Units #1 & #2
Date: 06.12.2021
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Crystal River - Phase I

CDI, acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, NorthStar Contracting Group, Inc. of Orlando, Florida, performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of Hung Boiler Units #1 and #2 located at the Crystal River Energy Complex in Crystal River, Florida on June 12, 2021

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Project: Tonawanda Coke Plant Chimneys
Date: 06.05.2021
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Three Chimneys, One Shot

CDI, acting as the explosives Sub-Contractor to Main Demolition Contractor Ontario Specialty Contracting, Inc., of Buffalo, NY, designs and performs the explosives felling of three (3) chimneys at the Tonawanda Coke Plant in Tonawanda, NY.

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Project: 90 Mitsubishi 1000A Wind Turbines
Date: 05.01.2021
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Explosive Felling in the High Desert

CDI, acting as Explosives Design and Performance Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor Dallas Demolition of Dallas, Texas, who was working for General Demolition Contractor RiverCap Ventures of Rocky River, Ohio, performs the successful explosives felling of 90, Mitsubishi 1000A Wind Turbines in New Mexico.

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Project: Thermally Damaged Wind Turbine
Date: 04.27.2021
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CDI, acting as Explosives Design and Performance Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor NorthStar D and R, Inc., of Houston, Texas and General Contractor Wanzek of Fargo, North Dakota, performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of a thermally damaged 90-meter-tall hub height, Mitsubishi MWT102/2.4 MW wind turbine located in Lyford, Texas on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

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Project: Global Agricultural Co. Production Unit
Date: 04.17.2021
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CDI, acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, American Integrated Services, Inc. of Anaheim, California, performs the preparation for and successful explosives felling of a Global Agricultural Company Production Unit, located in Houston, Texas at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

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Project: Plaza Tower
Date: 02.17.2021
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A "Lay Down" in Atlantic City

Controlled Demolition, Inc., acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, performs the successful planning of, drilling for and explosives felling of the 34-story, reinforced concrete Plaza Tower in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The 34-story tower was 370' tall. CDI loaded 1,900 lbs of explosives in 2,300 locations over 14 floors of the structure and installed over 700 delays using a non-electric initiation system to carefully control the fall of the structure while maximizing debris fragmentation to facilitate removal of the tidy 70' tall pile of post-implosion debris.

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Project: Holiday Inn - Rosslyn
Date: 12.13.2020
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Clearing the Way

CDI, acting as Explosives Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, The Berg Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland, performs the preparation for and explosives felling of one (1), 20-story, post-tensioned, reinforced concrete hotel structure in Rosslyn, Virginia on Sunday, December 13, 2020.

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