Christchurch City Council Waste Water Treatment Plant

MBC were engaged to find an innovative solution to an asbestos management issue at the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Poor historical ‘removal’ of friable sprayed coatings had resulted in contamination of numerous surfaces, including cable trays, ledges and other horizontal surfaces. In addition, much of the sprayed coating had not been fully removed, with large areas simply left in-situ, including all of the tricky to access locations.

The bulk of the removal undertaken occurred in the large Pump Room and also in the large Boiler Room, which needed to remain operation at all times.  It was necessary to stage the works, thereby allowing plant & machinery to continue operating and allowing access for maintenance personnel).

Our removal staff had to work around live services, carefully and systematically decontaminating each area and removing the sprayed coatings where they were still present.

Scaffolding was used extensively to create removal areas in different sections of the rooms and at different levels.

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