Port farewells landmarks

DEMOLITION: Onlookers watched on with sadness as the two 10,000 tonne boilers became the latest casualties in the decommissioning of the Northern Power Station.
DEMOLITION: Onlookers watched on with sadness as the two 10,000 tonne boilers became the latest casualties in the decommissioning of the Northern Power Station.

No longer will motorists see the familiar site of the Northern Power Station boilers on the horizon as they drive into Port Augusta.

The iconic 10,000 tonne landmark was successfully charge felled today in spectacular fashion.

Following a loud bang the structure crumbled to the ground as locals looked on with sombre expressions.

In a statement from Flinders Power, a spokesperson took the opportunity to reflect on the pivotal role the power station played within the community. 

“The company also wishes to acknowledge the efforts of the thousands of dedicated and passionate people who designed, constructed, operated, maintained - and now demolished - these landmark structures over the past 30 years,” they said.

While a large amount of dust was visible at the site of the demolition, it did not travel and quickly settled.

Further demolition of the boilers will continue as planned using conventional demolition processes.