PEME have recently changed the skyline of Lessines, Belgium by removing a 35 metre tall bucket elevator and bulk tank that previously dominated the surrounding view.
This has been done as part of a dilapidation project for Flint Group. PEME have been responsible for the employment and co-ordination of several European partners to clean all the obsolete assets and ensure that there is no contamination to the ground and the river that runs adjacent to site, the transfer of assets to various other Flint sites throughout Europe and the removal of the rest of the equipment for recycling.
During this 10-month project there has been no lost time accidents. This is due to the diligence of the PEME Project and Safety teams and the constant safety auditing of all companies on site. Toolbox talks have also been delivered on a regular basis in English, French and Dutch.
When asked about this task. PEME Project Manager, Richard Rollings said “Engineering is usually more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly but in this case this project has involved mainly disassembly and we have done an excellent job ensuring this closed-site is safe for future generations whilst making the best economic use of obsolete assets”.