National demolished this 69 kW power plant and paid the owner more than $1 million.
National Salvage & Service Corporation handled all abatement, demolition, salvage and proper disposal and recycling of the H.D. King Power Plant, a 300 mW substation and generating station in the downtown area of the city. National purchased the plant from the City of Fort Pierce for more than $1 million, taking ownership of the facility immediately after the utility ceased operation.
National recycled or salvaged 98 percent of all materials from this project, including 20,000 tons of concrete, 37,000 gross tons of steel, a G.E. Frame 5 gas turbine that was sold and shipped overseas, two 60-foot tall boilers — which contained extensive asbestos, requiring abatement — and pumps, electric motors and electric switchgears, allowing National to pay more than $1 million for the plant, perform the demolition and still profit. National crushed concrete onsite for use as fill material in site preparation.
Demolition was particularly challenging, because the plant was located in the downtown area of Fort Pierce and had a canal running through the property, with the Fort Pierce City Marina adjacent to it. The job also required the construction of concrete headwalls to isolate intake structures, including a large structure that was removed from the Fort Pierce City Marina.
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