Hear about 300-metre stack demolition at WDS 2021

By Steve Ducker29 July 2021

Visitors to this year’s World Demolition Summit (WDS, Chicago, USA, 20-21 October) can learn how a 304 m (1,000 ft) stack at the Widows Creek fossil plant was demolished in the latest addition to the conference programme.

Widows Creek demolition project Client Tennessee Valley Authority, contractor Brandenburg Industrial Service Company and computer modellng specialist Applied Science International will describe the project from their point of view

Roger Waldrep, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s vice president of major projects in generation projects and fleet services, will be joined on stage by Dennis McGarel – vice president sales and estimating of the project’s contractor Brandenburg Industrial Service Company – and Ahmed Amir Khalil, whose company Applied Science International performed the computer modelling for the demolition.

Between them, the trio have more than 60 years of industry experience.

Roger, Dennis and Ahmed join a growing list of confirmed conference speakers that also includes: William Sinclair (managing director, Safedem); Mohamed Abd El Salam (senior manager, product management and business development, Topcon-Tierra); Joe Brinkmann (managing director, Jet Demolition); Patrick Grandchamp (working group on hazardous products, European Demolition Association); Tim Barker (principal, Resolute Decommissioning and Demolition Consulting) and Kelly Veit (CEO, Veit & Company).

As well as the conference, the WDS includes a drinks reception on the evening of 20 October and the World Demolition Awards ceremony and dinner on the night of the 21st. Headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.

For more details, including delegate and hotel bookings, please visit demolitionsummit.com

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