Additional blasts planned for last stack standing

Viva Energy Australia (“Viva Energy”) confirms that additional blasts will be undertaken to bring down a fifth redundant refinery stack that is still standing at its Clyde Terminal in Parramatta.

Engineering Manager, Vince Neville, said the team is committed to bringing the stack down today safely.

“Following discussions with our demolition contractor and Government regulators I can confirm that we will undertake additional blasts,” said Vince.

“We do not have a specific time for the blasts and we continue to advise members of the public that they should avoid seeking any vantage points,” he said.

“We have informed our industrial neighbours about our course of action and thank them for assisting us with maintaining exclusion zones for public safety.

“The remaining stack is stubborn - it was built in the 1960s so obviously it was built to last!”

The demolition is part of the Clyde Terminal Conversion Project to remove redundant refining infrastructure, as well as other works to improve the terminal’s operational capability, which supplies about 40% of NSW’s fuel needs.

Viva Energy was launched following the purchase of the Shell Australia downstream business (excluding Aviation). It comprises the Geelong refinery, a 900+ site-retail network and a bulk fuels, bitumen, marine, chemicals and lubricants business supported by more than 20 terminals across the country. Viva Energy is the exclusive licensee to the Shell brand in Australia.


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