Winter Environmental performed asbestos abatement and select dismantling of the turbine hall, main boiler building and power buildings of the historic Bailey Power Plant, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as a subcontractor to the prime contractor, ERM.
Project challenges included performing abatement activities at heights of up to 135 ft while working from within an articulating boom and crane baskets. Also challenging was accessing ACMs from the boilers. Boiler skin, turbine skin and associated ducts and components had to be torch-cut in order to access and remove the asbestos-containing insulation from each of these components. Lead-based paint and other regulated materials, including mercury switches, ballasts and fluorescent light bulbs, were included in the abatement scope.
Approximately 45,000 sf of materials were abated and/or dismantled. All work was carefully performed while preserving the historic nature of the plant and surrounding structures.