Demolition

Adelaide fuels refinery

Preparation for demolition of the Mobil oil refinery at Port Stanvac began in mid 2009 and actual demolition work onsite commenced in August 2012.

The scope of the Demolition Project includes all the refinery process plant and piping, storage tanks, the chimney stack and other associated above-ground facilities such as the office buildings, electrical substations, warehouses, maintenance workshops and control rooms.  It also includes removal of all the pipework and other oil handling facilities located on the wharf structure.  

We are working with the State Government and the City of Onkaparinga to establish whether there is interest in preserving the wharf for future uses.  If this is not feasible, we will plan to demolish the wharf structure also.

In late 2011, Mobil selected EDS Australasia Pty Ltd as the successful demolition contractor for Adelaide refinery following a rigorous tendering process.  EDS has extensive global experience in the demolition of refineries and chemical plants.

For the latest information on the demolition progress, see the fact sheets available on this page, or head to the Adelaide Refinery news page.

View images of the Port Stanvac wharf.