Water Jetting Association

Case Studies

Hydro-demolition help for port upgrade

Killybegs Harbour Centre, in County Donegal, is the newest, sheltered, deep-water port on the west coast of Ireland. It is a major fishing harbour and has plans to develop as a major commercial cargo port.

As part of this strategy, a €30million improvement programme is underway, funded largely by the Irish government, which includes construction of a new 120-metre harbour wall.

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Hydro-demolition help for port upgrade
Hydro-demolition integral to interchange repairs

Hydro-demolition integral to interchange repairs

The Golden Valley Interchange – Junction 11 on the M5 – is a three level roundabout between Cheltenham and Gloucester. It forms the junction between the M5 and the A40 and the main commuter route between the two large towns.

It was opened in 1971 as part of the construction of the M5 Junction 10 to 13 extension towards Bristol. Fifty years on, it was ready for scheduled major refurbishment. Not least due to the thundering effect of ever growing volumes of traffic, rising well above the number it was expected the structure would have to take.

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Fast-track hydrodemolition
robot gets burners on at
biomass plant

Using an ultra-high pressure water jetting robot to remove refractory from a biomass furnace has allowed its operator to resume power generation quickly and efficiently.

Water jetting contractor Hydroblast says removing the heat-resistant material using ultra high pressure water jetting proved quicker and more effective than the alternative of mechanical demolition.

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Water power helps drive
a wind energy revolution

Offshore wind farms are now critical to meeting the UK’s electrical energy requirements for the rest of the 21st Century and beyond. New turbine farms are being installed at a rapid rate.


Meanwhile, the first farms, installed two decades ago, are already reaching the end of their lives and are being decommissioned, creating new and demanding demolition challenges.

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