Thunder Bay Generating Station
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario

In December 2021, the Rakowski Energetics team worked in extreme conditions to successfully topple a large precipitator structure in Thunder Bay Ontario. This was phase 2 of a three phase collaboration with Budget Demolition in the complete demolition of the former Ontario Power and Gas Thunder Bay generating station project. This was a complicated project as it incorporated not just a building collapse but also an explosive separation of two large structures. With well over 150 charges the timing was critical for the separation and then the toppling of the structure. To further complicate the project, the top side explosive charges were placed at the 160 ft level. This project incorporated the full use of water-based kick charges on all columns, a product of the on-going research and development of Rakowski Energetics.