The Phase 1 of this project commenced in April 2016 with the preparation works for the decommissioning, demolition and decontamination (DDD) such as building material survey, asbestos investigation, preliminary environmental site investigation and environmental impact assessment (EIA). The EIA Report has been endorsed by Direccao dos Servicos de Protecccao Ambiental (DSPA). This phase was completed in August 2016.
Phase 2 of this Project will involve the preparation of tender documents and the launch of the tender to engage an experienced and competent main contractor for the demolition work through the selection of invited qualified contractors in this area of expertise. It is planned to appoint the main demolition contractor in October 2016 and to commence the demolition works in January 2017 after all the necessary documentation has been completed and all related permits for the works are secured from various government departments. Before the main demolition of the buildings and structures begin, CEM will arrange for the removal of asbestos containing materials and plant equipment & facilities within the buildings in order to shorten the overall duration of the DDD works. It is planned to complete all the DDD works by the end of March 2018.