Florida Blasts Away Old Power Plant to Make Way for New – VIDEO
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – With a rumble and a series of controlled explosions over approximately 60 seconds, Florida Power & Light Company demolished its 1960s-era Port Everglades Power Plant to make way for a new, clean energy center powered by American natural gas. The demolition of four 350-foot, candy-cane-striped stacks and four 7,500-ton boilers – a staple of South Florida’s skyline for more than 50 years – occurred shortly after sunrise, launching a new era for FPL customers and South Florida.
The Port Everglades demolition is the largest in Florida’s history and the company’s third in three years. These demolitions are the first step in replacing older, less efficient power plants with new, more efficient facilities that will help contribute to our country’s energy independence.
DH Griffin is the demolition contractor and Contract Drilling & Blasting is the implosion contractor.