Boxberg Detonation

Developed by: MB Spezialabbruch GmbH & Co. KG
Development timeframe: 2009

On September 5, 2009, at around 11:00 a.m., the first nearly simultaneous folding detonation of two 300-meter chimneys took place.

Creating the boreholes and inserting the explosive charges at heights of 33, 120, and 210 meters each required a great deal of technical expertise and exact compliance with safety requirements. The blasting of the two chimneys with a total of approximately 500 kilograms of explosives was successfully carried out with a time delay of three seconds using electronic ignition. The total of 42,000 tons of concrete fell in the intended direction without causing any collateral damage.

Other milestones
Research project: MAMA - Machine-based, automated, unmanned demolition process
Development: RDB 100i
Together with the TU Dresden and IBL-hydronic, we are working on the MAMA process (machine-based, automated, unmanned, demolition process) for the RDB 100i.
MB Spezialabbruch - Demolition and dismantling without the use of explosives
Sequential Collapse
We have successfully applied the method of a safely induced controlled sequential collapse for the demolition of the cooling tower of the nuclear power plant in Mülheim-Kärlich.
MB Spezialabbruch - Milestones: Wire saw
Wire Saw
A wire saw is often used to process components with large cutting depths and to cut tubular structures to size.
MB Spezialabbruch - Milestones: Wall saw
Wall Saw
Saw blades with a diameter of up to 1,600 millimeters are used for the wall saw, which allows for cutting depths of up to 730 millimeters.