Dickinson Furnace Demolition Services is a leading provider of specialist Furnace and confined space demolition services.

    Over the past 20 years the company has undertaken numerous demanding furnace demolition projects in sub-Saharan Africa and South East-Asia. The company’s extensive client base includes blue-chip companies in the mining, metal smelting, mineral processing and industrial sectors, including Anglo Platinum, Rio Tinto, Glencore, Samancor, BHP Billiton, ArcelorMittal, Lafarge Holcim and many others.

    The company has the capacity, technology, expertise and know-how to undertake complex furnace demolition projects. Furnace Demolition Services utilize equipment and methodologies which are highly innovative, modern and customised for improved and safer access to challenging sites. 

    Area of Expertise

    • Turnkey demolition of furnaces
    • Demolition and removal of refractories
    • Confined space demolition
    • Remote controlled demolition equipment


    The company has modern, advanced and purpose-designed mechanical demolition equipment, capable of meeting the challenges posed by large, demanding furnace demolition projects. The latest technology and methodologies used substantially reduce the man power, project duration and improve the safety profile of projects.

    The technologies utilized include:

    • Remote controlled demolition equipment
    • High powered crawler excavators & hydraulic breakers
    • Mechanical dismantling & rigging
    • Thermal oxygen lancing
    • Liquid nitrogen cooling
    • Controlled hot blasting
    Dickinson Group of Companies operates according to international best practices to achieve the highest practical levels of Health, Safety, Environmental Control and Quality, and is certified to OHSAS 18001.

    The company’s mechanised demolition techniques reduce the direct physical interface between personnel and demolition actions, thereby dramatically improving the safety profile of projects in comparison to the conventional labour-intensive methods otherwise used. 

    The safety of our employees and contractors is an integral part of our business, with the goal of Zero Harm. The company seeks to create a mind-set where employees believe it is possible to work injury free, regardless of the role they perform or in which business division they work. It is Dickinson’s policy to develop and maintain a “model” occupational health, safety and environmental program.



    Tel: +27 (0) 16 421-3720
    Fax: +27 (0) 16 422-1038
    Email: sales@dgrpint.com

    10 Smuts Avenue
    P.O. Box 63, Vereeniging
    1930. South Africa