Purdom Unit #7 Boiler Demolition: Structural and Selective Demolition Project

St. Marks, Fla.

D.H. Griffin was selected to complete the abatement and demolition of Unit # 7 at the Sam O. Purdom Generating Plant outside of Tallahassee, Florida. The work included both structural and selective demolition and was in close proximity to the new Unit #8 combined cycle facility. Our work included demolition of the Purdom Generating Station's Unit #7 Boiler, 180' tall smoke stack, and some associated powerhouse roof tanks and piping. A stairwell had to be carefully and methodically separated to maintain access to the remaining powerhouse structure. In addition, D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company completed the demolition of a 150' elevated water tank. Asbestos abatement work was provided by Lang Environmental under subcontract with DHGW.


  • Asbestos Abatement of Unit #7 subbed to Lang Environmental.
  • Demolition includes 180’ stack and large boiler system.
  • Selective demolition of structure to leave stairwell access.
  • Demolition of 150' elevated water tank.

City of Tallahassee

Jan 2018—Sept 2018