A Santee Cooper spokeswoman says work to demolish a shuttered coal plant outside Conway has been pushed back a few weeks.
The state-owned power utility had initially said crews with National Salvage and Service Corporation would start interior work on Monday at the former Grainger Generating Station. But spokeswoman Mollie Gore said the company had fallen behind due to weather delays on a previous project. But she said the contractor planned to begin work within the next two weeks.
“About the middle of May, people will start to see them coming in, bringing in some of the support infrastructure, mobilizing to prepare to start demolition,” she told South Carolina Radio Network.
She said crews would work six days a week, first starting demolition of the coal conveying equipment in June, followed by removal of buildings on the site over the next six months. She said the last structure to come down will likely be Grainger’s two prominent smokestacks. The utility believes work should wrap up by summer 2016.