90-metre-high cooling tower demolished in a matter of seconds

The fourth, 90-metre-high cooling tower of the Łagisza power plant in Będzin, southern Poland was demolished on Friday.

The previous demolition of the cooling tower took place in March 2019, and just as then, 200 kg (440 lbs) of explosives were used. The preparations for demolishing the cooling tower lasted for more than a month.

Demolition of the cooling towers built in the 1960s is a consequence of the shutdown of five power units with a total capacity of 600MW. Blocks did not meet environmental standards, nor was it possible to adjust them to the applicable emission requirements.