RVA to assist with landmark power station decommissioning project

Specialist engineering consultancy RVA Group has been appointed to support GDF SUEZ with the safe decommissioning and dismantling of its Teesside power station in North Yorkshire. The company was awarded the contract by GDF SUEZ following an extensive tendering process.

In its role as project managers and CDM co-ordinators and working closely with the client’s team, the first phase of RVA Group’s work on the 23 acre Teesside site has been to conduct hazard identification workshops, project definition studies and procurement specifications.

Commenting on the project RVA Group managing director Richard Vann said: “Providing project management and CDM co-ordination on a decommissioning, dismantling and decontamination programme of this complexity requires precision planning and the very best teamwork, with all of those involved. Our leading heavy industrial experience and expertise means we are well placed to ensure the safe, secure and best value strategies are implemented on this landmark site.”

Prior to being mothballed in 2011, the Teesside power station was capable of generating 1,875 megawatts of electricity.