When the decision was announced to cease production at our Singapore plant and exit our site, we were approached by RVA Group, who had experience of managing similar closure projects on Jurong Island. RVA offered to act as specialist adviser to Teijin management and ensure that a fully HSE compliant, fit for purpose and cost effective strategy was developed and implemented.
We felt there were areas of the planned decommissioning, dismantling and demolition process where our in-house team would benefit from some specialist input and engaged with RVA. Its initial assignment was to develop a comprehensive Feasibility and Options Study to investigate the alternative contracting, procurement and commercial strategies available to Teijin combined with associated cost and programme data. The Study helped us understand the relative benefits of the options open to us, and in the selection of a route forward that would be most advantageous to our company.
The RVA role was then expanded to assist in the definition of our decommissioning and isolation philosophy, provide practical local on-site support, develop comprehensive bid documentation, pre-qualify prospective tenderers and assist in the selection of a preferred contractor. In addition, RVA having worked with JTC and other local authorities enabled us to understand and efficiently manage the regulatory processes associated with the closure.
Teijin found RVA’s detailed knowledge of the decommissioning sector combined with recent experience of operating in Singapore was of real benefit and value to the project and the Teijin team. We would not hesitate to recommend them to other companies when they have to face the challenges that a plant closure and site exit present.