RVA heads to Europe to deliver decommissioning seminars

Members of RVA’s senior leadership team are heading to continental Europe this month to deliver advice-led presentations at two of the energy sector’s most renowned events.

Strategic development director Ian Wharton will take to the stage on 7 March, at the 5th Annual Decommissioning & Demolition Forum for Process Plants in Barcelona. The seminar – co-authored and presented by senior manager of demolition Keiron Mulholland – is entitled Case study: Major European multi hydrocarbon plants’ decommissioning and demolition programme.

The 45-minute session with Q&As is set to cover:

  • Details of a 5-year multi-plant and multi-location programme
  • Legacy considerations
  • The project execution strategy
  • Progress so far

Commenting on being invited to speak for the fifth year running, Ian said: “This well-respected event has its origins in the fossil fuel market. Knowing how important knowledge transfer is in this inherently hazardous world of engineering, we have looked forward to presenting every year.

“However, having developed strong relationships with the event’s organisers, we have hopefully helped to shape what will be an even more compelling programme for the 2019 event. This time, the programme will cover sessions relevant to fossil fuel power plants, chemical/petrochemical and refinery industries, so we hope there is even more opportunity to learn during this year’s gathering.”

Ian will stay at the conference for the duration of the two-day programme, to network with peers and answer any further questions that delegates have.

Later in March, Ian and RVA’s operations director Matthew Waller will head to Prague for the 2nd Annual Decommissioning and Demolition of Fossil Fuel Power Plants Conference. This time, RVA is a sponsor of the two-day event (21-22 March), and Ian will chair all sessions from start to finish, facilitate discussion throughout.

Two 45-minute sessions will also be led by RVA:

  • Day 1

Power station closure – be prepared:

What to expect through each stage of the lifecycle of a power plant decommissioning programme, by Matthew Waller

  • Day 2

Establishing and maintaining health and safety excellence in decommissioning and demolition programmes, by Ian Wharton.