RVA to take lead role at European demolition event

Senior professionals from the international chemical, petrochemical and power generation sectors – plus other heavy industries – will gather in Amsterdam next week for the 2nd Annual Decommissioning & Demolition of Industrial Plants 2019 event.

Having completed almost 800 projects in this complex environment, it is perhaps no surprise that RVA Group will be attending this peer-to-peer gathering. But truly committed to global knowledge transfer, RVA will not just take a seat in the audience.

Managing director Richard Vann has been invited to chair the entire two-day conference and will open with a speech that will hopefully set the tone from the outset.

Continuing with the theme of ‘Addressing Environmental Challenges & Regulations for Cost Effective, Safe Decommissioning Strategies’, Richard will then deliver a seminar advising on how to write detailed tender documentation.

He will also take a seat on two panel discussions – the supply chain management debate which marks the close of the first day and a stakeholder relations session which will run just before delegates’ lunch on day two.

Wider subjects set to be covered during the event, include the redevelopment of power plant sites, the use of BIM, practical techniques for the demolition of complex structures, recycling and the circular economy, contractor risk management, soil and groundwater liabilities, and asbestos removal modelling.

Commenting on his reason for attending, Richard said: “With industrial plant decommissioning projects coming to the fore at a rate never seen before, it is crucial that demolition professionals and asset owners alike, come together to share challenges, experiences, learnings and best practice.

“The more knowledge is shared at events such as this, the greater the likelihood that these inherently hazardous assignments can be executed safely, cost-effectively and with minimal environmental impact.”

The 2nd Annual Decommissioning & Demolition of Industrial Plants 2019 is expected to attract VPs, directors, heads, managers, analysts and specialists in energy generation, asset management, construction, engineering (including civil), site operation, construction, health and safety, and more.

The event will take place in The Netherlands from 27-28 November. Pre-registration is essential but final tickets can be reserved online.