RVA appointed to oversee dismantling of Cypriot power station

RVA Group has been appointed to oversee the dismantling of Moni Power Station in Cyprus.

Located 20km east of Limassol, the plant – constructed mainly in the 1960s – is owned by the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC), who recently appointed RVA to look after the 26-month assignment.

RVA is in the process of developing the tender package in collaboration with the client’s team. Specifically, RVA’s senior project manager Ellis Hutchinson – who has worked on a vast number of decommissioning projects including a large power station scheme in Teesside – will have a permanent on-site presence from the commencement of the dismantling contractor’s works until the programme is complete. An RVA asbestos analyst will also travel out to the Mediterranean island to survey and monitor the hazardous insulation material removal processes, as the dismantling unfolds.

A number of local partners – specialising in the disciplines of safety management, structural engineering and geotechnical science – are already working with RVA’s specialist engineers. The careful assembly of this project team will help to navigate any language and regulatory challenges, while ensuring the efficient progress of works, to schedule.

An international tender procedure for the selection of a dismantling demolition Contractor for a turnkey project, is envisaged to be issued in February 2020 and the Contract Award is expected to take place in October of the same year.