Explosives project brings Italian power station assets to the ground

Four complex structures have been successfully brought to the ground via the controlled use of explosives, on the site of a power station’s redundant units in Sardinia. The two old oil units of EP Produzione’s thermoelectric plant in Fiume Santo …
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Oil and gas decommissioning – where do the biggest safety challenges lie?

It is regarded by some as a ‘necessary evil’, but inherently hazardous decommissioning projects require meticulous management and an extremely defined skill-set, if they’re to be executed safely. RVA Group’s managing director Richard Vann was recently featured in Safety Management, …
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RVA to have chairing presence at World Demolition Summit 2018

RVA’s managing director Richard Vann has been announced as one of the session chairs for this year’s World Demolition Summit in Dublin, Ireland. This is not the first time Richard has drawn on his decades of experience to support the …
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The 10 key challenges when managing decommissioning projects in the energy sector

The decommissioning of an energy generation site is admittedly complex, time consuming and inherently hazardous. But as power stations worldwide reach their end of life – and economic and environmental pressures force others to close – such decommissioning projects are …
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Deciphering the decommissioning code

With decommissioning now a seemingly common practice in the oil and gas sector, it is imperative that site owners and operators acknowledge the complexities involved with projects of this nature. Where do the key decontamination challenges lie, what role does …
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RVA operations director becomes IDE Fellow

RVA Group’s operations director Ian Wharton has been awarded prestigious Fellowship status with the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE). The Fellowship – which is granted by invitation only and is the highest grade of membership – marks Ian’s 24th year …
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