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Murco Milford Haven

Murco had the required skill to plan and execute complex construction projects but we recognised early on in this process that our understanding of the consequences of embarking on a demolition project was limited…….

RVA were able to provided the detailed knowledge and experience of high hazard demolition projects we required in our decision making process……..

RVA were also engaged to manage our interaction with the contractor supply chain for demolition and run the demolition contract tender process.  They did this in a thorough and rigorous way….

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RVA Group joins specialist decommissioning forum

Specialist engineering consultancy RVA Group has been welcomed as a new member of Decom North Sea, a niche decommissioning forum established to help the oil and gas sector with the £35bn of decommissioning activity anticipated by 2040.

With decades of sector-specific experience working on some of Europe’s largest decommissioning and dismantling schemes, RVA is ideally positioned to deliver ARO assessments, feasibility and option studies and the full suite of project, safety and supply chain management services to organisations in this complex industry. RVA’s existing clients include Shell, BP, British Gas, Total and ConocoPhillips, to name just a few.

Speaking of the company’s decision to join Decom North Sea, RVA managing director Richard Vann said: “Having completed nearly 600 projects within programme and budget requirements, we hope to become a valuable partner within this collaboration of specialist expertise.  It is widely acknowledged that the oil and gas sector will encounter many decommissioning challenges – onshore and offshore – over the coming years, so now is the time to start planning considered and best-value strategies that will ensure the safe execution of these projects.”

If you are a fellow Decom North Sea member, or if you have an oil or gas project that you wish to discuss with the experienced RVA team, then please call +44 (0) 1473 256890 or email office@rvagroup.org.

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‘Decom North Sea – new member profile’, January 2013 newsletter

  Decom North Sea coverage (236.0 KiB)

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RVA operations director to present at leading demolition event

RVA Group operations director Ian Wharton has been invited to deliver an educative presentation at the Institute of Demolition Engineers’ (IDE) autumn seminar in Westminster, London.

Echoing RVA Group’s mission statement, Ian’s ‘Process Plant Sector Decommissioning & Dismantling’ presentation is designed to:

• Help deliver totally safe, environmentally secure and legislatively compliant projects

• Nurture a learning event culture aligned with a zero tolerance approach to all incidents and injuries

• Encourage engineering excellence, innovation and best value for clients.

Speaking exclusively to members of the Institute on 29 September, Ian will then encourage questions from the floor, providing delegates with additional knowledge transfer opportunities.

Ian has worked with some of the world’s largest and most prestigious blue-chip organisations, in sectors including oil and gas, pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical, power and energy, manufacturing, local authority and housing. He is therefore an incredibly experienced and competent engineer who is well placed to offer best-practice advice for demolition professionals seeking to further develop their expertise.

 

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ConocoPhillips Petroleum Company

RVA have undertaken decommissioning cost estimates for several onshore terminals…. In all cases RVA have produced satisfactory estimates and accompanying reports. Their work methods and responses to our needs have been good quality in terms of meeting our expectations. They have been flexible enough to accommodate adjustments to scope and have delivered as promised. Service: Excellent: You are responsive and keep us informed…………You are flexible and very willing to work with the client to deliver the result. Know-how: Excellent: You do have the knowledge and skills to help us in work regarding estimates and potential project management of terminals and onshore dismantling. We are confident in your ability.

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ConocoPhillips Petroleum Company

The feed back from our site personnel is that this has been an extremely successful project in both execution and the relationships built with all who came in to contact with the project team.

This outcome is a testament to the work, effort and commitment shown by all involved in the project.

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