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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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GrowHow UK Limited

RVA has demonstrated flexibility and dedication in the face of a very difficult specification and has had a firm hand on site activities throughout the [prill tower demolition] project, giving us confidence at all times that the job was been carried out to optimum standard.

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BASF plc

We appointed RVA Group to project manage the dismantling and demolition of our polymer production facilities in Kaipiainen, Finland. We had prior experience of working with RVA in the North East of England, and employed the company once again on the strength of the team’s specialist industry knowledge, and our need for a thoughtful, coordinated and attentive approach on the live Kaipiainen site.

RVA’s experience and professionalism ensured a safe and smooth project delivery. All work was completed on time and to budget and, most importantly, without incident. We would not hesitate to recommend RVA’s services in future for this type of work.

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Ineos Vinyls

RVA was contracted to INEOS to provide specialist engineering consultancy and CDM coordinator services for the dismantling and demolition works at the INEOS Vinyls Barry Site, Penarth, Wales. This involved managing the demolition contractor and its activities to meet the requirements of the demolition contract between INEOS and the demolition contractor, and to ensure the work was completed in accordance with appropriate legislation, and within exemplary SHE standards.

The RVA work was in three phases, Phase 1 ‘Project Identification & Development’ , Phase 2 ‘Enabling & Pre Site Works’ and Phase 3 ‘Project Execution’.

RVA has proven themselves to be an experienced, competent and professional organisation.

Specifically, RVA set up formal monitoring and control processes to ensure that accurate and reliable information was presented at regular intervals covering all the key deliverables of the project with particular emphasis on the demolition contractor’s SHE performance, completion of key activities versus programme, minimisation of unjustified variations and control of approvals.

As the client, I was kept well informed via various communication channels. Any issues or incidents were highlighted quickly and dealt with competently and professionally.

I believe that RVA managed and controlled the dismantling and demolition works and overall project competently, which enabled the delivery of a safe and effective demolition of the Barry plant, within the strict requirements of the contract.

I pass on my thanks to the way that all 3 parties Contractor/RVA/Ineos worked together on site for the Barry demolition. I was genuinely delighted with the work and cooperation…and the way [you] went about finding solutions, working together and rising to the challenges that these projects invariably raise… things were dealt with in a professional and pragmatic way.

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BASF plc

I am writing to express my appreciation for the way that RVA carried out the project management and CDM Coordinator roles on the recent dismantling project at Seal Sands. The project was completed safely, on time and to budget, RVA’s contribution was a major component in this successful outcome. Your team on site worked closely with myself and the demolition contractor in a spirit of partnership that helped to ensure a good working relationship with all parties throughout the execution of the project.

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INEOS ChlorVinyls

We interviewed a number of potential specialist consultants and selected, on the basis of their track record and expertise, RVA as our partners… A significant programme of site dismantling works was commenced. Understandably, challenges arose during these complex undertakings. These were proactively addressed by RVA’s team and ‘can do’ management style. Wherever there was the possibility of anything less than 100% EHS excellence, RVA worked tirelessly with both the INEOS and contractor’s personnel to resolve the issues promptly, efficiently and by the use of best practice techniques.

RVA were further tasked by INEOS to investigate any strategies that could attract a positive income stream, by the removal of other areas of the plant, no longer operational. By formulating a comprehensive Redundant Asset Management Plan, they were able to clearly identify the opportunities available to us and, at the same time, help in recognising our liabilities.

Of particular note is their client facing focus and objective to keep EHS standards to the highest achievable level, without losing site of the need to work within the world of commercial reality.

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