When the decision was made to cease generation at the Barking, it was apparent that the Company did not have all of the required skills in-house to manage the decommissioning, dismantling and demolition works at Barking.
RVA, who had previously undertaken a high level decommissioning study of the power station, was engaged to act as specialist adviser, project manager and CDM-C. Included in RVA’s scope was the requirement to support the Company’s own site team in designing a fit-for-purpose decommissioning strategy and develop integrated scopes of works with EHS plans for the various alternative approaches to the demolition of both on-site and off-site assets. In addition RVA led the engagement with the contractor supply chain, management of a robust tendering process and evaluation of bids received. RVA also assisted the Company in exploring the plant resale market and developing a number of expressions of interest.
There was also a need during the above period to scope, tender and execute some advanced works to a very challenging schedule – a task that was successfully completed.
Whilst the final decommissioning, demolition and site disposal options have not yet been decided the Company is satisfied that RVA provided a secure, focused, proactive, confidential and robust service throughout and at all times protected the interests of the Company. Therefore, we would have no hesitation in using RVA services in the future or recommending them to other organisations requiring similar services.