Utilize our expertise from power plant preservation to decommissioning

Leverage the knowledge of our team of specialist engineers for optimized decommissioning management. We share our expertise in managing end-of-life options across all energy technologies including nuclear. We support the preservation of plant with a shortened return-to-service time, through to mothballing and strategic decommissioning and ensure high levels of safety and compliance. Our expertise has been proven on closure and demolition projects across the world

What we offer

Asset planning

Asset planning

Optimize your asset planning during decommissioning with our experience of strategy planning, concept consulting and preparation for all energy assets including nuclear. We help you manage the complexities of preparing for shutoff, transfer to post operation, and decommissioning of operating systems.

Governance and compliance

Governance and compliance

Ensure you meet your legal obligations at every stage of strategic decommissioning. Our background as owner and operator means we understand regulation, codes and compliance and offer experienced and thorough license and permit support. Our experts also measure and analyze to minimize the environmental and social impacts of your project.

Technical development

Technical development

Our tailored technical solutions delivered by in house multidisciplinary teams have the experience to manage the challenges of decommissioning, for all energy assets including nuclear, or mothballing and fast return-to-service for fossil generation.

Decommissioning and dismantling

Decommissioning and dismantling

The mitigation of safety and environmental risks, and the effective management of contractors and on-site procedures, are key considerations for plant owners when planning the dismantling of assets. Our complete package of services includes specification and tendering through to final site clearance and nuclear reactor pressure vessel and internals dismantling.

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Project Management

Project Management

Realize decommissioning projects on time and on budget while minimizing risks. We can support your strategic closure project at every step from planning and pre-qualification to contractor and legacy management

QA, risk and safety

QA, risk and safety

Rely on our experience as owner and operator for specialist solutions that recognize your commercial considerations during closure and strategic decommissioning. Our work in QA, risk and safety is based on expertise gained across the energy sector. Licensed engineers and experts from our in-house team manage risks of non-compliance and ensure site safety.

Watch our chimney demolition video

Click to watch the successful blow down of the 658 ft high Kingsnorth chimney on 22 March 2018 (video courtesy of Brown & Mason). The chimney concrete weighed 24,000 tons and had 1.5 million bricks within the four flues. This was the last significant explosive demolition event in the four year demolition works of our 2000MW coal fired powered station. Our specialist engineering teams planned, specified, managed and supervised the safe demolition.

Case studies

Conversion to OCGT returns plant to profitability

To support our UK client in responding to new market opportunities we successfully converted their fully mothballed CCGT to OCGT operation. The partial demolition phase was completed on an EPCM basis and included removal of chimneys and cooling water towers. The project included full inspection of OCGT components and changes to control systems. The conversion, as planned and executed by us, drastically reduced the cost base for the site and paid back within one year of operation.

Decommissioning strategy for coal-fired asset

We are sharing our expertise to support a UK generator‘s decommissioning strategy for their large coal-fired asset. Our feasibility studies into the disentanglement of various systems will allow for resale opportunities and the longterm preservation of boiler components for future developments. This is part of the ongoing work we are doing with our client to provide innovative solutions in the decommissioning and demolition phases in order to maximize any potential value opportunities.

Relocation of key energy from waste assets

A German client asked us to relocate the turbine, gearbox, generator, and oil system of a 34 MWel, 90 MW thermal waste to energy plant to a new location. We decommissioned and dismantled the turbine in its original location, inspected and refurbished all components, and installed the turbine on new foundations at the new location. As a result, the turbine and generator island were not only relocated to another plant, we could also increase the process steam pressure and equip the system with a new control and instrumentation system.

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