09 March 2023

9th Annual Decommissioning & Demolition Forum for High Hazard Process Plants: Fossil-Fuel Power Plants, Chemical/Petrochemicals and Refineries

London, United Kingdom
Start: 09/March/2023 @ 8:30
End: 10/March/2023 @ 16:30

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London, United Kingdom

Key speakers

Kurt Van Stappen

Senior Project Manager
Engie Tractebel, Belgium

Srinivas Ramulu

Project Manager
Uniper, UK

Bruno Travassos

Head of Decommissioning, Iberian Generation Platform
EDP, Portugal

Samer Faeik Heshan Al-Daragmeh

Acting Department Manager
Central Electricity Generating Co, Jordan

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European energy companies have been actively phasing out their fossil-fuelled assets over the last several years. Thermal generation in general is in decline due to both environmental regulations and cheaper alternative fuels.

All of this begs the following questions – if a power plant is shut down and it will not be used in the future, what does the utility company do with it? Can the power plant be used elsewhere? Can it be dismantled and recommissioned? The demolition of a power plant is often the last option, because it is time consuming and costly. However, especially for old power plants (and especially if they are in a bad condition) it is not easy to reuse the plant or sell the plant. In that case the power plant will be demolished.

Meanwhile, the European refining industry faces major challenges in the next 20 years as a result of energy cost and increased regulation. The challenges could mean as much as 40 out of the 82 refineries in Europe could face closure. The regulations for refineries in Europe, especially environmental regulation, is much stricter than in other parts of the world, as well as the energy cost which makes refining’s cost far higher here in Europe than anywhere else. European refineries cannot keep up with foreign competitors in such circumstances.

 Lastly, the chemical and petrochemical industries in Europe are facing a bleak future as well. European chemicals have been facing low sales growth in the past ten years and high relative cost of production leading to a shift of manufacturing base to emerging countries. As it stands Europe is now one of the most expensive places in the world to make petrochemicals, with Europe being unable to compete with America, the Middle East and China. A number of chemicals players in Europe have been shutting down operations as manufacturing has become increasingly expensive owing to relatively higher feedstock and labor costs. In the past few years, around 144 chemicals plants in Europe have either been closed or are currently nonoperational accounting for 12% of the total chemicals capacity in Europe.

During this TBM event professionals and experts will discuss various cost-saving and effective strategies for decommissioning, demolition, repurposing, redevelopment and remediation processes.


Key topics:

  • Hazardous waste management
  • Sustainability & recycling
  • A focus on the critical component of decommissioning and demolition: Health, safety and security
  • Compliance to national and international regulation
  • Enabling sites for onward development
  • Cost management
  • Smart solutions and digitisation
  • Use of explosives
  • Tendering for decommissioning services
  • Contractor management
  • Failure to plan is planning to fail
  • Best practice demolition
  • Waste management & circular economy
  • Asbestos management
  • Focus on D&D in the Middle East

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TBM Ticket Variations

"Gold Sponsor" – Two Days Conference – 15000 Euro, (End Users) Conference + Online Documentation 2499 USD, (Vendor Delegates) Conference + Online Documentation 2999 USD, Bronze sponsor, Business development package, End User CZ, End User Delegate (Conference + Online Documentation) 2499 USD, Sponsor Participation, TBM Webinar – 8.000 EUR, Vendor Delegate (Conference + Online Documentation) 2999 USD, (Corporate Counsel) Conference + Online Documentation 1499 Euro, (End Users) Conference + Online Documentation – 2799 USD, (End Users) Conference + Online Documentation 1499 Euro, (End Users) Conference + Online Documentation 1999 EUR, (Law Practice) Conference + Online Documentation 2499 Euro, (Solution Providers) Conference + Online Documentation – 3299 USD, (Solution Providers) Conference + Online Documentation 3499 Euro, (Solution Providers) Conference + Online documentation 3499 USD, Corporate Counsel – EUR1499, Documentation package – 999 USD, End User Delegate (Two Days Conference + Online Documentation Package) – 2499 EUR, End User Online Delegate (Two Days Online Conference + Online Documentation Package) – 1499 EUR, End User Online Delegate (Two Days Online Conference + Online Documentation Package) – 1999 USD, End User Online Delegate 1999 USD, Online Documentation Only 1045 USD, Online Documentation only 899 USD, Online Documentation only 999 EUR, Online Documentation Package – 899 EUR, Online Documentation Package – 899 USD, Solution Provider Delegate Online, Vendor Delegate (Two Days Conference + Online Documentation Package) – 2999 EUR, Vendor Online Delegate (Two Days Online Conference + Online Documentation Package) – 1999 EUR, Vendor Online Delegate (Two Days Online Conference + Online Documentation Package) – 2499 USD, Vendor Online Delegate 2499 USD, Vendor Online Delegate 2999 USD

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