Due to the infrequent nature of this activity, many clients often do not have the internal resources to lead and execute this type of work. RB Plant is therefore a natural partner for clients who may be:
- going through restructuring
- ceasing production of a product due to lack of market demand, tighter environmental legislation, or a lack of local skills to keep the plant running.
Often decommissioning can be a very complex process, not only impacting the plant where production is to be terminated but also interfacing plants which may rely on taking feeds from, or sinking, intermediary products into the plant shutting down.
As well as the financial pressures to realise the benefit from ceasing manufacture of a certain product, there are also opportunities to make interfacing plants more efficient and benefit from the availability of redundant equipment which may still be suitable for use when expanding or modifying adjacent plants, thereby avoiding the need to procure new equipment.
RB Plant takes a holistic approach to our client’s needs and leads strategies on all affected plants, not just the one being decommissioned. Our engineering teams and project managers cover all technical and commercial aspects to ensure that process plant can be decommissioned in a safe and timely fashion.