At the end of a plants lifecycle, it may be decommissioned, demolished, and recycled, or, relocated and repurposed. Each scenario poses challenges covered by our engineering and mechanical field services. We have extensive experience with demolition, dismantling or demobilisation of power plants and are familiar with pertinent authorities and regulations to offer world-wide relocation of assets.
For relocation at another site, reverse engineering the construction process is a vital aspect for either an entire plant or its re-usable components.
In order to deliver a safe, efficient and cost-effective relocation process, preparation is key. Setting up this type of procedure needs experience, inside knowledge and our specialist services and equipment to execute it in a manageable timescale. Our engineers carry out a detailed audit to uncover the best approach to the highly complex job of dismantling the plant — and how to most effectively lift, transport and re-install the main components, such as generators, turbines, heat exchangers and steam drums, at the new site.
We then develop the safest and most efficient supply chain route possible by considering the limitations of the old and new locations when transporting oversized and heavy items. This logistical analysis takes into account, for example, on-site possibilities for transporting these items, as well as the capacity and reach of our lifting equipment for the efficient dismantling and reconstruction of the components. Our aim is always to deliver a joined-up foundation-to-foundation solution that brings the relocated plant online as rapidly and smoothly as possible.