RVA lands Portuguese power plant works…

UK company wins major decommissioning and demolition project.

BARREIRO[2]EDP, one of Europe’s major energy operators and the largest in Portugal, is set to begin a major decommissioning and demolition project with the help of UK-based specialist consulting engineers RVA Group.

The project will see a full site clearance of the energy group’s 7-hectare power plant in Barreiro, Portugal. The plant, which operated from 1977 to 2009, was EDP’s largest thermal cogeneration power plant and one of the oldest in the group’s extensive portfolio. The old oil-fired station has already been replaced by a modern CHP power plant on the same site, allowing the group to produce cleaner, more environmentally-friendly energy.

RVA, the UK’s leading expert in large scale decommissioning, decontamination, dismantling and demolition projects has helped EDP prepare a detailed project specification and tender documentation, and will play a key role in the contractor selection programme. Following the appointment of a contractor at the end of November, RVA is available to continue to work with EDP, providing specialist project management support and technical advice as required throughout the programme of works.

The project will include the demolition of several large structures compromising a 1,000m oil and steam pipeline, engine room, boiler, steam turbines, pumping station and two on-site reservoir tanks, each measuring 7,500m3.