Power Plant Decommissioning

Plant and Tank Decommissioning, Oil Recovery and Site Remediation

A number of power plants, for oil, gas and coal, are being decommissioned, with the UK coal plant capacity expected to shut down by 2015. Driven by legislation to reduce emissions, commercial reasons and moves to rely more heavily on renewable energy sources, power plant decommissioning is required to shut down these sites safely, while recovering any oil or fuel, with minimal harm to the surrounding environment.

Adler & Allan has worked on several power station decommissioning projects using innovative solutions to provide Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), which has helped reduce overall project costs.

Our power plant decommissioning services include:

  • Heavy fuel oil recovery services and re-sale
  • Oil and fuel tank decommissioning
  • Industrial and heavy plant removal
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Ground remediation, for soil and/or water courses
  • Site decontamination, including asbestos removal
  • Clean-up and removal of oils and other polluting substances
  • Removal of electrical equipment and cables

Power station decommissioning drivers:

European Union Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD): The LCPD requires power plants to reduce sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions. Plant built before 1987 have the option to ‘opt out’, on the proviso of closure by the end of 2015.

Commercial factors: A number of gas-fired power stations are closing due to the current wholesale cost of gas versus increased relative cost viability of renewables, plus, due to the LCPD, coal powered stations looking to ‘opt out’ by 2015 are using up their residual allowable capacity with cheaper coal.

For more information call 0800 592 827 or complete this Adler and Allan Power Plant Decommissioning Online Enquiry Form.


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