Experience in nuclear decommissioning shows that a fundamental change in mind-set is required, to move into decommissioning mode, and to handle the safety case and licence conditions for assets in flux, and to really hard tackle reducing the facilities to a care and maintenance state.
Establishing the balance between what is affordable, and what is most value adding is a key consideration in nuclear decommissioning, as cash flow constraints have a major impact on project prioritisation and risk.
Decommissioning is an entirely different suite of activities, requiring a different mind-set, governance structure and contracting incentives from other capital expenditure programmes, and above all else, requires a far greater degree of supply chain co-operation and programme integration.
Struan Energy can ensure that the transitional arrangements reduce risk and cost and provide greater assurance to the decommissioning programme
Oil and Gas
Generally operators see late life and decommissioning as another stage of operations, and are taking an approach more suited to static facilities, with the greater cost base that implies.
Struan aim to replace current ‘maximum volume’ contractors with ‘performance optimisation’ bringing cost and schedule benefits, and most importantly, some confidence that the liabilities can be managed without creating significant additional uncertainty over the financial strength of the operators.