Total Decom – Decommissioning News Summary – February 2017

February has been a busy month for the TotalDECOM team, as preparations for our event on the 27-29th March at Old Trafford, Manchester are in full swing. Click here to see which organisations are already signed up to attend.

Read on for our round up of news stories relating to the decommissioning industry in February 2017:

• Sellafield Sludge Encapsulated

This month saw the first encapsulation of sludge from the world’s oldest nuclear storage pond at Sellafield. The first barrel was sent to the onsite encapsulation facility and on the 14th February it was announced that it was ready for long term storage. For more information about the process and quotes from Eric Bowe, head of encapsulation plants at Sellafield, click here.

• Public Consultation Begins on Brent Oil and Gas Field Decommissioning Programme

Back on the 8th of February the 60 day public consultation for recommendations regarding decommissioning the Brent oil fields began. The consultation was commenced by Shell, the fields operator, and will consider the ramifications of the proposed Brent decommissioning conference. For more information on the process, click here.

• TotalDECOM Update

This month has seen the TotalDECOM team hitting the road and spending time with our sponsors including our headline sponsor Texodrone at various industry events. We networked at the Achilles FPAL event up in Aberdeen, The NOF’s members meeting in the northeast and even presented at the NOF’s decommissioning event.
We are heading into the final weeks before TotalDECOM 2017; book your delegate tickets now to make the most of the unique event.

Also, on the 2nd March, we have the pleasure of hosting a webinar by Diederik Nelisson, McKinsey & Co on the topic of ” Navigating decommissioning: storm or tailwind”. To secure your free place, visit the website.

 

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