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ABB completes D&D Governance framework

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ABB has announced that its engineering and consultancy group has successfully completed a Decommissioning and Demolition (D&D) Governance framework for SSE.

The first phase of the project involved a review of the existing Large Capital Projects (LCP) process against ABB’s proven methodology. This identified a number of gaps and modifications required. In addition to this there were also several areas where the process could be simplified or activities eliminated.

The second phase involved identifying the documentation required at each stage of the process. Once this was agreed, the documentation itself was developed in accordance with SSE documentation standards.

The framework, which was completed in July 2017, will be used on all future major SSE D&D projects, including power stations, gas storage and wind energy (onshore and offshore).

Matthew Capstick, Account Manager for ABB’s engineering and consultancy group, said: “Having delivered a range of engineering consultancy support across SSE’s power generation and gas storage assets, we have a longstanding relationship with the organisation.

“The new Decommissioning & Demolition Governance framework will provide SSE with a robust method for managing these projects that is aligned with their project requirements. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of project delivery, while maintaining an overall structure with which SSE are familiar.”

Simon Smith, Director for Decommissioning & Demolition for SSE Generation Development, added: “ABB was able to bring both experience of decommissioning and demolition projects and an understanding of procedural documentation that integrated well with SSE’s established framework for major capital projects. We are now implementing the D&D framework for the Ferrybridge C coal fired power station in order to manage this critical work as safely and efficiently as possible.”

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