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3rd Annual Decommissioning & Demolition of Fossil Fuel Power Plants Forum

6 - 7 April 2017

ERM will be leading a workshop on Sustainable Asset Retirement at the 3rd Annual Decommissioning & Demolition of Fossil Fuel Power Plants Forum in Barcelona.

Fossil-fuel fired power plants are becoming increasingly unprofitable due to a growing share of renewables. Consequently, a lot of power plants are being shut down. What happens with these plants? If no other destination can be found, demolition of such plants becomes a likely scenario. The decommissioning and demolition of a power plant is a time consuming and costly process, which requires proper planning and preparation.

This event will enable participants to achieve insights in the planning, preparation and execution of decommissioning and demolition projects for conventional power plants. Participants will learn about the best practices from the leading utilities and contractors that have experience in demolishing conventional power plants and get the full picture about state of the art techniques for demolition and dismantling of power plants.

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ERM's workshop at the Forum

7 April 2017
9:45am - 10:30am

Francesco Belfiore, EMEA Power Sector Lead and Chiara Aquino, EMEA Power Asset Retirement Lead will be leading a workshop on Sustainable Asset Retirement, which will focus on controlling non-technical risk and maximizing value. Key topics include:

  • Identifying and manage environmental and social liabilities
  • Controlling H&S risks
  • Preparing for sustainable site redevelopment
  • Lessons learned and best practices

ERM in the Power Sector

Our focus is to mitigate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Liabilities, achieve optimum asset disposal value, help with permit surrender, and ensure the site is returned to a baseline condition with the aim of achieving a positive future site legacy and overall social acceptance.

We have extensive energy sector experience delivering key support on all kinds of power projects including coal at all stages of the project lifecycle including decommissioning. Whether faced with decommissioning a single facility or a portfolio of sites, ERM helps to manage and anticipate the complexities and project risk involved. From initial planning and asset characterization; through scope development, contracting and execution; culminating with potential asset divestiture and redevelopment, there are numerous critical steps that require completion to ensure a decommissioning and redevelopment project provides the highest value to an owner in a sustainable, safe and technically compliant manner.

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ERM's Speakers

Francesco Belfiore is a partner with ERM, based in Rome, Italy, and has 30 years’ international experience in the environmental and energy industry, working predominantly for international companies and as a consultant. He has managed or directed projects involving strategic assessment and support, due diligence processes, and policy, environmental and market analyses in regions such as Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. As far as power projects are concerned, he has been involved in all stages from development to retirement, including due diligence, feasibility studies, permitting, HSE management, O&M analysis and optimization, and training. 

Chiara Aquino is a partner based in ERM Milan. She is an experienced project & program manager with a specific experience in complex projects in the power and oil and gas sectors. She has 15 years of experience, spent in both asset management (portfolio, DDD) and capital project development services, with an extensive experience in managing projects relevant to the water cycle, mainly in the power, oil and gas, metals and chemical sectors.  

Location

Ilunion Barcelona Hotel
Barcelona, Spain

ERM at the Forum

ERM will be leading a workshop on Sustainable Asset Retirement on 7 April 2017 from 9:45am - 10:30am. The workshop will be facilitated by ERM Partners Francesco Belfiore and Chiara Aquino.

Francesco Belfiore is a partner with ERM, based in Rome, Italy, and has 30 years’ international experience in the environmental and energy industry, working predominantly for international companies and as a consultant. 

Chiara Aquino is a partner based in ERM Milan. She is an experienced project & program manager with a specific experience in complex projects in the power and oil and gas sectors.