MPKH Live: The Challenge of Decommissioning

Tuesday 30th April live in the Bentley Academy and online via simultaneous webinar.

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Out of the chaos and destruction of World War II, the ambition and enthusiasm to build a new future fuelled megaprojects of all kinds: transport, engineering, aerospace and energy. This rush to build was encouraged by the all-consuming competition of the Cold War.

Over the intervening 70 years, whilst we have learned a great deal about how to innovate, scale up and construct the very largest of projects, we face a threatening legacy as increasing numbers of these projects reach their end of life.

Decommissioning projects are complex, long and expensive, and in the near future will raise more and more techno-socio-economic challenges that will necessitate complex decision-making tools.

How should the major projects industry respond to the challenge of decommissioning and how do the legacy requirements of mega-projects of all kinds change the approach we take to projects in the future, for example, in terms of how we:

  • accommodate the costs and risks of decommissioning during the original planning and initiation of the project?
  • design the project structures and processes to facilitate subsequent decommissioning?
  • develop the decision-making structures and the management capabilities to manage these projects successfully?
  • adopt the teams, tools and techniques we use for managing decommissioning projects and how these differ from other forms of project?

MPKH Live in collaboration with Bentley Systems and the University of Leeds, Faculty of Engineering, will bring together a panel of experts to explore this challenge. Each of the panelists will have seven minutes to present their perspective on the questions raised above before we throw the event open for questions and feedback from the live audience in the Bentley Academy and the audience following the webinar on the internet.

Details of the panel members to follow shortly.

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