Making steady progress:
PowerGen POS Decommissioning Project Phase One reaches 50% completion
The PowerGen POS Decommissioning Project team has announced the 50% completion of Phase One Abatement Works at the iconic PowerGen POS Power Station, Wrightson Road. During the Virtual Public Consultation held on June 18 th, 2020, the Project team shared the project plan with the POS host community. The plant will be decommissioned and demolished in three (3) phases, with attendant consultations ahead of every phase of the project.
Phase One of the project commenced in early July, 2020, which addressed scaffolding and abatement works to remove regulated industrial materials present within the plant. The removal, containment and transportation of regulated industrial materials is a specialised process and is being undertaken by Green Engineering.
The mitigation strategies for the Abatement Works include containment procedures that meet international standards and local regulations. Hazards associated with project are managed such that of exposure to members of the project team and the Power Station’s neighbouring community are reduced to as low as possible. This is supported by the fact that current site testing results are well below the maximum permissible levels. These results are routinely reported to the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) as required by the project’s Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC). This is consistent with PowerGen’s commitment to regulatory compliance, no harm to people and no harm to the environment, as well as its corporate philosophy, “to provide quality energy in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.”
As part of the milestone completion of 50% of Phase One of the project, the abatement works that have already been completed and deregulated include the Surge Tank Floor and the Turbines. PowerGen will continue to provide updates of progress on this historic and major decommissioning project.