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30th April 2019 at 5:30 pm

Major Projects Knowledge Hub Live Event: The Challenge of Decommissioning

Virtual Event

Bentley Systems, 20 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BG

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.

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?
• How we design the project structures and processes to facilitate subsequent decommissioning?
• 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.

Association members please register as a delegate below in the usual way.

If you are unable to attend in person but you would like to join the webinar (which will run between 18:30-19:30) register here.


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