Over 200 decommissioning leaders are set to attend TotalDECOM™ on the 8th & 9th April 2014 at the Hilton, Glasgow. Representatives from the global decommissioning, remediation and waste management services, including nuclear, oil and gas, process and defence industries, will meet to engage in a face-to-face forum that will bring together all sectors and elements of the decommissioning industry and its supply chain. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority who run Sellafield sites and the Nuclear Industry Association have both officially endorsed the event.
Keith Parker, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association said:
“The nuclear industry in Britain has led the world in decommissioning for decades. To continue to do so, it is vital that we learn from other industries as well as actively sharing our own experiences and knowledge. TotalDECOM 2014 provides an unrivalled opportunity for this exchange of information to take place. No industry can stand still and we are focused on developing our skills, learning from best practice and broadening our knowledge.”
Luke Dicicco, Head of Communications & Inward Investment at Britain’s Energy Coast, said:
“Decommissioning represents a huge opportunity for businesses of all sizes. While West Cumbria is renowned for its nuclear decommissioning expertise, the oil and gas and defence industries hold great promise. TotalDECOM™ 2014 aims to open the eyes of businesses to those cross-industry opportunities and Britain’s Energy Coast is proud to be main sponsor of an event which will help companies make connections which could well result in contracts.”
Attending will be businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes, national and international, who will all have the opportunity to tap into the multi-billion pound decommissioning service industries and gain an insight into how global collaboration within international markets can be maximized. The aim is to share the complexity experienced across the different sectors, and facilitate sharing of best practice, exploring how learning from one sector can help develop solutions and cost benefits in another.
Governmental pressure and environmental concerns over the coming
decades, particularly in the oil and gas industry, will result in billions of pounds being spent on the decommissioning of pipelines, platforms and equipment in the North Sea, whilst nuclear decommissioning continues to be a long term commitment. Collaborations between these two areas of decommissioning / handling expertise, and the resulting practical and innovative solutions developed by these sectors, will be highlighted in a special forum which will explore how this can subsequently translate into worldwide opportunities, with real potential for cost saving benefits if industries can learn from each other.
TotalDECOM™ provides a critical platform for the industry’s business professionals, academia, finance community and representatives of government, to meet, to drive innovation, business and investment opportunities across all industries, to buy and sell products and services and to engage in outstanding networking.
This year’s event consists of 3 main conferences spread over 2 days, covering decommissioning across nuclear, oil and gas, process and defence; delivering topical issues, business and management insight, invaluable information on contract and market opportunities. The keynote conference on Day 1 covers high profile industry strategy regulation and finance on an international scale and will feature a high level review of issues facing the decommissioning industries, exploring how experience can be a transferable asset that provides invaluable solutions and cost benefits for others.