The current economic conditions, cost pressures, regulatory pressures, influence of non-state actors and changing market geographies, mean that product lifecycles have become much shorter. This means that chemical manufacturing plants (including chemical process plants, petroleum and hydrocarbon processing plants and similar) need to be shuffled around, shut down or shifted at a much higher rate than in earlier years.
However there are many experts that can assist you in doing these jobs. The reason being that many of the "garden variety" of engineering consultants, contractors and similar have a lot of expertise and experience in setting up new plants (commissioning new plants) but few of them have any experience in the reverse direction (de-commissioning process plants). The second issue that many managements of such companies face, is confidentiality. The initial ground work for cost estimates, time estimates , etc for shutting down, decommissioning or shifting of an existing plant have to be very confidential and for obvious reasons cannot be entrusted to the existing line management or existing consultants. Sometimes, these figures are simply required for "what-if" scenario planning and not for immediate action.
In all such cases, you need a consulting firm that has experience in doing this and can be trusted to keep everything under wraps (confidential). We are that firm. Simply call us or email us for more information. The following is a sample case study.
Case 1: Plant Decommissioning
A client is thinking of relocating a decades-old chemical production plant from an urban area to a semi-urban industrial area in another geographical location. For this expert, confidential advice is needed regarding the following, in order to make an informed decision.
Cost of decontamination, dismantling, transport to another location and erection of machinery
Cost of complete decommissioning
Salvage value of assets
A view on whether decommissioning the existing plant and relocating it is viable, or not
A view on the likely restructuring and/or retrenchment of the existing workforce
Case 2: What if scenario planning
A client needs to evaluate the cost of shutting down an old chemical production unit in a country for possible shifting of the production to another country for a "what if" scenario planning. The client needs a view on the following
Cost of shutdown, decontamination and decommissioning the existing plant
Possibility of utilizing the existing assets in good condition for another plant
Possibility of moving the existing good assets to the other country for setting up the new plant