ABB’s support started earlier in 2016, and will continue up to appointment of demolition contractor with the facility and to provide further project support through the demolition phase.

ABB has been appointed as the project Construction Design and Management (CDM) Principal Designers, in addition to providing a range of specialist consultancy and engineering advice on decommissioning & demolition activities.

Ferrybridge ‘C’ Power Station ceased generating in March 2016, after 50 years in service.

ABB has a worldwide reputation as a leader in supporting industry assets throughout their full lifecycle and was appointed following a competitive tender process. Matthew Capstick, Account Manager for ABB’s engineering and consultancy group said “ABB has a longstanding relationship with SSE, having delivered a range of engineering consultancy support across its power generation and gas storage assets over many years. This success will see that relationship continue to grow and develop for many years to come.”

“The size and scale of Ferrybridge Power Station, its strategic location near key infrastructure, and the continued presence of the multi-fuel ‘waste-to-energy’ plants on the site all contribute to this being a potentially challenging project. ABB will need to work closely with the client, the demolition contractor and stakeholders to ensure this project is managed correctly. Delivering within the agreed schedule while achieving world-class Safety, Health & Environmental performance is of paramount importance, to both SSE and ABB.”

Simon Smith, Director of Decommissioning & Demolition for SSE said, “We are pleased to appoint ABB to this critical role following a comprehensive tender process and look forward to integrating their experience and best practice in decommissioning and demolition with SSE’s approach to managing large capital projects to achieve a safe and cost effective outcome to enable the site redevelopment.”