3 October 2017
18:00 - 20:00
Ridgeway House
  • 2017-10-03 18:00:00 2017-10-03 20:00:00 Europe/London Decommissioning mega-project stakeholder engagement Please ensure you have booked through the APM website.   Ridgeway House, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Didcot, Chilton OX11 0QX Ridgeway House
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Decommissioning mega-project stakeholder engagement

Ridgeway House, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Didcot, Chilton OX11 0QX

Project management literature has, until now, mainly focused on new build and only in the last decades the issues of decommissioning (mega) projects has arisen.

To respond to this changing environment, project management will need to understand the challenges of decommissioning projects.

While decommissioning projects within Oil & Gas, Chemical and Nuclear sectors are characterised by high costs, long schedules and uncertainty-based risks, the budget for Nuclear Decommissioning Projects (NDPs) are subject to well publicised increases. Due to their relatively recent emergence, complexity and variety, key stakeholders lack a full understanding of the key factors influencing these increases.

Benchmarking offers significant potential to improve the performance of project selection, planning and delivery. However, even if benchmarking is the envisaged methodology to investigate the characteristics that impact on the NDPs performance, it has, until now, only been partially used and there is a huge gap in the literature concerning benchmarking NDPs.

Decommissioning mega-projects, in the first part, will introduce the realm of megaprojects, focusing on their performance and the reasons to explain over budget and delay. The second part will focus on decommissioning megaprojects presenting the overall research and the latest results.

The venue for this event, Ridgeway house, is most appropriate for the topic due to its proximity to the Harwell nuclear site, formerly known as the Atomic Energy Research Establishment. Many of the UK’s earliest nuclear technology endeavours were engineered here, including at least six nuclear reactors, many atomic particle accelerators, engineering laboratories and the chemistry facilities that developed fuel reprocessing and materials development. Many of these facilities have now been closed down but some still remain in a state of partial decommissioning with much work still to be done.

Dr. Giorgio Locatelli is a lecturer of infrastructure procurement and management at the University of Leeds.

He has a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering (2006) and a PhD in industrial engineering, economics, and management from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) (2010).

His research and teaching is about project management in infrastructure/megaprojects. Focus on benchmarking cost-benefit analysis, risk management, ethics & corruption, governance and temporary organisations, financing, modularisation.

Giorgio also works as a consultant and visiting academic for several institutions, including the International Atomic Energy Institute, Argonne National Laboratories, etc.. He is the author of more than 100 international publications. He started to work in the nuclear industry in 2006 with a 6 months internship in Westinghouse.

Memberships include: CEO Council on Transformational Megaprojects, World Economic Forum, Editorial Board of “International Journal of Project Management" and the core group of IPMA - SIG - Megaprojects.

This event is suitable for professionals with an intermediate level of experience.

Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.

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Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.


APM Body of Knowledge reference

Section Description
3.1.6 Stakeholder management

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