PEME are currently assisting a client to retire a factory, by operating as the Principal Contractor and project managing the task under the CDM Regulations of 2007, whilst physically removing process equipment.
The project has a challenging completion deadline and includes co-ordinating labour efforts, crane lifts up to 35 tonnes and arranging transport with clients in a variety of languages. The project is scheduled to be completed during December 2013 and is currently in full-swing and progressing towards successful completion within date and cost targets.
The redundant assets have been sold to other businesses across the world from Lithuania to India and therefore, sympathetic removal is essential to give the buyers the opportunity to re-install the equipment easily, with the minimum of disruption and no financial penalties.
Everything from 30 metre storage bins to drive motors, conveyors and driers our currently being removed by PEME’s twenty strong on-site team, which is being led mechanically by Kevin McShane and electrically by Glenn Waters. Michael Edwards (PEME Health and Safety Manager) is overseeing the CDM aspects of the task.
The task is being directed by PEME Engineering Director, Darren Martin, who said “whilst there is always a tinge of sadness surrounding a factory closure, I am delighted with the way in which the redundant assets are being efficiently removed and reclaimed for use elsewhere. This is an activity in which PEME has vast experience having recently retired factories in Europe and re-located the plant to the UK”.