March 2018

Project Management

Demolition of a refinery—a site exit with many winners

The demolition of a refinery site is a complex, large-scale project.

Noé, K., Arcadis

The demolition of a refinery site is a complex, large-scale project. Its success essentially depends on utilizing the creation of value potential of the plants and buildings to be demolished, and of the site, which then becomes available once again. Supported by a design and consultancy company, Bayernoil succeeded in decommissioning and demolishing its 108-hectare (267-acre) refinery site in Ingolstadt, Germany, (FIG. 1) without suffering financial or image losses. FIG. 1. The Ingolstadt refinery site prior to demolition and remediation. (Photo: Dietmar Strauss)   A difficult market environment for refineries For some time, oil refineries in

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