EDA Think Tank 2022: “End-of-life of industrial facilities”

The EDA Think Tank 2022 will be on the 5th of October. This year it will be a virtual event under the title ‘End-of-life of industrial facilities’ and is organized by the European Demolition Association in partnership with the European Decontamination Institute.

In this space, the objective is foster direct communication between the stakeholders to chat and share experiences, common challenges, risks and possible solutions when planning for and preparing to retire an industrial facility.

Moreover, it will serve to officially present the technical guide about this topic, aimed at facilities owners (chemical, oil & gas, nuclear, etc.).

The event will be divided into 2 sessions, in which there will be roundtable discussions with contractors, engineering companies and asset owners, as well as a Q&A session for attendees.

After the great achievements in past editions, we are confident that this event will be of interest to professionals in the demolition industry. Save the date and register!


Date: Wednesday 5th October 2022

Where: Virtual event (2 webinars)   

From: 09:30 to 11:45 (CEST/GMT+2) with 2 sessions separated by a 15-minute break


09:30 – 10:30 Debate session 1 – Before the End-of-life

Presentation of guide on ‘End-of-life of industrial facilities’ by Kate Bester



  • What are the main challenges to be faced when planning the end of life of assets?
  • Which steps should be taken during the normal operation of a facility to prepare for its end-of-life?
  • Should external experts be engaged in the end-of-life planning and bidding process?
  • Who should be involved in the decommissioning and closure activities?
  • Highlights of lessons Learnt

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 11:45 Debate session 2 – During and after the end-of-life



  • What are the most frequent issues encountered in the demolition of industrial plants?
  • Is the planning of the demolition project often done jointly by the owners and the companies involved?
  • Is it common to find an inventory of equipment and materials found in the facility? How much can be recovered/recycled?
  • How can clear communication between the parties affect the success of the project?
  • Highlights of lessons Learnt

Conclusions by the EDA President

Sessions to be moderated by Jose Blanco, EDA Secretary-General

Registration form

By submitting the form, you will automatically receive an e-mail with a copy of your request and the Think Tank 2022 link