SEELOS 4th Annual Meeting: Advancing Safe Decommissioning and Recycling Facilities

Hosted by Newcastle University in Singapore (NUiS) on 22 August 2023

Singapore – Newcastle University in Singapore (NUiS) played host to a crucial event on 22 August 2023 taking place at The Furama RiverFront Hotel, as experts from the SEELOS partner consortium gathered to review the progress of a significant project focused on safe and sustainable decommissioning activities and improving safety in recycling facilities. The event, spanning from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, aimed to achieve several key goals and mark significant milestones in the project’s development.

Each Work Package presenter shared their achievements, challenges, and future plans during their presentation. These insights contributed to a holistic understanding of the project’s progress and highlighted areas for improvement.

Every partner and consortium involved in the project provide a detailed financial report, outlining expenditure up to August 2023. This transparent financial overview ensured accountability and informed decision-making for the project’s future, ensuring transparency and accountability in resource allocation. This financial overview facilitated informed decision-making to maximize the project’s impact.

The gathering also marked a significant milestone as participants discussed the final output that would be included in the project’s concluding report and guidelines. This collaborative effort aimed to set standards for safe and sustainable decommissioning activities and enhanced safety in recycling facilities.

Attendees finalized plans for project activities throughout the year 2023/2024. These activities encompassed data collection, fieldwork, organizing seminars and workshops, as well as the publication of findings. Additionally, preparations were made for attending relevant conferences to share insights and gather valuable input.

The event commenced with an insightful project overview presented by the project leader. This address provided a comprehensive understanding of the project’s scope, objectives, and its significance within the field of decommissioning and recycling safety.

Discussion on the final report and guidelines ensured that the project would produce valuable insights and recommendations for safe and sustainable decommissioning activities and improved safety in recycling facilities. Future activities, including data collection, fieldwork, seminars, workshops, and conference attendance, were outlined and confirmed

The final report and guidelines were effectively put out, bringing the event to a successful close and laying the groundwork for the actual execution of the project’s findings and recommendations. “This is the final phase of our project, and its path forward is set,” the project leader remarked as the meeting came to a close.

The event at Furama RiverFront Hotel marked a pivotal moment in the project’s development, emphasizing collaboration, transparency, and the commitment to achieving safe and sustainable decommissioning activities and improved recycling facility safety. SEELOS project member left the gathering with a clear vision of the project’s trajectory and a renewed dedication to its goals.

Partners involved:
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia) – Project Coordinator
  • Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (Malaysia)
  • PetroVietnam University (Vietnam)
  • Newcastle University in Singapore (Singapore)
  • Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
  • Sea Sentinels Pte Ltd (Singapore)
  • Mahidol University (Thailand)
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia)
  • R.L.Kalthia Ship Breaking Pvt. Ltd. (India)

Posted by Mohd Arif Ismail

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