Destrier provides environmental engineering services to industry. Our forte is closing contaminated facilities. From power plants, chemical plants and refineries, to hospitals, mining sites and manufacturing plants, our services facilitate the deactivation, decontamination, decommissioning, demolition (D4) and remediation of industrial assets across North America. We are your partner and force multiplier focused on protecting your business and technical objectives throughout all phases of work. Let us show you how the right skill set, combined with the right mindset, delivers safe, cost-effective, compliant D4 and remediation programs no matter your industry.

Environmental Consulting

Destrier offers environmental solutions for clients and project stakeholders across North America. Our multi-disciplinary team provides you access to professionals in a variety of technical fields and services, including:

  • Environmental Site Investigations
  • Remedial Action Plans
  • Planning and Permitting
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Biological Assessment
  • Cultural Resources
  • Community Relations/Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Assessments
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Audits
  • Asset Retirement and Environmental Liability Reporting
  • Property Conditions Assessments
  • Waste Management
  • Water/Wastewater Systems
  • Asbestos Surveys, Abatement Design, Oversight
  • Agency Interface
  • Management and Oversight
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention and Inspection
  • Safety
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Expert Testimony/Litigation Support

D4 – Power Plants – Coal, Natural Gas, Wind, Solar and Nuclear Facilities

Projects in the utility sector are a Destrier specialty. From rate case studies, decommissioning studies, retrofit studies/cost and benefit analysis, to the design and management of full- scale deactivation, decontamination, decommissioning and demolition (D4) of power facilities, we deliver. Our knowledge and experience as cross-trained, senior professionals in both the demolition and environmental services trades provides expertise our competitors cannot match. As a certified diverse supplier, we provide services that allow clients to meet their corporate commitments to their diversity programs.

Our focus on safety and compliance is the cornerstone of our program, with much of our work coming from repeat clients who have come to rely upon and appreciate the Destrier difference. We have provided services to some of our country’s most recognized utility companies who look to us to provide them with:

  • Outstanding Rate Case, Decommissioning, and/or Cost Benefit Analysis Studies.
  • Comprehensive environmental, biological, cultural resources, community relations, safety, sequencing, engineering and construction services.
  • Exceptional forensics, risk/liability management, and demolition-specific Litigation support and expert testimony.
  • Owner’s Representation, Quality Assurance and Technical Support.

D4 – Industrial Facility Closures

Our professionals are some of the most respected and proven facility closure professionals in industry. We have garnered much wisdom self-performing turnkey, design, build, and construction manager at risk (CMAR) closures of industrial sites all across North America. Our project experience includes repeat closures and management for the world’s most recognized industrial brands. Our experience includes:

  • Aerospace Manufacturing Facilities
  • Chemical Manufacturing Facilities
  • Power Plants
  • Natural Gas Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Refineries
  • Lubricants Manufacturing Facilities
  • Plating Facilities
  • Medical Device Manufacturing Facilities
  • Airports
  • Military Installations
  • Tank Farms
  • Agricultural Products Manufacturing Plants
  • Shipyards/Dry Docks
  • Secret Closures/Sabotage Protective Programs

Disclosures – Asset Retirement Obligations and Environmental Liabilities

Financial disclosure requirements are not new for many companies or municipalities. However, securities and accounting policies continually evolve and change with regard to how companies establish and report asset retirement obligations (AROs) and environmental liabilities. There are complex financial disclosure rules for real and contingent environmental liabilities, and for asset retirement obligations. Certain rules may require the set aside or reserve of capital to cover the eventuality of such liabilities, which can total in the millions of dollars.

Our asset retirement consultancy supports the financial reporting for clients with tangible, long-lived assets or planning to build new facilities or replace outdated infrastructure. We have developed strategic options to address and disclose asset retirement obligations and environmental liabilities to ensure consistency of reporting across all assets, and to minimize reserves for long-term liabilities. Central to our approach:

  • Environmental liabilities are estimatable, and can be determined with a proper due diligence process for acquisitions or divestitures.
  • The environmental conditions, situations, or set of circumstances involving uncertainty as to possible losses can be established and maintained from reporting year to reporting year.
  • Comprehensive accurate estimates of liabilities are not only for disclosure compliance, but are required for accounting accruals and must be defensible.
  • Determinate AROs are legal, regulatory or contractual obligations.
  • Indeterminate AROs are obligations conditioned on the timing or method of settlement. These can be estimated to meet disclosure requirements even if the asset will be mothballed, abandoned or sold.
  • Consistent reporting methods that reduce the level of effort to define and defend the obligations are critical, as are those that reduce or eliminate the amount of reserves.
  • Reporting that supports evidence that compliance projects are prudent and represent the lowest practical cost options for stakeholders is vital to establish trust and justify rate cases or accruals.

Litigation Support

Destrier provides a broad range of technical support services to clients facing major litigation, administrative proceedings, complex acquisition and/or divesture transactions, and myriad regulatory matters. We are a critical team player responsible for supporting Counsel on an array of issues that can significantly impact a company’s reputation, standing in the community, and the bottom line. We are smart, strategic, and focused and have gained widespread recognition in protecting our clients and securing respect from the regulatory community. Example projects include:

  • Executed the accelerated investigation, remediation and demolition of mothballed facilities under a USEPA Administrative Order on Consent and USDOJ Indictment, meeting nearly impossible deadlines. Our efforts resulted in our client retaining control of the site and all work, resulting in the savings of millions of dollars.
  • D4 Subject Matter Expert (SME) brought into manage and oversee the safe completion of demolition and remediation of a power plant after the failed implosion of two boiler units that resulted in severe injuries to implosion spectators and surrounding properties. Our work resulted in the safe completion of all work and forensic investigations.
  • D4 Subject Matter Expert (SME) providing expert testimony on behalf of a lessee seeking the cost of D4 and remediation of a 2 million square foot aerospace manufacturing facility abandoned in place by the Lessor. Our efforts resulted in a favorable judgment for the lessee, and our work product was used as the basis of specifications for the actual work.
  • D4 Subject Matter Expert providing expert testimony for the value of the complete D4 and remediation of a Golf Resort/Riverboat Casino that was in escrow as part of a Purchase and Sale Agreement when it was destroyed mid-escrow by a hurricane. Our efforts resulted in a favorable settlement for our client.


Our project experience in the United States includes D4 and remediation works for some of the country’s most recognized brands and utilities. Our clients choose us for our methodical, skilled, disciplined approach to their environmental construction challenges. Contact us for additional information and references.