PDM was asked to assess the plant shutdown of LyondellBasell's key installation in the Rotterdam area. This occured in combination with a material expansion of the production capacity of this installation. The primary goal was to minimize downtime and to manage the involved risks into a sustainable shutdown.
The shutdown was a combined activity with improvement projects, regulatory inspection work and debottlenecking projects. Due to the high impact on operations it was necessary tot manage risks and coordinate the complete process.
PDM used the STOP program to assess the shutdown. As a major part of the STOP program the integration process involved a project team, but also a technical preparation planning and scheduling team, as well as our proprietary turnaround management software NSpace.
Several external parties, engineering contractors and egineering partners were involved. Inplant employees were trained where appropriate and involved in the project. PDM became the overall project coordinator to control and mitigate risks.
The risk mitigation and implementation project was completed according to the clients expectations and with excellent results. Thanks to the professional approach all the key objectives were realised.