Increase in revenue and profit of several million dollars
The TA (Turnaround) cycle is based on intervals of 3 years,
covering 1 of the trains each year. Typical turnaround
execution duration is over 30 days, with some 2.500 contractor
employees on-site during execution.
PDM heads up the TA core management team and steers
both TA preparation and execution together with a major
local engineering contractor. The dedicated team was able
to finalize the TA on-time for the current turnaround. It
was recently completed and handed over to operations.
Commissioning for production occurred 2 days ahead of
This meant an opportunity increase in revenue and profit of
several million dollars.
PDM’s specialism in preparation and management
With regard to TA management in refining and petrochemical facilities, the contractor partner and PDM have successfully carried out a large number of TA projects. In these
projects, the specialism of the contractor lies in the execution and PDM’s specialism lies in the preparation and
management of the TA’s preparation and execution. PDM
manages and operates the preparation and the execution of
the TA complemented with operational work in planning
and preparations. The contractor supplies team members
for the execution of the bulk of the planning work. PDM
strives to focus the work processes and even reorganizes to
sharpen the focus creating a high level of efficiency and
During the first phase of this scope preparation TA project,
the work was focused on scoping and preparation with
regard to the following items:
- preparation of work packages
- preparation of MTO’s and BOQ’s
- and preparation internal
RFQ’s for the TA team’s purposes.
PDM’s approach in
conjunction with the efforts of the TA execution contractor
have resulted in a successful turnaround.