Operational readiness planning and change management for major capital projects

Author(s) N. Tannyan, R. Jabbar, T. Ruffner
AISTech 2021 — Proceedings of the Iron & Steel Technology Conference 29 June–1 July 2021, Nashville, Tenn., USA


This paper describes an Operations-focused planning approach for major capital upgrade program (consisting of a number of individual projects) which considers all critical areas of integration that must be addressed for a successful handover and ramp-up to normal operation. Together with an Iron & Steel Client, Hatch utilized an Operational Readiness Planning approach which incorporated a new operational readiness planning tool into the client’s Hot Strip Mill upgrade program. Due to this facility’s stringent operational demands, operational readiness is extremely critical to ensure vertical start-ups after new equipment is installed.