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Challenges

Poor project completion and slow ramp-ups can seriously erode business and project value. They can cost an organization millions of dollars and diminish investor confidence. An operation's ability to reach production safely and on schedule while minimizing unproductive times is critical to generating the greatest return on capital investment.

Commissioning is the final phase in project execution and the first step in setting up the operating team for success. Any cost savings accrued through the project life cycle can be completely lost if a facility isn't commissioned efficiently, safely, and on or ahead of schedule. Doing so effectively requires a comprehensive strategy. It must be centered on an optimized commissioning sequence, driving engineering, procurement, and construction towards the quickest start of production. And doing it using strategies that consider the transition from bulk progress to system completion in a process-based, logical order.

When properly executed by experienced partners, these commissioning strategies are the key to reducing start-up costs, maximizing cash flow, and getting a quicker return on investment for stakeholders.

Capabilities

Commissioning safety

Safety is the cornerstone of our precommissioning and commissioning work practices and methodologies. There are serious hazards during commissioning. Our safety strategy focuses on risk awareness and managing overlaps and interfaces.

A staged approach

Through our unique, staged approach, we can tackle any commissioning project, regardless of location or challenge, industry or sector. Each project, at any stage, starts with detailed planning. This means an integrated commissioning schedule that drives construction completion, and, most of all, helps your facility become operational, faster. It also means that if your new project is having trouble reaching operation, we can jump in and help make it successful.

Commissioning readiness audits

We can assess the readiness of commissioning teams and help identify area improvements. Involve us as early as the engineering phase, or bring us into existing facilities with commissioning challenges. We seamlessly blend with your project staff and help identify gaps, oversights, and provide specific recommendations and actions to get you ready for commissioning activities.

Execution plans

Scoping of systems and subsystems. Developing organization charts and outlining roles and responsibilities. Aligning engineering, construction, precommissioning, and commissioning schedules to help you reach ramp-up quicker. Our execution strategies are game plans to help you reach design-throughput faster.

Expert support

We realize the importance of the commissioning phase of any project in the mining and metals, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Precommissioning and commissioning programs are executed by experienced teams that include dedicated commissioning personnel with relevant experience to your project and operational requirements. 

Completion management

Commissioning is the final phase in project execution, and the first stage of operations. Our specialized commissioning-management system collects relevant information and tracks progress through weekly reports. We define and review construction handover documentation and outline and deploy quality standards, check sheets, administrative procedures, handover processes, and more. We set you up for success.

Blogs

Janice Bolen

Steel and sustainability: new ideas, better solutions

Janice Bolen
The whole world is working to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. The steel industry is stepping up too, finding new ways to curb energy consumption and become more environmentally sustainable.
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WEFTEC 2017

September 30–October 4, 2017
Chicago, Illinois, United States | McCormick Place
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