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Turnarounds

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How to efficiently
and successfully design
Turnarounds
in the process industry.

Turnarounds are considered the pinnacle in the field of technical maintenance. The ep-cm project management gmbh supports you in the efficient execution of this complex task, helping you to sustainably strengthen your companies' performance. Our experienced and capable specialists are at your disposal - worldwide.

 

The term Turnaround can take on a variety of meanings accross differnet industries, ranging from organizational to economical to tecnical aspects. In the process industry, a Turnaround (also known as Shutdown, Outage, T/A or TAR) is considered the pinnacle in the field of technical maintenance. It stands for the recurrent maintenance of large-scale industrial plants.

In no other domain are activities and steps put into action at a comparable pace in such a short time. Nowhere else are the requirements higher in terms of planning, control and management. This also applies to Turnarounds in your company: Besides an extensive project knowledge of technical and procedural aspects, experience and teamwork are crucial for a reliable execution. This ensures a smooth process of operations and plant uptime.

The ep-cm project management gmbh supports you as a specialized, independent and globally operating company in every phase of the planning and execution of complex turnarounds. We are operating worldwide, punctual and with integrity in both operative and consulting roles.

We will work together with you to ensure a flawless functionality of your industrial facilities in every aspect - be it procedural, insurance or legal.

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Our services - 
tailored to your needs

Your distinct needs, availabilities and plant-specifics, coupled with regulatory and operational requirements lead to an individual framework. The comprehension and coordination of these aspects are at the core of our responsibilities here at ep-cm project management gmbh. You can rest assure that your Turnaround will be executed within budget and on the exact level of quality and schedule specified. Our main focus will always be on safety, health and environmental protection.

 

The detailed planning of every necessary stage and activity forms the basis of a successful execution. In abstract, this includes the shutdown, maintenance, inspection and repair of your process plants.

Your distinct needs, availabilities and plant-specifics, coupled with regulatory and operational requirements lead to an individual framework. The comprehension and coordination of these aspects are at the core of our responsibilities. Apart from coordinating all ressources properly, the inclusion of all relevant parties lead to the success of your Turnaround.

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Professional project management also proves crucial in the execution phase - an exceptional circumstance rarely seen in the technical industry. With it, we ensure execution of all activities within budget and on schedule.

We consider your Turnaround a success if it was executed safely and on schedule, with the lowest downtime possible. We implement innovative and sustainable processes for planning, control and coordination. We guarantee transparency and safety for all involved, including the repeatability of our results.

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Stable and long-term partnerships form the basis of our success: since 2005, we have accompanied our clients worldwide, empowering them to be ahead of their time.

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Reaching your goals -
step by step

A turnaround consists of distinct taylor-made stages that intertwine to form a coherent process. The ep-cm project management gmbh consults you at every step of the way, from the pre-planning stage to the final analysis. We provide you with powerful support so you can reach your goals - on time and under budget.

 

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Stage 1 | Joint Pre-planning

Before the actual planning stage begins, we will together work out your targets and frameworks for the turnaround. This forms the basis for all our subsequent actions.

Among the highest priority are the following factors: safe and smooth processes from both a technical and personell standpoint, feasibility based on internal and external ressources, and your distinct production and distribution cycles.

To help you with your decision-making, we will then give you our estimation regarding costs, feasibility and duration of the turnaround.

 

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Stage 2 | Technical planning

In this stage, we deal with every task that will arise in the turnaround from a technical standpoint. Every task and activity will be systematically identified and outlined.

The operational and legal requirements will be linked with the actual circumstances, thus enabling us to create detailed work schedules. Our role will be that of an intersection between the involved parties.

This planning presents everyone involved a basis to consult and to use for replicating the results.
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Stage 3 | Scheduling

During the scheduling stage, ep-cm will optimize the workflow and lead times that were compiled during technical planning of the previous stage. This integrates schedulling as an essential part of a proactive turnaround-management. It puts you in a position where you are able react to possible eventualities and make adjustments before the execution stage.

For this purpose, we will map out critical and near-critical paths and develop suitable scenarios.

Risks and bottlenecks will become predictable, making the process more transparent in all future stages. The capacity of involved contractors and companies are easily controlled. The finished schedule encorporates all results from the planning stages. It also serves as an tool of information and control for management, company and other involved parties.

Our detailed scheduling empowers you to use all your tools, ressources and involved contractors to the highest degree of efficiency. Additionally, it maps out the different dependencies between work packages and technical requirements.

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Stage 4 | Controlling and Management

In order to achieve the planned targets, it is important to identify, evaluate and manage every activity performed during your turnaround. At any time day or night, decision-makers need to know which activities led to which progress, and what still needs to be done.

Everyone involved needs to have access to the information relevant to them at any time, ensuring a smooth and ultimately successful execution.

ep-cm will work to communicate all relevant data concerning scheduling, progress, cost and capacity in a timely and transparent manner. This enables you to make decisions on upcoming tasks based on analytical intelligence and a detailed presentation of the ideal path ahead. By putting in place interactive structures, we are able to communicate together with you all relevant tasks straight to the people involved, ensuring their execution.

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Stage 5 | Tendering and Procurement

ep-cm supports you in developing a coherent contract strategy during the entire tendering and purchasing process. This is of significant importance for the success of your operations.

Turnarounds in the process industry today require the involvement of a number of specialised contractors from all different areas. Besides price, quality and work ethic, the actual availability of these companies is a key aspect.

In times of increasing competition, the right contractors must be identified and employed in a timely manner in order to ensure their involvement.

Defining a clear mandate and scope of work plus a targeted pre-classification and selection of business partners enables early assignment of work packages. The strategies employed during pre-planning now benefit ep-cm with a proactive tendering- and procurement management.

 

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Stage 6 | Contract and Claims Management

Structured, clear and usable contracts ensure the success of every venture.

This is why we believe in implementing your project- and quality-targets into the contract strategy right from the beginning. We will make sure communicate these to all involved in a transparent manner.

We will jointly determine the right contractual form and accounting methods for each respective area. Finding the right solution comes from combining past experiences with an analysis of the specific requirements of your turnaround.

We are especially mindful of implementing procedures to deal with overtime and additional work. This enables us to strengthen your position during and after execution.

At the same time, we support you in identifying current and future risks, claims and deviations in terms of cost and schedule. This helps you be proactive.

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Stage 7 | Coordination, Supervision and Construction Management

During the execution stage, the employees of our planning team take the roles of supervisors, coordinators and specialists for different areas. They are enabled by the knowledge gained during the planning stage to direct the involved contractors in a clear and target-oriented manner, ensuring fluent operation. During a turnaround, they will be responsible for a high number of activities within a well-defined period of time. It is our goal to minimize losses in production and reach our defined targets with the highest efficiency possible.

Our role will be to optimally coordinate the critical intersections between all involved parties.

That is why the ep-cm project management gmbh only employs the most seasoned and experienced teams. We guarantee results, quality and safety. Our teams are defined by a clear structure, thorough communication and a proactive attitude, empowering them to identify deviations early and taking the right actions. We can support you with complete ep-cm-Teams, or selectively with our specialists.

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Stage 8 |Analysis and Lessons-Learned

After completion of your turnaround, ep-cm will conduct a comprehensive analysis, compiling all relevant information and discussing them with all involved. This stage of the process represents an important information and knowledge transfer.

The data collected will be fed back into your systems as a basis for future actions. We also document and evaluate deviations and make them comparable using performance indicators. Together, we will identify room for improvement and work on specific measures to implement them.

This ensures that you will be left with operational processes and structures that are continuously open to sustainable improvements, leading to lower costs and a higher availability and efficiency of your facilities.

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