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Orica, Shell, Caltex – Various Major Shutdowns within Australia

Client:                                    Orica, Shell, Caltex

Project Value:                       $20 – $200m

Projects:

Planned & coordinated major shutdowns for various refinery and petrochemical projects.

  • 1990 Shell Australia Ltd. Cracking unit, Clyde.
  • 1989 ICI Australia Ltd. Olefines 2, Botany.
  • 1988 HC Extractions (AGL) LPG Plant, Kurnell.
  • 1987 ICI Australia Ltd. Silicates plant, Botany.
  • 1987 Ampol Australia Ltd. Cracking unit, Brisbane.
  • 1987 ICI Australia Ltd. Olefines 2 (mini shut), Botany.
  • 1987 Shell Australia Ltd. Cracking unit, Clyde.
  • 1986 Caltex Australia Ltd. Cracking unit No2, Kurnell.
  • 1986 ICI Australia Ltd. Olefines 2, Botany.
  • 1984 ICI Australia Ltd. Olefines 2 (initial PV Inspection).
  • 1984 Caltex Australia Ltd. Cracking unit No1, Kurnell.
  • 1984 Shell Australia Ltd. Cracking unit, Clyde.
  • 1981 ICI Australia Ltd. Olefines 1, Botany.
  • 1981 Caltex Australia

 

Scope of Service

  • Major involvement in the development of systems and processes associated with the pre-shutdown planning, preparation and co-ordination of shutdown activities.
  • Supervised / coordinated shutdown resources of up to 1000 + men.
  • Developed & implemented “Shutdown Planning & Management Systems”.
  • Assisted with development of Primavera (P3) for use in shutdowns both within Australia & overseas.
  • Developed & implemented shutdown training modules to allow numerous trainers the ability to deliver the same instruction – resulting in time & cost savings.
  • Designed, developed & maintained large shutdown database – resulting in time & cost savings.
  • Planned all activities associated with 5 Olefines shutdown – total man hours within 5%.
  • Developed / implemented & supervised a system to control / monitor the erection of 1200 tonnes of scaffolding materials – major time & cost savings. (using Microsoft Access and Excel).
  • Developed control system & supervised the removal of insulation. (using Microsoft Access).
  • Developed a stores control system (gaskets, nuts & bolts) (using Microsoft Access).

 

 

Project Outcome

Successfully assisted with the planning and management of major shutdowns within New South Wales and Queensland.