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Shutdown management

Mammoet helps clients to reduce the turnaround time of shutdown projects by optimizing and coordinating component movements and the activities of subcontractors.

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Minimizing downtime in a safe manner

Every industrial plant encounters several shutdowns during its lifetime, be it for scheduled maintenance, replacement of parts, modification or expansion. Whatever the reason, the overriding challenge is to adhere to the most stringent safety standards and keep downtime to a minimum. To achieve that goal, the whole of logistical processes – comprised of the lifting, transport, installation and removal of many components – plays an important and interdependent role. Many plants, however, were not designed with shutdown activities in mind. Adding to shutdown complexity is the fact that in such projects, multiple parties are generally working simultaneously at the same site. These realities call for new and comprehensive approaches that take into account not only the movement of the different components, but also the safe coordination of activities carried out by different subcontractors.

Experience in a wide range of facilities

Over many years, Mammoet has built extensive global expertise in the shutdown of a wide variety of plants. This has resulted in a deep understanding of the necessity of engineering and logistical planning, as well as practical expertise in safe execution. Even when the design of a plant doesn’t seem to allow the most efficient and cost effective lifting and transport model, Mammoet is able to come up with new and timesaving approaches.

Unparalleled fleet of equipment

We have the largest and most modern equipment fleet in the world. Unique in its capacities, this fleet enables us to tailor the right set of tools for each project – be it cranes able to lift up to 4,400 tons, trailers, SPMTs, push-up systems, gantries or the broad array of auxiliary equipment that may be needed. Our fleet is subject to stringent maintenance programs, ensuring reliability and safety at all times.

We were delighted that the entire project was finished with zero incidents and zero injuries.

Allan James, Senior Project Manager at Essar Oil UK

Unique shutdown concept

All that equipment is useless, however, without a thorough approach centered on safe delivery and minimal downtime. Mammoet engineers have developed a unique shutdown concept that is based on the pre-engineering of all heavy lifting and transport work. The Mammoet concept also optimizes the planning and coordination of different maintenance activities performed by different parties on site. This results in greater cost-effectiveness, as the overall operation becomes more streamlined and equipment is better utilized. Our detailed approach has a positive and significant effect on total downtime in shutdown projects and the associated costs thereof. For some Mammoet customers, this approach has become the preferred standard for shutdown management.

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