Having built up our heavy lifting expertise across a range of major industries, Mammoet is ideally positioned to offer maintenance services that maximize uptime, improving safety and efficiency
Keeping a plant operating smoothly and safely while ensuring optimum efficiency and profitability is what investors and executives in heavy industry desire, no matter which sector they operate in. Coping with daily maintenance, routine component change-outs, upgrades, inspections and dealing with unplanned events can make or break an operation over the long run.
Time and safety are the two most critical factors when it comes to maintenance work. Whether it is part of an on-going schedule, a renewal due to wear and tear or a modernization project, maintenance can mean reduced capacity or even a complete shutdown. For a plant’s owners, maximizing uptime while ensuring the safe and efficient running of the facility contributes directly to the bottom line. And, because heavy lifting and transport are integral to maintenance operations across heavy industry, having a maintenance service agreement (MSA) with a heavy lifting partner that has the right expertise and equipment offers numerous tangible advantages.
Mammoet has in-depth experience carrying out heavy lifting and transport work for a range of major industries including mining, chemical plants and refineries, conventional power, nuclear plants, wind energy, offshore facilities and more. Among others, we are known for carrying out world record setting lifts and our engineering innovation. But the real value in partnering with us is that we can optimize lifting and transport services in any given situation – particularly when it comes to maintenance activities that are set up in a way that minimizes downtime.
We supply teams familiar with relevant safety protocols that have had sufficient training and the necessary onsite experience. Mammoet has been a player in heavy industries since the industrial revolution – across heavy industries, we have been engaged in literally all types of maintenance work for all kinds of plants, across all industry segments. As a consequence, Mammoet’s engineers and operators know how sites in various industries are run. They understand their layouts, types of machinery in use, the kinds of maintenance work required, and the importance of maximizing productive time. Their expertise allows them to comprehend possible on-site bottlenecks early on and address how these can be dealt with effectively. With our bedrock of experience, we plan efficient lifting and transport processes, identify potential complications, enhance safety and coordinate maintenance activities with our customer and with other contractors. This reduces the amount of management time consumed by maintenance, allowing you to focus on your business.
Working with Mammoet as your maintenance partner means we can help to plan all heavy lifting and transport requirements on your site from the earliest stages of an operation. All the engineering issues will be interrogated, considering the options and the risks, with detailed drawings prepared for each complex lift. Contingencies can also be put in place during a change-out to minimize its impact up and down the supply chain. For regular maintenance activities we recommend working with our teams under a service level agreement, such as an MSA, where our clients benefit from ongoing improvements and shared learning.
With an MSA is in place, cooperation and communication with the client builds trust and forms the basis for a strong, on-going relationship. Whenever work is carried out, we’ll capture and analyze all the data to make sure all our processes are as efficient as possible. In some cases, we might be able to find better ways of carrying out the same job. For example, our engineers may find it is possible to lift components with one 300-ton crawler crane rather than two 200-ton cranes. Or, they might see a faster or more cost-effective way of moving a unit using jacks and SPMTs rather than a crawler crane, e.g. on a heavily congested site. Our ability to supply alternative equipment and engineer different approaches means that we can reduce timelines, improve safety and lower costs.