Turnarounds

The Bilfinger Turnaround Concept (BTC) is an established practice that enables plant turnarounds in the process industry to be implemented in an optimal way. The result is a systematic, actionable approach allowing turnarounds to be planned and executed at various locations of the respective customer, and over multiple turnaround cycles.

The primary objective of the BTC is to offer the highest possible level of competence precisely where our customers need it most, while keeping the same level of quality. Core elements of the BTC include:

  • The local maintenance unit: is responsible for the operative maintenance; has specific plant-specific knowledge and experience; and is connected to local suppliers.
  • The central turnaround unit: supports local maintenance units with resources, know-how, methodology, and tools; coordinates competences and capacities for current and upcoming turnarounds; and takes charge of continuous improvement of turnaround methods and tools.
  • The Turnaround handbook and concept: cycle represents the operative handbook; modules represent the strategic concept; ensures a holistic turnaround approach; and benefits a strategic turnaround partnership with Bilfinger.

Bilfinger offers turnaround services at all collaborative levels, whether as supplier, managing contractor or as a strategic partner. Because of the systematic approach we take and the strategic targets we set under the BTC, we are able to optimize the overall costs, reduce downtime, and extend the intervals between turnarounds. This intelligent approach is of greater benefit to our clients than simply competing on the basis of reduced hourly rates or other factors.

Our customers can count on the following benefits:

  • Strict adherence to the same high HSE standards by all our employees
  • Assuring qualified personnel through access to our global network
  • Access to field leadership that are experienced in the safe work practices necessary in industrial plants
  • PIDGraph technology to create a digital twin of P&ID’s that assist with accurate LOTO processes prior to the turnaround
  • Reducing turnaround duration by applying special tools, productive resources and improved planning & scheduling
  • Ease the FEL phase of the preparation of the turnaround by applying advanced tools and productive resources
  • Increasing intervals between turnarounds by deploying digital solutions to extend equipment lifetime
  • Customized collaboration models tailored to the customer's individual needs
  • Years of experience, compiled and made available for all projects in our BTC handbook

Providing cost efficient and transparent solutions by offering attractive contract models and optimal turnaround execution

BTC - 9 Modules

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