Shutdown and Turnaround Management

Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages is one of the most challenging periods in the industry covering technical challenge, legislation, financial and logistical issues on a large scale, and this is before the consideration of people side with large teams to bring together and motivate. Shutdowns are the most costly and time-consuming of maintenance projects as these lead to loss of production and expenses involved. In reality, the risk on equipment reliability, production integrity and operation efficiency increase due to machinery failure and unscheduled outages. To avoid production delays and costly maintenance repairs, companies are striving to do the shutdown project as effective and efficiently as they can during the first time around.

Planning, scheduling, estimating and managing shutdowns, turnarounds and outages (STO) in a plant environment is a complex and demanding function. If STO are not properly planned, managed and controlled, plants run the risks of serious budget overruns, costly schedule delays and negative financial impact of the STO on a plant.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Utilize proven methods for handling problems with difficult employees, vendors and contractors
  • Avoid pitfalls in decision-making and understand the legal side of shutdowns and planning
  • Develop a master checklist of everything to consider before the shutdown and when to consider it
  • Learn how to contract maintenance for STO
  • Understand how estimate shutdown/turnaround duration using cost-benefit analysis by benchmarking with world-class shutdown strategies
  • Ensure motivation of employees that will be more confident about how to plan, schedule and manage plant STOs
  • Reduce unnecessary cost incurred by properly planning, executing and closing your shutdown
  • Efficiently coordinate contractors and in-house staff to obtain an effective workflow
  • Reduce STO durations due to the elimination of unnecessary work and proper planning and scheduling
  • Avoid STO delays due to improved spare part management and communication

Who Should Attend?

VPs, Directors, Division Heads, Managers, Superintendents, Specialists, Leaders, Supervisors, Foremen, Planners, Technicians, & Engineers from the following departments:

  • Shutdown or Turnaround
  • Maintenance
  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Facilities
  • Cost Control
  • Reliability
  • Plant or Project
  • Outage
  • Asset Management
  • Operations/Audit
  • Safety
  • Project
  • Supply Chain
  • Procurement

From industries including but not limited to:

  • Oil & Gas, Power, Mining, Utilities, Exploration and Production, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Power Generation, Agriculture, Petrochemicals, Support Services, Consulting Engineering, etc.

Trainer's Background

  • He has over 26 years of expertise in heavy industry, maintenance, reliability, project management, and operational excellence.
  • He has also facilitated over 2800 workshop globally.
  • He has extensive operations management, maintenance & reliability management, project management, process performance and business continuous improvement knowledge and experience. Global experience in
    manufacturing, mining, petrochemical, paper mills, sawmills, and consulting-training.
  • He managed core and supported business function from top down of the organization.
    He has managed and assessed global projects for large organizations on process management, business performance, operations, maintenance and integrated equipment reliability, optimizing manufacturing foot
    prints, operation system integration, operations due diligence, training-coaching and mentoring clients.
  • He has extensive experience in lean manufacturing, six sigma, project management, operations management, asset management, advance problem solving and strategy deployment in complex large organizations worldwide.
  • He has deep exposure in product transformation and quality management systems (ISO 9001, ISO11000, ISO55000, TS 16949, Mil-Std).


Face-to-Face Masterclass
Date: 25th – 26th July 2024
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Gaborone, Botswana

Combine this training with Advanced Maintenance Planning & Cost Management


“We have been struggling with PM management for over 5 years till we had the training and the assessment by the Trainer whereby the program takes a new direction, today, PM program reduces downtime more than 25% and helped maintenance and operations to work hand-on hand”

– Asset Management Director


“Reviewing entire planning and scheduling program in our mine, resulting overall PM compliance 85%, increasing by 20% within 6-month period with the support of the Trainer”

– Senior Planner & Scheduler


“We have been struggling with PM compliance and work management for over 5 years till we had the training and the support from the Trainer whereby the program takes a new direction, today, PM compliance are achieved over 75% for our mobile fleet.”

– Asset Management Superintendent