Planning & Scheduling for successful turnarounds
AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals in Rotterdam is a major producer of chlorine, caustic soda, bleach lye and hydrogen and has a production capacity of over 600,000 tonnes of chlorine per year.
In 2014 AkzoNobel engaged us to advise and support them. The goal was to improve their existing Planning & Scheduling processes for turnarounds. For this purpose, we analysed, optimised and made measurable the planning process, among other things.
In addition, we introduced the so-called DSM scheduling method within AkzoNobel. The first test case was the 2015 turnaround at the Membrane Electrolysis Plant (MEB).
After successfully completing this turnaround, a thorough evaluation and further optimisation of the processes mentioned above followed. Subsequently, we also fulfilled an advisory and supporting role in the turnaround of 2017.