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About the course

Proper preparation will make the difference between a successful turnaround and a failure. While turnarounds are so critical to a plant reliability, and therefore the company’s profitability, it is amazing how many difficulties organisations have in planning and executing them properly.

What you’ll learn

By the end of the course, you will have gained:

  • The phases and processes of a turnaround.
  • How to plan for cost, time, safety and quality and prevent common pitfalls.
  • About all aspects of turnaround project controls.
  • The processes and techniques, supported by realistic case studies.
  • To be ready to directly apply what they have learned during their next turnaround.
Our Clients

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This course is aimed at:

  • Turnaround/shutdown manager;
  • Plant/Site manager;
  • Project/ maintenance managers and engineer;
  • Finance executive/manager;
  • Cost engineer;
  • Work planner;
  • Cost estimator;
  • Contract manager;
  • Scheduler;
  • Cost controller;
  • Risk manager;
  • O&M Supervisors/staff;
  • Members of the purchase department;
  • Members of a tendering team;
  • Members of a turnaround team;

The course content and practical exercises and cases are focused on the process industry. This typically includes (petro)chemical, power, mining, food, pharmaceutical, waste, etc.


Basic understanding of projects, maintenance or turnarounds. No specific educational requirements are defined.


After the introduction to the turnaround world with some concepts and situation analysis, the course program is split between understanding and managing turnaround processes, and the means to control them:

Introduction to the turnaround world
  • Concepts
  • Situation analysis
Understanding and managing the phases and aspects of a turnaround:
  • Initiation phase
  • Scoping
  • Work planning
  • Scheduling
  • Site plan & temporary facilities
  • Safety & quality
  • Execution
  • Close-out
Turnaround project controls:
  • Turnaround economics
  • Estimating & budgeting
  • Contract management & tendering
  • Scheduling
  • Cost control
  • Progress management
  • Change management
  • Benchmarking
  • System integration

During the course, various interactive case studies will be given that need to be solved in groups.