Plant Operational Readiness – accelerate start-up and commissioning
Completion of a well-designed, safe, and best-in-class facility delivered on time requires a team approach, with active planning and participation by all stakeholders. Stork, a Fluor company, uses an approach to plant operational readiness that encompasses technologies that help accelerate start-up activities for new facilities by bridging the transition between project completion and ongoing operations.
Stork teams use UpFRONT® as the operational-readiness tool for coordinating operating strategies, commissioning and start-up activities, system turnover schedules, organization preparedness, employee training, HSE procedures, and quality certifications. UpFRONT promotes early implementation of maintenance best practices, helping reduce the total cost of ownership and maximizing project life-cycle value. Owners may elect to use all or a few of the modules, depending on the size of their facility.
In addition to core skills in access and coatings, our multi-disciplinary teams are fully competent in supplementary trades crucial to the hook-up phase, such as welding, pipefitting, electrical and rigging, reducing man-hours and maximizing productivity.
Integrated projects are delivered through a single Client focal point to reduce the number of interfaces for Clients, and ensure an orderly turnover, commissioning, and start-up while minimizing the impact to ongoing operations.