Turnarounds are one of the most anticipated and time intensive events in a plant’s cycle. If done correctly, they can potentially lead to huge gains in the facility’s productivity and output. They provide an important window of opportunity for essential maintenance tasks, and they also allow equipment to safely and efficiently be replaced or serviced. However, turnarounds are also extremely costly events. If the budget balloons or the timeline unexpectedly expands, it can have disastrous effects on a company’s bottom line. That is why effective turnaround management is crucial to a plant’s operations.
STI Group provides comprehensive petrochemical and refinery turnaround services. We specialize in project management, execution, planning and scheduling. In fact STI Group delivers the full spectrum of services required for safe and successful turnarounds, shutdowns and emergency outages in the chemical, petrochemical, power, refining, and pulp & paper industries. A few of our main focal points include:
A Focus on Safety
We understand that a turnaround has inherent safety risks for all parties involved. That is why we make safety a top priority in addition to the work being completed. We ensure that all safety guidelines are thoroughly explained to workers and we provide on-going safety supervision.
A turnaround is a complicated undertaking. Before we do anything we formulate a thorough plan that is tailored to meet the needs and situation of the particular customer and turnaround. Through this careful planning, we are able to maximize efficiency and provide superior results.
We pride ourselves on establishing a close working relationship with each of our customers. This allows for clear, direct communication, ensuring that the primary objectives of the turnaround are well understood and have been carefully taken into consideration.
Dedicated Project Management
Overseeing a turnaround is a very complicated logistical undertaking. However, STI Group has years of experience in project management and we are dedicated to overcoming every obstacle that arises. We provide the scheduling services, record keeping, and multi-department interfacing that is necessary to keep the turnaround on track.
Employing Highly Skilled Workers and Craftsmen
Naturally one of the biggest and most important aspects of a turnaround is the actual labor that needs to be done. STI Group uses only the most highly skilled workers and craftsmen. Our workers are NCCER certified craftsmen and are extremely knowledgeable and proficient in their jobs.
Strong Budgeting and Cost Monitoring Services
The effect of a turnaround budget gone wrong can be devastating. That is why STI Group is so meticulous when it comes to cost monitoring and budgeting. We provide customers with a report on a day-to-day basis of the man hours used and other job-cost expenses to help keep them in the loop on this essential aspect of their turnaround every step of the way.
We customize these approaches and all of our services to fit the needs of each of our particular customers, allowing us to deliver the most personalized, effective results possible. STI Group maintains heritage of integrity, solid management, and long-term relationships with our customers. Management and manpower stability, direct communication, responsive decision-making, and effective project control, are trademarks of the our award winning operations.