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Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages 2021

An efficient and cost-effective Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages (STO) programme is made possible through organisational best practices and frameworks.

10-12 Feb 2021
Perth, Australia

Why You Should Attend

Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages 2021

Shutdown season is a critical time-frame in a business’s yearly calendar. A shutdown operation that is fraught with mismanagement and inefficient planning will lead the business to suffer through unplanned downtime and outages and loss in production.

The marcus evans Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages 2021 conference delves into key challenges in optimising turnarounds, enhancing better communication between stakeholders as well as minimising costs for turnarounds.The event will focus on topics such as COVID-19’s influence on shutdown operations, managing the workforce shortage for shutdowns, deploying an efficient framework for shutdowns and managing the common challenges associated with shutdown operations. This is an event not to be missed!

Interactive Full-Day Workshop

Shutdowns from A to Z – Effective Planning and Preparation, Leadership and Covid-19 Implications

Facilitated by:

John Bowie, Managing Director, Palm Crest Consultants

About Your Workshop Leader:

John Bowie has worked as a shutdown planner, scheduler and coordinator at some of the biggest and most complex shutdowns in the world. His knowledge and experience has led to the creation of a successful consultancy business in shutdown management, maintenance planning and scheduling. His hands-on experience and ability to share this knowledge, makes John one of today’s leading presenters in effective shutdown planning and scheduling.

From total plant shutdowns in gold mines to base load power stations and refineries John has had extensive experience across a wide range of plant and maintenance areas. John’s focus on effective scheduling has changed the face of shutdown planning for many organisations. His insight and practical experienced-based approach will change the way you think and act during the planning and scheduling process of your shutdown.


Key Topics

  • COVID-19 Focus: Innovative Personnel Management to Mitigate Challenges Arising from Travel Restrictions for FLY-IN-FLY-OUT (FIFO) Staff
  • COVID-19 Focus: Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19: Managing Supply Chain Disruptions Arising from a Global Pandemic
  • Case Study: Digital Transformation of End-to-End of Shutdown Management: Readiness, Execution and Post Shutdown
  • COVID-19 Focus: Shutdown Best Practices: Planning and Executing a Shutdown during COVID-19
  • Case Study: Lessons Learned: Embedding and Refining SOPs through a Learning Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Shutdowns Data Management
  • Previous Attendees Include

    AGL Macquarie
    AngloGold Ashanti
    Alinta Energy
    Ballance Agri-Nutrients
    BGC Contracting
    Core Water Management Solutions
    CS Energy
    Dupont Sustainable Solutions
    Fortescue Metals Group
    Incitec Pivot
    Newmont Goldcorp
    Rio Tinto
    Pilbara Ports Authority
    South32 Worsley Alumina
    Todd Energy
    Woodside Energy

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    Event Sponsors
    Platinum Partner
    SFI Australia
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    Silver Partner
    Draeger Australia Pty Ltd
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    Business Development Partner
    Prometheus Group
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    Practical Insights From

    Fabricio Barros
    Manager– Asset Management
    Rio Tinto

    Ben Oshyer
    Major Cold Shut Planning Specialist
    SIMEC Mining

    Colin Young
    Industry Adviser
    Formerly Specialist Project

    Alicia Heskett
    Turnaround Engineer

    Tamala Miller
    Shutdown Planner
    Tronox Mineral Sands

    Ashkan Shahmir
    Mining Industry

    Luke Betros
    Managing Director
    Keystone Project Advisory

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • "Very structured and planned conference. Variety in presentations was great. Content outstanding and relevant." AGL Macquarie
    • "This was a great conference with sustainable ideas to take back to my workplace." BHP
    • "Communication prior to the event was adequate and timely. Single point of communication optimised the information flow." Rio Tinto
    • "This is becoming a must have appointment in my calendar. Another great opportunity to learn and network with like minded industry leaders." BHP
    • "Great opportunity to network and share real life experiences with like minded people." Nyrstar
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