Shutdowns for scheduled maintenance, cleaning, and servicing measures are a critical time for any operator of an industrial facility. Each day of a plant shutdown translates to revenue loss. Ever more stringent legal regulations increase the requirements for industrial facilities, while the timeframes for these shutdowns are becoming increasingly shorter.
Especially shutdowns of large industrial facilities require proper preparation, precise planning, and outstanding implementation in order to fulfill all the tasks in a timely manner. Every day counts – and nonetheless, it is necessary to ensure the highest quality, precise work, and compliance with safety standards. These are the core competencies of J.Christof.
We assist you both as a general contractor for the shutdown as well as with services. Due to our experience in turnarounds of large industrial facilities in different sectors, we ensure a smooth flow and timely implementation of your project.
The experienced and trusted specialists of J.Christof were deployed during the shutdown activities at the Gazprom refinery in Pancevo. Extensive mechanical tasks were performed on 215 plant components, such as heat exchangers, apparatuses, reactors, and columns in a very time-sensitive preparation and implementation phase. J.Christof deployed up to 290 specialists on site and was able to implement the project on schedule and to the fullest satisfaction of the customer.
The last scheduled shutdown of multiple relevant processing plants occurred from March to April 2015 for conducting inspection work at the MiRO refinery in Karlsruhe. During this extensive shutdown, J.Christof undertook the mechanical tasks on columns, furnaces, heat exchangers, tanks, fittings, as well as district heating pipe systems. Although the schedule was very ambitious, J.Christof was able to implement the shutdown activities on schedule with the deployment of up to 700 specialists. Furthermore, J.Christof distinguished itself through efficient work performance and stringent safety standards. Not a single work accident was reported during this project involving approx. 400,000 installation hours.