We assist clients to develop asset health and condition monitoring strategies for their assets, as well as plan, monitor & improve the integrity of their critical assets, hazardous areas, and prescribed equipment.
Project Management and Delivery
Delivering projects on time, on budget, to the required quality and with no safety incidents is a serious challenge in heavy industry. Whether it’s acquiring, building or relocating assets, overhauling or improving them, almost every business has horror stories of cost blow-outs, schedule over-runs, or ongoing performance issues once the project is finished.
Another challenge is ensuring assets are properly resourced and supported once the project is over and the asset becomes operational. How many times have you seen a brand-new asset that doesn’t have all its spares and tooling in place? Lacking a maintenance plan or not entered into the maintenance system? Where operators and maintainers aren’t trained in how to manage the asset? That’s where Bluefield comes in.
Many businesses not only fail to realise that project management is a specialised skill, but often overlook the value of project managers. A properly designed, planned and resourced project will repay the investment many times over, and an effective project manager can make all the difference.
At Bluefield, we can act as project managers on your behalf, delivering capital projects, shutdowns and fleet relocations safely, on time and on budget. We specialise in acting as owners’ representatives, liaising with and overseeing contractors, suppliers and other project team members. We can even act as study managers, preparing business cases and capital applications. A Bluefield project manager and owners’ representative frees up your time and removes much of the project’s stress, leaving you to concentrate on running your business.
Bluefield also specialise in operational readiness work, to ensure assets are operating safely and productively from day one. This includes:
- Building asset management tactics and plans
- Ensuring the required spares and tools are in place
- Ensuring the workforce has the training that they need,
- Ensuring all master data and asset information is properly set up and stored in maintenance systems
Our experience with project management and delivery covers the full project life cycle. We have technical and commercial resources to undertake project engineering, scope development, budgeting and scheduling. Our project managers and supervisors have years of on-the-ground experience, ensuring that the safety, logistical and contractual challenges are properly managed. Our asset management specialists can also develop asset management plans, spares analyses and ensure master data is complete and accurate when the equipment is ready to begin operating.
Bluefield have managed projects across a wide variety of heavy industries. We’re highly experienced in building or relocating mobile fleets, having managed these projects in many countries around the world. Our experience base also covers construction and sustaining capital engineering projects across mining, manufacturing and oil and gas. Many of our project managers specialise in managing shutdowns, both fixed and mobile plant, including a focus on draglines and shovels. And we’ve undertaken operational readiness work for projects up to and including multi-billion-dollar mine constructions.
- Case Study | Setting A Project Up For Success
- Blog | Project Management - Complex Project Delivery
- Blog | How Operational Readiness Stops The Destruction Of Value
- Blog | Bluefield Round Table – Preventing Shutdown Disasters
- Blog | Embracing The New Normal: Preparing Applications For Budget And Capital Expenditure