PROJECT & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Vertech believes the key to effective project and program inspection management is early stakeholder engagement, understanding our client's principal drivers, effective planning, staff selection and maintaining strong communication throughout the entire operations lifecycle.

Our operations team, along with their project manager, work through all scope and quality requirements, time horizons, internal systems and cost boundaries with the client to define a project charter. We then enter a detailed planning phase that implements everything needed to meet the project's specific demands.

We can go above and beyond our client's expectations through our high level of company processes while managing projects, programs, and assets.

Drawing on our extensive experience in successfully completing campaigns, complex projects and ongoing maintenance services, Vertech Group has a specialised suite of in-house integrated project inspection management tools to support project delivery through every stage of the specialist access management lifecycle.

KEY INSPECTION MANAGEMENT TAKE-AWAYS



  • Early engagement in project planning is crucial.
  • Set expectations and goals to enable accountability.
  • Collaboration between all stakeholders is a must.
  • Focusing on the planning phase directly contributes to productivity.
  • Engaging your frontline team and sub-contractors in the planning ensures ownership.
  • Each project comes with individual challenges.
  • Frontline leadership from the project manager with strong communication is the difference between a good project and a great project.

PROJECT EXAMPLES

ILNG, CPF & FPSO TURNAROUND

In 2021 Vertech provided over 130 multi-skilled inspectors, tradespeople and rope access personnel to deliver shutdown work across three assets. The Scopes included rope access emergency response and confined space rescue teams, a flare tip replacement, 12 RDVI teams, NDT inspectors and in-service inspectors for pressure system inspection and a mechanical team. The turnaround was a great success, with all key deliverables met.

GLNG TURNAROUND

In 2021 Vertech delivered the inspection services for the Gladstone LNG plant turnaround for Santos. The scope included inspection engineers, advanced NDT, rope access, in-service inspection of pressure equipment and remote digital visual inspection (RDVI) teams. The turnaround was delivered safely and to a high standard, with exceptional client feedback on the execution.

FPSO INTEGRITY

We have provided ongoing engineering, management and inspection of process, plant and structures to an FPSO’s topside and hull for over five years. With clear client goals and expectations, we could reduce cost, improve efficiency and deliver excellence in safety performance for the asset.

WOODSIDE FPSO FLEET

Vertech has been privileged to manage Woodside Energy’s FPSO fleet since 2014. In this time, we’ve completed all statutory topside and tank inspections, introduced new technologies and methods, and successfully executed many complex tasks with an excellent safety record.

OFFSHORE PLATFORM FLARE TIP REPLACEMENT

Vertech provided project management, coordination of HSE and multi-disciplinary teams to safely execute flare tip replacements on the North Rankin A, Goodwyn A and Angel Platforms. Specialist hydraulic and air tooling, use of helicopters and working at heights required a stringent level of safety focus, planning and expertise from the offshore project manager.

NORTH RANKIN DERRICK DECOMMISSIONING

Vertech was engaged in decommissioning the North Rankin Derrick, a drilling derrick, whilst the platform was operational. Vertech provided planning, engineering and technical services, completed onshore mock-up trials, and managed multi-disciplinary rope access personnel to complete this challenging project successfully.

INPEX LNG PLANT CONSTRUCTION & ONGOING SUPPORT

Vertech was engaged for the Inpex LNG construction at Bladin Point in Darwin. Providing multidisciplinary rope access inspection and craft personnel, we successfully supported the construction and commissioning of the plant with an excellent safety record. Vertech has followed the asset through to the OPEX cycle and now provides ongoing inspection, integrity and maintenance services.

GORGON & WHEATSTONE LNG PLANT CONSTRUCTION

Vertech mobilised up to 165 multi-disciplinary personnel between the Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG construction projects to complete a wide range of tasks from coatings and NDT inspection to mechanical fitting, confined space rescue, rigging, painting, blasting and specialist access. Frontline leadership, flexible activity planning and strong communication was a key attribute to success.

FIVE STAGES OF ASSET LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

1. Planning

Planning identifies which asset the company requires, and how the asset will be obtained.

2. Procurement

The procurement of the asset or infrastructure involves the purchase, delivery, and installation of the new asset.

3. Utilisation

The utilisation of an asset is when it is being operated and performs how intended during the planning stage.

4. Maintenance

Maintenance is required on all assets as the materials age, and the asset undergoes general wear. This stage will maintain the integrity of the asset and increase the longevity of the asset's lifecycle.

5. Disposal

Assets are disposed of once they no longer deliver value to the company or are too high a risk to continue operating.

OUR LEADERSHIP VALUES

While our cross-functional teams have a suite of custom software systems, mature processes, specialist access management procedures, and a wealth of experience, all of this is irrelevant without exemplary leadership and the right people for the job.

Vertech understands the importance of our people and takes care to utilise our staff's unique skill sets, drivers, and individual experience to promote a culture of 'Servant Leadership'.

Servant leaders share power, listen to others, focus on client and staff needs, and help others develop and perform as highly as possible while building a sense of community. Implementing this model can multiply our leadership capability and increase the human potential to serve our clients better.