PROJECT & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Vertech believes the key to effective project and program management is early stakeholder engagement, understanding our client’s principle drivers, effective planning, staff selection and maintaining strong communication the entire project or program lifecycle.
Our Operations Team work through all scope and quality requirements, time horizons 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 specific demands of the project.
While our team have a suite of custom software systems, mature processes and procedures, and a wealth of experience, all of this is irrelevant without the right leadership and people for the job. Vertech understands the importance of our people and takes care to utilise the unique skill sets, drivers and individual experience of our staff, to promote a culture of ‘Servant Leadership’. Servant leaders share power, listen to others, focus on client and staff needs, and help others to develop and perform as highly as possible while building a sense of community. By implementing this model, we can multiply our leadership capability and increase human potential to better serve our clients.
Drawing on our extensive experience in successful completion of campaigns, complex projects and ongoing maintenance works, Vertech has a specialised suite of in-house integrated project management tools to support project delivery through every stage of the project management lifecycle.
- Early engagement in project planning is crucial.
- Clearly setting the expectations and goals enables 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 its own challenges, no project is ever the same.
- Frontline leadership and strong communication is the difference between a good project and a great project.
ILNG, CPF & FPSO TURNAROUND
In 2021 Vertech provided over 130 multi-skilled inspectors, tradesmen 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.
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 very high standard by all parties with exceptional client feedback on the execution
We have provided ongoing engineering, management and inspection of process, plant and structures to an FPSO’s topside and hull for over 5 years. With clear client goals and expectations, we were able to reduce cost, improve efficiency and deliver excellence in safety performance for the asset.
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 height required a stringent level of safety focus, planning and expertise.
NORTH RANKIN DERRICK DECOMMISSIONING
Vertech was engaged to decommission the North Rankin A drill derrick while the platform was operational. Vertech provided planning, engineering and technical services, completed onshore mock-up trials and managed multi-disciplinary rope access personnel to successfully complete this challenging project.
INPEX LNG PLANT CONSTRUCTION & ONGOING SUPPORT
Vertech was engaged for the Inpex LNG construction at Bladin Point in Darwin. Providing multi-disciplinary rope access inspection and craft personnel, we were able to successfully support 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.