The Shell Moerdijk Petrochemical plant produces Lower Olefins, Ethylene Oxide and Derivative and Styrene Monomer and Propene Oxide with a total capacity of 4.5million tons of product per year Located in South Holland Province Rotterdam Energy Corridor, the Moerdijk site covers 325 Hectares, with a total employed workforce at the site of 1300 men and women. The Moerdijk site has been in production for more than 40 years, with facility coming in to production in the late 1970’s with the plant continually being updated to meet customer requirements and to drive operational efficiency.
In 2015, Kentech became the multi-disciplinary (Piping & Mechanical, Civil and Electrical & Instrumentation) service provider at Moerdijk, initially for three years and following significant managed improvements in overall efficiency the contract was subsequently extended for a further two years. To drive the efficiency within the contract Kentech utilised the principles of Agile and Lean methodologies, to ensure continuous improvement in day to day work execution activities. The Agile and Lean methodologies are integrated with our digital technologies within our K2 Base Camp room, driving performance daily, weekly and monthly.
Kentech provides the site facilities, management team, supervision, labour, tools, construction equipment, vehicles, spare parts and materials required to carry out the Services. Kentech undertake a range of maintenance activities on unit rates including preventive, corrective and campaign maintenance across the Moerdijk Site on a multi-disciplinary basis. As an integrated maintenance contractor Kentech ensures maintenance tasks are managed end to end with minimum interface requirements from Shell and can drive efficiency in the activities being undertaken by multi-skilling the staff.
Kentech actively work with Shell to manage the workload for our multi-disciplinary team, through active engagement on planning and scheduling to level the workload. The quality of the work undertaken at site is managed through continuous monitoring and development of staff competences and this links to the excellent safety performance achieved.
Kentech also manage and undertake multi-disciplinary modification project works across Moerdijk including: the overhauls of the furnaces; replacement of underground firewater and effluent pipes; carbon & stainless steel piping pre-fabrication project works; turnarounds and slowdowns etc. utilizing the deep expertise of the assets within the workforce and a small projects team approach. The multi-disciplinary approach ensures the client only has to deal with a single interface minimizing their project and interface management costs. The projects are also managed within the K2 Basecamp
Shell and Kentech continue to work in partnership to improve safety and efficiency to drive top quartile performance, for the Moerdijk Petrochemical Plant.