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Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management

In this 5-day training you will learn how to better manage, control and execute shutdown & turnaround processes and to minimize the costs and loss of revenue

Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management – mode of study

Option 1: 5-day training (in-class and live online)
Option 2: In-company training (in-class and live online)

Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management – why this training?

In the global economic situation, many - industrial - organizations are trying to pore down their operational and capital costs. Shutdown and turnaround costs are responsible for excessive maintenance expenses. The loss of revenue and income during a shutdown is often multiple times the cost of the shutdown itself. Poorly executed turnarounds have a huge cost implication for your company in terms of loss of market value share and revenue. One extra day of downtime might have an impact of thousands or even millions of euros on revenue alone. It is always challenging to control costs and duration of a shutdown. Mostly, Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage (STO) projects are supported by complex financial structures that are different from traditional budgeting systems and therefore it becomes difficult to track costs.

Proper management and control can lead to significant cost savings. In this training, top instructors will help you understand and manage turnaround processes and the means to control a shutdown, turnaround and outage.

What will you learn?

In this 5-day training you will learn how to better manage and control a shutdown, turnaround and outage and how to minimize risks, delays and loss of revenue. You will be able to identify gaps in your preparation and execution and to plan safe and productive turnarounds with optimized scheduling and cost control that will enable you to deliver both on time and within budget. During the training, you will have to solve case studies based on real project situations. In a nutshell, you will learn about:

  • The phases, processes and techniques of a turnaround
  • All aspects of turnaround and project control
  • How to plan for cost, time, safety and quality, and how to prevent common pitfalls

Who should attend?

The training is highly recommended for shutdown & turnaround managers, maintenance managers and engineers, plant/site managers, finance executives/managers, cost engineers, cost estimators, cost controllers, contract managers, project (engineering) managers, production managers, reliability engineers, risk managers, and other professionals who have responsibility in managing and executing industrial turnarounds and shutdowns.

The training content, practical exercises and cases are mainly focused on the process industry. This typically includes (petro) chemical, power, mining, food, pharmaceuticals, waste, etc.

Educational level of the training

The training Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management will be held on a higher educational level.


We expect you to have a basic understanding of projects and/or maintenance with regard to turnarounds.

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With at least 5 participants an in-house training could be your best option. An in-company training, customized to the needs of your organization, has many advantages and:

  • saves you and your colleagues time
  • enables you to train in the comfort of your own working environment
  • saves travel and accommodation expenses
  • can be arranged at a time, date and place convenient for you
  • sensitive issues can be discussed openly since no outsiders are present

Do you prefer an in-company Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management training? Please contact us for more information. We are more than happy to discuss the various possibilities with you.


The turnaround world – concepts and situation analysis

After the introduction to the turnaround world with some concepts and situation analysis, the training program is split between understanding and managing turnaround processes, and the means to control them.

Understanding and managing the phases and aspects of a turnaround

  • Initiation phase
  • Scoping
  • Work planning
  • Scheduling
  • Site plan and temporary facilities
  • Safety and quality
  • Execution
  • Close-out

Turnaround project controls

  • Turnaround economics
  • Estimating and budgeting
  • Contract management and tendering
  • Scheduling
  • Progress management
  • Change management
  • Benchmarking
  • System integration
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All participants will receive a Personal Certificate acknowledging their full participation in the top-level training Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management.


Your instructors have successfully managed many turnarounds, shutdowns, and maintenance projects, from the tendering process to the selection of the best contracts, to the cost control during execution. They will help you make your shutdown & turnaround processes more predictable, efficient and cost-effective.

Start date(s)

The training Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management will be held on 5 consecutive days. All training days start at 09.00 hrs in the morning until approx. 17.00 hrs in the afternoon. You can attend the training in-class in the Netherlands and remote/live online (up to your choice) on the following dates:

  • 7 - 11 February 2022
  • 5 - 9 December 2022

Fee / Registration

The fee for the 5-day training Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management is € 4,780 (VAT excl.) per participant. All training materials, drinks, and lunches are included. You can join in-class or live online.

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Payment of training fees must be received within 30 days of the invoice date, though always before the start of the training Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management.
Terms & Conditions
Should you wish to transfer your booking to a later Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management training (if possible), you must notify us at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the booked training. In case you are not able to attend at all, delegate substitution may be made up until 2 weeks before the training starts, without any additional costs being charged. Cancellations will be accepted up to 14 days prior to the starting date of the Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management training. In this case we will invoice 10% of the training fee for administration costs. For cancellations made between 14 and 2 days before the starting date of the training, 50% of the training fee is due. If you cancel within 2 days before the start of the training, you will have to pay the full training fee. All cancellations must be received in writing.

Successful Shutdown & Turnaround Management

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