Specialist Aluminium Capabilities
The Aluminium Technical Center coordinates specialist capabilities toWorley’ aluminium smelting customers and supports thevarious operating alliances and projects globally.
By providing operations and maintenance services, plant upgradeprojects, and new asset design to customers over many years,Worley has built specialist capabilities and experience withinthe aluminium smelter industry which won’t be found with otherengineering services providers. Our strong working knowledge ofoperating assets, plant layout, and detail design capability allows usto offer customers tailored solutions that meet their required businessoutcomes. A key factor in providing these outcomes is our ability towork effectively with our customers in integrated project teamsallowing ongoing communication throughout the project.Worley SelectSelect
recognizes that making the right decisions during the initial stages ofa project is essential to maximize the ultimate business outcome and isan integral part of the Worley global project deliverycapability. Select
provides pre-FEED (Phase 1 and 2) advice utilizing Worley‘real world’ experience in total project delivery, assetoperation and industry best practice. This dependable advice enablescustomers to be confident that the critical decisions made in theconceptual stages of a project will satisfy their ultimate businessobjectives. Specific areas of expertise include:New facility development
-providing high-level strategic planning and option selection for majorand incremental opportunities through innovative option selection.High value consulting services
- Select provides advice to asset owners, banks and governments based on a thorough understanding of the business value chain.Financial and Economic Analysis
- by accessing our global database of major capital projects customerscan support their decisions with accurate and reliable data.Innovative Design Solutions
In many brownfield situations, cost effective solutions to productionproblems are not available off the shelf. Worley has a proventrack record in developing customized solutions through its in housemachine design capability. Worley specialist design capabilitybuilds on in depth knowledge of smelter operations and couples it withour machine design skills available through the Geelong office of theAluminium Center of Excellence.
Our objective is to always provide the most effective solution byworking in an integrated manner with the customer to ensure capture ofpast operations and maintenance experience. Integration of the newplant into existing operations is a core competency. In many cases thechoice of solution is driven largely by the ability to implement thesolution in an operating plant without risk to process or personnel. Asmany of our staff have an operating plant background we understand whatis important to successfully integrate a new facility into an operatingplant.
Consultancy Based Smelting Know How
|Capacity Creep Projects |
|Capacity creep projects invariably involve incrementalchanges across the plant. Worley has a rigorous approach foridentifying all necessary changes required and the order in which theymust be deployed to achieve increased production targets.Worleyhas been involved in several plants where additional production throughincreased line amperage is being |
pursued. Such changes affect all aspects of the plant. We have reviewedthe throughput and reliability of the systems and proposed costeffective changes that limit the risk associated with these projects.Importantly we prioritize the changes to deliver incremental benefitsand avoid long shut downs.
|Worley’ customers rely on our Aluminium smeltingexpertise to correctly identify the best opportunities for meetingtheir business goals. Our people have a deep understanding of thesmelting process, the technology options, industry suppliers andproject delivery. This understanding has been gained from executing abroad range of projects, familiarity with many sites |
and operational experience. This allows us to identify and address rootcauses, optimize project outcomes from a whole-of-plant perspective andavoid pitfalls. Clear identification of the scope of work, withbrownfields cost estimating, leads to stronger business cases.Worley support our customers in understanding and communicatingthe rationale underpinning proposed
changes to the plant.
|Integration of Brownfields Solutions |
|Execution of projects in a brownfields operating plantinvolves management of additional risks and challenges and constraintsthat are often not evident for a greenfield project.Worley’ aluminium group has a heritage of deliveringprojects into this challenging environment. In particular projectestimating, scheduling, shutdown planning, upgrade engineering, control& automation are skills well honed through our brownfields project heritage. || |
|New Technology Development |
|Customers have selected Worley to assist in theirinhouse technology development programs. Among others, this has lead tothe design of 6 aluminium reduction cells and Comalco’s Hot ButtCleaning process. Worley contributes its broad experience ofgetting things to work and seeks practical implementations of newideas. We performed this work on rates based contracts so that the customer owned the resulting technology. || |