Dow Terneuzen is The Dow Chemical Company’s second-largest production location in the world and Dow’s largest location in the Benelux. The naphtha crackers are the heart of the site. Here the raw materials naphtha and LPG are converted into ethylene, propylene, butadiene and benzene. These are the main building blocks for many plastics and chemicals. (source:

For the largest Turnaround in the long history of Dow in Terneuzen on 1 of the cracker installations, Advando was asked to perform an extensive scan of the existing planning & scheduling methodology and tools. Following the outcome of this scan, Advando implemented Primavera P6 to compile a fully integrated Turnaround schedule.

In accordance with our philosophy, Advando has accepted and executed the delivery and follow-up of the entire schedule on a lump sum basis, based on pre-agreed KPIs and deliverables.

The TACS developed by Advando was subsequently used for monitoring, follow-up, daily planning, and control of all Turnaround phases’ execution. This touchscreen solution for processing progress, among other things, meant that the team was in control for its part of the scope.

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