AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals in Rotterdam is a major producer of chlorine, caustic soda, bleaching lye and hydrogen and has a production capacity of over 600,000 tons of chlorine per year.
In 2014, Advando was asked by AkzoNobel in Rotterdam to advise and support them in improving and optimising the existing Planning & Scheduling processes for their Turnarounds. For this, we have, among other things, reviewed the planning process, optimised it and made it measurable. In addition, the so-called DSM scheduling method has been introduced within AkzoNobel. The first test case was the 2015 Turnaround on the Membrane Electrolysis Company (MEB).
After successfully completing this Turnaround and a thorough evaluation and further optimising the above processes, Advando subsequently fulfilled an advisory and support role in the 2017 Site Turnaround.