GFG Plant Maintenance

GFG Alliance
5 year
Design Engineering
Quality Assurance


The challenge in this case study was to provide comprehensive maintenance, shutdown, and project services to GFG Alliance Whyalla under a 5-year framework agreement named the "Plant Maintenance Service Agreement." The goal was to enhance plant reliability, optimize resources, and reduce maintenance costs across the maintenance lifecycle.


The solution involved the following key components:

Maintenance Services

  • Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance: Task-based preventive and corrective maintenance, emergency repairs, and customized maintenance regimes.
  • Outsourced Maintenance Model: Full accountability for site-specific maintenance programs and collaboration with customer reliability and maintenance teams.
  • Managed Maintenance Teams: Experienced supervisors ensuring safety and quality standards, and qualified maintenance crews for light and heavy industries.
  • Asset Integrity Service: Comprehensive asset integrity support, including planning, execution, and provision of qualified professionals.

Outages, Shutdowns, and Turnarounds

  • Shutdown Management: Involvement in shutdown preparation, planning, scheduling, and execution with adherence to planning milestones.
  • Efficient Planning and Scheduling: Deployment of specialized teams, compliance with customer planning policies, and creation of standardized work packs.

Projects, Commissioning, and Capital Works

  • Project Excellence: Expertise in plant repairs, upgrades, equipment installation, and adherence to risk management standards.


The results of this strategic collaboration included:

  • Improved plant reliability through optimized maintenance programs.
  • Reduced maintenance costs through efficient resource allocation.
  • Safe and successful execution of shutdowns, turnarounds, and projects.
  • Enhanced asset integrity leading to sustainable and cost-effective production.

This collaboration reflects a commitment to delivering excellence in maintenance, shutdowns, and projects for GFG Alliance Whyalla, contributing to their success and growth through strategic planning, expert execution, and a dedication to quality.

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