Posted on September 29, 2022
DEME Group, world leaders in dredging, land reclamation, marine infrastructure and environmental remediation chose TBH for their expertise in planning and control services in Singapore and Croatia.
TBH, a leading specialist in high-risk, large-scale projects was contracted to provide Planning and Scheduling support for the major repairs in drydock of the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger “Bonny River” and “Brabo”. During such a major repair periodic, preventive, and curative maintenance is executed by various parties all under the supervision by DEME’s Technical Department. TBH was requested to provide the necessary qualified Project Controls Engineer from start till finish to collect, analyze and assist the Project Manager in effective management and decision making to reduce the downtime, as well as any potential delays to the project.
TBH Senior Consultant Thuzar Lwin, who provided the Project Controls support on the “Bonny River” said “the level of detail in the integrated schedule coupled with the robust process made the project run smoothly. Site teams members were technically sound and supportive in updating the planning and control system. DEME’s Project Control Coordinator also provided assistance and guidance throughout the execution phase. I am very happy to be part of DEME team to see the successful delivery of the major repair ahead of schedule”.
TBH’s scope of services included:
- Monitoring & processing the daily progress in Primavera P6;
- Variance and “What-if” analysis against the Baseline Schedule;
- Class detection between the different contractors, suppliers and DEME site team
- Close follow-up of the High Risk activities and activities on the Critical Path; and
- Weekly reporting to DEME senior management.
Nikos Giakoumatos, Project Controls Coordinator of the CPMO Fleet at DEME Group said “TBH provided highly qualified & trained personnel for the requested onsite Project Control Services. Additionally, they offered insights for improvements to our existing processes and usage of tools for efficient & effective project management. TBH’s staff were friendly and reliable, and their company Directors were always available for support. They went above and beyond meeting DEME’s expectations.”
Sophia Zhang who provided the Project Controls service in Singapore for the major repair of the TSHD Brabo says “Dredger major repair project often has a tight project timeline and requires a huge amount of collaboration between all stakeholders. I enjoyed my time working as the full-time planning engineer. Good rapport was built among the docking team, crew members and shipyard supervisors as the team adapted to changes, overcome challenges, and finally led to a successful completion of the project. Meanwhile, the Project Control Coordinator from DEME CPMO Nikos Giakoumatos provided guidance on DEME’s Project Control processes throughout the project as we worked closely to improve the schedule, analyze the critical path, and plan out resources.”
Tatiana Martins, DEME Project Manager stated “TBH’s highly skilled team are now my first go to (team) when I have an opening on my projects for Project Controls resources. Surely their knowledge and expertise will add great strategic value to the project team and contribute to the delivery of successful project results.”
“It has been a huge team effort – our top priority was to support with the repair of the vessels within the tight deadline while maintaining a high quality on the Project Controls deliverables. The support received from the entire DEME team helped to complete the major repair within time and budget” mentioned Meiske. “Our ability to provide the best solution was made possible through the trust we have built in each other’s abilities when it comes to managing projects of this nature.”