Track: Project Management
This research determines and mitigates project management delays during turbine maintenance outages. Such mitigations would benefit the organisation in improving plant availability and increasing electricity availability to the consumers through load shedding reduction. The research was triggered by turbine maintenance outages which override the targeted contractual date due to deficiencies in the implementation of project management philosophies and controls. The scope of this research begins at the outage planning phase and ends when the machine returns to service. This study formulates a list of project management delays and mitigation strategies for the said delays to achieve project objectives. It further arrives at conclusions that are directed at the power generation industry and maintenance industries in general.