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Shutdowns Superconference aims to help companies avoid unscheduled outages

Calgary, AB -- Conducting efficient plant shutdown turnarounds is an incredibly expensive business. Realistically a...


Calgary, AB — Conducting efficient plant shutdown turnarounds is an incredibly expensive business. Realistically assessing work scope, dealing with skilled labour shortages, managing contractor relationships, attaining reliable parts and ensuring site safety are all huge challenges when it comes to containing costs and avoiding budget overruns.

Maintenance professionals want to maximize shutdown efficiencies but they want to do so safely and responsibly. The Canadian Institute’s annual Shutdowns Superconference will help them balance the latest cost-cutting initiatives with prudent maintenance practices to avoid unplanned outages.

Speakers at the event represent companies such as Imperial Oil Ltd., Petro-Canada Ltd., Suncor Energy, Husky Energy Inc., TransAlta Utilities, ATCO Power, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Central Alberta Midstream, Ontario Power Generation, Calpine Canada, Primavera, EMPS Ltd., Porter Contracting Services Inc., Quinn Contracting Ltd., Jacobs Catalytic Ltd., Emerald Associates Inc., Lincoln Technology Corporation, CAT Rental Store, Carey Welding and Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.

The Shutdowns Superconference 2005 takes place Dec. 5-6, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, Alta. Further details are in the Events Calendar section at www.mromagazine.com. For additional information or to register, send an e-mail to j.chung@canadianinstitute.com or visit www.CandianInstitute.com/shutdowns.