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Cha Firoozeh Copper Concentration Plant

Project Detail

The Cha Firoozeh Copper Concentration Plant, strategically positioned approximately 240 kilometers west of Kerman city in central Iran, benefits from its scenic surroundings and convenient access to essential infrastructure and natural resources crucial for its operation. With an impressive annual capacity of 101,000 tons and a copper concentrate grade of 25%, the plant stands as a pivotal asset in the regional mining and metallurgical sector, meeting global standards for quality output. Spearheading the project’s execution is Tanavob – Apomorphy Company, a prominent Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor, renowned for its extensive expertise and experience in seamlessly integrating diverse project elements to ensure success.

Highlights accomplished:

  • Concrete Work: 153,514 cubic meters
  • Structure Fabrication: 18,514 metric tons
  • Structure Installation: 31,413 metric tons
  • Equipment Installation: 52,352 metric tons
  • Welding: 1,367,304 inches
  • Cabling: 2,677,577 meters
  • Field Instrumentation: 12,890 sets.

 

 

Company Detail

Tanavob Co., established in 1987, has emerged as a pioneering force in the industrial contracting landscape. With a rich history of executing numerous projects across diverse sectors such as power plants, oil, gas, petrochemicals, and mineral industries, Tanavob stands as a beacon of excellence in project execution, ranging from engineering to commissioning.

Driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence, Tanavob leverages the expertise of seasoned specialists, embodying the core values of specialization, unwavering commitment, and steadfast responsibility. This steadfast adherence to principles ensures the company’s agility and triumph in delivering industrial projects of paramount significance.

At the heart of Tanavob’s success lies its unwavering dedication to client satisfaction. By fostering fruitful collaborations and exceeding client expectations at every stage of project implementation, Tanavob has cultivated enduring partnerships. This client-centric approach not only garners acclaim but also fosters a sense of shared ownership among project stakeholders.

Through a seamless blend of expertise, commitment, and client-centricity, Tanavob continues to set new benchmarks in industrial project management, ensuring the realization of all project objectives and fostering a culture of shared success.

 

 

Challenges

In the context of the Cha Firoozeh Copper Concentration Plant project, a collaborative effort involving Tanavob-Apomorphy Company as the main EPC contractor, unique challenges arose that were distinct from typical projects. Key among these challenges was the necessity of effectively integrating and facilitating communication among various stakeholders, including subcontractors, main EPC contractor, and the client.

Managing the interfaces between each entity proved to be crucial for ensuring smooth project progression. The project’s complex information flow, compounded by a hierarchical structure designed for the upward movement of data, added another layer of complexity. Data flowed from subcontractors to main EPC contractor, and finally to the client. This structure, coupled with each company’s maintenance of its data boundaries, heightened sensitivity around data privacy concerns. As a result, the project encountered primary challenges in ensuring seamless communication, maintaining data integrity, and addressing privacy concerns.

Given these conditions, the primary challenges encountered encompassed:

  • Scope Changes: Engineering projects typically manage a predictable level of scope change. However, in this scenario, the volume and frequency of changes were well above standard, each requiring a cascade of actions to accommodate new requirements. These continual adjustments led to a complex cycle of re-evaluations, redesigns, and re-approvals, straining the project management processes. The situation was further complicated by the diverse and sometimes conflicting expectations of various stakeholders, making consensus more difficult to achieve and implementing changes more cumbersome.
  • Data Migration: In this project, data migration has proven to be particularly challenging due to a combination of factors that include diverse data sources, conflicting data sets, and substandard archiving practices from previous systems. The differences in data formats and structures across these various sources have led to compatibility issues, while inconsistencies and discrepancies in the data have made it difficult to achieve a unified, accurate, and clean data repository. Additionally, poor archiving practices in earlier systems have resulted in incomplete data sets and unreliable historical data, further complicating the migration process.

 

Solutions

The complexities faced throughout the Cha Firoozeh Copper Concentration Plant project underscored the need for strategic and forward-thinking solutions, particularly in enhancing collaboration, communication, and integration among diverse stakeholders. In response, our team turned to the robust capabilities of the system, recognizing its potential to provide structured and efficient solutions. Here’s how Rhyton’s innovative features empowered us to overcome the challenges encountered in procurement and document management:

  • Strengthened Client Communication Channels: Established more robust communication channels with the client to ensure clear and ongoing dialogue about the project’s progress and any prospective changes. This included regular update meetings, detailed reports, and a designated point of contact to handle inquiries and gather feedback.
  • Enhanced Change Control Mechanisms: Developed a stronger change control system within the project’s governance structure to manage scope changes more efficiently. This had to include a formal process for submitting, evaluating, and approving changes that clearly defined who was responsible for each step, what documentation was required, and how impacts were assessed.
  • Advanced Data Auditing and Cleansing: Conduct a thorough audit of all existing data sources to assess the quality, structure, and integrity of the data. This step was crucial for identifying discrepancies, redundancies, and gaps. And Implementing a comprehensive data cleansing process to correct or remove inaccuracies, duplicate entries, and incomplete data. Utilized automated tools where possible to streamline this process and ensure consistency.
  • Incremental Migration Strategy: Adopt a phased approach to data migration, transferring data in manageable increments. This allows for the isolation and resolution of issues as they arise, without impacting the entire dataset. After each phase, performed rigorous testing and validation to ensure data integrity and functionality within the new system. This iterative process helped to refine the migration strategy and reduce errors in subsequent phases.
  • Stakeholder Communication and Management: Kept all stakeholders informed of the migration process through regular updates and progress reports. This ensured transparency and allowed for timely feedback that might necessitate adjustments in the strategy. Then Conducted change management sessions to prepare users for the new system, focusing on training and support to ease the transition.

Sub-Systems

  • Engineering Documents Management System
  • Purchasing Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Archiving