Helping a major construction company in the energy sector reduce costs and improve productivity

The challenge

A major construction company undertaking the build of a new power station had been failing to meet agreed deadlines. As a result, costs had escalated and were significantly over budget. Improving performance was of vital importance.

How we helped

Unipart were engaged by the client to review and implement various improvements through a structured programme.

  • The Unipart team reviewed the ‘Take-Over’ and ‘Commissioning’ processes.
  • The team then designed and implemented the action to avoid or reduce the problem of long delays.
  • Workshops were deployed to engage and define problem-solving strategies.
  • A ‘War Room’ has been able to raise problems as they occur, for discussion.

To see the full details of how we helped to reduce costs and improve productivity, download the full case study at the bottom of the page.


The results
Via our tried and tested methodology, we were able to demonstrate the following outcomes and benefits:
  • Commissioning lead time reduced by 75%
  • Lead time for ‘Take-Over’ process reduced by 30% in just 8 weeks
  • Compliance to standards prior to commissioning improved by 20%
  • Over 100 Supervisors have been formally trained in basic Problem Solving tools and frameworks
  • Accountability and ownership is more clearly defined throughout the workforce

Can we help you to reduce costs and achieve better productivity?

See, in detail, how we did this by downloading the full case study below.

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