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Seasonal & Contingency Planning

Discussion on Contingency Planning
 

What would happen to your business if a new season arrives or a disaster struck and you were unprepared?

Are your operations ready?

No one likes to contemplate the worst-case scenario, but by planning ahead you can keep things going if extreme weather, floods, fires, storms or power outages threaten your operation. We’re experts at thinking several steps ahead. So, if the worst does happen, we can put our people and equipment into action —swiftly and safely. Talk to us about your needs and we’ll work out the best contingency plan for you.

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A made-to-fit plan

An off-the-shelf response won’t suit every situation. You need an operational readiness plan that considers emergency management, long-term climate changes and sudden, extreme weather. We can tailor one to fit your operation and the risks you’d face if things ground to a halt.

It starts with a conversation about your seasonal planning. Our engineers meet you to assess your site’s power, heating, cooling and dehumidification needs. We then make a plan that covers the equipment, engineering, logistics and people needed to put things right after a crisis.

We don’t take chances. So, we consider every detail —big and small.

You’ve probably got a seasonal planning for business continuity in place. One that keeps you and your equipment from getting too cold in the winter months or too warm in the summer months.

You know how even minor damage to thermal insulation could risk critical components freezing in cold weather, so you make sure all your staff and equipment are fully prepared well in advance.

We are aware that average temperatures are likely to be higher or lower in certain months, but we have no idea when extreme weather conditions will hit. Whether it’s heatwaves, droughts or wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, or winter freezes, we only get a few days warning if we’re lucky.

That means you must be ready to respond to different scenarios at very short notice. Just being ready for each season isn’t enough. If you don’t have a detailed plan for how to deal with these extremes, then you are likely to be faced with high CAPEX and OPEX costs when they do happen.

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Seasonal readiness isn’t enough

You can’t afford to stop at seasonal readiness. You need an operational readiness plan that considers both long-term climate changes and sudden, extreme weather. And, most importantly, it needs to be cost-efficient so that your profits are not affected.

And operational readiness is about more than just weather. You need to look ahead to developments in your industry that are likely to happen during the lifespan of your project, and how you can take advantage of them. Technology is adapting and improving every year. Whether it’s construction or refining, cooling or heating, your project plan needs to incorporate new technology that will be available part way through if you’re going to make it as efficient as possible.

Think that’s the job done?

Think again.

Especially if your project is running for five or ten years, or even more. Perhaps you’re setting up an oil refinery that’s going to be in operation for at least 20 years. All these estimates you’ve made are based on the conditions right now. To get a truly accurate picture you need to be able to predict and cater for environmental changes throughout the life of your project.

At Aggreko, we’ve been at the forefront of operational readiness and emergency management for many years. We have the expertise to work with you to predict your project costs now and in the future. And as well as being able to provide you with all the equipment you need to keep you up and running, we have the engineers and consultants to design the best solutions for you. We understand that every project is unique, and we’ll treat it as such when we build seasonal and operational plans that allow you to react to any scenario in the most cost-effective way.

 

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