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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Docente Gasparini Franco Mario
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course aims at providing the fundamentals of project management for industrial applications, with a particular emphasis on situations and issues representative of the complexity of the energy-environment nexus: power plants subjected to tight environmental control, waste-to-energy plants, environmental impact assessments and permitting, safety and risk assessment.

The course analyzes the main aspects of proposal preparation, EPC execution, project control, planning, testing and contract closing, with the goal of preparing the student for a possible involvement in the engineering and contracting business of modern, environmentally-conscious energy industries.

Typical project management techniques and tools spanning from contract acquisition to work completion, are presented within an organic framework. Effective participation in a realistic project management simulation relevant to the energy industry will complete the learning experience (work project, practical classes)

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

By the end of the course, the student is expected to acquire:

  1. Familiarity with the main project management techniques and concepts of project execution strategy
  2. Confidence in formulating a basic execution plan as a reply to an inquiry for a of a medium complexity industrial plant
  3. The capacity to identify the most relevant critical points during process design, planning, execution and management

Students are expected to apply the above-described knowledge to:

  1. Draft the answer to an Invitation to Bid (ITB) by delivering a final report endowed with a related technical attachment, including sizing and pricing of the main pieces of equipment and definition of requested services;
  2. Describe the main project-events sequence and define a project breakdown;
  3. Assess process performance by implementing performance testing procedures

Students are expected to develop the following skills:

  1. Critically analyze and discuss the layout, design and sizing of a CO2 capture unit applied to a power plant. Effectively define the project execution plan according to the criteria and methodology acquired during the course
  2. Mature complementary knowledge in terms of techno-economic evaluation in process engineering, broadening their perspective on industrial project management applications
  3. Develop a comprehensive awareness of EPC market dynamics and identify the peculiarities of a structured project execution methodology.


Argomenti trattati
  1. EPC Company: Engineering&Contracting company structure, organization and governance, departments, values and market positioning
  2. Project envelope: Waste-to-Energy, Power plants, Environmental remediation and water/ground treatment projects, Refining industries and integrated heat and power facilities
  3. Project acquisition process: business development and potential prospects, proposal phase, proposal preparation, budget assessment and strategies, negotiations and margins, strategic wins and opportunities, key clients and new markets
  4. Contract: contract forms, terminology and main interfaces, contract composition and hierarchy, penalties and guarantees, liabilities, project execution tools, obligations
  5. Permitting: project context, sustainability appraisal and authorization path, EIA/VIA preparation and handling, emissions limits, requirements follow-up and mitigation actions
  6. Project Execution:project handover from proposal team, project objectives, scope, execution plan, execution strategies depending on scope of services (conceptual, FEED, EPC, LSTK…), project team organization, roles and responsibility matrix, standards and procedures, client interface and coordination, baseline, cost driven or schedule driven approach, safety in design (HazOp, Hazid…) and safety in construction (safety plan, safety supervision…), engineering phase, procurement phase (material purchasing, global agreements, procurement cycle, expediting and inspection, traffic, material management system) and construction phase (constructability study, modularization or stick built approach, field supervision, subcontracts), repetitive and non-repetitive processes, software and tools (document management, virtual plant, intelligent deliverables), risk handling and change management  
  7. Project control:Work Breakdown Structure, resources allocation, PERT, schedule and overall plan, critical paths and constrains, links and boundary limits, progress definition and monitoring, document list, planned, actual and forecast figures. Cost control and gaps management.
  8. Project reporting: different reports for different stakeholders, formal presentations and synthetic fact sheets, dashboard and key indicators, periodical reports. 
  9. Project risk analysis:identification of risks and opportunities, classification, assessment and implementation of mitigation actions.
  10. Plant acceptance and project closing: mechanical completion, commissioning, acceptance and performance tests (guaranteed and expected limits, boundary condition, test run, grid code compliance and potential benefits), formal handover to client, settlement of disputes, project close out, lessons learned,  
  11. Case study/Work project: realistic simulation of a CCS unit construction process applied to NGCC, hands-on approach to performance testing



Modalità di valutazione

The grade will be given based on a weighted average of the work project (developed in team) and a final individual oral exam.

The work project will be assessed through the delivery of a written report in the form of a response to an invitation to bid. The report has to include a technical attachment to showcase the acquisition of the main concepts on equipment design and pricing.

From a general standpoint, project management skills, performance testing and process design knowledge will be also graded during oral examination. The individual oral exam is mandatory and it consists in an initial presentation of the work project during which technical questions may arise. A second part of the oral evaluation envisages questions on the course program to investigate critical thinking and autonomous judgement of the candidate when dealing with project management and associated implications.

Lecture notes/presentations will be published out during classes and made available to the course students. These may be integrated with specific textbooks; however, since the course covers a wide range of topics, there is neither a single book that can be suggested nor a specific monographic reference covering the discipline. Student is encouraged to deep dive into current project management literature whose comprehension can provide a valid support for the course. For the sake of completeness, some references are provided for an in depth understanding of the CO2 capture processes and project management  although their knowledge is not necessary to pass the exam.

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaAbsorption-Based Post-Combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide, Editore: Paul Feron, ISBN: 9780081005149

eBook ISBN: 9780081005156

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaG. Berto Guarise, Lezioni di impianti chimici (Italian Language) , Editore: CLEUP, ISBN: 8871784766
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) - Sixth Edition, Editore: Project Management Institute, ISBN: 9781628253825
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaIndividual Competence Baseline for Project, Programme & Portfolio Management - version 4, Editore: International Project Management Association, ISBN: 9789492338006

ISBN (pdf): 9789492338013

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Totale 80:00 120:00

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