Long term operability, reliability, integrity and safety are paramount for any project and even more so on Projects which will deliver major cross country gas Infrastructure transiting multiple countries. At the earliest concept stage Operations input was key in the identification of risks and designing of mitigation measures. Early development of the Operational Statement of Requirements was recognised as key. A full multi-disciplinary approach to the Operational input and support provided was necessary influencing key project design and procurement decisions.
Common factors to the success were the management of risk and open dialogue between Project and Operations.