2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal)

2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal) Conference


Title
Progress Facilitation Framework for Construction of Mega Methanol Production Plants

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Author(s)
Mr. Hassan Beigi
Mr. Amirreza Mahpour, University of Toronto (Presenter)
Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mortaheb, Sharif University of Technology
Abstract

In Asallouyeh, Iran among five similar methanol producing plants simultaneously initiated eight years ago only one has been completed so far. It was wondered what could have been done to facilitate the progress of rest. To this end, dimensions and causes of the corresponding lack of progress were elicited through field observations of the incomplete projects and interviews with experts. Analytic hierarchical process (AHP) was applied to construct the research model followed by a questionnaire survey to make pairwise comparisons of the dimensions and the causes. The respondents’ inputs were analyzed by Expert Choice Professional (ECPro) in order to prioritize the items. The study concluded that the political dimension significantly contributed to the status quo of the incomplete projects and “difficult international trading due to political issues” was the most effective cause of keeping the projects behind schedule. Finally, a progress facilitation framework was advanced validity of which was confirmed by the Delphi method.