3.1 Pre-feasibility study project delivery

The project management processes and procedures used by the Proponents to deliver the pre-feasibility study requirements followed the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)7.

Within the pre-feasibility phase, key roles and responsibilities were identified and established for the Proponents, counterparties and service providers. A detailed project plan and schedule was established which incorporated a traditional Work Breakdown Structure.

Risk assessments were initiated during the pre-feasibility study. These would continue throughout the entire project life as each phase is implemented utilising the risk review processes established by the procedures as noted above.

A Project Execution Plan was established via the overall project plan and schedule. This incorporated all aspects of the project requirements to facilitate a successful pre-feasibility study and identified future work phases. Along with the plan and schedule, a Division of Responsibility was established, which clearly delineated the various pre-feasibility study responsibilities for each Proponent and service provider.

These processes would continue into the feasibility study phase and for all subsequent project phases.

3.1.1 Service providers

The three major contributors to the pre-feasibility study were:

  • Wandoan Power
  • Worley Parsons (Owner's Engineer and balance of plant work)
  • GE Gasification (Preliminary Engineered Equipment Package)

Wandoan Power engaged a range of technical and professional service providers to advise and assist with the execution of the pre-feasibility study activities.

Table 3-1 Pre-feasibility study service providers

7 PMBOK is a guide developed by the Project Management Institute, which presents a set of standard terminology, essential inputs, tools, techniques and processes required to achieve an effective project management program. For more information refer to http://www.pmi.org/PMBOK-Guide-and-Standards.aspx