Jurie Steyn

Consulting Partner

Jurie holds a BEng(Chem)Hons and an MBA. He has more than 37 years of engineering, operations management and functional management experience. He started, developed and managed the Environmental & Risk Engineering group in Sasol Technology for more than 14 years.

About Jurie

Jurie holds a BEng(Chem)Hons from the University of Pretoria and an MBA. He has more than 37 years of engineering, operations management and functional management experience. He started, developed and managed the Environmental & Risk Engineering group in Sasol Technology for more than 14 years. He is the co-author and editor of two books on project and programme management.


Jurie’s areas of expertise include:

  • Fischer-Tropsch technologies (fixed and fluidised bed)
  • Plant process and control engineering
  • Production planning, control and reporting
  • International experience of environmental due diligence
  • International environmental trends and trading requirements
  • Operations and engineering management
  • Process and health risk management
  • Environmental engineering
  • Health and safety management during project construction phase
  • Land risk management and remediation of contaminated land.

    PUBLISHED INSIGHTS

    Hydrogen for Vehicular Transport

    Hydrogen for Vehicular Transport

    I have had very few opportunities to use a motor vehicle during the past several months of Covid-19 induced incarceration.  Not being able to travel, affords one the opportunity to reflect on what the future may hold for vehicular transport.  In other words, what will...

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    Remote Project Support for Owner Teams

    Remote Project Support for Owner Teams

    Much has been written about the Covid-19 virus pandemic, the impact it has had on the world economy and how it will necessitate changes to the way we have traditionally interacted with other parties.  At this time, nobody knows precisely what the future holds, but we...

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    Hydrogen as Energy Carrier

    Hydrogen as Energy Carrier

    In this article, we share some thoughts about a potential future hydrogen economy, discuss the different production routes for hydrogen, consider logistic implications of hydrogen storage and distribution, and describe some of the applications of hydrogen, and particularly transport applications.

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    The Elusive Project Sponsor

    The Elusive Project Sponsor

    All projects are risky ventures: the larger and more complex the project, the higher the risk of an unsuccessful outcome. The project sponsor is the primary risk taker and owner of the project’s business case. In this article, we consider several scenarios for the...

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    The Widening Trust Gap in Projects

    The Widening Trust Gap in Projects

    Trust is essential for project success. With several stakeholders, often with competing short term business objectives, how is this trust established by the owner team?  What causes trust to break down?  In this article we discuss this challenge from the perspective...

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    Quantitative Risk Analysis for Projects

    Quantitative Risk Analysis for Projects

    This article is a continuation of a two-part series of articles on the basics of project risk management as published previously.  The two parts are as follows: Part 1:  Planning for project risk management (Steyn, 2018a); and Part 2:  Identify, analyse, action and...

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    Project Portfolio Management and Optimisation

    Project Portfolio Management and Optimisation

    In this article, the primary focus is on the management and optimisation of the project portfolios to ensure that business needs are adequately addressed, and value is maximised. Introduction Organisations invest in programmes and projects to ensure sustainable growth...

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    Planning for a Safe Project

    Planning for a Safe Project

    Safety on megaprojects does not come easily, or cheaply.  It requires intensive preparation, dedicated focus from all parties involved, a willingness to learn and a good portion of luck. Introduction Safety on megaprojects does not come easily, or cheaply.  It...

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    An Introduction to Project Logistics Management

    An Introduction to Project Logistics Management

    Most people in the project and business environment are familiar with the terms ‘logistics management’ and ‘supply chain management’, until they’re asked to explain the difference. In this article, we discuss these terms and then focus on the unique aspects of...

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    Site Selection for Process Plants

    Site Selection for Process Plants

    In this article, we’ll discuss the site selection process, we’ll see how facility objectives influence site selection, we’ll spend time on site selection criteria and discuss the site selection decision matrix. Introduction Selecting a site for a process plant is far...

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