Q&A with Wärtsilä AWP Champions Niklas Dahlgren and Donovan Karhutalvi

Leading AWP Practitioners

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear directly from two capital project professionals who implemented Advanced Work Packaging and Predictability Thinking™ inside a multi-billion dollar global capital projects organization.

In a wide-ranging, interview-style webinar, Concord CEO Olfa Hamdi asks Niklas Dahlgren and Donovan Karhutalvi about their experience with AWP and what advice they have for other professionals looking to adopt AWP. We learn how Dahlgren and Karhutalvi first heard about AWP, the steps they took to get trained and certified as AWP Champions, and how they initiated change inside their organization. We’ll discuss how Wärtsilä approached the AWP implementation, the challenges the organization faced along the way, and the benefits they have enjoyed. We also take questions from attendees.

About Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. The company’s dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in more than 240 locations in 79 countries shape the decarbonization transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2022, Wärtsilä’s net sales totaled EUR 5.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

What You'll Learn

Exclusive Insights and Coaching

    1. Pre-Webinar Survey

    2. Copyright Notice

    1. Introduction

    2. How did you hear about AWP?

    3. Why do construction leaders get frustrated with "inherited" schedules?

    4. How is AWP beneficial for capital project delivery systems?

    5. How would you describe "construction-driven" project delivery?

    6. How would you describe your personal, professional journey with AWP?

    7. How was AWP implemented at Wärtsillä?

    8. What was your biggest challenge, at the project level?

    9. What is the role of training?

    10. How did you get your engineering contractor to buy into AWP?

    11. How did AWP fit with the Lean Last Planner System?

    12. How important are people to AWP implementation?

    13. What advice would you give to those considering AWP?

About this course

  • $299.00
  • 15 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content


Donovan Karhutalvi is a Project Construction Manager and Advanced Work Packaging Specialist at Wärtsilä. He has more than 25 years’ experience working on projects around the globe in client representative, EPC Turnkey, EPCM and Consultant Project Management roles. He has worked on projects ranging from power plants and data centers to a NATO missile defence facility, war zone infrastructure in Afghanistand, and a whiskey distillery.

Donovan Karhutalvi

AWP Champion, Wärtsilä


Niklas Dahlgren is the General Manager of the Project Management Office at Wärtsilä. He is an experienced project manager with a demonstrated history of working in the mechanical and industrial engineering industry. Skilled in energy, power plants, procurement, engineering, and EPC, he is a strong program and project management professional with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Industrial Economics from Yrkeshögskolan Novia.

Niklas Dahlgren

AWP Champion, Wärtsilä


Olfa Hamdi is a co-inventor of the Advanced Work Packaging Methodology as a member of the research team RT-272 of the Construction Industry Institute (CII). She is a global expert in the strategic, construction-driven planning and execution of capital projects. She is an American-trained engineer, inventor and Silicon Valley entrepreneur who founded the Advanced Work Packaging Institute before co-founding Concord Project Technologies in 2016.

Olfa is a recognized international expert in the field of project management and a credited co-author of the three-volume industry bible on Advanced Work Packaging implementation. She led multiple audit missions of capital projects while working with Independent Project Analysis. She holds a Master of Science in Capital Project Management from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Science in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lille, and a graduate degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution for construction disputes from Texas School of Law.

Olfa Hamdi

Concord Academy Director