Many organizations choose to employ an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor when undertaking a large and complex project. An EPC contractor, like OblinCEA, can provide turnkey solutions for your project. We will partner with you throughout each stage of the project, ensuring your goals are met and you are completely satisfied with the result.
EPC contractors leverage their resources, experience and industry knowledge to enhance your project; however, you remain in control of the project such as making critical decisions and guiding specifications. Your involvement does not sacrifice your business operations and Instead of employing dozens of contractors each with their bids and contracts, you have one relationship and a single point of responsibility to manage.
As you begin to frame your project, determining the priorities and objectives for your facility, an EPC contractor can begin working on the conceptual design. The contractor will design a facility or retrofit based on the capacity, inputs, outputs, throughput and other specifications you need.
Once one or more concepts have been identified, an EPC contractor can conduct feasibility studies to help evaluate your options. In this stage, the budget and design are both refined. With better estimates and narrower scope, you can determine which concept is best for your application.
Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED)
Engineering, Procurement & Construction
With your preferred concept, an EPC contractor can move forward with FEED. Detailed design, engineering and procurement can begin. Process and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs), Process Flow Diagrams, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) are just a few of the documents that will be created for you during this process. The documentation created during FEED will assist during the construction phase but will also be important as you move into operations. FEED will also produce a project cost estimate that is suitable for project financing decisions.
With your approval, construction can begin. Your contractor will manage labour, equipment and raw materials. All of the pre-project planning will guide construction. Project managers will proactively troubleshoot any issues on the job site and see that your facility is completed with quality craftsmanship. The EPC contractor will also be responsible for managing the project timeline and budget for the contracted scope.
Commissioning & Operations
A Higher Standard for Your Project
Commissioning is a labour-intensive process and an EPC contractor can help you get your facility up and running if you choose. Once everything is running smoothly, it’s time to turn over operations to you.
Working with an EPC contractor can be a smart investment in your business. When you partner with someone like OblinCEA, you bring many years of experience and industry expertise to your project