Engineering Capacities

GSAe has a strong, balanced team of chemical, mechanical and E&I engineers with experience across numerous sectors. Our team are capable of managing projects of various sizes and complexity. The engineering team is backed up by a team of draughtsmen and administrative personnel.

Getting the engineering specification correct at the early stage of development is critical in providing cost effective projects. During the early stages of an engineering design project, opportunities exist to greatly influence the design philosophy and reduce the technical and commercial risks of the project. GSAe excels within this space, providing high quality consultancy services for successful project delivery.

Engineering capacities

Over the years we have developed a wide network of contacts and have a provided the full range of professional engineering capacities:

  • Feasibility Study
  • Basis of Design (conceptual engineering)
  • FEED (basic design)
  • EPCm - as oversight
  • Commissioning - as oversight
  • Process Debottleneck Studies
  • Process Safety Consultancy
  • Process Technical Authority

Feasibility/Options Studies Technology

Technology, commercial, hazard, and environmental studies to confirm feasibility or identify preferred options. Laboratory based research support. Produce ‘order of magnitude’ capital cost estimates to confirm commercial viability.

Conceptual Engineering

Establishment of process engineering concept based on best available technology, laboratory based process development and improving cost and schedule estimates for financial assessments and approval.

Basic Engineering (FEED)

Development of process concept up to ‘P&ID’ status, including heat and mass balances, equipment datasheets, HAZOP safety reviews, project QRA’s, plot plans etc., to facilitate accurate cost and schedule estimates.

Detailed Design

Technical oversight of the detailed design of the process plant, including procurement specifications for all equipment, and construction drawings for all mechanical, piping, civils, buildings, plus electrical, instrumentation, and control/safety systems.

Procurement

Management of the purchasing and procurement phase of a project to ensure quality, technical compliance, and adherence to all legislative and commercial codes, schedules and cost budgets.

Construction Management

Commissioning technical involvement in the planning and management of the fabrication and installation phase ensuring safe delivery of the project, in compliance with all required quality, schedule, performance, and commercial constraints.

Due Diligence

Reports, market analysis, review of site location and environmental impact, technical overview, CAPEX and OPEX estimation, financial analysis and risk, project management strategy, business risk analysis and business opportunity identification, business plan.

Additional services

External Network

  • Identify possible projects and bring development funding through local agencies, venture capital and government schemes
  • Development of bankable documents to secure capital funding
  • Develop feed and take-off agreements

Our network

In addition to our own engineers we use our network of highly qualified and experienced external design companies to carry out certain activities, which include:

  • Specialist process engineering expertise
  • Piping and vessel design including stress analysis
  • Civil and structural design
  • Electrical and instrumentation design
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