Project Life Cycle

Every project is unique, and we treat them that way. Depending on scope, a project may go through several phases.

  • Process Concept: Our entire process starts with simulation development by our process engineering department.
  • Scope Development: Preliminary project scope definition and associated cost information are provided for budgeting purposes.
  • Proposal to Client & Award: The EPC fully-developed concept, complete with cost and scheduling information, is presented to the client for approval. This is followed by a mutually approved contract.
  • Procuring Equipment: After approval, engineering and design work begins immediately. Our engineers review the specifications and vendor quotes to determine the best equipment options for your plant.
  • Detailed Engineering and Design: Using our early piping models, we build out a final design based on the equipment specifications from the vendor including structural steel design, and foundations. We also utilize these models to perform the HAZOP analysis to establish a precedent of safety early in the design process. To ensure that the finished project is accurate upon completion, we interface with our clients at the 30%, 60% and 90% model review points before moving forward.
  • Construction: With a thoughtful, efficient design in place, construction can officially begin on your facility. Necessary equipment is shipped, foundations are poured, steel is erected, and equipment, piping and instrumentation are installed with the utmost attention to safety and detail. Quality inspection, testing, and commissioning complete the job, a job well done.

Our Project Managers have an active role in lifecycle management from the moment a project begins, all the way to the commissioning of your facilities. When you work with KPE, you can rest assured that our experienced engineers will remain involved with your project when they’re needed most.