Doug Riedel

Doug Riedel
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Engineer-Procure-Construct: EPC Pays Dividends

Engineer-Procure-Construct: EPC Pays Dividends

Delays and cost overruns are unacceptable on any power project.

The key to success is early integration of engineering design, procurement, construction, startup and commissioning.

Turn to Burns & McDonnell for a turnkey, integrated project solution.

EPC Focus Pays Dividends

Your power generation project absolutely has to be on time and on budget.

An integrated engineering design, procurement and construction (EPC) approach can pay big dividends, including:

  • More flexibility in project management
  • Greater cost certainty
  • Best practices approach

When engineering, procurement and construction professionals work in close teamwork, owners can reduce their risk of expensive change orders and be certain of their total cost even before the final design is complete.

Burns & McDonnell's seamless model creates a single source of responsibility that ensures constant communication between design staff, procurement and construction managers and subcontractors.

With managers and staff focused on identifying and resolving issues early, design work remains on schedule, equipment and materials are purchased at the right time and construction proceeds smoothly.

Just-in-Time Procurement Plans

Under the EPC model, project-specific procurement plans are developed that integrate the processes, workflows and communication requirements of project management, engineering, construction and project controls. Plans focus on purchasing material and equipment at the optimal time, with particular emphasis on long-lead items to ensure deliveries that support the construction schedule.

Burns & McDonnell is consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record in the top 10 percent of U.S. engineering design firms in the electric power industry. Recent projects executed under the EPC model include:

Gas Turbine and Combined Cycle

  • Hawaii Energy Partners, Honoka'a, Hawaii — 64 MW combined cycle cogeneration project
  • CLECO, Perryville, La. — 570 MW combined cycle and 180 MW simple cycle combustion turbine facilities
  • Mirant, Zeeland, Mich. — 340 MW simple cycle combustion turbine and combined cycle combustion turbine plant
  • Mirant, Sugar Creek Phase 2, Terre Haute, Ind. — 500 MW facility designed for both simple cycle and combined cycle operation
  • Mirant, Neenah, Wis. — 340 MW natural gas- and oil-fired simple cycle combustion turbine peaking facility
  • Mirant, Bosque Unit 4, Laguna Park, Texas — 90 MW simple to combined cycle conversion project

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  • Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Startup
  • Commissioning