Whether or not your company follows a structured Front End Load Loading (FEL) process, AMG has developed the tools and methods to help advance your project from feasibility through to final approval.
AMG has successfully implemented Front-End Loading Engineering approaches for Industrial and Processing facilities. Using the 3-stage approach outlined below, we work closely with Business Executives and Facility Engineers to build realistic, accurate, detailed cost estimates that win Project Authorization.
Conceptual Stage (FEL-1):
During the FEL-1 stage, AMG determines the economic viability of a conceptual project before more expensive, detailed engineering is put into action—identifying potential risks, considerations, and approaches to form the initial capital projection and ROI analysis.
- Preliminary Process Flow Diagrams
- Preliminary Layouts
- Preliminary Equipment Cost
- Preliminary Factored Cost Estimate +/- 30%
- Strategic Business Assessment
- ProForma (ROI Justification)
- Location/Site Logistics Studies
- Preliminary Project SchedulE
Feasibility Stage (FEL-2):
During the FEL-2 stage, AMG works to gather additional information to support a preliminary cost estimate for the project. This stage includes identifying and refining process flows, major equipment, and layout considerations.
- Preliminary Mass and Energy Balances
- Preliminary Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
- Preliminary Equipment Sizing & Specifications
- Refined Project Schedule
- Refined Project Cost Estimates +/- 20%
- Overall Project Execution Strategy
- Permitting & Compliance Planning
- Updated Operating Cost/Proforma Refinement
Definition Stage (FEL-3):
During the FEL-3 stage, AMG and project executives refine preliminary estimates and plans into a realistic project definition, accurate capital estimate, and ROI-justification, which can be leveraged to secure Project Authorization.
- Refined Mass and Energy Balances
- Finalized Utility Flow Diagrams
- Detailed P&ID’s
- Equipment Specifications and Lists
- Preliminary Instruments Specifications and Lists
- Basic Electrical Single Line Diagrams
- Pre-Design Process HAZOP Analysis
- General Arrangement Drawings (Layouts)
- Site Plans/Plot Plans
- Final Cost Estimate +/- 10%
- Environment Permit Application Submittal
- Commissioning, And Startup Plans
- Project Execution Plan
- Detailed EPC Project Schedule
Preliminary engineering studies involve:
- Concept development
- Process flow diagrams
- Schedule development
- Equipment selection
- Equipment layouts
- Building conceptual design development
- Structure type
- Design options
- Capital cost estimates based on agreed-upon concepts
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