How Venwiz vendors can aid in effective project execution using Turnkey solutions
Large infrastructure projects are usually developed using various methods. One of these methods is turnkey project development. ‘Turnkey’ stands for anything that is ‘complete and ready to use immediately. When applied to project development, a turnkey project meaning remains the same. A turnkey project is one that is designed, developed and equipped with all facilities by a company under a contract. It is handed over to a buyer when it becomes ready to operate a business.
Obviously, the entity responsible for building a turnkey project does it for the cost as agreed in the contract. The work of the company may include design, fabrication, installation, aftermarket support and technical service for the turnkey project.
Benefits of turnkey projects
Turnkey projects are mutually beneficial for both the company that develops them and the client that eventually takes over the projects. Some of the major benefits of turnkey projects are as follows:
- Cost saving: A client hires vendors that are willing to make projects at a fixed cost mentioned in the contract.
- Time saving: As there is no need for clients to assign their time, energy and resources on developing a facility, they get time to focus on their own businesses, while vendors who are experienced in the field can take on building the Turnkey soltuion.
- Hassle-free: As the vendor is dedicating their time and energy to build the turnkey solution for the project, the client is free from of legal and technical challenges - the vednor accounts for the same. This is an inherent feature of the project development, especially in India.
- Access to expert knowledge and technical know-how: A client running a particular business may not be an expert in building and operating a manufacturing unit for the same. Turnkey projects offer them a chance to hire expert vendors in the concerned field.
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Case study in collaboration with M/s Bright Construction & Co
The vendor M/s Bright Construction & Co is an EPC (Engineering, procurement, and construction) Civil Contractor and works with large-sized infrastructure projects. They cover all aspects of civil construction work - from building construction to equipment foundation and structural fabrication works.
Between 2012-2014, M/s Bright Construction & Co were working for BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited) on a project at OPaL Dahej. Their scope of work covered the entire civil work for the Black Start DG sets for the CPP (Captive Power Plant).
The client needed to lay a foundation, that was to be constructed in one go.
The dry weight of the 8.3 MW DG set was ~130 MT, which increased substantially when the machine was filled with oil and water. The foundation of the equipment was of dimension 13M (L) X 4M (W) X 3M (H).
Heavy volume foundation, such as TG (turbo generator)foundation - steel support and shuttering is used, and due to continuous, high volume work, shuttering is viable and economical.
However, for a single foundation such as the one the client required, similar solutions were not available. The weight of the foundation was estimated to be 400+ MT which without proper support during concreting can break the support structure and create hazardous situations along with huge cost and delay implications.
M/s Bright Construction & Co along with client engineers studied the problem and decided to reinforce the shuttering support with densely packed adjustable pipes, thus creating the provision to adjust the support at varied zones differently.
In addition to that, the structure was made self-supporting, (in line with Newton’s 3rd Law) by running additional TMT bars tying up the opposite side shutter plates. Vertical TMT bars embedded in the foundation raft were also provided for additional strength to the shutter plates. After the casting was set, these vertical bars were removed.
For further safety and to avoid any traffic-related delays at the busy site, the concrete pouring was scheduled on a Friday night, when all other work would not hinder the RMC mixers from reaching the site, from the batching plant.
Thanks to all these intensive and careful planning, innovation and safety measures, the work was completed successfully with the best finish of the concrete. No leakage, bulging, honeycomb etc., appeared on the foundation.
Benefit to the client:
The client managed to get their project completed on time and without any cost overrun. Additionally, due to the quality of the work being good, the PMC was delighted. Further documentation, payment release to BHEL happened smoothly.
Case study in collaboration with M/s A S Automation:
A leading polyurethane (PU) foam company had an urgent requirement for an automation turnkey project, for which they were unable to find the right resources in their plant`s vicinity
Proximity and access play a vital role in project execution. Manufacturing companies located within the vicinity of industrial hubs find it easier to discover resources that can get the job done efficiently. Inversely, for companies located far away from industrial hubs, project execution becomes more complicated.
The client was using a machine that is working in legacy control (i.e. an outdated computing software and/or hardware that is still in use). All the control loops were manually handled using controllers and relays.
With the existing system, the client was not able to improve the process and with the limitation in technology, they also faced the challenge of data extraction and analysis.
The client reached out to M/s A S Automation whose team was nearly 1500 km away from the plant. Despite the distance, M/s A S Automation managed to get the project executed successfully, by automating the entire process (Full Automation Control) which includes report generation, alarm generation, user controls and much more.
M/s A A Automation, upgraded the entire process into a closed-loop control system using the latest technologies. As part of the project different closed-loop control systems were taken up and used for execution such as chemical mixing, temperature control, maintaining foam concentration, excess tank fed to external sources, measurement at each stage etc.
Upon implementation, the client successfully came out of the legacy system. Usage of PLC (programable logic controller) gave them a technological advantage. This helped them in improving the process. The client was also able to view periodic reports, receive alerts and alarms, monitor user restrictions and controls etc.
The two factors affecting remote project execution:
- Client’s accessibility to competent vendors away from the plant.
- GST taxation policy for working in different states.
The clients were extremely satisfied and signed up with M/s A S Automation for repeat orders.
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