Feasibility and Trade-off studies
Through the diverse experience of its professionals, SAXUM can offer specialized consultancy services which help to assess the feasibility of a cement, lime or mining project. Our professionals provide key facts and figures to aid decision-making, and also propose alternative solutions to putting our clients´ ideas and concepts into practice. These alternative solutions are approached through the development of Trade-off studies that can give our clients a wide view of the project possibilities.
Process and Environmental Engineering
SAXUM has extensive experience in process and environmental engineering for mining, cement and lime industries, through the use of advanced technological tools and extensive practical experience in plants. Our resources in process engineering provide exceptional value to our clients at the very core of their operations, with cost-effective and profitable solutions.
Mechanical and Piping
SAXUM has relevant experience in mechanical engineering and assistance for mechanical assembly of plants for the cement, lime, mining and manufacturing industries. Our mechanical engineering designs and calculations cover all areas of the industries we attend, with efficient and effective solutions, and considering constructability, maintenance, safety and operations aspects.
Civil and Structural
SAXUM has extensive and relevant experience in structural and infrastructure designs for mining, cement and manufacturing plants. Our services include the study and design of efficient solutions to structural pathological problems, as well as the design of high complexity structural systems, such as silos, nuclear plant components, process towers, equipment foundations, etc.
Electrical, Instrumentation & Control
This department consists of professionals of the electric and electronic disciplines with vast experience in design of electrical power transportation, transformation and distribution facilities, as well as in the definition of the instrumentation & control systems which form the “nervous system” of our clients’ industrial processes.
Our professionals are permanently updated on the new technologies launched to the market, and have a deep knowledge of the market and regulatory matters needed to secure a reliable electrical supply for any project in the Americas.
SAXUM Engineered Solutions is a multi-disciplined engineering company which performs all stages of brown-field and green-field engineering services, from Concept, through Basic and Detailed Engineering, including Trade-off studies, Bill of Quantities and specific Options, Optimizations and Alternative solutions in the Mining, Cement & Lime, Iron & Steel and Oil & Gas industries. Our expertise covers Mechanical/Piping, Civil/Structural, Electrical/Instrumentation/Controls, Process and includes Project Management, Project Controls, Procurement and Construction Management in both EPCM and EPC project execution and delivery contracts.
In the Concept Engineering (CE) stage, also called pre-FEED (Front End Engineering Design) SAXUM develops and provides project definition, process flow diagrams and design criteria at a high level study phase supported by client input, site conditions, documentation and schematics; the outcome of this CE is a broad project description report including an initial project schedule and an order-of-magnitude Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operating Expenditure (OpEx).
Basic Engineering (BE) or FEED is the stage at which SAXUM develops the basis of detailed design and engineering of a project and includes equipment specifications, general arrangements, a preliminary schedule and a CapEx estimate typically at an accuracy of +/- 15-30%, which is used as the project's Final Investment Decision (FID) by the client. In some cases the BE is part of a tender package for bidding purposes in EPC contracts.
SAXUM's Detailed Engineering of a project contains final reports, diagrams, calculations and drawings of every discipline for construction and includes a master schedule and a CapEx estimate typically with an accuracy of +/- 5-10%. In addition EPCM or EPC services are available to deliver and execute projects, depending on specific clients needs and requirements.