Feasibility and Trade-off studies
Through the diverse experience of its professionals, SAXUM offers specialized consultancy services aimed at assessing project feasibility within recognized standards such as NI 43-101 and JORC. Our reports include conclusive recommendations and reliable CapEx and OpEx estimates. Regarding Trade-Off studies, our experienced professionals are able to identify viable alternatives which, after sharing them with our clients, are compared both, technically and economically, given up to accurate final recommendations.
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.
Detailed Engineering and RFI
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.
Process and Environmental Engineering
Mechanical and Piping
SAXUM primary goal is to execute a project that meets the clients' objectives for throughput capacity and quality of the product. The mechanical engineering department is in charge of the design of new plants, calculating the requirements of mechanical power, flow capacity, optimizing the operating regime of the different equipment and systems that make up the process and its auxiliary services. It also considers the facilities for assembly, start-up and maintenance.
Civil and Structural
Electrical, Instrumentation & Control
This department consists of professionals of the electric and electronic disciplines with vast experience in the design of electrical power distribution facilities, as well as in the definition of the instrumentation & control systems, which form the “nervous system” of our clients’ industrial processes.
Our specialists analyze each particular case looking for the best viable solutions to reduce energy consumption, improve control and monitoring of the process, avoid unnecessary plant stops, implementing different action plans, designs and procedures.