sectors

Chemicals

With more global competition, volatile energy costs, fluctuating demand and tighter legislation, this sector faces many challenges which require a depth of knowledge and expertise. RB Group is therefore a natural choice for many businesses looking to add to their in-house expertise, thereby allowing them to focus on their core activities.

TRACK RECORD

  • Decades of site and design expertise acquired within a manufacturing environment. Fully conversant with project execution, operational challenges, and safety standards expected from a top-tier COMAH site.
  • Experience with a wide variety of manufacturers from heavy petrochemicals through to resins, bulk chemicals, speciality chemicals and solvents.

Design, delivery and construction of projects up to £50m for the following:

  • Paint plants
  • Pesticide plants
  • Resin plants, solvent storage and blending depots
  • Ink manufacturing and blending lines
  • Water-treatment chemicals manufacturing
  • Production lines for primary pharmaceutical ingredients, reaction and separation of medical gasses.

Smaller scale consultancy for process plant optimisation, troubleshooting, debottlenecking, repairs and extensions for a wide range of other chemical manufacturing, storage, distribution and packaging facilities around the UK, Europe and globally.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT, COMMERCIAL AND LOGISTICAL EXPERTISE

RB Group has the required capabilities to execute a project in part or full. We have a proven track record in supporting clients to avoid major pitfalls which can result in a project exceeding cost and time constraints. Examples include:

  • Preparing cases for capital justifications and sanctioning.
  • Obtaining approval from regulatory authorities such as the HSE, EA.
  • Environmental permitting.
  • CDM.
  • Site supervision of sub-contractors ensuring adhesion to programme.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Examples of how R B Plant have supported clients with their challenges:

  • Reaction, separation, heat transfer, process control.
  • Process safety compliance – e.g. HAZOPS/SIL/LOPA/DSEAR.
  • Complete projects from conceptual to commissioning or individual project elements.
  • FEED and feasibility studies.
  • CAPEX justifications with structured analysis of risks and opportunities for sanctioning.
  • Reduced operating costs – e.g. reduced energy and shutdown frequency/duration.
  • Process plant optimisation, troubleshooting, debottlenecking, modification and expansion.