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Engineering Consultancy : CAPEX Planning & Justifications

Often representing just a small percentage of the overall project cost, this area is critical to businesses realising their investment. Common pitfalls faced when doing this work in-house, without having the necessary time or expertise available, are:

  • Lack of definition and/or alignment between project and business strategy and drivers.
  • Lack of advance planning, often leading to ‘last-minute’ emergent maintenance or asset upgrades.
  • Project success criteria poorly defined making it harder to:
    • Differentiate between each option, highlighting benefits and risks.
    • Set frameworks for assessing technical and commercial viability of each option.
    • Monitor for cost and time overruns.
  • Harder to trace accountability of each party involved to achieve project goals.

Why RB Plant?

  • We are a leading consultancy in supporting clients in planning and sanctioning CAPEX projects.
  • We adopt a tailored approach that starts with reviewing the clients’ business drivers and ensuring that each CAPEX project option is aligned as closely as possible to these drivers.
  • We ensure that each option is developed to the right level of detail. So as soon as the concept phase concludes that say one option is no longer viable, we will focus our resources into developing the most value-added options instead of persevering with the less favoured option thereby saving the client significant time and money.
  • We have executed CAPEX projects across a wide range of sectors and for clients of diverse sizes from small to larger “blue-chip” companies.

Our team of project managers and engineers have:

  • Ensured that our engineering teams have delivered CAPEX studies to time and budget and liaised with our clients to regularly keep them abreast of progress.
  • Helped clients to avoid all the above pitfalls and more.
  • Decades of expertise acquired from both a manufacturing/operating as well as a design office environment.
  • Led and participated in the influencing process to achieve alignment between and buy-in from client operations, projects and executive stakeholder’s teams.