Sectors : Chemicals & Fine 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.

R B Plant 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.

Benefits of partnering with R B Plant:

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  • 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.


    R B Plant 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.


    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.