Chemicals & Fine Chemicals


With more global competition, volatile energy costs, fluctuating demand and tighter legislation, this sector faces many challenges which require a high quality and depth of expertise.

R B Plant are therefore a natural choice for many businesses looking to add to their in-house expertise to address their business demands thereby allowing them to focus on their core activities.

Here are some of the benefits of partnering with R B Plant:


  • Our teams have decades of site and design expertise acquired within a manufacturing environment hence are fully conversant with project execution, operational challenges and safety standards expected from a top-tier COMAH site.
  • Worked with 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.

Some examples of clients are:


R B Plant have all 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. Some examples are:

• 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.


Here are some 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