Planning is the process of thinking about all activities required to achieve a desired goal. It is the first and foremost activity to achieve desired results. (Wikipedia).
Planning Saves Money. The greatest impact on a Project’s final outcome begins at the planning stage where the invested cost in engineering/planning services is least expensive.
This Project Life Cycle Graphic shows where DPG excels. We focus on the early stages of Projects, where decisions have the greatest influence on Project outcome (White Line) and at the lowest cost to the project (Blue Line).
The cost of changes (Yellow Line) during Planning are negligible compared to changes during Engineering Design and insignificant compared to the high cost of changes during Construction.
DPG understands the complete Project Life Cycle, and we know successful projects begin with sound Project Planning. In the simplest form, a well vetted layout and selection of equipment will have a significant impact on project cost savings when compared to the small amount invested in Project Planning services.
DPG specializes in Project Planning. Our small Team of experienced engineers and design specialists collectively have over a century of experience conceptualizing, developing, designing, constructing and operating dry bulk materials handling facilities. We can identify potential project pitfalls and assist in identifying and avoiding future surprise costs by leveraging the experience of people who have been through the process many times before on domestic and international projects.
Sound Project Planning addresses the following critical Project aspects:
- geometric feasibly and technical soundness to minimize future modifications,
- system layout and equipment selection to optimize projected capital costs,
- constructability to reduce construction costs and installation time,
- interruption of ongoing operations to minimize impact on revenue flow,
- accessibility and maintainability to reduce long term operating and maintenance cost,
- interchangeability of components to reduce inventory costs,
- design features to minimize spillage, wear, plugging and emissions,
- reliability and availability to increase production and lower operating cost and downtime,
- environmental conditions to identify design features early in the Project Planning stage.