Advanced engineering solutions for complex projects

ABR offers a complete array of Program Management and Technical Services for the energy and chemicals industry with specific focus on Process Technology and Renewable Energy. ABR services include feasibility and economic studies, technology selection and recommendation, site selection, automation, facilities integration, identification of the most cost-effective execution strategy, and program management and oversight of the project execution as owner’s engineers.

Market Research
Focused, customized quantitative and qualitative Research

Activities include in-depth projections of market size and price forecasts, analyses of industry trends, effect of changing end-product and process technology, existing and potential competition and the client’s likely position in the market. In many cases, this type of work leads to ABR developing a new point of view or approach when a client wants to enter a new market

Project Evaluation and Planning
Increased certainty for Project Development

Starting with the results of our screening study or with our client’s preliminary work, we perform detailed evaluations of specific projects. This includes market research, plant sizing, preliminary technology surveys, generation of accurate capital and operating cost estimates and a detailed financial evaluation of the project potential. We then make specific recommendations on project viability, and where appropriate, a detailed project development plan is prepared.

Acquisition and Joint Ventures
Identification of strategic opportunities to improve competitive position.

Studies have been undertaken to help clients identify and evaluate opportunities for growth and diversification. This may also take the form of joint ventures based on special technology-particularly between firms in different countries and marketing areas.

Technology Acquisition and Transfer
Management of intellectual property and its commercialization.

We perform technology searches and assist licensing negotiations. International coverage places us in an excellent position to assist companies seeking to develop opportunities for sale or use of their technology in other countries.

People development and training
Provision of tools, methods and training to unlock the real potential of individuals.

We train and coach client teams to develop the talent and competencies required for effectively managing, and meeting the challenges on their projects. Our training covers, Project Management Competencies, Contract & Claim Management, Project Risk Management, Managing Fixed Price Contracts, HSE & Safety Leadership, and Alignment for contractor and client teams

Process Technology
Improving business performance and total lifecycle cost

Whether scoping new projects, modernizing existing facilities or analyzing an operating facility, ABR’s process technology team delivers solutions at the optimum cost to meet your needs.

Our expertise, integrated with our design and construction teams and partners, ensures delivery of projects that maintain asset integrity and improve business performance. ABR provides systems, work processes and experienced people to insure that the owner’s objective for each project is met.

Whether you need a new facility, want to optimize plant performance, enhance safe operations or minimize emissions, ABR focuses on your return on investment.

Our process technology services include:

  • Scoping packages
  • FEL or FEED packages
  • Feasibility studies
  • Technology alliances
  • Commissioning and startup
  • Process engineering and desig
Engineering and Design
Technical expertise for every project

ABR partners with major EPC firms to offer full-service engineering and design expertise including process engineering, civil-structural, instrumentation and control systems, electrical, mechanical, piping, CAD design, project controls and estimating and project management.

Industrial projects require the right technical people to be assigned at the right time to solve the engineering and construction issues found in every project. ABR, through its partners, employs state-of-the-art tools to support effective collaboration between the design teams and our clients.

We apply a thorough quality process to design and construction to identify and manage potential problems as early as possible, saving our clients’ time and money.

Construction Management
Specialists in managing plant construction

ABR is the partner of choice when a company needs to manage complex construction activities. Our construction management expertise ensures constructability of facility improvements and helps identify and mitigate the inherent risks of construction. From constructability reviews during the scoping and engineering phases to final systems turnover to operations, clients rely on ABR to manage their projects safely and effectively, on time and under budget. Our construction management services include:

  • Constructability reviews
  • Preparation of construction standards and specifications
  • Subcontract packaging
  • Subcontractor bids and reviews
  • Project safety management
  • Construction document management
  • Integrated project scheduling
  • Project capital cost estimating
  • Project cost control, cash flow accounting and change management
Program Management
Mitigating risks with creative solutions

ABR provides a single point of contact and responsibility for all aspects of a single project or a multi-faceted mega project.

Using ABR’s proven tools, procedures, systems and processes, the program management team ensures successful communication, cooperation and execution across diverse cultures, wide-spread locations and various contractors and subcontractors. ABR ensures integrity of the engineering, procurement, construction, project controls, quality assurance and safety management functions in a program.

ABR’s objective is to deliver the Project safely, with highest quality, on time and under budget.

Procurement Services
Sourcing expertise and materials management

Getting the right goods and services, at the right time, at the right price isn’t easy, but it is a service where ABR excels. ABR provides knowledge of the global procurement market, automated online systems and processes, and in many cases, leveraged pricing for the equipment and materials to optimize project procurement and cost. ABR, with its partners, maintains a current database of typical equipment, material, and supply /demand information as well as global pricing trends. We leverage this information to develop a project procurement strategy that would bring substantial value to projects.

ABR’s procurement professionals support the engineering and construction management teams and our clients by managing the quality and on-time delivery of drawings and information during the design process as well as the delivery of equipment and materials required during project construction.

Contract management and Claims resolution
Minimizing disputes and contract change orders.

We assist our clients in effectively managing change and conflict, primarily through change, contract and subcontract management. We also offer project health checks and reviews which are a cost effective way of monitoring project performance and assuring that project objectives are being met. In case of claims and disputes we assist our clients in assessing or validating entitlement and quantification of damages thus promoting a successful resolution in an efficient and timely manner. We support our clients in securing their entitlements while respecting their need to maintain good business relationships with their customers and contractors.