April 2021

Engineering and Construction

Challenges and pitfalls in brownfield EPC projects

Job requirements and scope are well defined in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts because they are designed and engineered from scratch.

Dixit, P., Boroda India

Job requirements and scope are well defined in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts because they are designed and engineered from scratch. Owners prefer to get work done through EPC contracts as it helps them in obtaining a firm cost and time commitment. Executing a brownfield project in a process plant presents many challenges and complexities due to unknowns and potential variations. Major factors include the non-availability of old data drawings, design calculations and updated/as-built drawings. Normally, small brownfield projects are preferred on a cost-plus basis, as engineering and execution go side by side and uncertainties are identified as the job progresses.

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