Emergent/Lineage, one of the world’s largest cold storage operators, contracted Royal HaskoningDHV to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for its new facility.

Value engineering and global sourcing secure quality at the right cost

To deliver the necessary international quality standards at the best possible price, we placed a strong focus on efficient procurement, using local and international suppliers and contractors. Value engineering also took place during the procurement stage, when further opportunities to improve costs were explored within an agreed budget. We looked at where costs could be saved by using alternative materials. In addition, we analysed the value chain to identify the potential for market leverage. As a result, the supply base was organised into integrated package suppliers. Furthermore, equipment manufacturers have implemented a procurement strategy that optimised the scope of each package to maximise value. 

Coordination and scheduling ensure complex the project delivered on time 

With international and local suppliers contributing to the project, it was vital to manage the product schedule carefully to ensure timely delivery. We divided the project into many separate work packages, each of which needed to be managed within a pre-defined tight time frame. Equipment with a long lead time was ordered early - including the refrigeration system package supplied from Singapore and the insulated panel package imported from Turkey. Early civil engineering work, such as piling and the pre-engineered steel building, started before the design had been completed and finalised.

Coordination across the various work packages on technical aspects and scheduling was comprehensively managed by Royal HaskoningDHV. The cold storage facility was completed safely, within budget and time.