It’s not long since our client’s brewery in Southeast Asia was opened, but already an extension is under way to extend annual brewing capacity to well over 10 million hectolitres.

Informed assumptions enable design process to continue

The engineering design for the project required detailed input from equipment suppliers in order to correctly size foundation piles and other structural features to carry projected loads. Early in the project, it became clear that this information would not be available in time.

To avoid delay, we itemised the equipment that had an impact on our scope and made assumptions about full load volume and load per leg of each machine. This enabled our design work to continue, keeping the schedule on track. Assumptions were later checked and any necessary adjustments incorporated once the equipment tender process was under way.

Project facts

  • Location
    Asia
  • Challenge
    The lack of vital input from equipment suppliers presented a potential cause for delay.
  • Solution
    By identifying the issue in advance and making informed assumptions, Royal HaskoningDHV kept the project on schedule.