Our Advantages

Impartiality

Since our founding we have built our reputation by providing independent and realistic cost information to clients, to allow them to make informed assessments of total project costs, project viability, process alternatives and to benchmark project performance.

Our independence is maintained by being free of financial or commercial obligations to any other individual or organisation. For example, we are independent of process licensors, thus, the owners can be confident of impartiality when they prepare comparative cost estimates for process alternatives. Additionally, since we are not a design contractor, we do not have a vested interest in presenting optimistic cost estimates in the hope that the project will go forward to a further stage.

Confidentiality

We have an extensive background in working on projects of a sensitive nature, where owners feel that confidentiality is in their best interests. The confidential nature of these projects and their associated data has been scrupulously maintained for a variety of different types of project and clients.

Confidentiality

We have an extensive background in working on projects of a sensitive nature, where owners feel that confidentiality is in their best interests. The confidential nature of these projects and their associated data has been scrupulously maintained for a variety of different types of project and clients.

Extensive Experience and Knowledge Base

We have an extensive data base, which is continually updated, covering all aspects of onshore and offshore work. The core components of these data bases are our computerised estimating systems, estimating manuals, cost control procedures manuals, and our scheduling and cash flow models.

This is a proprietary program designed to allow the rapid and accurate pricing of process equipment from technical details, the system also generates equipment weights and erection man-hours. The system has been developed over more than twenty-five years from analysis of project actual costs. It is regularly benchmarked against purchase orders and budget quotations from recent projects.

PCP have developed estimating systems covering both onshore and offshore facilities at all stages of a project from early feasibility stages through to detailed construction norms and rates. Our Systems are designed to allow users to develop accurate and realistic cost estimates based on vastly varying degrees of technical data. These Systems are updated and benchmarked regularly against project actual data.

Our project controls procedures manual is intended to provide the user with guidelines for the project controls activities on a project. Since it is not possible to cover every possibility it is intended to provide the basis on which the project controls procedures for each project will be developed in detail.

Topics covered include; developing codes of accounts, preparation of work breakdown structures (WBS), definition of project controls and reporting responsibilities, cost monitoring and reporting procedures.

PACES - Allows rapid and accurate generation of a Schedule even from early project phases. From this we can develop typical cost phasing for your project, it delivers High Level Gantt Chart Schedules, VoWD, Expenditure and Escalation Data to users.

We also maintain proprietary computerised estimating systems for onshore and offshore pipelines, and subsea facilities. These systems are maintained and updated on a regular basis as part of our role as custodian for similar systems developed for and used by a major international oil company.

PCP systems
PCP systems

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