Clients rely on KQ to adequately define their project requirements before initiating a capital investment. Our front-end engineering and design (FEED) teams, using the experience gained from providing FEED services to Clients in diverse industries prepare documentation to support our Client`s future investments. We have extensive experience preparing lump sum bid packages, as well as reference packages to facilitate completion of work in an expeditious timeframe. Front-end engineering and design is the work required to produce quality process and engineering documentation of sufficient depth, defining the project requirements for detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of facilities and supporting a ±10 percent project cost estimate. This distinct project phase is typically used to:
• Conduct hazardous operations reviews
• Develop the engineering design packages that can be used to bid a lump sum EPC scope and / or provide the foundation for the detailed engineering phase
• Evaluate options that will improve the return on assets (ROA)
• Prepare cost estimates for scope definition and for project funding
• Support internal funding requirements
The objective of Front-End Engineering Design is to establish and define technical requirements, standards and guidelines, including scope, schedule and cost. This investment in the conceptual phase helps prevent major changes and reduce risk during the execution phase of a project. The FEED information is based on a deep understanding of each technology and incorporates the experience and knowledge of our diverse engineering team. The combined BE-FEED design enables us to provide clients with shorter project schedules and improved project quality due to a single engineering source involved in the design activity. The information available in FEED documentation extends the BE information to detailed documents for instrumentation, civil, electrical, and piping among others, which are required for FEED preparation. The FEED documentation is presented in a ready-to-use format for selecting a detailed engineering (DE) Contractor. Investment cost estimation associated with the corresponding FEED documentation is also offered as a FEED deliverable.