Our Scope of Services
We offer our clients a wide range of services with particular emphasis on conceptual design, studies, basic engineering, consultancy and monitoring, research and development, and technology transfer and advisory services. In addition to our staff, we maintain a roster of high caliber engineers whom we can draw upon on a case-by-case basis, and we have long standing relationships with many other engineering firms, marketing firms, and research and development establishments throughout the world. This provides us with a great deal of flexibility in creating teams which are the most suited to meet the needs of each specific client and project.

Feasibility Studies

first appraisal studies to determine whether or not a feasible project can be developed
prefeasibility studies to determine which of several projects is the most attractive
resource studies of fibrous raw materials to determine source, availability, supply and optimum utilization
raw material, site and market surveys
technical and/or economic optimization studies for existing mills
financial analyses of projects
detailed techno-economic feasibility studies for project financing
regional or national sectoral studies for governments, banks and other agencies to provide a base for long range planning

Basic Engineering

development of project concepts
development of project design criteria
process and equipment selection
preparation of process calculations
preparation of preliminary flow sheets
equipment sizing and selection of materials of construction
preparation of preliminary equipment lists
preparation of preliminary plant layouts and site plans
preparation of project budget estimates
preparation of lists of potential suppliers and contractors
preparation of specifications for package, turnkey, EPC and EPCM projects
analysis of tenders and bids received

Consultancy & Monitoring

general advisory services, long range planning and analyses of operations
mill evaluations regarding production and equipment, production programs and mill efficiency
evaluation of process and equipment configurations to determine approaches and solutions to technical problems
rationalization of production
technical and economic advisory services
technical and economic review of studies by others
review and monitoring of the design work, equipment selection, deliveries and performance of package-deal, turnkey, EPC and EPCM contractors to safeguard the interests of the client
monitoring of startup and commissioning of mills
expert witness services

Research, Development & Evaluation

direction and management of research and testing in recognized laboratories
process evaluation and selection
development of processes and selection of suitable equipment
design of special equipment as required
development of new processes

Technology Transfer & Training

seminars on the use and processing of nonwood plant fibers into pulp and paper
seminars on the types of studies which can be prepared for each phase of the project development leading to bankable documents
development of raw materials purchasing and testing procedures and inventory control systems
development of sales and production planning procedures
operations and management personnel training both abroad and onsite with the assistance of third party firms

Patent & Expert Witness Services

technology review for patent applications
technology review of third party patents for clients
expert witness services for lawsuits

Field Services

preparation and maintenance of field erection and construction schedules
interpretation of drawings to contractors
monitoring of the work by suppliers and contractors
direction of activities of suppliers and contractors as regards time schedules
direction of field adjustments and changes
monitoring of payments to suppliers and contractors
planning and monitoring of maintenance, repair and refurbishing of existing equipment when the project involves improvements to existing mills
monitoring of plant startup and commissioning

Detailed Design Engineering

We provide a range of detailed design services tailored to suit each project's requirements. Please contact us for additional details.
Combine harvesting
Combine harvesting

Wheat straw, Canadian Prairies

Rice straw chopping & cleaning, RAKTA, Egypt
Rice straw chopping & cleaning,
RAKTA, Egypt

Horizontal tube digester
Horizontal tube digester

Sisal leaf cutting
Sisal leaf cutting

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