About us

In an ever changing environment, we at AVEC recognize that the traditional project execution techniques are not enough. We need to go further to understand our clients and provide real solutions to their business needs. We are committed to performing work that will build relationships which benefit everyone involved.

How do we achieve this?

Value Added Engineering
Our firm belief is that we can add value and as a result, our focus is always on how we can add value and make a difference to our clients. Doing just what we are asked is not enough and we endeavor to use techniques to add value on all our projects, regardless of size. Value can be related to project cost, operating cost or revenue, schedule or anything else of importance to our clients.

We have used value engineering on a number of projects in the hydrocarbon/petrochemical plant and mineral processing industries and achieved significant savings, without sacrificing scope.

Innovative and Flexible
The AVEC office is purposely small, backed by close relationships with companies having expertise in various related fields as well as relationships with industry equipment and service suppliers. This structure allows us to respond in a flexible manner to client requirements without the need to keep large numbers of people on standby. This means that people with the right expertise can be used appropriately without increasing costs.

Ideas from a range of people with the necessary, appropriate experience are used to ensure that not only the first, easiest solution is considered. Our culture or process development is geared to considering new ideas and being open to the potential for improvement of existing processes.

Responsive and Focussed
AVEC's commitment to supporting our client's business objectives means that we always try to respond appropriately to requests for our services or assistance. We are not encumbered by the mindset of "doing what we have always done, because that seemed to work in the past".

Certification of our quality management system to ISO 9001:2008 is just one indication of our commitment to quality. All our work is performed to the high standards of auditability and accountability required.

Range of Services
We offer a range of services from feasibility studies, through the various engineering phases, to construction and commissioning support. In addition, we can provide consulting services such as plant or project audits, troubleshooting, value engineering facilitation and participation, HAZOP/risk studies and design reviews.

Contract Type
We have many contract types from lump sum professional services through to cost-plus reimbursable projects.

We believe in risk and reward contracting with incentives and would be pleased to discuss bonus/penalty scenarios on any potential contracts.

Through previous shareholdings by Kvaerner E&C, Davy International and Davy McKee, AVEC has continuously operated in South Africa since 1953.

AVEC is rated as a level five contributor.