General Services

AVEC's suite of services is backed by extensive local knowledge and experience.

Flexible contracting philosophy
We will perform our services under the traditional contracts such as reimbursable or lump sum services, but we are also ready for partnership, long-term alliances or other methods for sharing risk and reward.

Top quality services to a range of clients
We provide a range of services to the refinery, petrochemical, process, mineral and metals industries, all tailored to meet individual client requirements. Our clients vary from large multinationals contemplating major expansion to small businesses who need a minor problem solved.

Complete range of design, engineering, project management and construction support services
In addition to the normal services of process design, conceptual and detailed engineering, project control and management and procurement support, we also offer consulting services such as plant or project audits, troubleshooting, value engineering facilitation and participations, HAZOP/risk studies and design reviews.

The total life of the project
We contribute in all phases of the life of a project from conceptual or pre-feasibility studies, including market research, project finance, economic analyses all the way to commissioning assistance.

Particular expertise in the hydrocarbon and petrochemical industry

  • Refinery revamps and upgrades
  • Chemical and petrochemical revamps and upgrades
  • Receiving and export terminals' upgrades and development
  • Process development
  • Tank farm facilities
  • Distillation design, upgrading and troubleshooting

Experienced in minerals processing

  • Minerals handling
  • Milling, flotation and leaching
  • Solvent extraction and electrowinning
  • Liquid/solid separation
  • Drying, calcining and smelting
  • Metals refinery revamps and upgrades

Equipped with hard-won, in depth knowledge
Our Process engineering excellence is based on a solid foundation of knowledge and experience in the form of technical files, databases, computer programmes, records and personal experience. This is supplemented by literature searches and dialogue with research organisations and this positions our people at the forefront of modern, up-to-date technology.

Tightly knit, multidisciplinary teams
An experienced project manager leads a project, providing the four essentials of project management, planning, direction, co-ordination and control.

Engineering excellence across all disciplines
Engineering is performed under the direction of experienced lead engineers supported by high quality engineering, design and drafting tools.

Appropriate deliverables as the project requires
The extent of deliverables depends on the status of the project. Conceptual capital and/or operating cost estimates are supported by preliminary information but as the required detail and accuracy of the estimate increases, more detailed design drawings, specifications or supplier information is included.

Rigorous Quality Control
Throughout a project all design data, drawings, etc. are subjected to a thorough multi-discipline review and checking procedure as part of our ISO quality management system.