Value engineering is the structured application of proven techniques at various design phases with the primary aim of cost avoidance, without sacrificing scope and quality.
Added Value Engineering Consultants (AVEC) provides a range of services to the oil and gas, hydrocarbons, petrochemical, and minerals and metals industries that are tailored to meet individual client requirements. The services available include pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, audits and peer reviews, due diligence studies, process design, conceptual and basic engineering, planning and scheduling, estimating, cost control, project management and owner’s team project support.
In addition to process design, conceptual and basic engineering, and project management services, we offer consulting services such as plant or project audits, process troubleshooting, value engineering facilitation and participation, risk and HAZOP studies, and design reviews.
Consulting and engineering services for the hydrocarbon and petrochemical industry
AVEC personnel have significant experience particularly in:
- Refinery revamps and upgrades
- Chemical and petrochemical revamps and upgrades
- Receiving and export terminals’ upgrades and development (including pump stations and pipelines)
- Process development
- Tank farm facilities
- Distillation design, upgrading and troubleshooting
The company’s directors have over 50 years’ experience between them in the field of process design and project management.
Added Value Engineering Consultants
Oil and gas and hydrocarbons expertise
The key personnel in AVEC possess a wealth of process, hydrocarbon, gas, petrochemical, mineral and metallurgical processing expertise, and are well-known in the industry, having been involved in numerous projects both in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa over many years.
We have relationships with process, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and civil contractors who are established in the industry in South Africa and elsewhere, and who can add resources and expertise when necessary.
Quality consulting and engineering services
AVEC provides a complete range of services to our clients, who vary from large multi-nationals contemplating a major expansion or investment to small businesses who need minor problems solved.
We contribute in all phases of the life of a project from conceptual or pre-feasibility studies, including market research, project finance and economic analysis, all the way to commissioning assistance.
AVEC’s quality system is certified by DQS for compliance to ISO 9001:2008 standards.
Responsive consulting services for the offshore industry
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. It means that people with the right expertise can be used appropriately without increasing costs.
Ideas from a range of people with appropriate experience are used to ensure that not only the first, easiest solution is considered. Our culture of process development is geared to considering new ideas and being open to the improvement of existing processes.
AVEC’s modern office facility in Johannesburg is conveniently located and is well suited to the project taskforce environment and designed to assist in team building and improve communications. Travel is part of our business and remote locations are easily accommodated.
Flexible contract consulting services for the offshore industry
AVEC will perform services under traditional contracts such as reimbursable, lump sum services or lump sum turnkey but we are also ready for partnering, long-term alliances or other methods designed to share risk and reward. We are familiar and comfortable with working in the FIDIC or NEC environment or other contract terms as the project requires.
About Added Value Engineering Consultants
The company has been operating in South Africa for over 55 years. In more recent times, our client base has expanded significantly throughout the world. Our efficient, cost-effective services and skills have been sought in South America, Australasia, the Middle East and, of course, throughout Africa.
Our company has carried out more than 100 projects and studies since 1990 in countries including South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Eritrea, Malawi, Egypt, Kuwait, Chile, Brazil, Singapore, Australia and the Russian Federation.
Added Value Engineering Consultants (AVEC) and VGI Consulting Incorporated (VGI) are proud to announce that 2012 marks the tenth year of the two companies working together to offer clients top-class engineering, design and execution services.
Following an interim audit in July 2011, AVEC is pleased to announce that in the opinion of the independent auditors DQS GmBH, the company continues to implement and maintain its systems and procedures which are in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 standards.
Added Value Engineering Consultants (AVEC) is pleased to announce that following an audit by the external BEE verification company BEE Online, it has been awarded an accreditation of a Level 5 contributor in terms of the QSE scorecard and has an 80% procurement recognition level.
Added Value Engineering Consultants' (AVEC) Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the company has a new shareholder.
Added Value Engineering Consultants (AVEC) has completed feasibility study work for the recovery of methane gas from Lake Kivu to produce liquid fuels for the Rwandan market.