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.

AVEC has significant experience in performing risk assessments, including PHAs and HAZOPs, for many clients including Chevron and Sasol.
AVEC’s main area of expertise is process design. We have undertaken many projects where the process is key and our work involves technology evaluation and optimisation in order to derive the best solution for the requirements.
AVEC’s systems and procedures conform to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 – as certified by DQS. This ensures the highest level of quality services for clients.

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.