The multi-national chemical manufacturer's modern new headquarters in Antwerp is the result of superlative collaboration between IPS Belgium and...
Mechanical & Piping
Civil & Structural
(SCADA / MES)
Lawsuits & Arbitration
Health & Safety Coordination
IQ / OQ
Subsidies Management and Closing
Corporate Setup & Administration
Recruitment & HR
Quality Control Project
Plant Ramp Up
Group-IPS applies its proven systematic project management methodology to realize projects with the highest long-term customer satisfaction within timing and budgetary limitations. Quality management and discipline are preconditions for safe construction but are not sufficient: Our long-term safety management expertise ensures that all of our chosen partners can work safely and under optimal conditions on our construction sites.
The Project Realisation phase begins when a budget is approved and the first major contracts are signed. During this phase, Group-IPS will closely assist your project manager with daily follow-up. We integrate fully into your project management structure as Owner’s Representative.
IPS takes charge of technical coordination, offering solutions and alternatives to the Owner and different contractors. We also take on the role of Engineering, Procurement and Construction Manager (EPCM).
While the Project Manager is responsible for ensuring long-term customer satisfaction, the Project Coordinator manages project definition, layout integration, cost control, time schedule, and complete document management. We adopt a very strict reporting and decision-making scheme with a weekly project team, weekly user team, monthly steering meeting, and bi-monthly status meetings.
Construction management strategy is developed very early in project development—at the latest, during the project preparation phase—in order to optimize the added value on-site and to minimize the project risks. We select competent local contractors and delegate a strong team of experienced construction managers and field engineers. Last but not least, we set up a local construction management administration and logistics organization and ensure we have sufficient native language speakers in the team.
Several months before plant commissioning, we develop a detailed commissioning and validation plan for the investment. On site, we coordinate the contractor’s commissioning engineers, make sure the customer’s staff receive sufficient training, and validate step-by-step commissioning and performance tests of equipment and of the overall facilities.