Given its experience with major players in the nuclear, oil and gas, electricity production, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, and rail infrastructure sectors, Sofren has developed expertise in dedicated multi-disciplinary studies.
The Sofren teams work throughout the upstream project cycle with the aim of:
All the technical, procurement, risk management, evaluation and project management departments are involved and together form the project platform. These projects are multidisciplinary and transversal, and very often involve all Sofren’s services (more information on the Engineering & Design page, for example:
The Sofren teams work on pre-feasibility studies, conceptual studies, feasibility studies, preliminary design studies (or basic design). The objective of these studies is to prepare the various technical options for the customer and to choose one taking into account the project related issues (scheduling, completion costs, quality) and safety. The life cycle of the technology selected and its operation and maintenance costs also have to be incorporated. At the end of this phase project completion is costed to + / – 30%.
We also work on detailed studies on behalf of our customers on multi-disciplinary and multi-sector topics. The objective of this phase is to refine the completion costings, in particular by calling on suppliers to improve their material cost estimates. At the end of this phase, project completion is costed to +/- 15%.
Some of the flagship projects: producing the studies for the gypsum centrifuge, development of detailed studies for the construction of a new catalyst plant in Saudi Arabia, and a study on liquid discharges for a thermal power plant.