To cater to the engineering services needs of manufacturers and OEMs, L&T technology services’ offerings under the Engineering Process Services covers the entire engineering value chain from concept design to lifecycle management. Leveraging its expertise across major process industries, the company in this case provide concept engineering solutions including critical cost saving ideas for the capacity expansion plans of an Ice-cream manufacturer.
Background and Challenge: The engineering project phases generally include feasibility analysis, conceptual design, preliminary engineering, detailed design and procurement, and construction stages. The concept engineering stage is very important as the decisions made here may impact the entire project lifecycle, and has a major role in determining the effectiveness of a manufacturers investment decisions. It largely influences the plant design & engineering decisions, and the performance of the plant during its operational phase.
Moreover, concept engineering helps in improving a company’s Capex effectiveness and efficiency, and in the absence of which it is difficult to have in place a detailed investment plan on production and technology assets. L&T TS had to provide the concept engineering, front end engineering design (FEED), and detailed engineering of the ice-cream plant for the proposed capacity expansion. The capital equipment expansion planning mainly included the mix plant, new pack lines, warehouse and infrastructure. Moreover, the conceptual options had to be delivered under tight and rigorous timelines.
The Solution: For the detailed engineering design of the extended packing lines, utilities and mix plant; L&T TS provided the end user with the 3D models of existing and new areas of the plant. It mainly utilized AutoCAD, AutoPlant3D, and Staad Pro applications for designing the comprehensive plant layout.
Quantifiable Benefits: The manufacturer gained multi-million dollar cost saving ideas from L&T TS through the latter’s comprehensive concept engineering services that offered various cost effective and feasible design options for the plant expansion. Additionally, the entire project was executed in just 18 weeks, thus saving substantial time and related costs.
With the project engineering solutions from L&T Technology Services, manufacturing companies can mitigate project risk to a large extent and ensure the right return on investments. Concept engineering assessments also ensure that company’s resources and decisions are moving in the right direction to meet these overall objectives.