UpFRONT is designed to help manage the integration of all the elements that are outside the normal engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) scope and are necessary for the successful commissioning, start-up, production ramp-up, and the operation and maintenance of a production facility. UpFRONT is a support service that is performed in parallel with the program's front-end engineering and design (FEED) and EPC services and is performed as an extension of the EPC team. It comprises a comprehensive set of propriety start-up technologies to assure that all the owners' needs, responsibilities, and operations and maintenance risks have been identified, addressed, and mitigated. UpFRONT expedites the return on investment with a high level of certainty by reducing the time, expense and uncertainty associated with the transition from mechanical completion to sustained operation and ensuring that best practices are implemented from day one.

Client Benefits

UpFRONT can reduce risks and expedite the return on investment for clients' new production programs. It is a key component to enabling a faster, more successful startup for the client's facility. It is executed in parallel with FEED/EPC activities to help maximize life-cycle value.

UpFRONT can help clients:

  • Develop an integrated owner, supplier, and contractor master schedule with emphasis on start-up, to identify risks, missions and duplicative efforts
  • Reduce the capital costs and project schedule
  • Reduce the owner’s risks, costs, and time for commissioning, start-up and production ramp-up

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