Field Construction Staff

Installation, assembly and Commissioning


RCR’s core consortium of engineering OEMs have their own skilled and expert installation teams. Despite options or the need to reduce costs RCR insists that within the Scope of Works for each module or element of the plant and equipment, is the professional oversight and hands-on unpacking, assembly, connection, commissioning, alignment and star up of all modules that have been made by an OEM and that is installed and ready for handover with a certificate of partial or total completion and satisfaction. These vents are critical for the milestone payments that are linked and prescribe the conduct of the standby letter of credit.


In larger plant installations, RCR’s mantra is to appoint a competent EPC contractor who has the experience in the sector and has previous knowledge of similar turnkey supplies and in many cases RCR engages as a matter of course SGS Monitoring Services of Geneva Switzerland who will inspect each element or phase of a scope of works and sign off each phase on a monthly basis. It is only these Certificates of Partial Completion and agreed price or cost assessment that concurs with the OEM’s partial completion invoice, will the payment be released or an agreed amount can be drawn down against the standby letter of credit.


The engagement and supervisory role of SGS ensures that these are tied in with our performance bond and our guaranteed delivery and start date. This ensures that quality work is executed without short cuts or economies and all elements of the turnkey supply will be thoroughly performed and complies with the performance bond, the guaranteed delivery, the guaranteed start date and the process capacity – tonnes of waste throughput or outputs of bi products are at the prescribed level per the original contract of supply.


As already stated elsewhere, the supply will be made by OEM personnel responsible for their company’s equipment and they will be shadowed or assisted by RCR’s own full time plant engineering staff and maintenance personnel in order for them to be totally familiar with every aspect of the positioning, alignment and functionality and how one machine communicates or interfaces with another machine in the production line and process sequence and how they are connected, linked into a LAN and be present at all times for the commissioning, problem solving and teething problems that so frequently exist during the installation of sophisticated sequences of machinery that have to work with high levels of synchronisation.


Frequently, and where plant is complex series of production elements, OEM engineers are retained on site for as much as three months to ensure that production is at the prescribed output and that personnel are fully trained and refreshed during that extended initial production phase. All of these costs are factored into the turnkey delivery price from the inception of the Scope of Works that is duly costed and presented for approval by the end user or joint venture partner.