Dehrmann BioEnergy provides studies in accordance with the various classifications of feasibility studies as outlined by AACE International (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering). These range from an Order-of-Magnitude budget estimate to the most accurate Class 1 estimate (or Definitive Estimate).
The most important aspect of determining the project budget of the feasibility study is the determination of project scope. Once this is settled, cost engineering commences.
Cost Engineering is the application of scientific principles and techniques to estimating; cost control; business planning and management; profitability analysis; project management; and planning and scheduling.
The Cost Estimate Classification System is a recommended practice that provides guidelines for applying the general principles of estimate classification to project cost estimates (i.e., cost estimates that are used to evaluate, approve, and/or fund projects).
The use of these cost engineering techniques enables Dehrmann BioEnergy to have confidence in and to stand by their project cost estimates developed during the feasibility study process.
Dehrmann BioEnergy offers the following levels of feasibility studies:
- Order-of-Magnitude estimate
- Study estimate
- Budget estimate
- Control estimate
Dehrmann BioEnergy offers comprehensive design and engineering solutions to their Client’s, by leveraging a network of experienced individuals and specialist companies.
Engineering services provided include the following fields of engineering:
- Process engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical engineering, both MV and LV
- Instrumentation engineering
- Civil engineering
- Structural engineering
- Design draughting
Energy and Mass Balance
Using SUGARS ™ proprietary Energy and Mass Balance (EMB) software, Dehrmann BioEnergy is expert at process modelling the Client’s plant, from high-level, conceptual assignments, to fully integrated and detailed models, either incorporated into the Client’s existing plant (brownfield) or for a completely new project (greenfield).
Bespoke, spreadsheet based EMB’s are also utilised, but these are not preferred, owing to their higher complexity, time-to-build and resultant cost.