Our design for a greenfield brewery in East Africa took into account the lack of construction capability in the country to ensure the project was delivered on time and met the necessary quality standards.

The project marked the first production site for our client in the country and we assisted making site assessments for suitable locations and selecting partners for construction, supervision and permitting. Our involvement then extended from master planning and capex estimates to civil procurement, construction management and site supervision.

Design uses pre-engineered buildings to ensure quality

To ensure a cost-effective service, the preliminary design was undertaken from our global centre of excellence in the Netherlands, while detailed design, tender packs, execution phase and supervision were handled from our regional office in Vietnam.

The key challenge was the lack of capability of local contractors which we mitigated by integrating constructability into our design. This limited the local scope by using pre-engineered structures tendered on international markets and shipped to the site. The local contractor was responsible for earthworks and concrete foundations.

The success of the new operation is evidenced by the fact that even during construction, an expansion was planned and the brewery is now in its fourth phase of growth.

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