According to Wikipedia, EPCM contracts are the most common form of contract utilised to conduct construction works within the private sector on large-scale and complex infrastructure projects.
Under an EPCM contract, a contractor is obliged to deliver a complete facility to the client who is only required to “turn a key” to start operating the facility. This is why EPCM contracts are often called Turnkey Construction Contracts.
We at Sehlare Sa Meetlwa partner locally with mining houses in the Northern Cape and offer our clients full EPCM services for their capital management requirements. We’ve broken down the Sehlare Sa Meetlwa delivery within each respective service offering as follows:
Drawing capacity from our Parent companies, we focus on delivering solutions within the following engineering and technical disciplines:
- Mining Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Our engineering service offering within these disciplines include:
- Due diligence studies
- Conceptual studies
- Systems, processes and optimization studies
- Competent Persons Reports
- Feasibility designs
- Approval for construction drawings
We at Sehlare Sa Meetlwa focus on delivering a “one-stop” solution. Whether it’s a new operation setup, or expanding or optimizing existing infrastructure, we are able to cater to all needs.
Our inhouse experience is drawn directly from the surrounding mining environment. We fully appreciate the current procurement requirements as set out in the Mining Charter of 2018. We offer innovative and tailor-made solutions to each client through:
- Procurement and contractual setup
- Implementing and following best practices for procurement
- Establishing and setting up a proper delegation of authority framework to ensure proper governance throughout the procurement process
- Facilitating requests for tendering
- Implementing a proper tender evaluation and adjudication matrix for contract award
All construction activities exhibit various levels of complexity as part of the management of a construction project. The same applies to construction on a mine, which includes the dynamic and complex safety management principles required by the Mine Health and Safety Act of South Africa (Act no. 29 of 1996). We are well versed with the Act and its associated regulations, which have equipped us to execute construction projects safely. The following services form part of how we manage a construction project:
- Project management
- Schedule management
- Cash flow management
- Quality management
- Resource management
- Quantity Surveying services
Our model is based on utilizing local SMME contractors that undergo our mentorship programme. Regardless of the complexity and skill required to successfully execute a project, we utilize South African based resources to promote local economic empowerment.
We’re in it to empower our Clients by making project– and capital management easy, thus ensuring they have the time to focus on their core objectives.