Front-end Engineering and Design

Long-term Success Starts at the Beginning

For decades, our global domain experts have combined the right balance of technology and industry expertise. We offer front-end engineering and design (FEED) services in heavy industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, and mining and metal. We also provide these services in light industries such as food and beverage and life sciences. Our mission is to reduce your risk and maximize your return on investment.

Front-End Engineering and Design Leads to Success

Success Is Dependent on Proper Planning

FEED plays a critical role in the success of projects. More than a cost estimate, FEED comprises a project scope, budget, total cost of ownership, implementation timeline, and risk assessment. All of these factors combine to help reduce risk and uncertainty during the detailed engineering and commissioning phases. This reduced risk can help create value throughout the production lifecycle.

Through a FEED, you can realize:

  • Lower lifecycle costs
  • Reduced project technical, schedule, and cost risks
  • Faster time to achieve plant startup and turnover
  • Reduced EHS and compliance risks
  • Improved risk identification and mitigation

FEED helps identify risks and establish a well-defined scope, budget, and schedule. A FEED study helps to lead to greater success during implementation, start-up, and beyond to minimize your overall project risk.

A Major Oil and Gas Operator Has Success Through FEED

Oil and Gas Operator Improves and Upgrades Its Operations

Total E&P UK Ltd. called Rockwell Automation for engineers, components, and support for systems upgrades across their platforms. The results:

  • Concurrent installation and effective use of scheduled downtime meant that there was negligible impact on production
  • Remote platform control
  • Commonality of spares, maintenance, and vendors across sites
  • Use of existing equipment, such as safety system infrastructure and cabinets
  • Improved operator ergonomics
  • An excellent record of no LTIs during the project
  • Nominated for HSE safety award

Gold Fields Reduces Risk with FEED

Seamless Integration Helps South Deep Gold Mine Become More Efficient

Our engineers helped accomplish a long-term customer vision: To be the global leader in sustainable gold mining. This vision was a flagship growth project in South Africa. The results:

  • Comprehensive plant visualization and reports against predefined KPIs
  • Centralized process control
  • More informed business decisions
  • Improved capability
  • Minimal risk of backward incompatibility
  • Fast delivery time of control system

How May We Help You?

Rockwell Automation and our partners offer exceptional knowledge to help design, implement, and support your automation investment.