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NEWS 30 / 09 / 2019

Engineer, Procure and Construct with IWC

Make IWC your EPC Contractor of Choice

Did you know that Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) is a specialist EPC contractor offering engineered cooling solutions to various industries?

EPC is the widely used acronym for the project delivery method known as engineer-procure-construct. It is a contract option in which the EPC contractor is responsible for all the activities from design to procurement and construction to deliver the asset to the end user or owner – this includes site erection of the applicable asset.

“An EPC contract offers the advantage of eliminating the perceived barriers between engineering, procurement and construction,” explains Deon Fawell, IWC’s sales and marketing manager. “EPC is therefore considered to be one of the most cost-effective contract options that delivers the highest safety and quality standards.”

From a project execution point of view, choosing an EPC contractor like EPC is preferred where complex engineering or proprietary technology is involved. With EPC, the project owner only has a single point of contact and passes the budget, schedule and performance risks to the EPC contractor. EPC is also the most direct route to the least cost and highest quality contracting option.

Industrial Water Cooling offers engineered cooling solutions to various industries designed to be compliant with South African Standards and has a level 8ME Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) grading.

The CIDB grade is the maximum value of a contract the contractor is deemed capable of performing within a class of work – in Industrial Water Cooling’s case, Mechanical Engineering.

“We are registered with the Construction Industries Development Board to undertake projects of up to R130 000 000 in value,” adds Fawell.

In addition, Industrial Water Cooling is ISO 9001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 accredited, which ensures that all projects all delivered according to top safety and quality standards.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa and founded in 1986, Industrial Water Cooling is known as one of Africa’s leading cooling tower specialists. IWC is also a proud member of the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI).

“Our extensive project references throughout the African continent and globally all bear testimony to this,” says Fawell. “Our team of resident engineers have extensive industry specific expertise and experience and provide world-class service.”

From design to commissioning, refurbishment and maintenance, IWC services both owners and operators of cooling towers and cooling systems. Industrial Water Cooling’s offerings includes cooling towers, from factory assembled ‘package’ type cooling towers to large field erected towers, to heat exchangers and chillers.

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