The market for engineering consulting for the chemical sector is evolving at a very fast speed and in a diverse manner. Starting from small and medium scale chemical plant projects having a capex of 25 crore to large investments of 1000 crores, all seek the services of engineering consultancy companies to design their manufacturing facilities which was not the case a few years back. Same was the case for most of the Pharmaceutical companies. Except for the large projects, the pharma companies were doing their projects in-house with some help from outside. So in general the activities related to Process engineering which is at the core of both these sectors were done inhouse. This is changing rapidly with a move towards structured way of executing projects using engineering consultants.
However the expectations from engineering consultants are beyond the normal deliverables that meet standards, regulations, and efficiency. Especially in the Chemical & Pharmaceutical industry the project life cycles are very short and are getting even shorter. This calls for agile and fast track execution of engineering. This calls for a flexible approach. The project execution plan needs to be lean, flexibleand fit for the requirement rather than the traditional one which is used for Mega projects. Using the same execution processes of mega projects to the projects in the Chemical & Pharmaceutical industry leads to challenges and slows down the execution.
Further there is a great deal of expectations from engineering consultants to ensure a cost effective design. It is important to avoid unnecessary requirements coming from engineering practices which have largely trickled down from the oil & gas industry which are only suited for Mega Projects. The integrated engineering of all the disciplines which should ensure f lawless execution during the construction phase is another expectation of the chemical & Pharmaceutical industry and rightly so.
High-tech engineering services for Complex Projects
TRIPLAN with its 50+ years of industry experience offers high-tech engineering services for constructing complex producing plants all over the world with in-depth expertise in the chemical and Life Science industries. TRIPLAN India is a 100 percent subsidiary of TRIPLAN AG (Now called as TTP GmbH) in order to serve its German clients in the Chemical/ Pharmaceutical sector wanting to invest in India and also serving the local companies in India since its establishment in 2013 in India.
Their flexible approach of execution as against a typical traditional one ensures that every objective is met to the fullest. Its fit-for-purpose and lean execution approach has been well appreciated by the industry. Flexibility also includes adapting quick changes that very frequently occur in chemical & Pharmaceutical projects. TRIPLAN understands that the very nature of the industry is dynamic and the product requirements do change even during the design phase itself. TRIPLAN ensures that these changes and additions are addressed with a quick turnaround and in a flexible manner.
TRIPLAN is perfectly positioned for the chemical & Pharmaceutical industry in terms of its size as well. It's small enough where there is easy access to the top management leading to faster decisions at the same time it is part of a large International group which gives clients a sense of comfort that its projects are in safe hands.
TRIPLAN India has been at the fore-front in offering consultancy services in the Chemical & Pharmaceutical segment with its unparalleled knowledge base. The company has been working with its select client base right from the feasibility studies, concept designs until the commissioning of the manufacturing facilities. The various assignments successfully completed in India includes Feasibility studies for new products, Scale ups, Pilot plants, large scale project detailed engineering , Project Management services, Technical due diligence, site evaluations, technology evaluations and the list goes on.
TRIPLAN and PHARMAPLAN both well-known European brands in engineering of manufacturing facilities for the chemical and Life science sector are part of TTP group. Being part of the group gives TRIPLAN India access to the vast knowledge base built over the past 50 years and services of the Subject Matter Experts in Europe. Many of these Experts are already working on projects in India.
With the onset of Industry 4.0, the Chemical & Pharmaceutical industry in India is very fast in moving towards fully automated plants, paperless operations, usage of IOT platforms for control, monitoring and beyond. The industry expects Engineering consultants to play an important role in selection of the most optimum Automation with minimum capital cost for a particular manufacturing process rather than having to invest in a generic and comprehensive solution which may not be fully utilized or even required. This is a key aspect in moving towards Industry 4.0 for Chemical & Pharmaceutical manufacturing.
TRIPLAN with its 50+ years of industry experience offers high-tech engineering services for constructing complex producing plants all over the world with in-depth expertise in the chemical and Life Science industries
“TRIPLAN India, which is part of large international group TTP GmbH, is capitalizing on the experience of its sister companies in Europe who have been working on Industry 4.0 for various process industries. TRIPLAN in India is consulting its clients to provide a customized and cost effective solution,” says Sunil Kulkarni, Managing Director, TRIPLAN India Pvt Ltd.
Agility and Flexibility in Work Culture
“Besides our knowledge base, flexibility, and lean execution approach, the things that separate us from the rest of the lot are, our agility, adoption of newer techniques of engineering & execution especially our extensive use of 3D tools, collaboration platforms, visualization tools. We execute all our projects by building up an integrated and intelligent 3 D models. This comes by default with TRIPLAN and clients neither have to ask for it nor have to pay an extra fee for it. So right from small laboratory, pilot plant, production plants and associated infrastructure, all design development is done in an integrated 3D-Model and the design deliverables are extracted in a very high quality from the model. We address all the possible issues by leveraging these 3D designs right from the concept stage of the project.
A small issue at the planning stage lives with this plant through its life cycle. So we believe that the first place to optimize customers' production process lies in a good design of its manufacturing plant. When you talk to industry experts and understand their problems in their production processes, many of them can be traced back to the design stage of those manufacturing facilities and are many times beyond repair. Our longstanding experience is that the more later you do changes in the designs to correct such f laws the more it costs. So we insist that our clients spend enough time at the concept stage in order to make sure that such basic f laws do not remain and 3D design right from concept stage plays a key role in achieving this.
Apart from using our own 3D software, we use advanced simulation soft-ware, our inhouse programs and Virtual Reality tools to design our client’s production facilities. As a company we provide an entrepreneurial environment to the employees who play an important role in ensuring implementation on the ground. This work environment makes them much more effective and also keeps them motivated,” adds Sunil Kulkarni.
“We are well positioned in our market of chemical and Pharma sectors which are growing exponentially today. Just with our established client base, we plan to grow the top line by 30 percent this year. Subsequently, we plan to grow at 20 percent year on year. We also in-tend and have initiated a process for establishing additional project offices in India. One will come up in Gujarat and the second one will be in the southern part of India,” concludes Sunil.