EPCM for the II production line of InVento grey polystyrenemore
ILF Consulting Engineers Polska (ILF Poland) is providing EPCM services for the construction of the II production line of InVento grey polystyrene intended for expansion by Synthos. InVento is an ecological product used in thermal insulation, created with the natural environment in mind. The investment has obtained a building permit.
Expansion under EPCM formula
ILF Poland is responsible for providing EPCM services for Synthos’ investment to expand production capacity for InVento products. This includes design, bidding and procurement processes and construction management for the investment. The company’s responsibilities also include the creation of a 3D model of the investment in all phases of documentation preparation and in all disciplines.
EPCM formula is gaining popularity among investors — it is a competitive model of investment implementation that optimizes costs. In this approach there is no general contractor, the investment is divided into a dozen or so packages. A different contractor or vendor is chosen for each of them — explains Rafał Blankiewicz, Managing Director, ILF Consulting Engineers Polska. Our company has experience in managing investments in the EPCM model. We successfully completed our first project using this formula in Poland in 2007–2010, when it was still quite unknown at the time,” he adds.
ILF Poland has completed the stage of preparing of the building permit design for the construction of the II XEPS production line and has obtained the building permit. In the near future, ILF Poland will be contracting the contractors for the individual purchase packages and will begin the process of taking over the construction site.
For the environment
The effect of the investment will be increased production capacity for InVento. These products are an ecological thermal insulation for buildings, created with the natural environment in mind. These are grey polystyrenes intended for expansion produced in the extrusion process (XEPS). They are manufactured using an ecological geopolymer additive which acts as a factor reducing heat transfer coefficient and thus improving the thermal insulation properties of the final building products (grey polystyrene boards). What is important, innovative InVento products are fully compliant with the idea of Circular Economy, i.e. they are characterised by full recycling capability and contain in their formula 30% recycling batch coming from post-consumer waste.
The contract for providing services for the investment was signed in August 2021. The new production line is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2023.