SERVICE OFFERINGS

SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Service Offerings

We contribute to shaping Africa’s skyline through our ongoing support towards the development, establishment, management and finance of a broad spectrum of projects, facilities and operating capital assets.

Our services are provided through four core business streams:

Advisory & Management

We offer strategic advice through our in-depth experience over the full project life cycle, from inception and project development through to commissioning, hand-over, day-to-day operations, maintenance and eventual closure.

Our strength lies in the ability to integrate the entrepreneurial, technical, commercial, legal and financial aspects of a project, and our skill to coordinate and align the associated interfaces – both intra- and inter-discipline.  We integrate lessons learnt from our broad base of during- and post-contract experience into our pre-contract strategy, to ensure that projects are appropriately packaged and procured from the outset.

We employ class-leading value engineering, risk comprehension, allocation, management and mitigation practices – rationalising risk premiums, ensuring investment-friendly developments and delivering an optimised strategy towards successful, on-time and on-budget completion of an operable, maintainable asset or concession.

Who Do We Assist?

We have experience in servicing a diverse client base in the private and public sector.  We have advised on a range of projects globally, also in some of the most challenging environments:

  • Government departments, parastatals and state-owned companies
  • Investment fund managers
  • Lenders, including banks, development finance and funding institutions
  • Equity investors
  • Tenants or purchasers
  • Public-Private Partnership (PPP) / Project Finance Initiative (PFI) concessionaires, funders and end users
  • Insurers
  • Developers
  • Contractor and sub-contractors
  • Financial advisory, accounting and audit firms
  • Consulting Engineers

Ensuring Success

Through strong project packaging, planning, design development management, value engineering and implementation management, we address key project risks to optimise project success and provide our clients with the following benefits:

  • Bespoke services tailored to the specific risks of our clients and their projects
  • Specialist, cross-cutting engineering and construction sector expertise
  • Continuous identification of project risks and assessment of potential impact
  • Improved allocation, management and mitigation of risks
  • Specialist insight into facility and supply chain risks throughout the project lifecycle
  • Focus on projects as businesses and our clients’ financial objectives
  • Realising confidence, opportunities and repeat business for lenders and funders
  • Improving returns and the certainty of returns in challenging markets

Key Services

In summary, our services under this business stream include:

  • PPP/PFI transaction advisory
  • PPP/PFI lenders’ technical advisory
  • Project preparation and development
  • Conceptual design and feasibility studies
  • Programme management
  • Strategy formulation and implementation
  • Project company, JV and SPV structuring
  • Pre-contract, mergers and acquisitions due diligence
  • Design reviews
  • Project management and acting as principal agent
  • Client representative support
  • Change management
  • Implementing and operating project controls
  • Risk review, management and mitigation
  • Value engineering support
  • Commercial and contract management
  • Procurement advisory and management
  • Quantity surveying and cost engineering
  • Budget compilation and management
  • Planning and scheduling services
  • Contract administration
  • Document control
  • During- and post-contract due diligence, audits and

forensic investigations

  • Construction supervision and quality control
  • Contractor and consultant mentoring and support
  • Projects in distress and recovery
  • Operations and maintenance review

For more information please click here to contact us.  You will receive a response from Jurgens Kühl, Technical Director – Advisory & Management

 

Project Finance & Modelling

Our Project Finance & Modelling services are closely linked to our Advisory & Management services and there are indeed overlaps but can be distinguished by the skills and expertise of its resources, who are all either Chartered Accountants or have financial qualifications, but with project finance expertise.

This knowledge and experience allows for the Project Finance & Modelling business stream to apply accounting, tax, detailed financial modelling and financial advisory to permit us to be able to service our clients throughout the project life cycle.

As projects change through the project life cycle, so do our service offerings, allowing us to provide relevant and appropriate advice and services where they are best needed.

At the heart of our service offering is the development of our financial models which are developed to be robust, relevant and adaptable to ensure that they can assist with decision making from inception to exit.

Our Offering

Finance forms the heart of any project and it is generally the interrogation of the finance, funding and returns where strategy and decisions are determined.

Our Project Finance & Modelling offering applies class leading methodologies in the development of risk profiles, financial modelling as well as negotiation and procurement support.

We routinely work with both the public and private sector and this gives us valuable insight how both parties approach transactions, allowing us to assist with procurement, refinancing, negotiation and ongoing monitoring and evaluation.

Key Areas

Our key areas of expertise include:

  • Accommodation PPP’s
  • Energy and Renewables
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
  • Waste Management
  • Marine services

Key Services

In summary, our services under this business stream include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Cases
  • PIM Preparation
  • Risk Analysis
  • Documentation drafting and review
  • Payment Mechanism preparation
  • Bid evaluation
  • Procurement support
  • Negotiation support
  • Funding competitions
  • Tax advice
  • Financial modelling
  • Model review
  • Financing
  • Asset Sale
  • Valuations
  • Development funding, commercial and project finance, fund arranging and deal making.
  • PPP/PFI project finance
  • PPP/PFI lead financial advisory
  • Finance raising
  • Independent financial due diligence
  • Public Sector Comparator Analysis
  • Value-for-money analysis
  • Budget compilation and management

For more information please click here to contact us.  You will receive a response from Grant Penrose, Technical Director – Project Finance & Modelling

Commercial, Contracts, Claims & Disputes

We provide practical advice and support throughout the project lifecycle, delivering dispute avoidance and resolution. Our consultancy team has a sharp commercial focus, ensuring results which will assist to overcome any contractual challenges.

Many construction claims are complex and require an in-depth understanding of the contract documents, contract legal context and factual matrix. Our thorough understanding of these aspects establishes a robust and effective claims submission. As part of our core skill set, this knowledge is invaluable in the defence and negotiation of any claim.

Our Offering

We understand that all projects demand strong commercial leadership, solid commercial and project controls, strategic procurement advice and a sound contracting strategy. These elements are fundamental to the success of your project, and they are entrenched in our approach.

Our People

Our experienced team is dedicated to meeting the requirements of your project on time and within budget, either as a stand-alone service or integrated with your existing commercial and construction management team.

Key Services

In summary, our services under this business stream include:

  • Claims Preparation, Quantification, Support and Defence
  • Expert Witness (Quantum and Technical)
  • Contract Management, Support and Administration
  • Commercial Management and Support
  • Contract Advisory
  • Dispute Avoidance and Resolution
  • Change Management and Control
  • Cost Plans
  • Bill of Quantities (BOQ)
  • Estimating and Pricing
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Mediations
  • Arbitrations
  • Adjudications

For more information please click here to contact us.  You will receive a response from Christo de Witt, Technical Director – Commercial, Contracts, Claims & Disputes

Planning & Delay Analysis

We recognise the central role played by planning and scheduling in the management of capital projects. Our planning specialists are drawn from diverse backgrounds across construction and related industries. They employ a wide variety of techniques and are conversant with all leading software.

Our team provides support and monitoring of projects from inception through to completion and post contract. We offer project audits, providing independent monitoring and reporting; together with feasibility audits, for the purposes of funding and economic evaluation.

Our consultants draw on industry wide expertise to provide robust delay and schedule analysis. This includes prospective and retrospective extension of time entitlements, in addition to the analysis of delay, acceleration, disruption and loss of productivity.

Effective planning and programme controls are an essential aspect of programme management ensuring that feasible, efficient schedules are prepared, agreed and monitored. This provides early warnings of potential issues, enabling corrective actions to be implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Planning Techniques

Our Planning Techniques include:

  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Line of Balance
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Programme Evaluation and Review Techniques (PERT)
  • S Curves
  • Time Location Diagrams
  • Time Impact Analysis
  • As-Built vs. Planned
  • As-Built but for Analysis
  • Impacted As-Planned
  • Collapsed As-Built
  • As-Planned vs. As-Built
  • Windows Analysis

Key Services

We deliver the following planning services:

  • Planning Programming and Scheduling
  • Forensic Delay Analysis
  • Delay Technical Expert Witness
  • Planning Training

For more information please click here to contact us.  You will receive a response from Janus Botha, Technical Director – Planning & Delay Analysis

sector experience

As our services are focussed on the integration of the technical, legal & financial, it is not sector bound and as such we can and have worked across a diversity of sectors, including:

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Agriculture

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Transportation

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Healthcare

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Industrial and Process

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Infrastructure

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Leisure and Hospitality

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Oil and Gas

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Power and Energy

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Property

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