There are many questions one may think about when embarking on a new project. Will the project get completed under specified budget and time schedule? Can we remain committed to these budget and time schedule if we integrate latest technological initiatives? What are the risks that can hinder the project and what re the best contingency plans we can incorporate? These questions can only be answered if proper time, care and expertise are invested in the project before its commencement. In fact, worldwide studies show that when FEED services are properly implemented, project costs and time can be reduced by up to 30%.

Well executed Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) is essential to give projects a strong kick off and ensure smooth run through. Automate’s FEED service not only comprises of initial engineering & design, process flow diagrams, operations and process requirement specifications, layout diagrams, etc. but also provides a detailed project scope, total project budget, overall cost of ownership, expected project timeline and milestones. With all these factors combined, Automate’s FEED service ensures reduced risk and smooth run through of the later phases of the project, which inevitably creates long lasting value all the way through the production lifecycle.


Automate’s FEED service typically include the following key deliverables:

  • Project cost estimate, Payback period and ROI justification
  • Project schedule / Gantt chart
  • Project scope specifications
  • System specifications
  • Procurement definitions and alternatives
  • Risk assessment
  • Panel designs
  • Process Flow Diagram
  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagram
  • Equipment layout design
  • Utility load requirement
  • Hazard Identification report
  • Design justification
  • Equipment, instrument and I/O lists
  • Operations control and safety system
  • Performance validation strategy