Venture – EPC Services
Engineering & Construction
About the Company:
Venture Engineering & Construction, Inc. provides high-value consultancy, engineering, and project management services to the world’s energy, power, and process industries. Venture is a leader in alternative energy solutions such as landfill gas (LFG) to energy plants, manure to RNG, cogeneration facilities, and waste-to-energy plants. Venture’s patent-pending gas conditioning systems lead the way, providing extremely effective removal of harmful contaminants such as siloxanes, NMOCs and H2S from Landfill Gas (LFG) at the best value.
Venture will travel the country to meet your engineering needs, and it is this willingness to serve the customer that has made Venture one of the fastest growing engineering and construction firms in the United States.
About the Solution:
Venture provides a full wrap EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) solution for renewable and industrial projects. The EPC approach provides developers, owners and project financed projects with a single point of contact throughout the project execution phase which includes guarantees on price, schedule and plant performance which reduces financial risks to the developer/owner. EPC projects are multidisciplinary in nature, and efficient construction management coupled with a continual focus on Health Safety and Environment are key success factors.
Most of their EPC work is negotiated and it often starts during the earliest days of a developer/owner’s project development cycle. Their in-house engineering and design team can take an idea and put it to paper in quick fashion, following the phased Front End Loading approach, or FEL process. They provide various total installed cost estimates at each phase of the FEL process (FEL1, 2 & 3), and the owner/developer has direct involvement along the way. All of which, are done on a full open book basis until the project reaches financial close. At financial close, the books are closed and the project is executed on a Lump Sum basis with guaranteed performance.
Venture is flexible in their approach to compensation during the development phase. Venture can do the development engineering and estimating on a fee basis, or they can defer all such costs, or a portion thereof, until the project reaches financial close and a Notice to Proceed is provided to Venture. The latter approach separates Venture from most EPC contractors but does require a commitment from the developer/owner up front to commit to the Venture team at financial close.
For biogas to RNG or Power projects, Venture has significant experience with all major vendors and remains technology neutral. They have worked on membrane plants, PSAs, amines, solvent and water wash processes, and we have worked with all major genset manufactures as well
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
NOTE: There are multiple technologies that are used as part of integrated manure management systems and yet are not manure management types on their own. The impact of these technologies on their own would be minimal or very difficult to quantify.
General Support & Other:
- Can be an integral part of many manure management systems
- Most projects have at least some equipment that supports operations of the main technology
- This technology is not evaluated on its own, the NEAT Matrix for this technology is neutral unless utilized with other technologies.
Venture Engineering & Construction has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with Venture Engineering & Construction to further refine the cost and performance information on their solutions. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
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