No matter how many maintenance reports, operating records etc. are available we highly recommend an onsite inspection by one of our engineers
You should never buy any significant equipment “sight unseen”. We can determine exactly what repairs/modifications are needed and the actual condition of the machine. Only then will you know if it is a bargain or if you are buying a large headache that will eat a hole in your pocketbook. Great deals and good profits can be made relocating plants and equipment but it has to be done right by people who know.
If electrical equipment is involved, we usually bring in a 3rd party specialty electrical contractor to inspect and test the generator. These tests are vital to ensure the generator, transformers and motors are in good condition.
When EEN does the initial inspection we can decide what needs to be done, where to do it and the cost. At that point, we would begin price negotiations with the owner on your behalf. If the unit is in excellent shape, you may decide to pay near the asking price; if significant repairs are needed, our reports serve as leverage to reduce the price the owner is requesting.
During this period on site, we meet with dismantlers, packers and shippers to determine the exact costs to get the unit sent to the nearest port. Careful selection is required here to prevent problems and delays when you reinstall the unit.
Depending on the complexity of the plant, it is sometimes necessary to perform “dismantling engineering” so that every piece is marked to ensure easy reassembly when the unit is reinstalled.
Onsite supervision and reassembly - If you are having another company install the equipment, EEN would have the same engineer who supervised the disassembly be assigned to the project to guide the reassembly contractors during the reinstallation of the unit. - In addition, to ensure a quality project, we can supply electrical engineers and technicians to supervise installation of cables, electrical equipment and controls. - EEN offers full EPC relocations and commissioning services with our partner TSK Group.
Commissioning - Approximately one month before the unit is to be on line, EEN would either use the existing staff on site, depending on their background and qualifications, or send additional commissioning engineers to assist the personnel overseeing reassembly to do all system checkouts and place the unit in service. - Rest assured that when you use EEN and our partners for the complete EPC work or as owners engineers, you are guaranteed a quality job by top-notch professionals. As most of our staff speaks Spanish or Portuguese as well as English, we offer a unique advantage for projects in Latin America and Africa.