Once a CHP project is considered feasible, NIFES can move the project through to the design stages; this work is generally broken down to the following stages:
Outline and Detailed Design
Tender Documentation and Action
Whichever CHP technology is considered, the general approach is the same, NIFES specialist engineers will design the installation and produce a specification for the scheme, which will include the relevant drawings to support the specification and the information required for planning applications if these are required.
The specification will also consider the operation and maintenance aspect of the installation including the introduction of key performance indicators (KPI’s), with penalties for non-performance.
Once the scheme is fully designed and the specification produced, NIFES will prepare all of the tender documentation and issue for tender. This process will provide the most competitive quotations from the relevant specialist CHP contractors.
NIFES then examine the tenders received and assist with the tender analysis.
What NIFES Can Offer
During the construction stage, NIFES will administer the terms of the contract and manage the engineering contractor both technically and commercially, including attending all relevant meetings, site visits and assessments of progress.
On completion, NIFES would have an input to the technical commissioning of the project working to the relevant British Standards and ISO 3046 performance tests and assist with any final account issues that may be raised to ensure both technical and commercial completeness.