Early Contract Involvement – ECI – gets talked about a lot. In theory, it’s a simple approach to making logistics more efficient: a contractor can be appointed before the details of what’s going to be constructed have been fully developed and indeed priced – enabling the contractor to get involved in developing the logistics from the outset. In our experience though, the benefits of adopting ECI are its direct impact on a project’s bottom line.

ECI has a direct impact on your bottom line

  • ECI has the ability to ensure a ‘best in class’ approach to the project, rather than an off-the-peg solution.
  • ECI is an opportunity to harness learnings and insights from other projects – some related, some providing an innovative slant that might otherwise not be considered from a completely different sector – and to present new ways of solving old problems.
  • ECI simplifies the tender process. It enhances and improves the whole design process of a project, and – perhaps most importantly – it enables contractors like us to de-risk operations consistently and efficiently.
  • ECI delivers additional value, too. When our project engineers can get involved in the early stages, we can develop a heavy lifting or transportation solution that not only meets clients’ needs but also helps to shape the project programme.

We believe a relationship that starts with ECI has a much better chance of delivering additional value that might otherwise be missed, until we start liaising on the work ahead. Our teams have a reputation for producing innovative designs that exceed expectations – with an industry-leading approach to QHSE.

Early formation of a delivery team inspires a feeling of trust. Early delivery of value is a certainty. We can liaise with stakeholders and suppliers near and far, to find heavy lifting and transportation solutions that make the best of land and marine options. To do this, we’ve invested heavily in a range of specialist engineering software and in our teams – our multi-disciplined engineers are continuously working on a wide range of logistics solutions for every sector — and we’d love to tell you more about some of the recent ECI work that’s been delivering dividends for our clients…