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A Preliminary Study on a Method for the Weight Estimation and Calculation of Offshore EPC Projects

해양 공사 EPC 견적용 중량 추산 방법에 관한 기초 연구

  • Received : 2015.12.05
  • Accepted : 2016.04.12
  • Published : 2016.04.20

Abstract

There are several existing studies for the weight estimation of offshore plants. However, most of them were applicable at the pre-FEED (Front End Engineering Design) stage. In this paper, a preliminary study on a method for the weight estimation and calculation of offshore EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) projects is made for the use at the estimation stage after FEED. Based on literature surveys including ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 19901-5 about weight estimation, we proposes new weight factors and a weight curve. Weight factors defined in this study include MTO (Material Take-Off), estimated weight, FEED maturity factor, allowance factor, and contingency factor. The proposed method utilizes bottom-up approach for weight estimation and it can be used for the weight estimation and calculation of offshore EPC projects at the estimation stage.

Keywords

Offshore plant;Offshore project;EPC;Estimation and calculation;Weight factor;Weight curve

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