Design & Engineering

Cofely Fabricom Engineering Solutions (CFES), (formerly GSA) employ a highly qualified team of experienced professionals and has delivered contracts to a high specification across the world. CFES specialises in delivering early-stage engineering design packages and implementing smaller-scale technically complex, novel technology engineering projects.

Feasibility Studies

Cofely Fabricom Engineering Solutions Feasibility Studies provide a solid foundation for any process led engineering project. Feasibility studies facilitate informed decisions; often saving companies’ and investors’ time, money and effort throughout the life of a project.

Feasibility studies or Option studies objectively uncover the strengths and weaknesses of an existing business, technology or proposed new venture. CFES’s extensive in-house knowledge and expertise can be applied to your project, setting the precedent for achieving optimum value while keeping effective controls on cost and programme.

Conceptual Design

Our Conceptual Design Studies shape a project’s success, strategy and development plans for the future. This early phase of project planning is quite complex with various decisions being driven by variables such as; health & safety, security, environmental impact, logistics, technology, complexity, infrastructure availability and economic evaluations, all of which can have a direct impact on capital cost.

Front End Engineering Design

CFES’s Front End Engineering Design packages sets the precedence for achieving optimum value for any process led engineering project while keeping effective controls on cost and programme.

At FEED phase, various studies are completed to resolve the relevant technical and safety issues and risks influencing the project. The FEED study fixes the design intent which will be subsequently taken forward into Detailed Design and Construction.

The Detailed Design and Construction phases of a project tend to represent the largest proportion of the total project investment (i.e. 60-90%), therefore investing adequate time and effort in a FEED is essential to ensure the success of a project and reduce operational risks.

Detailed Design

During Detailed Design the scope defined in the FEED is developed to produce the definitive information required for construction and installation. During this critical phase the plan developed during the FEED is worked and key success parameters are closely monitored to maintain project control.

To provide continuity and avoid lengthy tendering, it is preferable for the engineering team responsible for the earlier phases of the project to follow it through detailed design into implementation. This ensures that historical knowledge stays with the project all the way through to commissioning saving time and money.


Instructing the FEED contractor to complete the project on an EPC/EPCM basis can provide clients with several major advantages. Most significantly the FEED contractor is fully familiar with all aspects of the design, project plan and business objectives.

Selecting the most appropriate strategy is key to successful project execution.

Cofely Fabricom Engineering Solutions has expertise in contract management strategies and can assist clients during the FEED phase to ensure the most appropriate execution contracting strategy is selected; this may include EPC or EPCM approach dependent upon clients’ requirements. CFES is able to draw on many years of experience of its parent company, Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ for multidiscipline construction and installation.

For further information please contact: 01652 601555