From the Desert to the Arctic, going through Tropical & Humid, numerous multi-milion-euro reference projects are a testament to MCT Italy’s skill in successfully mastering the climate and infrastructure challenges of world-class megaprojects. The multi-storey advanced manufacturing facilities, named Integrated Construction and Prefabrication Hubs in Singapore, with a high degree of mechanization and/or automation is an excellent example of this expertise in action.
The tower steel frame goes up; pipes and cables are wired; and assembly teams spring into action. This industrial plant is real masterpiece of precision engineering:
- 1.000 m3 of aggregates storage
- 8 different bins for structural and architectural aggregates
- over 120 ton of hot galvanized steel structure
- 2 cranes of 450 ton and 250 ton
As soon as we complete the construction and assembly work, our commissioning engineers’ step in to ensure that a fully functioning plant is handed over to our customers.
Next step: Getting customer up and running
Constructing an industrial plant is a complex and lengthy undertaking. As with a house, you start with the foundations and move on to the steel frame. After that equipment is assembled, pipes are laid and instruments are connected. The final step, namely commissioning and start-up, is no less complicated. Our engineers inspect the intricate network of cables, pipes, pumps, motors and plant components to ensure that everything is sufficiently clean and ready for start-up. The commissioning engineers then bring the plant on stream, test every function and ensure the plant is operating as it should with the appropriate settings. They gradually ramp up capacity from 0 to 100 percent and fine-tune various settings to maximize efficiently and align operations with customer needs.
The benefits of virtual training
Customers crew and MCT Italy Construction engineers close cooperation is essential as our experts have to train the customer’s staff in order to familiarize with all erection standards, operational procedures and protocols. Theoretical training, practical exercises and commissioning preparations help our customers optimize plant operations and maximize their return on investment.
To make this task easier, our engineers create a three-dimensional virtual copy of the plant, which becomes an interactive training platform: the technology gives operating crew an opportunity to familiarize with the plant before it has even been built.
The four-storey industrial building spanning will be equipped with ‘state-of-the-art’ machinery in Precast Concrete Production where the robotic machinery will ensure a very high standard of accuracy and finish. The JV will produce the full range of precast components, including the Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) units.
- Total Land Area: 38,000 m2
- Expected Production Capacity: 75,000 m3/year
- Prefabricated individual components e.g. precast columns, beams, staircases
- Prefabricated integrated sub-assemblies e.g. Prefabricated Bathroom Units (PBUs), modular prefabricated Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems
- Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) modules
HL-Sunway JV Pte. Ltd was granted the contract due to their winning proposal to modernise Precast Concrete production and make it more efficient and less labour intensive from Building and Construction Authority (#BCA).
Improved productivity: Prefabricating components off-site results in manpower and time savings at the project level.
- Improved quality control:ICPHs are able to deliver high quality prefabricated components as production is carried out in a controlled factory environment.
- Minimise dis-amenities on site: Noise and dust generated on-site is significantly reduced as most of the construction work is brought off-site.
- Safer work environment and higher-skilled jobs: ICPHs automate most of the labour-intensive construction work in a controlled factory environment. This creates a safer work environment, and allows workers to take on higher value-added jobs. Skills in construction, manufacturing, logistics and information and communications technology will be sought after.
- Multiple uses for ICPHs: These hubs can also be used for related construction activities such as storage of formwork, construction equipment etc.