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In the latest article in our series on the Toms Group greenfield manufacturing project in Poland, we look at permitting, procurement, construction management and the role of Design Author Supervision.
In Poland, when building a greenfield facility, it is necessary to have an environmental decision and utility agreements before applying for a building permit. Examples of permits include; water law permit, IS (environmental), archaeological research, main building permit, occupancy permit etc. PM Group provided all the permitting documentation and relevant applications to the local authorities.
Procurement was split into these phases:
Key activities for the procurement phase of the plant were prequalification, tendering, bid analysis, and preparation of recommendation to Toms Group. Once the Package 2 and 3 procurement stages were complete, a single General Contractor was appointed with nominated subcontractors.
During construction 500,000 safe hours were achieved with no lost time injuries. Peak construction saw over 250 people on site.
A Safety Observation Reporting (SOR) programme was introduced to help keep safety top of mind for everyone on a daily basis. Over 300 SORs were submitted and acted upon.
To comply with Polish statutory requirements for Design Author Supervision (DAS), PM Group designers were available throughout the construction process, controlling the development of the construction, ensuring compliance with Building Permit Design and approved specifications.
The project received a National Labour Inspectorate regional award for the high value placed on safety.
PM Group’s construction management team managed the works contractors and also carried out the statutory construction supervision required under Polish law (Inspektor Nadzoru services - discipline statutory inspectors, overall site manager and safety manager).
Read the previous articles in this series:
Delivering a state of the art confectionary facility in Poland
Sustainability, process and GMP design in the Toms Group project
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