Pruce Newman collaborate with Mackinnon Construction, OSL Consulting and Proeon Systems to form an alliance to deliver a new pipeline of opportunities

The background to our collaborative partnership:

The formation of our collaboration has risen from the mutual desire from each of our four privately owned SME companies to offer unrivalled quality, safety and service to our clients.  We have worked together independently on different projects for our clients over the years, often working side by side on top tier COMAH sites.  Together the four companies feel this is the right time to put together this collaboration, across our wide-ranging disciplines, enabling us to provide our mutual clients with a bespoke cost-effective turnkey offering.

Key features of our collaborative offering:

  • Operating under one umbrella, reducing the risks to project delivery and long-term service support
    • Value for money for our mutual clients
    • Reduction in interface costs
    • Reduction in project management costs
    • Single point of contract contact
  • Combined track record, experience and expertise across our disciplines
  • Common cultures, standards, practices and management structures

The multi discipline approach from the collaboration covers all of the requirements for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) delivery of an engineering project. This includes Front-End Engineering Design (FEED), through to project delivery and commissioning.

The alliance covers the critical engineering disciplines of Design (including process design), Civil Engineering (including groundworks, reinforced concrete structures and all building works), Mechanical Engineering (plant installation, piping and structural steel design and installation), and Electrical, Control and Instrumentation activities to power and control process equipment, safety systems and building services.

The market needs that the alliance are looking to address are those of smaller EPC style projects, from a few hundred thousand pounds to a few million in size. For example, where the client wants the security and expertise of an EPC contractor, but where the size and nature of the project would not be cost effective to approach the major EPC contractors. Our niche offering would engage the joint expertise of our businesses to provide a cost-effective solution for such clients.

All the alliance businesses are based within the East of England, which is where we are traditionally most competitive, but this alliance enables our collaboration to provide competitive support to clients across the whole of the UK.

Pruce Newman Pipework Limited are a Mechanical Engineering contracting company working in the Engineering Construction Industry, first formed in 1970 as a partnership, and incorporated in 1973, we have over 50 years of trading history. As the name suggests we specialise in the fabrication and installation of piping systems for the Oil & Gas, Energy, Petro/Pharm/Agri – Chemical, Utilities and Food sectors, but we also carry out the fabrication and installation of bespoke structural steelwork, and the installation and decommissioning of process and utility plant, to enable us to complete entire mechanical engineering construction projects for our clients.

Graham Newman, Business Development Director, Pruce Newman Pipework Limited stated: “Pruce Newman Pipework Limited are proud to be a member of the collaboration between Mackinnon Construction, OSL Consulting Engineers, Proeon Systems Limited and Pruce Newman in order to offer bespoke turn key design and build solutions for our mutual clients, and to deliver them best value from our combined expertise in design, civil and mechanical engineering and electrical control and instrumentation services. The collaboration builds on the desire from each of the owner managed businesses to offer unrivalled quality, safety and service delivery and our SME ethos of “doing the right thing” for our clients, staff and the wider community”.

Mackinnon Construction is a private, family-owned construction company that has been building for both government and private clients for over 30 years.

Our ethos is to build long-term relationships with clients, partners and subcontractors, with over 80% of our projects coming from repeat clients.

The key benefits our clients enjoy are:

  • Complete confidence the project will be delivered as promised on time, within budget and safely to the highest quality.
  • We adopt a competitive pricing structure and a rigorous consideration for alternative client solutions to provide the best possible return on investment.
  • Personalised service with a practical, helpful and ‘can do’ attitude and direct access to the owners of Mackinnon Construction.
  • Our approach to projects is based on a fully integrated and accredited management system. We provide value and risk management to ensure value for money projects with smooth delivery.

Mackinnon Construction brings experienced and committed teams with the capability to apply their knowledge and skills on all the projects which they deliver.

Alistair MacKinnon MD of Mackinnon Construction commented: “This alliance of highly experienced and proven industry leading companies sets out to deliver a truly “one stop, turn key solution” for the smaller multi-disciplined projects, but managed to one end, a faster, cheaper more efficient service for clients that do not have to commit their own resource to complete.”

OSL is a successful well-established independent company providing engineering consultancy, design and project management services.  We specialise in high hazard process industry sectors including established ones such as Gas Processing and Transport, Refining, Chemicals, Energy, but are also active in emerging areas such as processes for Waste Conversion, Carbon Capture and Storage, and Hydrogen fuel.

Our multi-discipline team of creative, forward thinking technical specialists, work collaboratively with our clients to fully understand their requirement. We deliver high quality consultancy and design for all stages of a project from Concept, FEED, Detailed Design and through to start-up and ongoing performance enhancement. This stage gate development approach is widely accepted as good practice to ensure the level of design maturity de-risks the next stage of design development and cost outlay.

Alastair Robertson MD of OSL commented:This alliance of like-minded companies experienced in high hazard industries offers a responsive client focused “one stop” project delivery capability”.

Proeon Systems is a systems integrator with unparalleled expertise, extensive industry knowledge and a proven track record in the development of high integrity industrial grade control and safety solutions to highly demanding complex and critical industry sectors.

We aim to provide a flexible approach to our client’s requirements and our goal is to provide an unrivalled level of service delivered on time, every time. In providing our services, we ensure we tailor our offering to fit around our client’s needs.

The company draws on world class engineering expertise, assisting our clients in the realisation of their projects from concept design, FEED, detailed design and manufacture of complete packages, together with providing support, installation and commissioning. Proeon staff have many years of experience in the development of industrial automation control system, safety and cyber security design, implementation and assessment. We bring our knowledge and expertise to highly demanding and complex industry sectors. Proeon prides itself on continuing its’ ability to exceed client expectations in the provision of the values and quality of its products and services.

Every industry and business is different. Proeon have the experience to work with clients to determine the best mix of services and assessments to suit each set of unique circumstances.

Richard Miller, Managing Director, Proeon Systems: “Proeon Systems are pleased to be part of this collaboration of like-minded SME businesses. Our expertise and proven track record within complex and critical industrial sectors, coupled with the expertise and track record of our partners will enable us offer a bespoke streamlined and comprehensive service to our clients”.