ENGINEERING PROCUREMENT CONSTRUCTION
Summit for Solar Energy Systems and Construction Management Solutions offers engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for solar photovoltaic projects in the Middle East region, Africa, and Europe, and for commercial and residential construction projects. The Concept of EPC “Engineering, Procurement, and Construction” (EPC) is a particular form of contracting arrangement used in some industries where the EPC Contractor is made responsible for all the activities from design, procurement, construction, to commissioning and handover of the project to the End-User or Owner.
For all projects, great or small, throughout their life, there are four distinct phases.
THE FIRST PHASE
THE SECOND PHASE
THE THIRD PHASE
THE FOURTH PHASE
Installations of solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plants and Photovoltaic systems in commercial and residential properties are growing rapidly due to continued advancements and further cost reductions (80% reduction since 2008), expanding these opportunities in developing countries where favorable solar conditions exist, such as the case in our region.
Summit is a leader company of a consortium qualified in the 28th of January 2015 from the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity & Renewable Energy to participate in the FIT (Feed In Tariff) Program to execute & install a 50 Mega Solar Energy Plant in a specified land in upper Egypt by a 25 years contract.
However, this rapid market growth has been accompanied by an observed lack of expertise and know-how in new market entrants. The building capacity and knowledge of the practical aspects of solar power project development that Summit brings to the market ensures that its clients of PV projects are well-designed, well-executed, and built to last.
The objective of the project implementation process carried by Summit is to complete the project on schedule and within the allocated budget, and to operate efficiently and reliably. Although Engineering, procurement and construction, EPC, can be broken into multiple contracts, the most common approach in building BIPV is turnkey responsibility through an EPC contract.
EPC is a prominent form of contracting agreement in the construction industry. The engineering and construction team of Summit carries out the detailed engineering design of projects, procure all the equipment and materials necessary, and then construct to deliver a functioning facility or asset to their clients.
Summit’s capabilities allow us to provide our customers a turnkey contracts. We execute and deliver the project within an agreed time and budget, having full responsibility and liability for schedule and agreed upon budget.
From the inception of a project Summit takes you from initial sketches and concepts through to completion. Summit considers the efficiency and sustainability of each project on a case-by-case basis. Our value engineering principles result in providing our clients with outstanding construction management capabilities and superior work.
Our construction management expertise of more than 28 years of hands-on experience is characterized by our integrity and assurance of the delivery of high quality project outcomes. This wealth of experience enables Summit to efficiently manage projects of varying complexities within applicable schedules and budgets.
Our construction consultants possess the engineering and construction experience to provide real-world, cost-effective solutions to the everyday challenges that owners, contractors, engineers, and architects face throughout the construction process. Summit develops construction management teams based on each client’s specific needs and project requirements. We provide effective project leadership in various service areas from contract review and negotiations, construction design reviews, cost estimation and evaluations, productivity analysis, inspection and quality assurance, and much more.
Summit has successfully provided services on a variety of government projects such as sports facilities and government buildings. We understand the importance of adhering to strict regulations, budgets and time schedules and liaise with each client to ensure successful project delivery.
In the residential field, from single housing development to high-rise villa compounds, Summit possesses the knowledge and insight to assist clients throughout every phase of construction. Summit has assisted clients on a variety of residential projects by performing construction engineering services such as cost estimating, schedule development and oversight, risk mitigation, project controls.
Our objective is to ensure that works will be resourced and delivered to the maximum professional quality. To this objective, we use the REVIT software BIM system (building information modeling). The program uses 3D real-time and dynamic building modeling software.
The REVIT program coordinates information at the job site to improve office-to-field efficiency, quality assurance and quality control. It also reduces rework which lowers net budget and risk, and increases construction site layout productivity.
Summit procurement services can increase the efficiency of your business by sourcing the PV modules, inverters and monitoring systems from the manufacturers. We can also provide you with independent and reliable advice on technologies, suppliers, and market developments.
Our experienced purchasing team can source the PV component on your behalf. Summit is the sole agent for solarnova* and PVP, the German leading manufacturers of first-class solar modules both in glass-glass composite technology as well as in glass-foil technology. We also solely represent Tesvolt and Solarfox, the manufacturers of high-quality lithium energy storage systems and monitoring display systems, respectively. Additionally, Summit provides its customers with solar inverter systems through its collaboration with SMA and REFUsol, the producers of highly efficient solar invertors.
Our excellent business relationship with the manufacturers allow us to use our comprehensive knowledge of the international PV market to your advantage.
Our services include identifying the suitable system for your project, negotiating with the manufacturers based on your individual requirements, then coordinating the logistic processes and developing/implementing strategies to reduce costs.
With our support, our clients gain highly efficient purchasing processes, allowing them to focus on their core business without losing control on the procurement process, as well as providing them at the same time with up-to-date knowledge on the evolution of prices and availability of components.
Summit is also the ideal supply chain solution of your residential or commercial property. We have developed and negotiated regional and global pricing agreements with several suppliers of construction products. This allows us to secure and offer unrivaled, value-based pricing, superior products and the highest quality service standards through our strategic sourcing solutions with reputable and responsible supplier partnerships.
Our operations support team has extensive experience in managing all areas of purchasing to helping you complete your new property or renovate the existing one.
Relying on extensive expertise in construction project management and knowledge in photovoltaic systems applications, Summit provides construction and installation services of your BIPV and PV systems that carefully applies appropriate design, monitoring, quality control and onsite testing that eliminates the common issues that may arise during the construction phase of your project.
We apply general construction-project management best practices to manage the key activities of the construction phase of your project, including interface management, project planning and task sequencing, management of quality, management of environmental aspects, and health and safety.
We provide you with a realistic and comprehensive construction program that sufficiently details: tasks and duration, contingency plan, interdependencies and parties responsible for each task, project critical path and actual progress against plan.
We draw up a high-level, thorough program that outlines the time schedule of each task and the monitoring of the works on a day-to-day basis in order to receive early notice of any slippage in the program.
Summit acts as your technical advisor during the construction phase to ensure compliance with the relevant construction details and report on progress and budget. Our technical team has the main responsibility of reviewing the proposed designs including specifications, structures, execution plan, quality control and risk assessments. In addition, our technical team will monitor the construction and witness key tests.