Method Engineering

By evaluating and forming the optimal construction method at early project stage, our Method Engineering service unlocks success for your next engineering project.

At TWD, our multidisciplinary engineers understand that smart installation methods can bring you competitive tenders and profitable projects. That is why we approach every challenge with method engineering – a process that develops the optimal construction sequence, defines required assets, and specifies the needed temporary works when the project starts. This provides a strong kick-start to your project, allowing you to detect project risks and arrange resources strategically (equipment and personnel) at early tender or project stage.

Our Expertise

  • Tender Assistance

    Smart construction method, cost-effectiveness, and flexible resourcing are crucial to having a profitable tender. TWD's method engineers know exactly how to make your tenders competitive. We do this by:

    • Creating smart, tailored, and fabricator independent construction methods at the early stage of your project
    • Defining the project risks and supervising critical project interfaces
    • Enabling early equipment and personnel resourcing through defined engineering method

    As a result, you receive more flexibility and possibility for your project, and can plan your project strategically from the start!

    Tender Assistance

    Tender Assistance

  • Project Planning

    We are committed to having your project completed on time. By mapping the sequence and critical path on a project, we bring great value to your project through our smart temporary works. For example, our designs can improve piling output on quay wall construction schemes or reduce the time required to unload foundations from their seafastening.

    Our common practices include:

    • Developing logical construction schedules
    • Defining durations, dependencies, and relations between construction activities
    • Optimizing the cycle time of repetitive installation projects by introducing smart and lean temporary works
    Project Planning

    Project Planning

  • Asset & Plant Specifications

    We assist you with the equipment specifications and plant requirements to enable a smooth project operation in transport, construction, or installation. Some of our activities include:

    • Selecting suitable barges, specifying fitting cranes, or defining skidding or jacking equipment; optimizing the equipment based on the requirements of your project and the equipment you deploy
    • Developing method statements and specifying plant requirements in accordance with your project planning
    Asset & Plant Specifications

    Asset & Plant
    Specifications

  • Temporary Works / Mission Equipment Specifications

    Temporary works or mission equipment cannot always be procured off-the-shelf. When tailored equipment is required, we define the accurate functional specifications at the beginning of your project to assist you with the engineering and supply of your equipment.

    Because your equipment specifications are defined independently from the specialist suppliers, our approach can provide you with:

    • Flexible project resourcing
    • Lower construction risk caused by ambiguous engineering assumptions
    • The lowest procurement costs available
    Temporary Works / Mission Equipment Specifications

    Temporary Works / Mission
    Equipment Specifications

  • Site / Deck Layout Development

    Developing an accurate site/deck layout is one of the key aspects to start your project right. In order to develop the most optimal site/deck layout, our teams use their multidisciplinary expertise to:

    • Assess the project feasibility, identify the capacity of cranes, measure the deck strength and vessel stability, as well as evaluate operational efficiency
    • Conduct clash checks during every stage of your operation
    Site / Deck Layout Development

    Site / Deck Layout
    Development

Our Expertise
Tender Assistance

Tender Assistance

Project Planning

Project Planning

Asset & Plant Specifications

Asset & Plant
Specifications

Temporary Works / Mission Equipment Specifications

Temporary Works / Mission
Equipment Specifications

Site / Deck Layout Development

Site / Deck Layout
Development

Design of Temporary Works/Mission Equipment

Method Engineering is the foundation of high-quality and creative temporary works. It makes smart and efficient construction project possible through connecting various engineering disciplines together. By combining method engineering with equipment design, we deliver temporary works solutions that cater to your project needs. Using our multidisciplinary services, we continue to bring lean, practical, and user-friendly engineering designs for your temporary works.

Prototyping

Our ambition is to have designs that are always first-time-right. To achieve this, we develop physical prototypes at different stages of the design process. Working with prototypes not only helps us to evaluate our concept designs, but also to simplify them and show the functionalities to you. By using prototypes, we evaluate all the operational risks with you and improve your project safety.

Research & Testing

When designing new equipment, sometimes desk studies or calculations do not provide all the required answers. To tackle all technical risks, prevent any issues in the field, and avoid unnecessary design conservatism, TWD has set up research and testing facilities. Through these facilities, we develop test set-ups, prototypes, and scale models to validate assumptions. For instance, we can conduct permanent friction tests to consider the material, environmental, and loading conditions of your project. This way, we swiftly proof the friction capacity of your interface materials, bringing you higher workability and lower costs.

Example Projects

Monopile Gripper – Svanen

Cable Lay Equipment – Hornsea One

Temporary Works – Thames Tideway

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Curious about how our method engineering approach can help you with your project? Don’t hesitate to reach out!