Howe Engineering Projects: One-of-its-Kind Integrator of PMC & EPC Providing Quick Project Delivery

U V Phani Kumar,CEOWith construction contracts becoming larger and complex, management of these contracts become a core element for the project’s success. Over the years, construction companies have joined hands with project management consultants for expert advice and project evaluation; but what creates a dent in process is overrunning cost and delayed timelines. While many consultants promise oracle project advisory and contractors avow efficient project delivery, only experienced PMCs like Howe Engineering Projects consolidate the two services under one roof. Known for its end-to-end servicing since 1966, Howe has successfully assimilated consultancy, feasibility, engineering procurement construction (EPC) and maintenance services in a single portfolio covering ports, railways, oil & gas, dredging, reclamation, SEZ, warehouses, Capex studies, large commercial liquid terminals and life assessment of port equipments.

The integrator of PMC and EPC, Howe works closely with clients for project conceptualization, planning, design and takes up the construction onus on competitive bidding to deliver nonpareil output. The company takes care of any change required in design or planning during construction stage either due to introduction of new technology or operational/functional. Headquartered in Ahmedabad
with offices in Delhi, Gurgaon and Chennai, this multi-specialized company delivered multiple port projects across Indian coastal line and also carries out studies related to traffic forecast for ports followed by financial modeling, optimum tariff suggestion, finalizing equipment specifications and maintaining port assets. From concept to commissioning, optimized solutions are provided in the quickest possible time for all types of work including civil, p.way, OHE and S&T for railway PMC.

While implementing its plan of action, Howe leaves no knots untied and thus catalogues many prestigious projects under its name

Offering a wide range of services under one umbrella, right from project planning to reviewing designs, the company covers every arena of construction by deploying feasibility, pre-feasibility and basic engineering followed by project cost estimation and models finances in such a way that client understands the pros and cons of every penny spent. Further, detail engineering and component procurement (both product and service) posits the construction in line with initial plans. This stratagem not only seals the design lacunae with desirable modifications and solutions, but also ensures safe, prompt, quality and CAPEX project delivery.

While implementing its plan of action, Howe leaves no knots untied and thus catalogues many prestigious projects under its name. From setting up India’s biggest ports via Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone at
Mundra (the biggest harbor for tonnage handling in India), Hazira, Dahej, Dhamra, and setting up terminals in Ennore, Tuna, Visakhapatnam and Murmogao Ports, Howe has also significantly contributed in the development of large scale commercial liquid terminals, LPG, LNG, inland container depots, rail cargo sidings, logistics parks, and Greenfield & Brownfield ports & terminals including first-of-its-kind fully mechanized port for handling containers & dry bulk, modern container terminal, coal & ore handling plants and large size housing/township. Presently building the deepest container transshipment terminal in Vizhinjam Port, Howe acts as a consultant and contractor in large scale dredging, reclamation, seawall and maintenance dredging programs in various ports country wide.

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Adhering to OISD, PESO, BS codes and RDSO standards, Howe is grueling innovative ideas like adopting Geogrid (new construction material made of polypropylene) for railway embankments to elevate the technological standard of construction while simultaneously targeting entry into new sectors and building large scale LNG and LPG Terminals in Mundra and Dhamra including cross country pipeline for LPG. Recording annual turnover of Rs.900 crore, Howe has plans in pipeline for the expansion of its EPC and consultancy services. “While we eye for big projects, our microscope is always on minute aspects starting with planning, design, and engineering. With our experience in construction, we believe that we can successfully give the client planning and design which will eventually turn out to be most economical,” concludes U V Phani Kumar, CEO, Howe Engineering Projects.