Network and growth: Added value within the Group
Network and added value are the key factors for our lasting business success. Based on our core competencies develop, build and operate, we deliver integrated services for infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. We can optimally combine the know-how and services of our various operational units and offer our clients customized solutions.
Offering everything from a single source requires intense cooperation among our divisions. No company in the construction industry is poised more internationally here than EPCS. This enables us to offer our services worldwide–and to compensate for economic fluctuation in individual regions. At the same time, the close cooperation among our operational units means realizing efficient value growth by jointly executing projects.
We concentrate on promising growth markets and expand in high-growth regions. We bring to bear our knowledge of demanding and complex processes systematically in new business segments.
By means of sustainable solutions delivered on an end-to-end basis, we generate cost advantages for our clients. This is an advantage we also want to expand. To continue meeting complex requirements and shaping new markets, we systematically build on the development of new products and services.
This comprises the development, end-to-end design, financing, realization and marketing of projects of all types. This includes public-private partnerships as well as property development–from design/planning and financing through marketing–either as a complete package or in the form of individual services. In Germany and a number of other countries, EPCS experts develop state-of-the-art commercial properties. Creating a future-oriented building frequently requires substantial investment. EPCS handles all project-related financial services. Our specialists develop and optimize financing structures and coordinate these with international banking partners and investors.
EPCS's finance service also advises and supports the Group's subsidiaries and associated companies worldwide in connection with transaction negotiations–from initial planning to closure.
This comprises traditional construction operations as well as construction management in the areas of building, civil engineering and infrastructure development. EPCS not only performs construction and supervision works, but also the planning and insurance of projects as well as consultancy services–either as a complete package or in the form of individual solutions.
Construction is EPCS's core competence. Our range comprises traditional construction business and construction management in the fields of building construction, civil engineering and infrastructure facilities. It includes services such as the procurement of required materials which, from a strategic perspective, ideally complement the construction business before, during and after the building works.
Traditional construction business
Thanks to our global network we are present in all the key markets of the world–with innovative solutions and the very best people. Construction means on-the-spot creation–anywhere in the world, under a whole range of often changing conditions.
For a limited period, of days, weeks or months, a building site is equivalent to a medium-sized enterprise with an output valued in millions of euros, engaged not in mass manufacture but in the production of a single, unique structure.
So this is a business that demands not just outstanding engineering skills but also the capacity to handle the complex logistics of non-stationary production and manage the risks involved in a constantly evolving organization. Essential–and established–prerequisites for this are virtual structures and networked communications, of the kind that other industries are still aiming for.
Before construction commences, EPCS offers its clients a complete service package. This can include, for instance, all design and planning work–from obtaining the necessary official approvals through the preparation of a detailed concept for the building site logistics. Insurance services
Insuring projects and project risks is part of our planning portfolio. We offer customized insurance services to all operative Group units and external project partners. We have generated added value for EPCS, and hence our clients, by making this strategic addition. Insurance cover is not only available for real estate projects, but also for all operation services. Clients, owners and end users can even turn to EPCS after completion of the construction phase to take out insurance against risks such as fire and interruption of operations.
This comprises all services related to the operation of infrastructure projects and of business process management. This covers our concessions and operation business with the public-private-partnership projects in the roads and social infrastructure business segments, and contract mining with its focus on operation.
This part of our portfolio comprises all services related to the operation of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities, and of business process management. This covers our concessions and operation business with public-private-partnership projects in the roads, social infrastructure and renewable energies business segments, and contract mining with its focus on operation.
The following Group companies deliver services for you:
Concessions and operation business
EPCS is geared to sustainable and profitable growth. We prove this in our intensive activities in the long-term-oriented concessions and operation business. One competence center mainly operates in Australia and Southeast Asia. It is consistently developing its leading position as an operator and manager in the contract mining sector.
With our partner’s subsidiary, we have stakes in roads, schools, police facilities, service centers, military bases, cultural facilities and geothermal energy projects worldwide. We closely cooperate group wide in reaping synergies in market development, business planning, special operator responsibilities and other technical areas–making us a strong partner for our clients.
EPCS Solutions GmbH
How can projects and innovations be effected that are necessary but difficult to finance? EPC Solutions PPP Solutions finds the answers. Working with us our clients realize infrastructural projects for which we arrange everything from financing to planning and construction to operation from a single source—no matter whether the project in hand is a new school or administration building, a tunnel, a highway, or an innovative energy project. The added value for the client is obvious. First and foremost, it is often only through public-private partnership (PPP) that many solutions become financially feasible—and completion is faster as well.
In the long term too, projects have proven to be economical, efficient and sustainable. This is due to the fact that on projects, one entity is responsible for all services from financing to operation. This individual also manages the project after implementation and therefore also considers the entire life-cycle of a building as early as the start phase. This means that, right from the start, all parameters are put in place to ensure economical and sustainable use—often over decades.
EPC Solutions Solutions has been implementing projects of this kind since the 1990s. We find intelligent and innovative solutions. We make them plannable and calculable for our clients. At the same time, you can rely on the know-how of an internationally leading construction service provider. Undertaking projects with EPCS Solutions therefore means greater security, fewer risks and more experience in implementing innovations.
Successful results in public buildings: With EPCS Solutions it isn’t only in schools that such results can be achieved. Whenever it’s a question of extending, converting or constructing public buildings, EPCS Solutions offers the perfect solutions because they allow significant efficiency gains to be achieved during every phase of the project. Even if budgets are tight, urgently needed measures can be financed, and implemented to a high standard with long-term cost-effectiveness.
EPCS Solutions offers the state, cities and communities an all-round service: We finance, plan, construct, refurbish and provide facility management for public buildings. At present these include educational facilities such as schools, as well as public administration buildings such as town halls and civic centers, or security facilities such as police buildings or barracks.
The hallmarks of these projects are shorter planning and realization phases, and life-cycle costs that are optimized over the long term. This is made possible thanks to integrated planning from the outset which also takes into account the operation of the building throughout its entire life-cycle. Thus the follow-on costs for maintenance and upkeep can already be minimized from the start. In this way, the private financing of public buildings under the guidance of EPCS Solutions becomes a model for success. In some cases, we operate projects for a period ranging from 15 to 30 years. Our portfolio in this area is highly diverse, and our experience with is as long-standing as this business model itself. We were one of the first to successfully implement projects with our partners—always with the aim of implementing a customized, client-oriented solution. Satisfied clients, building owners and users over many years are the proof that this business model works.
It’s great when traffic doesn’t involve stress for motorists—when there is no investment backlog—when public coffers aren’t in a state of chaos. In other words, when everything is running on a safe, well-organized track. The construction of roads, bridges and tunnels no longer has to be a massive feat of strength because EPCS Solutions makes it easier for planners, operators and users to reach their destination smoothly.
EPCS Solutions is currently undertaking road projects in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Canada and the USA.
What all projects have in common is that they secure economic advantages and greater efficiency over the long term. They moreover create excellent conditions for the lastingly high quality of the projects, and thus also for the satisfaction of the users. This is because not only are there fewer traffic hold-ups but, thanks to quality standards precisely defined in the concession tenders, there is also a uniformly high standard of operation.
All life-cycle costs—including maintenance and servicing—are already considered in the planning phase, and this farsightedness results in an optimization of the overall costs.
The future needs suggestions, new ideas and stimuli, as well as the strength and scope to implement those ideas. EPCS Solutions is continuously on the hunt for new business areas. To identify potential “Infrastructure Ventures” we examine and undertake activities in innovative areas such as the development of renewable energies. This is an area which we have not only identified as promising, but in which we are already implementing projects. Our involvement in this area takes in two geothermal power plants and offshore activities.
With the help of EPCS, innovative projects of this kind have the best chance of success because we possess not only the in-depth experience of an international service provider, but have also been active in the area of energy management for years. We provide financing, planning, construction and long-term operation from a single source, and involve our clients early on in the planning and development processes, so that we can jointly exploit significant efficiency and quality advantages. The bundled engineering knowledge and know-how transfer within the company make it possible to realize demanding and innovative projects rapidly and securely. This is what turns future visions into reality.