At WSP, we understand that as a construction project progresses toward its commissioning and the handover to the owner, the final push to the finish line in project delivery requires the utmost care and attention. This stage involves working towards meeting targeted completion dates and includes the commissioning, quality testing, and preparation of documentation.

Built facilities and installed systems must perform together, in accordance with clients’ operational requirements. Commissioning and startup activities validate the construction integrity and confirm the operability of the facility in terms of its performance, reliability, safety, and security.

In order to optimize your project, our experts contribute to the configuration of facilities in their planning stage, participate in optimization studies in their design phase, witness equipment and system functional testing during their construction phase and develop operator readiness plans and training to achieve an effective transition from the construction phase to full operations.

The National Vision 2030 program is aimed at modernizing Qatar by 2030. Infrastructure readiness and availability is critical since Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup games. The Local Roads and Drainage Program is fully in line with the country’s aspirations. Considering the tight delivery schedule, Ashghal, Qatar’s Public Works Authority, relies on our solid framework procurement contract. This translates into significant money and time savings, because of an efficient design and construction process which fosters the integration of global best practices with local knowledge.

In the United States, the Coolidge Generating Station is a 575-megawatt simple-cycle peaking power plant in Arizona that uses 12 aero-derivative combustion turbine generators with evaporative cooling power augmentation. The plant was designed for daily start/stop peaking operations, and has a 10-minute startup capability that allows it to deliver power rapidly to the grid to meet an increased demand for electricity. WSP was engaged, in joint venture, to design and construct the plant under an engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contract. We provided all engineering services, including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and control systems engineering. In addition, we provided engineering support during construction, and developed start-up and operating procedures for the plant. The Coolidge power station was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.