SPECIALISED CONSULTINGInnovative engineering and fit for purpose processes and design
In our current economic environment, keeping costs low and driving efficiency and productivity of assets are of paramount importance. New projects for growth and optimisations to existing systems are important facets of keeping your existing business viable into the future.
How we help clients
With our tried and tested methodologies, OTC’s multidisciplinary team of experienced consultants, is able to do audits, optimisation studies, conceptual engineering, engineering design, project management and commissioning of process plants.
Our consultants are able to work with you as business owners to assess and translate your needs into design packages.
How we work
OTC is well established in performing technical support both on site and remotely. This can include remote consultation and video collaboration. Our engineers are well accustomed to working in virtual offices and collaborating through cloud and internet based systems.
We are able to draw from the vast experience of consultants in a variety of fields of expertise to consult in a broad field of technologies
Auditing Operational Processes
- Production and Maintenance
- Production Planning
- Risk Management
Auditing / Improving Project and Portfolio Processes
- Project Management
- Project Execution Planning
- Engineering Management
- Project Control (scope, cost and schedule)
- Quality Management
- Human Resources Management
- Environmental Management
- Health and Safety Management
- Portfolio Management
- Risk Management
- Gate Keeping
- Earned Value Management
- Resource & Reserves Reporting
- Project Close-out
- Project Post Completion
Mergers and Acquisitions
- Due diligence reviews
Identifying the best practices in the industry and then comparing them with the current practices in the company and making recommendations for change.
Chris is a process engineer with over 27 years experience in projects in a number of roles in gas, petrochemical, inorganic chemicals, infrastructure, mining and metals processing and process control systems. He has founded PB&SC, an OTC partner focused on developing opportunities in Southern Africa. More...
Deryck Coetzer has more than 33 years of experience in projects at various stages of development in the petrochemical industry. He started his career in the Sasol Research and Development Departments and then moved on to the production environment, honing his skills in plant optimisation and troubleshooter. More...
In this article we explore how energy from natural gas can be transported in other forms rather than directly as gas or liquefied gas. Some of these methods are more speculative than others and research and development is at an early stage. Introduction The transport...
Marketing is everything that you and your company do to find and keep clients. Most small consulting engineering firms do not have marketing departments or even dedicated marketers. Marketing responsibilities are carried out by partners as one of several management...
In this article, I focus on planning for medical emergencies during project execution in remote areas. Emergency situations include construction incidents, transport incidents, fires and releases of contaminants to the environment. The incidents mentioned can all...
"Keep it in the pipe!" This paper addresses the elements of a process safety framework through the stages of a project from concept design, to detailed design, to operations; and translates these into elements of a process safety management programme. Introduction...
This article attempts to introduce a perspective that, hopefully, clarifies the involvement, role and responsibilities of occupational health practitioners in projects and uncertainty about the scope of such involvement. Introduction There is often uncertainty about...
The methodology followed during Value Chain Optimisation (VCO) is a rigorous and pro-active approach, across the full project value chain, during each development and design stage of a project. It ensures that only the required functionalities are incorporated into...
Safety on megaprojects does not come easily, or cheaply. It requires intensive preparation, dedicated focus from all parties involved, a willingness to learn and a good portion of luck. Introduction Safety on megaprojects does not come easily, or cheaply. It...
This is the second part of a two-part series of articles on knowledge management in a projects-based organisation. These articles are based on a recently completed master’s degree in engineering. The two parts are as follows: Part 1 – Building and transferring...
This is the first part of a two-part series of articles on knowledge management in a projects-based organisation. These articles are based on a recently completed master’s degree in engineering. The two parts are as follows: Part 1 – Building and transferring...