ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
One of Fermaca's objectives is to design, plan and manage projects in México. We have participated in a great number of projects that develop the infrastructure of our country and help provide essential services in real estate, LPG storage plants, electric power generation plants, compression stations and pipelines for natural gas.
As an integral part of our organization, we combine the following services:
• Feasibility studies
• Aerial photography
• Cost projections
• Licensing and permits
• Management, procurement and maintenance of Rights of Way
• Environmental impact and risk analysis
• Preliminary and detailed engineering
• Construction management
• Inspection and technical evaluation
Fermaca has deep roots in construction and has developed multiple projects in all states of the Mexican Republic. The infrastructure that Fermaca has provided has improved numerous lives.
ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT AND CONSTRUCTION
Preliminary engineering work is a prerequisite for any project and allows Fermaca to identify and select the most suitable methods of implementation.
The preliminary engineering work includes:
• Concept and basic configurations
• Determining the appropriate technology
• Best routing
• Structural requirements
• Erosion control
• Traffic control
• Cost-effective engineering
• Limiting environmental and cultural impacts
This phase also includes the development of engineering and any necessary area studies in order to identify properties and their owners, verification of ancillary services and to begin the valuation of land and easements.
This is a fundamental step in the implementation of any project. It includes managing the supply process of the required materials, as well as the acquisition of construction and maintenance services.
Through the quality and efficiency of Fermaca's services, we stand out as leaders in the industry. Our main activities include:
• Basic and detailed engineering
• Parameters for design
• Record keeping
• Cost analysis
• Preliminary budget projections
• Preparation and negotiation of contracts
• Importation and inspection of supplies
We have greatly benefited from our project experience over the years. This allows us to devise effective and successful procurement systems based on:
• Supplier selection
• Certification and quality control
• Assurance of timely delivery
• Administration of key processes
Fermaca offers a host of professional services throughout the duration of a project. The primary objectives are to provide high-levels of quality and to make efficient use of time and money.
Fermaca possesses vast experience in project management and has a number of effective systems in place to administrate personnel, materials and equipment. We are flexible and able to adapt our resources to facilitate the design and construction of a project.
RIGHT OF WAY AND USE OF LAND
The Right of Way is a legal permit that allows a portion of land which is owned privately, communally or publicly, which, in usual circumstances, has limited rights, to be used temporarily so that infrastructure can be built. It also involves the fair compensation of the land owners. Furthermore, it specifies the rights and obligations of the owners of the land to protect the future integrity of the project.
Through Fermaca's broad experience in the field of energy, we are able to acquire the Right of Way (ROW) for any project. We have a team of specialised personnel dedicated to ROW acquisition.
Land ownership is often very difficult to establish in remote regions. Fermaca's highly experienced ROW team plays a fundamental role in identifying owners and subsequently setting into motion the legal processes, which include, acquisition, registration and the Integration and Management of Licenses and Permits. Our extensive experience with and knowledge of local and federal regulations have ensured our success in obtaining the necessary permits from the various regulatory agencies. These include:
• COMISIÓN REGULADOA DE ENERGÍA (CRE)
• SECRETARIA DE ENERGÍA (SENER)
• INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ANTROPOLOGÍA E HISTORIA (INAH)
• COMISIÓN NACIONAL DEL AGUA (CNA)
• SECRETARIA DE COMUNICACIONES Y TRANSPORTES (SCT)
• COMISIÓN FEDERAL DE ELECTRICIDAD (CFE)
• SECRETARIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y RECURSOS NATURALES (SEMARNAT)
The Right of Way is an essential element during the planning and execution of a project. Its parameters cover the legal rights of construction, the laying and maintenance of all types of communication channels, as well as any electrical lines that are within the area of the project. As a result, the legal permits must be completed by a competent team, such as the one assembled at Fermaca.
We have successfully negotiated Rights of Way in some of the most troublesome regions of the country. Our methods give credibility to the company and concordance to all parties involved which, in many cases, include communities and residents.
In addition to acquiring Rights of Way, Fermaca also conducts comprehensive environmental studies to limit the effects that our projects have on the environment.
The first step includes reviewing governmental documents and environmental regulations. It also involves reviewing completed studies on multiple aspects of nature, for instance, wildlife, soil, water, geology, climate and so on. Socio-economic aspects like population and their activities are also evaluated. Fermaca makes use of official documents produced by certified agencies. Once all the documents and studies have been reviewed, the project is analysed and an assessment on feasibility is made. If any aspects of the project are unfeasible, alternatives are sought.
The next step is to produce a manifest of the environmental impact. This is a detailed document which follows a strict format and outlines all the impact a project will have on the environment.
The final step is to determine mitigating measures and to establish a monitoring program which ensures that damage to the environment is kept to a minimum.