Oak Tree Engineering, LLC

Strategic Planning,
and Feasibility Studies

Thorough planning is the key to successful completion of any, large of small, whether it is a new compounding facility, a new line, a line upgrade, or simply equipment rearrangement project. This is especially true in case of new plants as critical factors such as starting and future capacity, availability of utilities, environmental constrains, and funds requirements.

Feasibility Study

We have wide ranging experience in all aspects of installation as well as operation of compounding facilities and have conducted numerous feasibility studies for our customers in United States, Mexico, and India. We assist customer and investors to assess the feasibility of the project from technical, economical and operational point of views. Site selection is a critically important part of any “greenfield plant” project. Important factors to be considered while conducting feasibility study are: 

  • Technical viability.
  • Commercial viability.
  • Environmental and regulatory considerations
  • Legal considerations
  • Operational feasibility
  • Timing and schedule viability

Site Selection

Typical factors considered in feasibility study are:

  • Location, location, location
  • Utilities – power and water – for initial and future demand
  • Emissions and effluents
  • Soil conditions
  • Access to highways and railroad
  • Access to skilled and unskilled workforce
  • Access to service such as mechanical and electrical contractors and machine shops
  • Appropriate storage for raw and finished materials – initially and future
  • Room for expansion