ANKER’s goal for all projects is to produce a facility that meets the Clients’ objectives for throughput capacity and quality of product. The detailed engineering and design phase is a key step in a capital project. ANKER develops plans to ensure that the designs reflect Client requirements and facilitate construction of facilities that meet our Clients’ strategic objectives. ANKER's conceptual design capabilities align each project's function, scope, cost and schedule with Client objectives to optimize project success. The conceptual design phase offers the best opportunity to assess business, commercial and technical risks and to improve return on investment. During conceptual design, ANKER uses the Baseline approach to deliver appropriate, cost-effective solutions that enhance the value of Clients' assets and increase their long-term business success. This proprietary system begins with the process, a collaborative work practice that engages all of a project's multidisciplinary team members in the project's development.
Other conceptual design services include feasibility studies, project-development planning, technology evaluation and recommendations, risk-management assessment, global siting, financing planning, constructability reviews, asset and life-cycle optimization over the facility's lifecycle, and front-end engineering. ANKER has several innovative design tools to assist the design process : EXAMPLE a process that employs methods and work processes to assure modularization drives the layout. Client benefits include project cost savings, cost and schedule predictability, and reduced schedules, by performing construction activities in parallel at the site and at the module yard.