A feasibility study is most of the times the first step into a project. It can help with the important decision “to be or not to be“ or perhaps “to build or not build”, as it provides validity in explaining factors relating to the glass plant location, market potential, financing, etc.
The feasibility study is based on many analyses and investigations and is often divided into the following subject areas:
The project description is based on a marketing study that explains the import/export situation for the glass products and the potential of the planned glass plant.
We examine the raw material deposits in your region with a fine-tooth comb and then create a map with potential raw material suppliers, appropriate transport options, and a storage concept. In addition, equipment for material quality improvement can be described. An optimal calculation of the batch composition is also provided.
A map of all the emissions that can be expected from a glass plant will be created, at which point these values will be compared to those permitted in your country. In addition, equipment for reducing emissions, noise, etc. can be described.
Several locations should be considered as potential construction sites. These are examined by a HORN® team and the pros and contras in terms of raw materials, transport routes, etc., will be compared. Once a location is finally determined, several layouts for this location will be prepared. Each layout will show a different possible arrangement of the glass plant including all outbuildings, utility systems, etc.
HORN® will select and describe the equipment for the entire production line.
The utility usage (water, gas, electricity) will be analyzed and calculated for the planned glass plant.
A training program will be prepared specifically for the needs of your staff.