ICCEE 2015 – Research Paper: Study on the Management of EPC Projects

Pada 3-5 Februari 2015 diadakan sebuah konferensi internasional berjudul International Conference on Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering (ICCEE) 2015 di Tokyo, Jepang. Penyelenggara konferensi ini adalah Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association (AERA). Tulisan saya yang berjudul Study on the Management of EPC Projects diterima sebagai salah satu paper yang dipresentasikan disana. Berikut adalah abstraknya.

Procurement system in construction industry can be categorized into several methods. One of them is EPC type of procurement. EPC is the abbreviation for engineering, procurement and construction. EPC is a type of construction contract where the contractor is responsible for engineering services, procurement of materials, and construction. Power plants, factories, gas development project, infrastructure projects, and industrial plant construction sectors are the typical examples of EPC projects. With its rapid development, Indonesia needs many industrial public sector projects. Especially with the population over 230 million people and blessed with so many natural resources, the demand for power plant projects, gas development projects, and other types of industrial sector projects has risen significantly. Meanwhile, PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk is one of the main leading construction service companies in Indonesia and it just recently won the Most Expansive Construction Company Award in 2014 for Building Construction Company 2014 from Economic Review Magazine. Waskita has several divisions ie. building, infrastructure, EPC, precast, and realty. EPC division is one of the new established division inside the company. This research is conducted with a case study on PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk. Therefore, this research aims to (1) identify the nature of EPC projects, (2) identify EPC projects management system as applied in Waskita, and (3) determine the strategies which can improve the effectiveness of EPC business process. The findings of this research are (1) there are 34 (thirty four) EPC projects’ characteristics, in which 10 (ten) of them are specifically only found in EPC projects; (2) EPC projects in Waskita are quite different in their implementation where for some projects, EPC division serves only engineering and procurement phases; and (3) the improvement strategies can be divided into 3 (three) groups, namely: for contractor with 15 strategies, for employer with 5 strategies, and for both parties with 6 strategies. At the end, these findings served as a preparation for all players to face the increase popularity of EPC project procurement.

Keywords: EPC, procurement system, construction, waskita.

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