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Approval engineering and regulatory engineering with PCR Engineering

If your project involves steps that require approval in accordance with the German Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG), you’ve come to the right place.

Our close cooperation with Ramm Ingenieur GmbH means that we are available to you all over Germany from our three locations in Dresden, Wallenhorst and Wuppertal and can prepare all the expert reports and forecasts required for the application within our network.

Thanks to the finely tuned planning activities of our specialists for approval engineering, plant planning and industrial construction planning, we reduce interface losses.

Approval engineering: definition of the field of activity

Approval engineering is the specialized process of planning, coordinating and managing all the necessary approvals and permits for a technical project or building project. This process is particularly relevant when it comes to complex industrial plants or infrastructure projects where a large number of local, regional and national regulations and standards must be fulfilled.

As part of approval management, we take care of identifying relevant laws and regulations, working with authorities and stakeholders, preparing and submitting the necessary documents and records, and monitoring the approval process. Approval engineering requires a deep understanding of the technical details of the project as well as knowledge of administrative law and the relevant industry regulations.

Effective handling of approval engineering can help to avoid delays and cost overruns and ensure compliance with environmental standards and plant safety.

Authority engineering: coordination, communication and negotiation

When it comes to strategic interaction with authorities, our experts can help you. They skillfully navigate bureaucratic processes, understand official requirements and have experience in communicating and negotiating with various authorities. Authority engineering is an important part of approval engineering and helps to avoid potential obstacles in projects.

Our authority engineering includes various steps to ensure that a BImSch application fulfills the legal requirements and is accepted by the relevant authorities. These steps include:

  1. Application preparation: The applicant must collect all the necessary information and documents to complete the application. This includes technical data on the installations, emission measurements, effects on the environment, operating plans and other relevant information.
  2. Submission of the application: The application is submitted to the responsible authority. It is important to structure the application in accordance with the authority’s requirements and to include all the necessary documents.
  3. Examination and approval: The authority checks the application for completeness and accuracy of content. The authority may have questions or request additions. A public display and hearing may also be required. Once the review has been completed, a decision is made on whether to approve or reject the application.
  4. Requirements and conditions: If the application is approved, requirements and conditions may be specified that the applicant must fulfill in order to ensure the operation of the plant in accordance with the BImSchG. These conditions may include, for example, emission limit values, regular monitoring or reporting obligations.

Thanks to our many years of experience in regulatory engineering, we manage the entire application process for companies from a wide range of industries, from the basic assessment to approval. We also advise on the technical design of activities to ensure compliance with the requirements. Make an inquiry now and get advice!

Our services in approval engineering

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Species protection assessment
  • AwSV concepts – preparation and submission of application documents
  • Sound immission prognoses according to \TA Lärm\\
  • Chimney height calculation (TA-Luft)
  • Odor forecasts according to G.I.R.L.
  • Dust immission prognoses
  • Fire protection concepts
  • Hazard assessments
  • Evaluation from the point of view of the Hazardous Incident Ordinance 12. BImschV
  • Evaluation according to the German Waste Management Act (KrWG)
  • Evaluation according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (ArbSchG)
  • Preparation of complete permit applications according to BImSchG
  • Coordination meetings with authorities and institutions involved
  • Application conference
  • Definition of the subjects of the application
  • Fire protection concepts
  • PAAG analyses, safety reports
  • Comparison with conclusions BREF
  • Hazard assessments
  • Explosion protection concept

Extended basic engineering for an optimal approval process

The data obtained as a result of basic engineering is generally not sufficient to fully prepare the documents required for the approval of the plant. For this reason, the level of technical detail should be increased in an extended basic engineering (FEL3) before the implementation planning stage. This also further reduces errors in cost estimates and scheduling. PCR Engineering is your partner for comprehensive plant planning and will also take care of the approval engineering for you.

Our services in extended Basic Engineering

  • PID incl. all safety related components
  • Risk analyses
  • Cause and effect matrix
  • SIL calculations
  • 3D layout incl. main pipe routes
  • Specification long lead equipment
  • Fire protection concepts
  • Escape and rescue route plans
  • Alarm and hazard prevention plans

Approval engineering for your plant

By definition, approval engineering plays an important role in plant planning. We are specialists in tailor-made solutions and implement your construction project competently and efficiently. Rely on the expertise of PCR Engineering – with us, your project will be a success. We look forward to advising you in detail about our services. Get in touch with us now!

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