Minimizing the physical area occupied by a facility can have a significant impact on its overall cost. Drawing on decades of experience designing greenfield facilities, Vista is able to not only compress the footprint of the plant, saving on materials and labour, but to optimize its layout for production processes.
The key is to develop a plot plan that is compact but that still has adequate space for construction and operations. The site space itself should be minimized to limit extensive earthwork requirements. In designing the compact layout, attention must be paid to regulatory spacing guidelines, equipment spacing specifications, and optimizing berm containment.