Intervale Consulting Group, Inc. principals have been involved in the chemicals industry for over 80 years. During that time we have assembled an extensive data base of information in the design, technology, operations, maintenance, safety, health, environmental impacts, industry economic cycles, major equipment costs, project costs, raw material costs and product costs.
We have used this information to develop a zero-based, “cradle-to-grave” economic analysis for chemicals and polymers projects which includes the following:
Return on Investment
The final step in this process is to calculate return-on-investment (ROI) and payback period.
This economic analysis is typically used to establish economic feasibility for plant expansions, de-bottlenecking projects, and grassroots facilities.
In 2016, Intervale was engaged by a polyvinyl chloride producer to assist in the economic analysis of a single plant site, with the objective of providing the information needed to decide whether to retain or divest of the site. Intervale’s analysis indicated that the site was economically viable and provided positive cash flow for the organization. In addition, Intervale forecasted that the site would remain competitive for the foreseeable future.