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#1 ichaparro


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 10:52 AM

Greetings Everyone,


I'm working on a LNG bunkering station project, we are on the conceptual design phase at the moment. I wanted to verifiy some of the numbers I've received on the cost estimation for the project (class IV - AACE), as they seem too inflated for this project.

I'm looking for some bibliography regarding cost estimation methods (obviously, considering this stage of design I do not have quotations for items, so it has to be a factor based costing). In particular, I'm interested on civil structures (foundations, piling, impounding areas, ground movement, etc) and labor related considerations.

I've already read Timmerhouse's book, and cannot find exactly what I'm looking for.


Thank you very much in advance,

If additional info is needed just ask!


Best regards,


Edited by ichaparro, 26 February 2021 - 10:53 AM.

#2 breizh


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Posted 27 February 2021 - 07:24 PM   Best Answer


A few document to support your work , not sure it will fit with your needs.

If you get multiple quotes it will be easy for you to review the figures .

my 2 cents


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#3 ichaparro


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Posted 01 March 2021 - 10:29 AM

Hi Breizh,


Thank you very much for your help. Actually, I found the New Guide to Capital Cost Estimation quite insightful, it contains everything I need for this stage of design.

I agree that having quotations would make the task easier, but as we are currently on a conceptual stage of design, I do not quite have the specifications required to access a vendor quotation. Nevertheless, for what I could already see with a mere glimpse of the book, I'm being severely overcharged.



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