Competence in complete solutions

Whether you want a new production plant or a revamp of your existing equipment, it's crucial that you have a reliable partner with extensive know-how and experience.

SMS group builds turnkey solutions based on innovative plant technology, complete with buildings and infrastructure, tailor-made logistics, and all the auxiliary equipment you need. That’s a sound basis for the results you want!

We implement your project perfectly as a general contractor or leading partner in a consortium. There's more to our service than simply supplying plant. What's also vital is to ensure your systems are immediately ready for operation. So you can focus on your core business: successful production.


Setting the right course

Closely cooperating with you means our engineering team translates your wishes into concrete form. This is how we identify substantial savings potentials even in the initial stages of your project.

Equally important is our extensive planning of your plant layout. During this design phase, we analyze the interfaces and battery limits as well as the various production stages, equipment, and disciplines. That allows you to optimize the complex interaction between all investment and process-related factors.

Expressed simply, you find out at an early stage that it pays to have SMS group handle your entire project. This not only reduces interfaces, but also ensures smooth plant integration and short project times.

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Contract models

Drafted to your exact requirements

SMS group offers you four models for completing turnkey projects.
You decide the scope of supply and services you want.

Self - performance

EPC (General Contractor)

General Contractor

  • Contract is signed solely between customer and general contractor
  • Selection of suppliers and sub-contractors by GC with no input from customer


EPC (Consortium)


  • Contract is signed jointly by consortium with customer
  • Split of responsibilities within the consortium agreed upon in the cooperation agreement


Convertible EPC
Front End Engineering Design
converted into EPC Contract

Lump sum for process + Open book for BoP

  • Supply Contract (EP) for process plant signed on lump sum basis
  • Front End Engineering to be conducted by EP Contractor
  • Selection of BoP partners together with customer on open book basis



Project Management + Procurement Assistance

Two separate contracts signed between customer and supplier:

  • Supply (EP) contract for the process plant
  • EPCM service contract for balance of plant (BoP) facilities 

Project Management

Everything under control

You can sit back and relax knowing our professional project management is based on extensive experience. That's the most crucial success factor for turnkey projects.

We have developed a proven procedure that coordinates all activities, guarantees quality, and monitors on-time, on-budget performance. So you always know the exact status of your project because we continually inform you about its progress. Our project management is designed to ensure you are involved in all major decisions.

Included in the package are:
Project development, Project financing, Project planning , Project implementation, Project leadership

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Balance of plant

Joined-up thinking, seamless solutions

Central to turnkey projects is the process. To ensure full plant productivity while also meeting all sustainability goals, the balance of plant equipment must be perfectly geared to the process.

This is where the know-how and experience of SMS group make all the difference. Applying these qualities, we design and build exactly the right balance of plant for your production line.

Your Benefits

One partner for all services

We take overall responsibility for planning and execution. As a general contractor or leading partner in international consortiums, SMS group has a wealth of experience in implementing large-scale turnkey projects in the iron and steel as well as nonferrous metals industry. That means you discuss everything with just one contact. Wherever you want to build your new project, you benefit from our global presence and the extensive know-how of our experts. It's an added advantage for you that we maintain strategic partnerships to cover the entire range of turnkey solutions. SMS group cooperates with engineering companies, representatives, and local partners worldwide. That ensures we are perfectly positioned to guarantee the success of all your project phases.

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  • Budget reliability
  • Less expenditure for temporary hiring of specialist personnel
  • Less expenditure for coordination
  • Less project organization expenditure
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  • Fast-track completion
  • Deadline reliability
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  • One point of contact for the whole project
  • Optimized communication and clear responsibilities
  • Reduced interfaces
  • Reduced risk for you


More than just a promise: realized successes SMS group supplies plants for the entire process chain - including turnkey solutions.

You can sit back and relax knowing our professional project management is based on extensive experience. That's the most crucial success factor for turnkey projects.

Simply take a look at our references to see evidence of our success in constructing turnkey plants worldwide. These are just a few examples of plants built to last and designed for high product quality and productivity. Equipped with resource-saving, energy-efficient technology, SMS plants give you a substantial competitive advantage.


SMSgroup Dresenkamp, Heinz-Josef

Heinz-Josef Dresenkamp

SMS group GmbH
Vice President Turnkey
Eduard-Schloemann-Straße 4
40237 Düsseldorf

Phone : +49 211 881 6360
Fax : +49 211 881 776360


Learn about our plant technology covering the entire process chain for the production of high-quality metals.