Turn-Key Specialists, Inc. (TSI). Established in 1996, is an accomplished engineering and construction firm offering complete services in engineering, design, procurement, project management, and construction for the US Midstream Oil & Gas industry. TSI has designed and engineered over 120 compression stations in 10 States i.e. Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

In July 2016, TSI was acquired by Pyramid E&C (www.pyramidenc.com), an international EPC service provider delivering Oil & Gas Production, Storage, Transportation and Refining facilities since 1995.

This transaction provides TSI the resources required for full Midstream EPC solution delivery and access to Upstream and Downstream business in domestic as well as global markets.

Efficient Design

TSI focuses on the overall project design and economies.  Typically, engineering costs account for a small fraction of the total costs.  TSI will spend additional time and energy in engineering to identify ways to reduce the overall project costs.  A significant amount of efficiencies and cost savings are identified well into the design, material procurement and construction phase.  Incorporating engineering and construction adjustments during material procurement and construction management creates the opportunity for significant savings, well above the additional engineering expense.  Engineering performed via rate-sheet provides minimal incentive to seek a cost effective design.  There is a tendency to finalize the design prior to material procurement and the construction phase – a cost/benefit evaluation cannot be adequately performed without incorporating the influence of material availability, construction labor and construction schedule.  Rate-sheet engineering concentrates on billing hours and rates.  This often leads to layered management and inefficient engineering evaluations which result in increased material costs, construction costs and operating costs.

Schedule Enhancement

Projects that embrace the Turn-Key concept can be completed in less time.  Projects require Engineering, Procurement and Construction.  These three phases overlap when Turn-Key Management is utilized thus significantly shortening the overall completion time.  The alternative to the Turn-Key approach requires separating the phases.   Engineering must be virtually complete before Materials and Construction can be priced, greatly affecting the facility start-up date.

Cost Reduction

During the design process, TSI will determine where costs are concentrated and then tailors the design to take advantage of cost saving alternatives.  Client provided specifications, project performance requirements and appropriate codes are not compromised while design alternates are researched by TSI in the interest of reducing cost and improving schedule.

Scale

Because a Turn-Key project is several times larger (in monetary terms) than the individual engineering, procurement or construction components, the risk can be spread over a larger scope effectively reducing the cost of risk by sharing the uncertainties associated with each phase.

Control

By taking responsibility for all aspects of a project, material deliveries can be better scheduled to match construction progress and design can be modified to avoid conflicts.  Knowing this in the development stage reduces risk and contingency.

Simplicity

Much more effort is required to manage separate contracts (and contractors) for engineering, procurement and construction than a single contractor.  The reduced schedule, previously mentioned as a stand alone benefit, also results in reduced time and costs for management on the part of both the client and TSI.  There is no confusion regarding who is responsible for any aspect of the project.  The client has a single point of contact which improves communication and streamlines owner involvement.

Our Skills

  • Mid-Stream Engineering & Design
    Gas Compression Facilities
    Meter Stations
    Process Facilities
    Liquid Storage Facilities
    Loading Terminals
    Gathering Systems
  • Up-Stream Engineering & Design
    Well Pad Production Systems
    Crude Sweetening Facilities
    Pumping Stations
    Oil Loading Systems Truck & Rail Car
  • Operations
    Contract Operations & Maintenance
    O&M Procedure Writing (PSM)
    Operator Training
    Asset Management

Corporate Values

To continue to develop our corporate strengths we have established a corporate standard to uphold strong core values that truly reflect the company’s philosophy.  Having maintained a growing customer base, transparency in our work and honest corporate practices remain our top agenda.  At Turn-Key Specialists, the principles supporting this philosophy are permanently embedded in our corporate values.
TSI is committed to attracting and retaining best in class professionals and encouraging the development of a balanced lifestyle for each team member. We recognize the value of our people and continually strive to develop our employees. Our team members are rewarded with a positive work environment, competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and challenging projects.
Turn-Key Specialists commitment to deliver quality projects and services has resulted in the company’s acceptance as one of the finest engineering and construction firms in the region. Our well-defined understanding of client specifications and their requirement for a timely delivery, has served as the primary foundation for our acknowledgement as an up and coming industry leader.
Over the past 30+ years, we have gained a reputation for integrity and trust from our clients. Our commitment and drive for success has built a solid base of satisfied clients who continue to use our services time and again. TSI’s integrity speaks for itself and an accomplished list of past projects has ensured continued success while opening doors for future opportunities.
Understanding our clients has given us the opportunity to adopt various engineering requirements to meet project demand. This includes the flexibility to adjust construction specifications when necessary, meet tight deadlines, produce efficient work and stay within budgets. All of our projects are custom built and tailored to meet specific requirements; this adaptability and flexibility are key factors that have encouraged our clients to return to TSI for their most important projects.
At TSI, learning is ongoing. We believe in integrating the latest in construction and engineering technology to ensure that our projects are not compromised by disruptions or obsolescence. Technology is incorporated into all projects with a support system that is advanced and efficient.
With over 30 years of construction, procurement and engineering expertise under our belt, TSI has earned the trust and support of clients. Due to repeat business and referrals, we are confident in our ability to deliver superior products in accordance with customer requirement.
At TSI our work is never complete without the final signature of approval from our client. Construction, procurement and engineering work is processed through stringent quality control measures and only after tedious inspection and tests is the project handed over to the client. We are committed to our clients’ approval and our work is not complete until all specifications have been met.

Our Clients