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The genco difference

Genco Co-founder and Commercial Director Justin Sollitt shares his experience on what separates Genco and gives the Group its point of difference.  

“Having completed dozens of projects internationally for a varied array of clients, many of which were completed under a project recovery mandate – we consistently see five key elements of a project that separates Genco from others in the power project business:

1. Genco bring to our clients the drive and energy of a results orientated owner-operator project team. We do not come to our clients as ‘wage earners’ looking for a job.

Whilst project management contractors are often cited as people with no skin in the game – the fact is we are normally taking as much risk on any project as the client. This is because Genco's reputation is only as good as our last project – to stay in this business our projects have to be successful.
Projects delivered on budget to schedule, with a strong safety record - is the only thing that ultimately counts.

2. Genco are 
ultimately responsible for the overall project delivery to a fixed schedule and cost. Whilst is is common to see a project managers resume highlighting involvement in various flagship projects - there is a massive difference between involvement and being ultimately responsible to the client/shareholders for a project delivery under a fixed schedule and cost.

3. Genco brings an equal balance of commercial and technical experience – a very rare commodity as most people are biased towards either one or the other. Consistently we see technically orientated power project managers with little to no commercial experience. The fundamental requirement to validate a project commercially before making key technical decisions is often completely overlooked.


4. 
Genco are remote/site based. Whilst we are supported by head office - we never try and run the project from there.

5. Genco 
are international but not corporate. Decisions are made swiftly at an owner/operator level by project managers with their reputations on the line. Genco doesn't let a project stall through bureaucracy or a lack of decisiveness. 

  • Commitment to the project at owner/operator/shareholder level - Genco are ultimately staking their reputation on a successful project delivery.
  • All Genco personnel are experienced in business ownership and ‘hard dollar’ contracting. We understand intrinsically the importance of being able to deliver a project under a fixed schedule and cost.
  • Genco has an equally strong experience base and capability in the project commercials, project design, and project construction. All three are specialist elements in their own right and are rarely seen together by the same provider.
  • Genco have an equally strong commercial capability that only comes from experience in business ownership.
  • Genco are highly effective in project contracts management and site cost control. 
  • Being adaptable, Genco are comfortable in operating from the boardroom to the site office.
  • Genco bring solutions to the project, we don't come as part of the problem.
"The most succinct analogy to describe Genco, especially on project recovery - is like comparing our team to soldiers being deployed to war. When the call comes and no matter if the project is two months or two years duration - our team have to be ready, prepared to be deployed wherever, operating fully self-sufficient, until the job is done".

 Justin Sollitt, Co-founding Director/Shareholder

 

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