Ursus Brewery Buzau Project

Services offered

Civil Design Management, Construction Management, Procurement, Cost & Contract Management, HSE Management & Project Services


Buzau, Romania


December 2009 - May 2010




Ursus Brewery, located in Buzau, Romania along with the one in Timisoara was one of the projects managed by Blue Projects for SAB Miller who bought URSUS production facilities in 1996.

The project with an investment value of over 40M Euro involved the expansion and modernization of the production facilities and installation of equipment for the manufacture of new types of beer such as Redd’s and Ursus alcohol free.

Blue Projects team project scope of works included:

  • Civil Design Management
  • Construction Management
  • Procurement
  • Cost & Contract Management
  • HSE Management
  • Project Services


One of the project’s challenges was dealing with a limited execution timeline for the extension and upgrade of the existing factory of Ursus. As construction delays result in extended overhead costs and puts a crunch on critical cash flow, it was a stringent matter that Blue Projects applied a very efficient time management under the construction management scope which we were responsible of.

Our Solution

Blue Projects’ construction management team applied a proactive rather than reactive control which was the key to staying on schedule. Knowing that time is essential we managed and mitigated these different situation such as weather, lower productivity than anticipated, delivery problems, resource constraints, changes in scope and differing site conditions. This was possible through a careful consideration of the schedule prior to starting the work and by providing a structured approach to planning.

Ursus Buzau was one of our first projects delivered in Romania and one first success registered for SAB Miller. It was the start of our business in Romania and I am very nostalgic when thinking back to those times

Neal Barber
Managing Partner – Blue Projects