Modular design has been found to be a powerful tool to solve construction problems in remote locations and harsh environment. However, its original function changed in subsequent years. Nowadays, we still talk about modular design because it is convenient to do so, independently of the location where the plant will be erected. The main driver for modularization is solely financial.

Modularization is not a magic word, although it certainly evokes different images depending on how successful its application is. There are many reasons to decide if the modular concept can be applied to your project.

A modular project can be either a very attractive problem-solving solution, but also a nightmare adding chaos and complexity without any benefit. Therefore, while discussing the applicability of the modular concept, we should never forget that the main driver is the financial return.​