Enabling a sustainable transformation
As the manufacturing sector responsible for around 70,000 products, the chemical industry is at the heart of the global economy, but its processes and products have traditionally been fossil-fuel intensive.
The sector is the largest industrial consumer of oil and gas, the third-largest producer of direct carbon dioxide emissions and chemicals derived from fossil fuels are essential to many everyday products, from fertilisers to plastics.
Decarbonisation for a more sustainable future is heralding a transformation in chemicals production. Innovative technologies, materials efficiencies and scaling up a circular economy approach are all part of the transition.
In order to achieve sustainability goals, strategies for new assets may include the elimination of greenhouse gas emissions, investment in carbon capture, utilisation and storage and increased use of biology in the production of materials, chemicals and energy to enable decarbonisation of end products.
Projects in this sector are technological and innovative by nature, high value and challenging in their demands and scale. Investment decisions for new build projects, modifications to meet environmental targets or extensions to existing assets can be highly complex and call for careful consideration of risk, timing and phasing.
Our expertise in chemicals
For three decades we have been working with global clients across the chemical industry, deploying resource locally and drawing on our global knowledge base to drive project success. Our agility gives us the expertise to support innovative ‘first-of-their-kind’ projects using advanced technology.
We work with chemical industry clients at every stage of the project lifecycle, from early concept development to construction and commissioning. Our independent experts bring experience, digital tools and data to enable cost and schedule predictability and drive improved efficiency.
With our strength and depth in managing programmes and projects, we help clients navigate the challenges of investment and delivery.
Global track record and experience
For three decades we have been supporting major clients in the global chemical industry.
Breadth of reach and connectivity
Our reach enables us to deploy resources locally while drawing on a global knowledge base.
Responsive to changing market demands
We have the agility to respond to the demands of an evolving and decarbonising sector.
Find out how we are working with major global clients to support capital investment, upgrade and expansion and maintenance and turnaround projects for petrochemical plants and speciality chemicals, including lithium.
Yara International, Project Yuri, Western Australia
As one of the world’s largest ammonia producers for use in agriculture, Yara International, alongside ENGIE, is examining the potential to make renewable hydrogen technology work in industrial scale facilities.
SABIC and Plastic Energy Advanced Recycling Plant, Netherlands
PLASTIC ENERGY and SABIC are building a new plant in the Netherlands to convert end-of-life plastics into recycled oils to create virgin polymers.
SABIC UK Petrochemicals Limited
Delivering improvements in value for money.
Our professional services span programme management, project management, cost management and project controls to drive capital and cost discipline and predictable project outcomes.
We apply digital tools and data to programme and project delivery, with our QuanTTum quantity, weight and cost assurance service enabling predictability of project outcome. Lean consulting and operational approaches to programme management can be provided via our Turner & Townsend Suiko team.
AMCL, our specialist asset management consultancy provides front-end advisory services including business case development, major programmes set up, and proactive approaches for end-to-end improvement.
Programme strategy and set up
Laying the right foundations for programme success, by building the capabilities and execution plan to pursue targeted programme outcomes.
Keeping the focus firmly on outcomes, by aligning the programme with business objectives, navigating the complexities and risks, and driving optimum performance.
Bringing together the fundamentals of effective planning, the right team and rigorous project controls to drive project success.
Cost and commercial management
Driving and safeguarding clients’ commercial interests, applying our global knowledge base and local resource, alongside our digital tools and data.