Enabling a sustainable power sector
By 2050 more than 70 percent of electricity is forecast to come from renewable sources in the global drive to reduce carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels. The power sector is undergoing a transformation as it looks to limit its environmental impact while meeting changing consumer expectations.
Conventional energy companies, which account for more than 80 percent of total energy supply, are developing strategies to diversify, decarbonise, ultimately pursue a net zero emissions goal and realise the opportunities of the energy transition.
In clean energy, investment and support for technologies including solar and wind are increasing while nuclear – and future fusion technology – has a key role in meeting supply. These new and emerging infrastructure projects are highly innovative, high-tech and high value, and have major significance for their clients, communities and nations.
Enhancing power grids to deliver electricity to main demand and storage centres remains a priority, as does the drive for interconnectors linking countries and continents to boost resilience and efficiency.
The power sector needs to prepare for further disruption with the growth of decentralised energy generation and micro-grids.
Our expertise in power
In this fast-changing sector, we bring the certainty owners, developers and lenders need. Whether considering or delivering new projects, operating, and maintaining assets post-construction or decommissioning facilities, we understand the challenges and opportunities at a programme-wide and day-to-day level.
We work with clients in the power sector to attract finance and select the right delivery model and execution strategy. At the same time, we enable clear comprehension of project risk.
Our performance insights control cost and schedule. We develop a delivery model that enables effective change management and project set up.
Our whole-life perspective extends from programme strategy to delivery and asset management.
Major projects and programmes
Encompassing the full array of power projects, we deliver some of the world’s leading conventional, renewable and alternative power programmes.
Driving efficiency and performance
We leverage our global data to bring insight into efficiency and effectiveness of programmes to support decision-making.
In a highly regulated and rapidly changing environment, our experienced teams create the environment required for success, whether the project is in the design, delivery or operational stage.
Find out how we are supporting global clients to deliver complex power generation projects in coal, gas, oil, nuclear and renewable energy and helping to enable transmission and distribution of reliable energy to rapidly growing populations.
Celtic Interconnector, Ireland
The Celtic Interconnector is a planned subsea link to allow the exchange of electricity between Ireland and France.
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.
Snowy Hydro, Australia
Operational for the last five decades, Snowy Hydro is helping Australia meet its global commitments on climate change and will generate more power and lower electricity prices.
Sasol quantity surveying on environmental projects, South Africa
Delivering reporting, cost optimisation analysis, quantity surveying and other services.
NYPA’s Asset Management Journey
New York Power Authority (NYPA) is the largest state-owned electric utility in the United States, responsible for critical generation and transmission systems across New York State.
Eskom - Kimberley strengthening scheme, South Africa
Boosting capacity across the electricity value chain
Power and renewables sectors
We support coal, oil and gas as they remain part of the energy mix and support owner operators moving towards diversifying assets and decarbonisation.
Transmission and distribution
Our expertise spans high voltage overhead transmission systems, underground systems including subsea, high and medium voltage substations, high-voltage direct current systems and those for medium-voltage distribution and control.
Renewable and clean energy
We work with clients to enable delivery and operation of onshore and offshore wind, solar and tidal plants as well as low and zero-carbon energy including hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage.
We serve clients across the diverse alternative power sector, including investors, owners and operators working in nuclear, energy from waste, biofuels, biomass, biogas and hydro.
Power and renewables perspectives
Read the latest sector news and analysis from our global team of experts and gain an insight into our clients’ perspectives on the power sector’s business priorities and best practice.
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How data and technology are revolutionising natural resource projects
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Our project and programme management expertise, coupled with our cost and commercial management, project controls, advisory and procurement services, help clients meet the challenges of this changing and growing sector.
With our combination of global reach and local knowledge, we are equipped to support investment decision-making, capital delivery and ongoing asset management.
We drive value and performance by ensuring that engineering and technologies are implemented efficiently to meet time, cost and quality objectives.
Programme strategy and set up
We work with clients and key stakeholders to establish the business case and build the capabilities and execution plan to drive successful delivery.
Our independent advice and expertise enables us to negotiate the complexities and risk, realise opportunities and deliver on clients’ targets.
Cost and commercial management
We balance clients’ market needs with robust cost control, applying our methodologies, cost models, data and market intelligence to drive cost-efficiency and value.
Procurement strategy and management
We identify the right supply chain and apply our intelligent procurement models to drive delivery timelines, maximise supply chain value and mitigate contractual risk.
We provide performance diagnostics and capability analysis that allow asset owners to understand both the capability they need now and over the whole lifecycle of the asset.