Alternative power

We are working with global clients to navigate the challenges of funding and delivering major nuclear, hydro and other alternative power projects.

Alternative power

Growing alternative power options

Nations are drawing on increasingly diverse energy sources to help deliver reliable, secure and affordable supply as they move to decarbonise their energy networks. Nuclear, energy from waste, biofuels, biomass, biogas and hydro are all essential sectors that are contributing to the new and increasingly sustainable energy mix.

Across the alternative power sectors, investors and energy organisations face common barriers in establishing the business case, securing finance, keeping pace with evolving policy and gaining the support of stakeholders. In delivery, projects are innovative and demanding and often present challenges in meeting budgets and timelines.

Nuclear is the second largest source of low carbon electricity globally and offers future potential with advances in fusion technology. In new development, nuclear presents particular challenges in the scale and complexity of projects and the specialised skills and capabilities they demand, while in advanced economies there is a move to decommission existing sites.

Our expertise in alternative power

Our expertise in the alternative power sector enables us to drive delivery of these innovative and complex projects. We understand the challenges throughout the project lifecycle, from funding to delivery and operation.

With 20 years’ experience in the alternative power sector, we have assembled a wealth of data and market intelligence, enabling us to benchmark performance and devise solutions. We apply our experience and data to shape the business case, enable certainty, navigate potential risks and maximise opportunities.

Our experience and knowledge extends from driving new projects to guiding operation and maintenance of assets post-construction and decommissioning. We bring together the right supply chain skills and capabilities to deliver success and drive efficiency.

Driving efficiency

We leverage our global data to bring insight into efficiency and effectiveness of programmes to support decision making.

Innovated performance

By working with clients at programme strategy and setup stages, we support enable innovative approaches and models which drive high performance and collaboration.

On the ground with you

Our extensive footprint enables our teams to sit alongside our clients in geographically diverse locations to deliver projects, whilst bringing global best practice.


Read how we have worked with clients across the nuclear, energy from waste, biofuels, biomass, biogas and hydro sectors to overcome challenges and enable cost-effective delivery of global projects and programmes.

Alternative power services

We bring global reach and local knowledge. Our expertise in the alternative power sector extends from advisory services to project and programme management, cost, contract and commercial management and project control.

Our analysis, cost models and market intelligence are based on data and experience from capital projects globally. Our independent perspective drives the right project solution and the right supply chain to maximise value and performance.

Turner &Townsend's senior management on the framework have worked proactively and collaboratively with Magnox in a difficult transitional period to deliver an improved project controls capability to our Strategic Programmes whilst targeting no overall increase in cost. Their team has brought some innovative and industry best practice project controls solutions to help improve the delivery of our project and programme teams and have also worked in partnership with Magnox to develop our own project controls staff at the same time. Matt Conway Strategic Programmes Business Manager, Magnox

Alternative power contacts

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    Mark Savage
    Head of Programme Services and Nuclear Sector Lead, Natural Resources

    t: +44 (0)161 8778886

  • Alan Sinclair
    UK Head of Natural Resources