We understand your challenges

With the growth of renewables, grid networks throughout Germany will have to expand by over 270,000km across all voltage levels. It is a complex challenge of planning and implementation that our dedicated team of one hundred specialist electrical engineers can help with.

With decades of experience delivering electrical grid upgrade and expansion projects we are the ideal partner to support your next challenge in the most efficient, technically secure and cost-effective way.

Our solutions can reduce your reliance on original equipment manufacturers and cost of the project. We focus our technical expertise on maximizing your return on investment over the lifetime of components.

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Our expertise can help you to:

  • Develop grid infrastructure. Partner with us to gain access to the best solutions independent of equipment and software suppliers. Our solutions for grid infrastructure include power lines, substations, and transformers.
  • Connect renewable, decentralized generation and storage facilities. You will benefit from our long experience of grid operation and optimizing through-life costs.
  • Benefit from the local energy grids by means of revenue and control. Our integrated generation and storage solution will be tailored to your needs.
  • Achieve improved levels of operational efficiency. We will help you to optimize your networks and power quality. Profit from our experience of how best to use the latest smart technologies and digital techniques.
  • Ensure switchgear safety. Our tailored solutions help implement effective switchgear management systems, ensuring compliance with regulations and safe working conditions. Read more here

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We provide support in the following areas

Expanding electrical networks
By working with our multidisciplinary teams you will benefit from an end-to-end engineering service for the development of new transmission networks – overhead, underground, including HV earth cabling, and marine cabling – and the expansion of existing networks. Our specialist engineers will manage all aspects of your projects, taking into account the grid requirements and business factors from your point of view. Take advantage of our services ranging from initial feasibility studies, through planning, and specification, to installation and monitoring.
Planning of electrical substation and transformers
Our multidisciplinary teams offer end-to-end engineering, and engineering procurement as well as a construction service for the development and expansion of substations and transformers for high-voltage and medium-voltage systems, either within power networks or at generation plants. We provide full design and construction of switchyards at any transmission and distribution voltage, and ensure compliance with all legal rules and standards of the grid operators. As your engineering partner for all countries and sites we reduce project complexity and risk.
Grid connections
When you need to connect new generation plant and assets to the grid, we have the skills to handle all aspects of your project, from business, engineering and regulatory viewpoints. We can work with either network operators or generators to ensure that the generation plant is grid-code compliant. With our support you will be able to leverage commercial opportunities to operate your plant in ancillary markets and gain maximum value from your assets.
Development of local energy grids
For locations such as energy-intensive industrial sites or remote residential communities, local energy systems can significantly reduce your generation costs and provide access to new revenue streams by coordinating energy sources and aggregating buying power. If you are a network operator, a local grid can reduce or defer your capital investment and accommodate greater distributed generation within your system. We can provide solutions that integrate innovative power generation and storage technologies. We are independent – our bespoke solutions are designed for your specific needs rather than off-the-shelf solutions from an OEM.
Optimizing grid infrastructure
We can help you optimize your power quality and achieve improved levels of operational efficiency across your networks by sharing our experience of the latest smart technologies and digital techniques. Partnering with us gives you the opportunity to gain an early warning of potentially disruptive failures, and our analytical tools support you in increasing reliability and improving the operation of your assets. We employ the latest monitoring and analysis solutions to assess, manage, and extend the life of key components of your network, including transformers and switchgear. Count on us in the event of component failure. We swiftly identify the root cause and provide you with a sound diagnosis as the basis for future action, based on the specialist knowledge of our multidisciplinary team, latest testing techniques, and in-house laboratory facilities.

Our solutions to optimize your electrical infrastructure projects

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Owner's Engineering

We can combine expertise in electrical engineering and civil engineering with owner’s engineer services, project management, supervision of installation, permitting and commissioning, and quality management.
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Asset Investment Projects

We will always choose the most beneficial technology and component for your project. This can improve your project’s net present value, optimize your CAPEX, and reduce future OPEX because we consider through-life costs at every stage.
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Compliance, Risk & Safety

We ensure compliance and minimize your exposure to risk with technical and environmental codes and standards. Our experience as owner operator means you can rely on us to know how to engage with regulators and agencies and ensure operational safety. We monitor norms, codes, and standards, and alert and consult you in case of changes.

Case studies

Connecting new power plant to the grid

On behalf of our client in the Netherlands we delivered a 380 kV connection from a new power plant to the grid. The project included an 880m cable between the generator transformer and grid connection switchgear, a new HV disconnection point, and a local control system.

Supply maintained during rebuild

Our German client, a distribution network operator, needed owner’s engineering support to rebuild a 110 kV switchyard while partially in operation. We managed the rebuild including a major engineering effort to provide provisional installations to keep the asset in operation.

Repowering a wind farm

Our German wind farm client planned to repower from 100 to 125 MVA and their existing infrastructure needed analysis regarding capacity reserves and upgrade measures. We provided an OEM-independent study of the spare capacities of transformers, switchgears, and cables to minimize CAPEX and to extend the lifetime of existing assets.

Contacts

John Tomlinson

John Tomlinson

Energy Services
Doug Waters

Doug Waters

Energy Services Global