We can help to improve your economic returns

Our experience operating energy assets for over 100 years means we are an independent source of practical expertise who understand the operational challenges of today’s markets. Using our expertise in all types of energy assets means you can boost flexibility, extend your plant life and optimize your plant operation for the best economic return within your market. Our solutions are in use across the whole range of asset types in global markets.

What we offer

Operational strategy

Operational strategy

As operators of our own 37 GW portfolio, we go beyond the consultant role, acting as your independent advocate and expert resource. Asset management systems, upgrades, modifications, outage strategy and plant life-time extension are just some of our areas of in-depth expertise.

Governance and compliance

Governance and compliance

Utilise our expertise to meet standards and regulations throughout your asset lifecycle. We offer comprehensive support for all aspects of compliance, engineering codes and regulation. Independent of OEM’s, our teams of engineers and scientists will identify the most appropriate solutions for you.

Plant flexibility

Plant flexibility

Our expertise in achieving successful flexible plant operation extends to both gas and coal assets across International markets. We apply our know how to give you actionable interventions that improve asset availability. We target investment and monitor deterioration, helping you to avoid downtime.

Plant optimisation

Plant optimisation

From optimising the cost of generation by choosing the right fuel to improving plant chemistry and individual component or whole plant performance, our skilled in-house teams recommend changes that improve your availability, reliability, efficiency, and financial return.

QA, risk and safety

QA, risk and safety

We assess potential, new and existing supply chains and deliver HSSE best practice, with an excellent track record.

Fuel services, energy trading

Fuel services, energy trading

Optimise your fuel choice to achieve the lowest cost of generation and avoid fuel damage on all aspects of plant operation and compliance. Our expertise in combustion optimisation maximises plant availability and output.

Case studies

CCGT 35% minimum load reduction

We reduced minimum operating load from 210 MW to 160 MW while ensuring full emissions compliance and flow stability of the once-through boiler.

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Pipeline route environment and social impact assessment

Our client’s multinational pipeline development in southeast Europe needed a bankable FEED (Front End Engineering Design) package in line with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development requirements. We led the environmental and social impact assessment and stakeholder engagement process in parallel with technical design to ensure not only a technically sound and cost-effective – but a widely supported – route for the pipeline. In a competitive process, investors selected this project for implementation.

Reducing start up times in coal plant

Working closely with our client’s operations and engineering teams, we significantly reduced start-up times.

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Wind farm inspection technique wins carbon trust award

Our new inspection technique has won the Carbon Trust’s Subsea Inspection competition – it has major potential benefits for offshore wind operators.

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Independent performance assessment for biomass plant

Our client chose us to provide an independent and trusted view of their new equipment’s performance. They needed assurance that the performance tests were conducted correctly and were independent of the original equipment manufacturer.

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Asset management strategy optimized for electrical network

Our UK client engaged us to create an engineering governance framework and optimized maintenance strategy for its 110 kV private network overhead line and substations connecting two manufacturing sites, 7 km apart across a densely populated area. We redefined its asset management strategy and tendering for maintenance services. Our client benefited from reduced OPEX and also achieved both health and safety and environmental compliance.

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