For more than 100 years, we've delivered the industry's most prestigious and challenging assignments, playing a leading role on some of the world's milestone energy projects, including coal generation.
Power generation from conventional sources such as coal will continues to provide a significant share of global electricity production.
Our thermal power generation experience spans the complete range of skills needed to take a project from concept to commissioning. This includes feasibility and scoping studies, detailed design, plant specification and tender review, contract negotiations, project management and involvement in plant enhancement studies during the operations phase.
We have also used our considerable technical expertise to great effect as the lenders’ engineer on a large number of due diligence assignments during the project finance process for major power plant projects all over the world. We have successfully supported a variety of investors during challenging asset acquisitions.
Our skills and services include:
- Civil, mechanical, electrical, control and instrumentation engineering
- Detailed design and specification preparation
- Feasibility studies covering all aspects of power plant development and associated infrastructure (eg. grid connection, environmental and permitting issues)
- Full lenders’ engineer services during project finance and asset acquisitions
- Grid connection and transmission network studies
- Owner’s engineer/project management during construction and commissioning phases, and technical advisory preparation of environmental impact assessments
- Technology reviews of new power generation equipment
- Tender review and contract negotiations
- Thermal efficiency modelling
We have complete knowledge of all coal generation options with the appropriate pollution control requirements to meet all national and international standards. In addition, our customers could benefit from our knowledge of additional revenues from carbon credits, ash utilisation, biomass co-firing or integrating solar into coal projects.
- Use of low sulphur coals instead of FGD
- Use of ultra-supercritical technologies to offset CCS costs
- Ash utilisation to reduce lagoon space