Power & Nuclear
Solid, safe engineering project management for the nuclear and power sectors.
The nuclear and power sectors are highly regulated with unique technology and equipment. Our practiced, SQEP plant design engineers bring the necessary safety-first approach to these industries, with a strong understanding of the regulatory, safety and quality frameworks within power and nuclear. Experienced CDM duty holders and frequently operating at both Principal Contractor and Principal Designer level of responsibility, we can help with CAPEX and OPEX projects at every stage of the plant life cycle.
This ventilation system was for new block and bleed gas valves for a boiler. Designed to meet ATEX legislation, the system had to remove any threat of gas leakage resulting in explosive atmosphere conditions. Completed on-time and on-budget in strict site conditions and during scheduled outage works.
Services from initial consultancy and feasibility to full turnkey projects
Our plant design engineers combine the scale of expertise from a large in-house engineering team with the personal service you could expect from a small consultancy. Our project management services in power and nuclear start from simple consultancy to full turnkey projects across new build, extensions and waste management. We have particular experience in all areas of HVAC project management, including evaporative cooling systems and waste to heat recovery technology.
Services offered in nuclear and power industries by our plant design engineers:
- Feasibility studies & concept design
- EPCM/EPC projects
- CDM duties
- Principal Contractor/Principal Designer duties
- Owner’s engineer/lender’s engineer
- Project resource assessments
- FEED & detailed engineering
- Civil/structural design & stability analysis
- Plant life extension assessments
- Applied technology and flow sheeting
- Extreme loading design
- Design verification
- Construction management and site installation
- Sub-contractor management & supervision
- Simulations/visualisations of projects
- 2D/3D CAD drawing & modelling
- Environmental surveys, assessments and permitting
- Procurement sourcing & managing
- Energy scenario analysis
- Turnkey solutions
- Site selection
- Product & equipment supply
- Waste to heat recovery technology
- Hot-duct design
- Evaporative cooling systems
- Heat transfer media
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) turnkey solutions
- Odour control systems
- Chemical fume scrubbing
- Biomass to energy systems
- ALARP studies
- Technology analysis and criteria development
- Geotechnical engineering
- Project quality management (QA/QC)
- Planning/support with development consent orders/tenders
- Commissioning, testing & start-up
- New builds and extensions
- Decommissioning projects
This design and build HVAC project included new duty and standby ventilation fans, along with improved access and distribution ductwork for improved pressure loss. A gas dispersal duct system around the turbine was also redesigned. Working in both clean room and explosive atmosphere conditions this was a complex design and installation.
A front-loaded approach to analysis and design for seamless construction and installation from our plant design engineers.
Our vertical start-up approach means we spend critical time analysing and understanding the challenge to be solved. This thorough approach ensures that project aims are aligned with final delivery from day one, removing last-minute changes or delays to the job. Well-defined success criteria mean options for progression are assessed comprehensively and costs/time overruns are reduced.
We have the ability to mobilise our multi-discipline engineering teams quickly, either working remotely or directly onsite. Dedicated points of contact mean that your project team and stakeholders have a reliable and familiar face to deliver answers and progress updates.
We always aim to reduce downtime, planning works during scheduled outages where necessary and our time on site is always led by safety first, satisfying all HSE and regulatory bodies e.g. ONR requirements.
Repeated cracked ductwork had required multiple replacements at this nuclear research site. A root-cause analytical approach by our team, including vibration analysis, uncovered excessive vibration due to incorrect ductwork specification. Our solution included new specifications and installations of ductwork that solved the problem long-term.
Our plant design engineers offer a range of engineering design and project management services in this highly regulated and unique industry.
Our plant design engineers can bring the right expertise and experience to your project in the challenging sectors of nuclear and power. From full turnkey to consultancy services, let us know how we can help today.