POWER

 

Committed to sustainable development, our power experts are experienced in all types of thermal, nuclear, hydro and renewable energy generation and power transmission and distribution technologies. We've delivered the industry's most prestigious and challenging assignments, playing a leading role on some of the world's milestone energy projects.

Power generation from conventional sources such as coal, gas, oil and diesel continues to provide a significant share of global electricity production. But renewable contribution is significant and growing.

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, as well as lender’s engineer.

 

Bioenergy

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Halkin Groups power experts are experienced in all aspects of bio-energy for either the transport sector (eg biofuels) or for power generation (eg biofuels, biogas and biomass). Bioenergy covers all forms of energy that is plant derived. The savings in carbon emissions is obvious and carbon credits are tradable in many countries.

Our services cover the following range:

  • Project development
  • Tendering process
  • Construction management
  • Engineering support
  • Environmental and social
  • Carbon finance
  • Due diligence

biomass

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Waste management policies are aimed at maximising recycling and recovery of waste materials and minimising the amount of biodegradable material going to landfill.

Reduction in landfill

Energy recovery from biomass uses similar technologies but has different pollution control requirements. Some wastes are now being converted to biomass such as secondary recovered fuels.

Our capabilities include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Project development
  • Site selection
  • Landfill design
  • Planning and permitting
  • CHP
  • Project design and implementation
  • Waste flow modelling and waste compositional analysis
  • Conceptual design
  • Plant design

Energy storage

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Energy storage has been around a long time but was more associated with pump storage to meet demand for peak power. Now, energy storage is becoming more and more important for the following reasons:

  • Storage of energy for night-time for solar plants
  • Storage of energy to compensate for wind farms
  • To smooth daily peaks

Energy storage is not an easy option (in terms of technical, commercial and environmental challenges). But there appears to be a more sustained effort to find suitable solutions. Halkin Group can help in this process.

We cover the following services:

  • Technology reviews
  • Smart networks
  • Grid connections
  • Environmental permits
  • Power flows
 

Hydropower solutions

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Adding value from 'water to wire' . We provide integrated consultancy services for new and refurbished hydropower schemes.If you are looking to optimise the benefits of your hydropower scheme, we can help you.

Global reach, local delivery

Our multidisciplinary hydropower specialists have worked on landmark hydro projects around the world.

We can provide the engineering, technical and management resources to design and build a hydropower scheme of any size and complexity. We are also commercially-focused and have the required expertise in project finance to achieve successful financial close.

With a global network of offices, we are ideally placed to support clients wherever they are based, combining local delivery of resources with international industry know-how.

We have unrivalled market insight and understand the local and regional challenges facing all stakeholders on projects.

In short, we offer clients a comprehensive 'water to wire' service for:

  • Small and large hydro schemes
  • Tunnel-based
  • Run of river
  • Dam-based
  • Pumped storage
  • Tidal barrage and lagoon-type projects.

Gas-fired plants

 
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Power generation from conventional sources such as gas continues to provide a significant share of global electricity production and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

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.

Halkin Group has first hand experience of:

  • Gas fired boilers with power  generation
  • OCGT using gas fuels
  • CCGT projects using both gas and liquid fuels
  • Repowering of existing coal and oil fired power plants

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
  • 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 provision of technical advisory services
  • Technical input to the preparation of environmental impact assessments
  • Technology reviews of new power generation equipment
  • Tender review and contract negotiations
  • Thermal efficiency modelling

Geothermal energy

 
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Halkin Group offers a range of engineering and advisory services in all aspects of geothermal projects. In collaboration with our partners, we offer expertise and capabilities in all areas of geothermal field and power plant development, construction and operation.

The geothermal power sector covers the following operations:

  • Types of geothermal schemes
  • Geological structures
  • Geochemistry and geophysics
  • Well drilling construction and operation
  • Above ground steam field
  • Waste water management
  • Hydrogen sulphide management
  • Power generation
  • Transmission and distribution network

In conjunction with our partners, we have extensive expertise in all operations.

With our established partnerships, we provide a comprehensive and inclusive service to our clients for geothermal projects:

  • Analysis of new geothermal technologies
  • Construction supervision
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Feasibility studies
  • Geothermal well testing
  • Resource assessment
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Technical, commercial, contractual and environmental due diligence
  • Initial and final designs of geothermal power plants or utilities
 

Oil fired power generation

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Power generation from conventional sources such as oil and diesel continues to provide a significant share of global electricity production but new stations tend be reducing in number. 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
  • Developer services for asset acquisitions
  • Grid connection and transmission network studies (plant performance test supervision)
  • Owner’s engineer/project management during construction and commissioning phases, and provision of technical advisory services
  • Technical input to the preparation of environmental impact assessments
  • Technology reviews of new power generation equipment
  • Tender review and contract negotiations
  • Thermal efficiency modelling

Solar power 

 
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Independent technical advisory services for solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal / concentrated solar power (CSP) and solar hybrid projects worldwide.

Large-scale solar power is one of the most commercially competitive forms of renewable energy.

Challenges for grid-connected and off-grid solar plants range from reliable solar yield assessment, plant layout optimisation, electrical engineering, civil engineering and construction through to the cost-effective operation and maintenance of module arrays.

To overcome these challenges, we support our clients throughout the entire project lifecycle. We provide all-inclusive management for various technical and commercial challenges to achieve successful, robust and bankable projects.

Our diversity of in-house resources and language capabilities, combined with a full technical, commercial, environmental and social understanding of key issues leads to effective project implementation.

Engineering services

  • Meteorological measurement campaigns
  • Solar resource and weather impact studies
  • Energy yield analysis
  • Plant 3D layout optimisation
  • Conceptual civil and flood mitigation design
  • Grid studies and electrical interconnection
  • Technology assessment
  • Project risk assessment
  • Project contracts review and negotiation support
  • Specifications and contractor tendering support
  • Detailed design review
  • Construction monitoring and on-site supervision
  • Commissioning and performance text inspection
  • Operations monitoring, performance review and operations-based yield reforecasting

wind power generation

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The potential for wind energy is immense. We support our clients throughout the entire project lifecycle to realise both onshore and offshore wind opportunities worldwide.

We combine technical skills with commercial awareness and regulatory, market and permitting expertise.

Turning project ideas into cost efficient working reality is where we excel

Our clients have confidence in our brand name – we bring excellent skills and experience to their projects along with in-depth understanding of wind technology and markets and a name recognised and respected in the industry.

Our teams combine engineers, planners, financial analysts and safety specialists as well as atmospheric and wind modellers and environmental specialists. This enables us to provide a seamless service to our government, utility, developer, investor, municipality and financier clients.