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Helping to bring energy to millions

For many years we have helped to bring energy to millions in its work with customers who are at the forefront of the industry.

We have been a key contributor in some of the UK’s major infrastructure projects for a range of customers for projects across the whole spectrum of energy projects including:

  • Architect Engineer for the proposed delivery of four new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point and Sizewell for EDF
  • Providing mechanical, electrical and instrumentation installation at EDF Energy’s new 1,300MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at its West Burton site in Nottinghamshire
  • As part of a consortium with Babcock International and Mott Macdonald, the Electricity Alliance West is undertaking a five year contract with National Grid to upgrade the overhead power lines and underground cables across the western half of England and all of Wales
  • As a joint venture partner in Lewis Wind Power Limited, Amec Foster Wheeler, with EDF has planning permission to build a 234 turbine wind farm with a capacity of 702MW

As the need for energy output increases, the generating capacity also must increase.

We have the opportunity of a lifetime in future UK developments in energy infrastructure. Investment in recent years has been significant and this trend looks set to continue. Ofgem, the regulatory body for electricity and gas markets in the UK, estimated in 2009 that over £200 billion of investment is needed over the next ten years to secure energy supply and meet the country’s carbon targets. Energy demand has been forecast to increase from 57.6 GW currently to 58.4 GW by 2017 to satisfy the country’s 62 million population, with investment planned in our core clean energy markets:

  • There is a strong renaissance in nuclear energy in Europe; in the UK 10GW of new capacity is planned by 2020 at a cost of £20 billion
  • In the transmission and distribution sector, £30 billion of investment is planned to 2020, doubling the rate of investment over the last 20 years
  • Investment of £20 billion in conventional power is required to provide security of supply and replace retired plant; 13GW of new capacity is to be built by 2020, mainly in CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) technology
  • By far the largest investment (£120 billion) is planned in the renewable and bioprocess sector, as the UK strives to deliver on stringent carbon emissions targets

We are well positioned in each of these sectors to take advantage of the opportunities that are evident while helping to shape the future of the UK energy market with key customers who bring energy to millions. 

Location:UK wide
Scope:Providing engineering and project management services to energy projects UK wide