Power and Energy

Energy development

Energy development is a field focused on making available sufficient primary energy sources and secondary energy forms to meet the needs of a society.

This work encompasses those which provide for the production of conventional, alternative and renewable sources of energy, and for the recovery and reuse of energy that would otherwise be wasted.

The energy industry encompasses the totality of all of the industries involved in the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction, manufacturing, refining and distribution. Modern society consumes large amounts of fuel, and the energy industry is a crucial part of the infrastructure and maintenance of society in almost all countries.

In addition to consuming a large amount of fuel, modern society also produces a phenomenal amount of waste – we believe that this waste can be transformed into a fuel. This fuel can be utilised to supplement, and eventually replace, the world’s current fossil fuel reliance and help us move towards a cleaner, more circular economy.

Engsolve can provide engineering and project development expertise to aid in all renewable and energy-from-waste development. We remain technology independent and can assist with all aspects from technology selection and development economics through to installation, operations and maintenance.

Drawing energy from society’s waste is a growing area of our business and is quickly becoming, through the development of technology, a viable alternative solution to the burning of fossil fuels. Whether a development is to utilise existing processes like incineration or anaerobic digestion, or seeks to break ground with modified gasification and pyrolysis processes, we can provide technical expertise and support, including asset development, technical due diligence and project viability reviews. We have expertise in most forms of advanced conversion technologies (ACT) and can provide direct contact with equipment vendors.

Wind power harnesses the power of the wind to propel the blades of wind turbines whether this be onshore or offshore the main technology remains the same. Turbine technology and the erection and installation of the units is becoming less complex and more efficient, however the infrastructure, grid connections and power balancing still remains key to the profitability for most developments. Engsolve can aid in connection design, harmonics studies and battery technology for load balancing as well as the economic modelling of development plans.

A biofuel is a fuel that contains energy from geologically recent carbon fixation. These fuels are produced from living organisms. Examples of this carbon fixation occur in plants and microalgae. These fuels are made by a biomass conversion (biomass refers to recently living organisms, most often referring to plants or plant-derived materials). This biomass can be converted to convenient energy containing substances in three different ways: thermal conversion, chemical conversion, and biochemical conversion. Whilst this is still an emerging technology, we have undertaken technology and development plan reviews to assess the viability of small projects.

Whilst technology like microalgae are not yet commonplace, biogas is a growing sector of the market. The utilisation or injection to the gas grid of gas produced from digestion facilities is becoming more and more common. Engsolve can aid in the integration of systems, grid connections and gas conditioning from design through to installation.