Atkins has been delivering mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering services to the electrical generation and distribution sector for over 20 years. We have regional hubs in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Our business focus is power networks and thermal generation. We specialise in developing and delivering long-term alliances and client frameworks through which we can offer access to a wide portfolio of our services to maximise client value.
We are a partner in National Grid’s Alliances which are responsible for the design and construction of transmission substations. Having recently strengthened our skillset through acquisition, we also offer wide ranging asset integrity and project services to the majority of the UK’s largest power generators. Our clients include Scottish and Southern Energy, Drax Power Ltd, Western Power Distribution, EirGrid and EDF Energy.
The global power market is being driven by the need for secure, affordable and renewable energy sources. This has presented an upsurge in demand for high quality professional consulting services. Atkins is able to provide the breadth and depth of skills that are necessary to meet the needs of the power sector. Our well proven strategy of offering the wider services of the Atkins Group wrapped around our core power sector capability is all-encompassing.
We have a large scale multidisciplinary design capability that is provided through a structured project delivery process and we ensure competitive cost advantage of up to 30% savings to our clients. Our strong technical offering, proven delivery process and competitive pricing is a compelling value proposition in this fast moving and technically complex sector.
Atkins is continuing to develop its power sector services in the global market place, delivering its services through the network of Atkins offices around the world. We are tackling a diverse range of new power projects such as offshore generation and transmission and the integration of smart grid technology that will ensure our clients are well prepared for the evolution of the power sector.
Our commitment to the future is highlighted by our staff development through the Power Academy Scheme where we provide scholarships and work placements to undergraduates and accelerate their development through structured training and hands on experience. We are also proud to be a member of CIGRE (International Council for Large Electric Systems).
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Power networks provides high end professional engineering services through to full project implementation solutions across the entire spectrum of electricity networks, from HV power transmission systems to LV industrial power distribution and controls.
Thermal generation supports many of Europe's leading power utilities including EdF/British Energy, Iberdrola/ScottishPower and Scottish & Southern Energy. We also work with smaller generators, developers, regulators and lenders.
Power networks operates in the electricity utilities sector and retains a core of professionally qualified staff specialising in heavy electrical engineering and providing the following range of skills:
- High voltage substation design
- Overhead line design
- Network planning and development
- Protection and automated control design
- Power distribution and protection design
- Power system modelling, protection grading studies and fault level analysis
- New connection applications and scheme design
- Construction management and commissioning
In addition, we provide technical support for all aspects of the main and auxiliary electrical systems on power stations including fossil fuelled, nuclear and renewables.
Our key clients in this area include National Grid, Western Power Distribution and Eirgrid.
Thermal generation has an impressive and growing pedigree as a consultant to the power generation industry. We cover the full generation lifecycle, through feasibility and development, design and build, asset management, decommissioning and demolition. We are involved in all aspects of the environmental challenges and opportunities, including emissions reduction, carbon capture and storage, and UK and international legislation. We support all mainstream generation technologies including:
- Oil, including diesel and biodiesel
- Energy from waste
- Combined heat and power (CHP)
Our services are provided by a rapidly expanding high calibre team; our key clients in this area include Iberdrola/Scottish Power, EDF Energy, Scottish & Southern Energy.