Engineering Support to the Energy Sector

The introduction of renewable energy resources to the National Grid, together with the potential for the construction of a new generation of nuclear power stations, is a firm indication of the increasing investment in transmission infrastructure that will take place within the energy sector over the next few years.  As this workload develops, suppliers with the necessary experience, health and safety expertise, environmental credentials and quality service will be in high demand.

As a specialist geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy, CGL is uniquely positioned to offer experienced advice for energy clients on projects ranging from large scale power station development works, power transmission infrastructure (overhead line towers and substations) and renewables (wind farms), to smaller domestic ground source heat pump installations.  We understand the engineering design implications for such sites and, together with our specialist health and safety trained staff and partnering firms, are able to meet the demands of the industry.  Our value engineered advice and solutions often assist clients with their decision making processes when it comes to determining ground-related issues.

We are recognised for our wide scope of services, working efficiently in a variety of conditions, often in challenging, hostile and remote areas of the UK.  Our independence allows us to specify appropriate cost effective solutions and to procure the same for an assortment of sites.

Through early involvement at tender stage CGL can review and appraise tender information, helping to identify and quantify ground-related issues and provide robust design certainty for both permanent and temporary works.  Contributing to a holistic approach, we work closely with client teams to meet stringent construction programmes and budgets.

Our technical skills and innovative approach, combined with sound knowledge and understanding of legislation and design requirements, ensures appropriate ground solutions are provided in accordance with current guidance and best practice.  Our staff are trained to the highest industry standards, including qualifications for National Grid Competent Person, BESC, HSG47, CSCS and we are UVDB verified.  We are constantly updating the skills of our staff enabling us to continually provide pragmatic ground solutions that meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Our Clients
With our proven track record and ‘can do’ attitude, we’ve worked with many national energy clients some of which include Energy Alliance Partners such as the Electricity Alliance East and West, South East Electricity Substation Alliance and transmission contractors such as Amec, Babcock and BBUSL.  We also operate within the regional distribution networks working alongside Western Power Distribution.  Some of our most recent projects include Cottam and West Burton power stations, transmission tower line investigations from Beauly to Dounreay, Fawley-Marchwood-Nursling overhead lines, tower assessments, such as those in Fife, substation works in the Midlands and upgrade of parallel lines from Pembroke to Swansea.

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