During the engineering, procurement and construction phase of your renewable asset or CapEx project it is critical that your contractors are delivering their responsibilities to the required standards. Substandard components or installation can cause plants to fail to meet their performance guarantees, potentially leading to contractual disputes and poor performance of the asset.
To ensure your development is in safe hands, Eco2 can provide a comprehensive Owner’s Engineer package to clients to provide technical oversight of your project and ensure that contractors activities are upholding their responsibilities and adhering to contract requirements.
Our services can be based on site or remotely, or we can tailor a combination to suit the owner’s requirements. Our team bring a wealth of experience of specialising in energy from waste or biomass or any other asset giving the owner the peace of mind and ensure that the work on your plant is delivered to the necessary standards and operates at peak performance.
Andrew joined Eco2 Ltd in 2003. He initially managed the implementation of the company’s landfill gas portfolio, comprising four sites with a combined potential capacity of nearly 11 MWe, but later returned to the biomass fold. He led the procurement process for the Western Wood Energy Project, and followed this by securing planning permission for Eco2’s straw project in Sleaford. Following Sleaford, Andrew went on to manage the procurement of turnkey and operating contracts for four other power stations: Brigg, Snetterton, Margam and Port Clarence. He also played a key part in securing the finance for these projects.
More recently, he has focused on delivering asset management services for those plants that are operating across the portfolio. Andrew directs a team of project engineers, fuel managers, transport managers and administrators that ensure reliable and cost-effective supply.
Andrew completed a PhD from Birmingham’s Aston University in which he studied the economics of generating electricity from biomass using various thermal technologies. He followed this by developing a range of biomass and ‘energy from waste’ projects at Energy Power Resources. Andrew moved to Eco2 in 2003 to manage the landfill gas portfolio and now oversees the development of Eco2’s UK Biomass portfolio.Meet the team
Members of Eco2's Engineering team has provided Owner’s Engineer support to new build biomass energy from waste and biomass gasification projects.
The role of Owner’s Engineer was undertaken during the construction of an EfW gasification project for a major client to act as their engineer through the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) phase. One half of the EPC joint venture had entered liquidation at the beginning of the project leaving only the civil contractor to complete the build.
The role included oversight of all required contractual obligations and notifications, as well as managing the final six months of construction to reset the project timeline against the programme. As a result, the construction avoided many of the common pitfalls such as fuel suitability, design issues and guidance on the practical operation of the plant.
The plant achieved ROCS against the project deadlines and proved a financially profitable asset for the owner.
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