Thermal Energy and Bioenergy

Making use of heat and converting waste materials to support renewable energy supplies and power generation. WSP is committed to meeting our clients’ unique project requirements.

WSP supports energy developers, utility clients, funders and investors throughout the lifecycle of their energy projects. We understand all technologies: cogeneration - combined heat and power (CHP) plants; combined cycle; waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) processes including anaerobic digestion, gasification and pyrolysis, heat-only boiler station (HOB), and others, which enables us to provide detailed and impartial advice. 

We help energy companies prepare for conversion and expansion of their CHP and heating plants including fuel switching, changing operational conditions and capacity expansion. We also help identify and analyse the impact of future environmental requirements as per best available techniques (BAT).

We help our clients with feasibility studies that address environmental, technological and profitability requirements. We provide mechanical, electrical, instrument and piping design, process automation, preliminary layouts of buildings, location of equipment, pipes and ducting services.

We support our clients with tender documentation and procurement. Our experts have extensive experience in defining specifications to generate an effective tendering process.

We can provide detailed design that includes complete construction documents with isometrics, strength calculations for piping system and pressure equipment, stress calculations for concrete and construction steel as well as soil investigation reports. With experts in multidisciplinary project management, we can support in the commissioning phase as well as training for operational staff.

Biogas – Using Waste for Renewable Energy Supply

We support our clients in all phases of biogas projects, from feasibility studies to project planning, design, implementation, commissioning and operational optimization. We offer expertise in complete biogas plant design, including anaerobic digestion systems for different types of substrates, by-products handling and biogas and LNG upgrades.

Specialist Expertise for Improved Project Outcomes

Our expertise includes site selection feasibility studies, technical and environmental due diligence, technology assessment and selection, feedstock analysis, offtake options, waste compositional analysis, waste flow modelling, fiscal incentives, planning constraints, grid connection services, permitting and licensing; environmental impact assessments, statements and technical studies support, and detailed design and procurement support. And once a project is completed, we can assist with CE marking, operational optimization and facility personnel training.

Supporting Services for Efficient and Holistic Solutions

We have renowned experts in the various fields related to thermal energy as well as across process engineering, structural design, civil engineering, transport and infrastructure services, mechanical, electrical and automation engineering, geotechnical engineering, fire and risk, and due diligence. We combine all of this expertise to design efficient and holistic solutions for your energy projects.