We help clients across all sectors unlock opportunities to meet the rising demand for power, maintain secure and reliable energy supplies, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and deliver future energy schemes to help create a sustainable world. 

The energy sector is in transformation: economic power shifts, resource constraints, technological advancements, population growth, rapid urbanization, industrialization of emerging economies, energy consumption levels, power generation capacities, as well as environmental challenges and resource shortages are all global trends that are having a powerful influence on the sector.

In a world where we cannot count on unlimited access to energy and the question of climate change is becoming increasingly important, how we produce, process, distribute, and use energy – ensuring accessibility to affordable and clean energy – has become one of our greatest challenges. To adapt to inevitable changes, ensure sustainable energy systems, and mitigate climate change, governments and businesses alike must identify and understand their implications, improve energy efficiency, foster renewable power generation, and achieve exceptional environmental performance, all while implementing innovative strategies and business models to ensure a secure and reliable energy supply. 

From initial development and planning studies through to front-end design, project management and commissioning, WSP provides multidisciplinary engineering, technical, and project delivery services at all phases of a project. We help clients across all sectors—buildings, oil and gas, mining, industrial, transport, and infrastructure—unlock opportunities to meet the rising demand for power. We work with our clients to reduce both energy end use and the release of greenhouse gas emissions, and deliver future energy schemes to help create a sustainable world. We offer our clients expertise in district heating and cooling distributionenergy management and efficiencygeothermal energyhydropowernuclear energywind energy, power transmission and distributionsolar energy, and thermal energy and bioenergy.

Renewable Energy and Cleaner Technologies

Onshore and offshore wind energy, solar energy, thermal and bioenergy, and hydropower play leading roles in the renewable power sources of the future. We collaborate with clients to develop alternatives to diminishing fossil fuels and to combat the dangers of climate change. We have a diverse portfolio of renewable energy projects where we have helped identify, establish, and minimize risks for our clients. In South Africa’s Kalahari Desert, we managed the Environmental Impact Assessment for their fast-tracked first concentrated solar power project and demonstrated our strategic ability and flexibility by altering the original approach upon realization that results could not be delivered in the required timeframe. We are committed to a sustainable future and offer our clients complete and tailored solutions for all aspects of their projects, be they large-scale energy plants, smaller on-site facilities, or retrofitting and efficiency programs.

We advise clients throughout the project lifecycle – from pre-feasibility right through to design, operations and maintenance and onto decommissioning. Our involvement begins with feasibility studies, providing advice on technical, financial, emission, and environmental issues, to engineering design and energy simulations during the construction phase. We also provide long-term operational management support services.

Power Generation and Distribution

Our experience runs from traditional power generation technologies, through to emerging renewable technologies and their associated systems. We offer services in the power generation and distribution of energy from water, sun, wind, biomass, soil, compost, waste, and various types of surplus energy.

Our dedicated energy specialists in turn can rely on our international network of civil and structural engineers, process engineering specialists, environmental, and climate change consultants. Our water and hydropower specialists understand the connection between power and water, and are able to provide solutions specific to the needs of the power industry. From water supply for steam and cooling to the disposal of effluent, we offer cost-effective solutions to optimize our clients’ power generation operations.

Our services include:

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Project Resource Assessments

  • Technology Evaluations

  • Preliminary, Front-End, and Detailed Engineering

  • Advanced Energy Simulations

  • Owner’s Engineer

  • Third-Party Due Diligence

  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM)

  • Construction Supervision

  • Environmental Assessments and Permitting

  • Energy Management

  • Energy Efficiency Audits and Assessments

  • Technology/Innovative/Catalytic Procurement of New Energy-Efficient Products and Building Components

  • Energy Policy Design and Evaluations

  • Energy Scenario Analysis

  • Socio-Economic and Business Economic Analysis

  • Project Simulations/Visualization

  • Safety and Risk Management

  • Asset Maintenance, Management, and Optimization

  • Regulatory Strategy, Economics, and Analysis

  • Independent Engineer and/or Independent Technical Advisor

  • Water Management

    • Groundwater Monitoring

    • Injection Well Design and Construction

    • Numerical Modelling

    • Site Selection and Characterization

    • Turnkey Solutions

    • Water Disposal and Reuse Solutions

    • Water Resource Monitoring Technologies and Services

    • Water Supply Exploration, Design, Construction, and Operation

We bring the skills, scale, and financial backing that you expect of a large professional services firm, together with the level of personal attention, innovation, and entrepreneurship you expect at a small consultancy. We understand what success looks like in our clients’ eyes and work closely from strategy to implementation to ensure your desired outcomes are achieved.