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Securing efficient energy supplies at a reasonable price and optimising production processes are the imperatives driving development in the energy and resources sectors. We deliver solutions that boost efficiency, drive sustainability and improve competitiveness.

Around the world, the energy & resources sectors enhance economic development and social progress. Issues such as increasing demand for resources and energy, production optimisation, energy efficiency and sustainable development are shaping the future. At GHD, we are committed to helping you satisfy the goals of multiple stakeholders, while balancing economic, social and sustainable demands.

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200MW Solar CSP plant engineering, Acciona Energy

200MW Solar CSP plant engineering

GHD was engaged to undertake a site feasibility study (geotechnical, water and gas resources), engineering designs (solar field and power block) and grid connection studies.

 

Electrical generation system upgrade for Forks of Salmon school

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Located off the grid in a remote part of the County, the school generates its electricity with two old, oversized diesel generators. GHD was engaged to find a solution to reduce costs and improve reliability while incorporating renewable energy.

We assisted the School Board in obtaining funding and designing a diesel battery hybrid system that is “plug and play” ready for the addition of photovoltaic panels pending additional funding.

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Humboldt Bay Power Plant nuclear reactor dismantling

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The Humboldt Bay Power Plant, which was the first nuclear reactor ever built in California, has been out of commission for several years. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has begun the dismantling process and is removing the diesel and natural gas generator units to make way for a new power plant.

GHD is providing the structural engineering for the dismantling of the fossil fuel portion of the plant as well as performing the lead and asbestos surveys for the demolition. Our structural engineers are developing plans for the rigging and removal of the fuel rod rack from the containment pool to allow PG&E to remove any nuclear fuel remnants. To aid in the dismantling, we are designing access roads, which may also lead to the site design for the new power plant.

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PG&E

PG&E

GHD engineered and managed the dismantling of California’s first commercial nuclear reactor, shut down in the 1970s, and orchestrated removal of hazardous materials from the site.

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Petroleum Data Management

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GHD has been providing enterprise laboratory and data management services to a major petroleum company for its portfolio of more than 100 sites since 1998. Laboratory services are contracted by GHD, leveraging our significant purchasing volume to obtain highly competitive rates. Field data are collected on handheld devices using customized applications. Both laboratory and field data are imported electronically into a centralized database and data quality is reviewed by our chemistry team. Data access is provided to the client and its team of consultants either online or locally via applications developed by GHD.

The client has realized an annual savings of more than USD1.5 million by consolidating all tasks associated with environmental lab and data management. The data are in a consistent format and are fully accessible to the project teams. Our data management system enables the client to make informed decisions about site environmental activities, which has resulted in additional cost savings.

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Weed Beach Park Master Planning, Darien, Connecticut USA

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Weed Beach is an extraordinarily valuable asset to the Town of Darien. Located along the Connecticut shoreline of Long Island Sound, this park offers both active and passive recreational activities.

In May 2005, the Town of Darien Parks & Recreation Commission retained GHD to prepare a Master Plan for Weed Beach Park. The Master Plan was for the upgrade and expansion of an existing, heavily used, 22± acre park facility that contains a public beach, light craft launch area, picnic area, tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, children's play area, a number of buildings, 250± parking spaces and undeveloped woods. GHD services for this project included participation in public meetings, public outreach, park design and implementation phase assistance.

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Perth Awards

The excellence of the services provided by our team have been recognised in the following ways:

  • Engineering Excellence Awards, Highly Commended for Integrated Water Management Toolkit (IWM)
  • Engineering Excellence Awards, Highly Commended for the Liverpool to Ashfield Pipeline
  • ACEA Award for Excellence, Silver Award of Highly Commended (ICT Project Category) for Integrated Water Management Toolkit, a software tool developed to streamline the process of integrated water management
  • Australian Concrete Repair Association (ACRA) Long Term Merit Performance Award for the Cathodic Protection (CP) of the Ulladulla Jetty, NSW
  • Engineering Excellence Awards, GHD with Northparkes Mines achieved a Highly Commended award in the Welfare, Health, Safety, Education & Training category for the Rill Tower Rectification project
  • Engineering Excellence Awards, GHD received the Overall Winner award for Grahamstown Dam Stage 2 Augmentation (new spillway and embankment) of the Engineers Australia Newcastle Division
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