Energy

The energy industry is dominated by a rapidly changing regulatory environment and an increasing emphasis on renewable energy sources to meet future demand. Tonkin + Taylor helps clients respond to the regulatory as well as technical, operational, and commercial challenges they face.

T+T’s energy expertise is underpinned by a vast history that extends across major hydropower, wind, bioenergy, solar, geothermal and thermal energy projects throughout the Asia-Pacific Region

In the renewable energy sector, we draw on our broad experience in hydro, wind farms, solar and biogas-to-energy projects, and a creative, multi-disciplinary approach. It makes T+T exceptionally well placed to assist energy companies, public, private or institutional organisations with the investigation or development of renewable energy projects based on greenfield or brownfield sites including landfills, as well as environmental management once sites are established.

Expertise

  • Feasibility and investigation

  • Facility design - ground engineering

Feasibility and investigation

Converting landfill gas to energy has the double benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and – in light of rapid population growth – offers tremendous opportunities to help meet the increasing energy demand.

The T+T energy team is nimble in their thinking and technically astute to help market participants through the regulatory complexities and vast array of options. This includes utilisation of reciprocating gas engines or micro turbines to generate electricity or converting the landfill gas to a medium or high-BTU gas for use as fuel in boilers and injection into a commercial supply pipeline.

The options for developing marginal land (brownfield sites)for renewable energy generation comes with similar challenges. It offers opportunities ranging from energy precincts to geothermal or solar installations.

With insight into local markets and regulation, broad technical expertise and a wealth of experience, the energy experts at T+T are able to add real value. Their advice helps clients balance the many different factors that come into play, evaluate existing options or explore innovative solutions for optimal outcomes.

The T+T energy team excels when it comes to finding creative answers that meet or exceed environmental, technical and commercial objectives, such as the solar farm project on the closed Clarke Road landfill. This project creates a key beneficial use of the land for the wider community generating revenue for the client to allow ongoing environmental management of the site.

Our capabilities include

  • Geotechnical and foundation engineering

  • Marginal land development

  • Landfill gas generation, management and utilisation

  • Biogas generation and utilisation

  • Geometric design

  • Pavement design

  • Coastal engineering

  • Environmental management

Facility design – ground engineering

The development of renewable power generation facilities is an integral aspect of sustainable resource management. On a commercial level it’s also an exercise in risk and reward. These two intrinsically linked aspects need to be carefully consolidated.

The siting of a new facility is clearly a crucial decision regardless of whether it’s a greenfield or brownfield site. What really matters is achieving a design solution that meets business aspirations and regulatory requirements without need to compromise.

T+T’s outstanding 60-year track record in energy projects across the Asia-Pacific Region, combined with industry-leading environmental and geotechnical engineering expertise, stands us in good stead and promotes client confidence.

A data-driven investigative approach means that clients reap the benefit of site-specific advice that is tailored to address all requirements. From foundation or pavement design to ground contamination – we develop designs with robust science and technology-based thinking and with constructability and cost-effectiveness in mind.

Our capabilities include

  • Geotechnical and foundation engineering

  • Ground contamination

  • Marginal land development

  • Geometric design

  • Pavement design

  • Coastal engineering

  • Environmental management

  • Environmental monitoring