Energy transport

The power to deliver power and fuel solutions for anyone, anywhere

We use our unique combination of skills and expertise to push beyond power generation; taking power to communities through our transmission and distribution offering, in a safe and environmentally sustainable way.

Our focus is always to develop optimal operating system designs and transit schedules that reduce costs and increase revenue. We create solutions for the world’s most difficult energy transport projects. Our strength lies in bringing energy supply together with demand.

By combining GIS capability, high voltage electricity experience, linear project design concepts, terminal design experience and a background in permitting and community relations, we can create energy transport solutions for anyone, anywhere.

Ausenco excels in logistical planning services around energy transport, operating systems and terminals. We can create optimal operation and design plans which drive clients’ costs down and revenues up through analysis of:

  • weather downtime
  • channel and tide constraints
  • improved infrastructure (new tanks, better loading systems, dredged channels)
  • expected demurrage costs
  • multiple-user ports and impacts of annual delivery programs
  • optimised stock pile designs
  • optimised rail utilisation and capacity factors

Design innovations include the use of modular, pre-fabricated structures and pre-tested assemblies to reduce time and cost and to give a higher level of quality control. Our documentation system relieves the installer of much field engineering and provides the commissioning crews and maintenance staff with the necessary information to reduce down-time.

We have extensive experience delivering end to end solutions in the areas of:

To find out more about our energy transport solutions click on the related case studies or the energy transport options below.

Transmission and distribution

Our transmission and distribution services offer our clients end to end solutions, from basic transmission and distribution configurations to the more detailed and complex configurations. We provide a full range of services for the design and construction of:

  • substations
  • transmission and distribution lines
  • buried and tray cable systems
  • electrical distribution and motor control centres  

We have electrical engineers who are conversant with the full spectrum of electrical; instrumentation and control design from the design of complex multiple voltage power distribution systems for industrial facilities to the power transmission and utility interconnections necessary to wheel electricity to and from the grid. 

Our specific areas of expertise include: 

  • power generation
  • protection systems
  • high voltage networks
  • low voltage design
  • harmonics / power quality 
  • electrical drive systems
  • instrumentation
  • DCS/PLC SCADA systems  
  • networking, communications and security

In the field of control systems, we support all phases of project from pre-project development through to commissioning and operation including: 

  • coordination with local ISOs, RTOs, and international equivalents
  • DNP 3.0 protocol integration 
  • protocol integration
  • bi-directional control and monitoring of switchgear systems for local utilities
  • switchgear specification and design
  • PLC control and SCADA system development
  • industrial IT, fibre optic and wireless networks
  • inverter and tracker integration 

Our transmission and distribution knowledge and expertise can assist our clients in powering their projects, to find out how, click on the case studies.

Fuel transport

In terms of moving fuel around the world, Ausenco has more than 35 years of experience providing transport simulation solutions to our clients, offering accurate results and projections for real systems.  Ausenco is the world leader in the use of computer simulation modelling to optimise port-to-port supply chains for the oil and gas industries. 

Our simulation models are used to assess:

  • storage required to minimise shut-in and stock outs
  • impact of weather downtime for a proposed oil or gas terminal location
  • shipping channel constraints due to weather, tides, pilot rules, and other vessel traffic
  • impact of other users at common-user oil and gas terminals
  • benefits of ship fleet pooling on multi-user terminals and supply chains
  • throughput capacities for oil and gas terminals and supply chains
  • benefit of improved infrastructure (i.e. additional storage tanks, faster loading systems, dredged channel, etc.)
  • number of ships required for an oil or gas supply chain
  • annual delivery programs (ADPs)
  • ice conditions on arctic shipping