Joined-up strategic thinking
Davis Langdon has a strong and extensive record in achieving results for our clients on renewable and engineering projects across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. We provide strategic corporate experience and tactical expertise to support the client’s long-term plan, with highly experienced personnel focussing on defined project objectives.
It is the application of ideas and best practices from all our projects, along with the experience of our energy professionals, that gives us the edge in the renewables market.
We believe in maximising opportunity whilst minimising risk.
The UK government has signed up to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, which includes a UK target of 15 percent of energy from renewables by 2020. This will contribute to the reduction of the UK’s carbon emissions by 750 million tonnes by 2030. This environmental approach is being replicated throughout the world, with respective governments implementing their own proactive policies towards carbon reduction.
For the UK, this target is equivalent to a seven-fold increase in renewable energy consumption from 2008 levels: the most challenging of any EU Member State. While such an increase is ambitious, and will be challenging, the UK government is fully committed to meeting the target.
The UK aims to meet its targets by generating more than 30% of our electricity from renewables, up from about 5.5% in 2009.
The main types of technologies that will be employed include:
- Wind, on and offshore
- Wave and tidal
along with other low carbon technologies that include biomass, energy from waste (efw) and anaerobic digestion. These are discussed on another page.
All of these present various issues that need to be carefully managed in order to maximise the opportunities being presented. Davis Langdon understand these technologies and are able to offer value adding advice to all our clients.