Balance of Plant

Developing Renewable Power


Renewable projects normally comprise one contract on generating plant (turbines/panels-inverters) and one or more balance of plant contracts (such as lines, cables, substations, or erection of generating plant).
Balance of plant contracts needs to discharge all requirements applying to the project.

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Preparation of the documents setting out the scope of work and technical requirements, emphasizing to

  • include and reference all governing project-specific documents such as consents, permits, interconnection agreement, landowner agreements, or generating plant supply agreement
  • clarify which standards and regulations govern, especially whenever doubt might prevail
  • clarify interfaces of all kinds: design exchange, scope apportionments, access and parallel works, testing, commissioning
  • specify design lifetime, corrosive ambience, availability and reliability targets to steer up contractor’s design, paying attention to consequences, avoiding excess and costly designs
  • include schedules with all important milestones, such as: time of design submissions for other party to approve, completion of defined, essential design packages, readiness for works and tests of other parties
  • be clear about requirements for detail in and quality of engineering, specifying analyses and calculations for contractor to undertake whenever not obviously set out by laws or regulations
  • interfere as little as possible, avoiding preferential engineering, leaving contractor in control
  • include precise requirements for:
    • inspection, testing and commissioning
    • taking-over criteria
    • as-built documentation
    • operation and maintenance manuals. Ensure a future organization to have a concise and comprehensive basis to work from in compliance with applicable rules and regulations, provide a basis for contracting operation and maintenance services. Address both preventive and corrective maintenance and provision of tools and spares, and training of personnel for operation and maintenance.

We evaluate tenders, considering costs, risks, technical proposals, comparing by capitalization whenever possible and provide substantiated recommendations. We contribute to or manage negotiation processes, as relevant.