Offering a Comprehensive Suite of Life-Cycle Services
- Power consulting
- System planning & analysis
- Economics & finance
- Owner's engineer / program management
- Public involvement
- Planning & siting
- Natural resources analysis
- Permitting & compliance
- Stakeholder outreach
- Land acquisition
- Power delivery
- Power generation
- Industrial & institutional
- Renewable energy
EPC project delivery bundles engineering, procurement and construction services into a single-source contract. When we—as a principle or part of a team—accept risk, we guarantee schedule and performance.
Learn more about how we serve the Power Market.
Interest in offshore renewable energy has been growing for several years. The existing regulatory regime is complex and varies significantly depending upon the source of energy harnessed. We bring together highly specialized teams to guide project licensing and permitting—many of which are North America's firsts.
- Wave/tidal/deep current power
- Submarine cable transmission
- Offshore wind
- Ocean thermal energy conversion
Our highly specialized marine sciences team establishes collaborative relationships to meet the challenges of marine resources monitoring, mitigation and regulatory compliance. Our project managers, marine scientists and engineers provide a comprehensive range of marine services and use extensive experience working with agencies to ensure project success.
We have decades of experience performing cooling water system permitting, permitting-related studies and engineering for power generating facilities. Our cooling water system evaluations include once-through systems with both on-shore and off-shore intake and discharge structures, and closed-cycle using cooling towers and perched cooling lakes. This body of work has led to industry-leading innovation of biological sampling and analysis methods, intake and discharge impact modeling and assessment, and cooling water intake and discharge engineering solutions.
We can help you form a clear, strategic direction toward safe and cost-effective coal combustion residuals management through world-class leadership in energy, waste management, and dams and levee consulting.
Regulatory and economic uncertainty in power plant generation means you need a decision support model with risk-weighted solutions. We expand upon traditional consulting and design to consider the broader context. Our owner's engineer consultants and engineering professionals design for a sustainable growth with air quality, water supply, waste management and transportation logistics needs in mind.
- Owner's engineer
- Permitting and compliance
- Solid fuels
- Combustion turbines/combined-cycle
- Air quality control systems
- Material handling
- Plant modifications
- Plant retirement and redevelopment
The energy-water nexus is a significant engineering challenge that continues to grow in importance. The path forward in bridging the impending gap between energy supply and demand and the corresponding strains on water resources, requires addressing the energy-water nexus from both sides of the equation.
- Water source development and planning
- Water quality and regulatory compliance
- Pipelines/conveyance/pump stations
- Cooling systems and evaluations
- Steam/water cycle chemistry
- Water supply and wastewater treatment
We have built a reputation in power delivery as a successful project integrator for environmental, permitting, land acquisition and engineering disciplines. We frequently represent our clients in the coordination of joint-system planning studies.
- System planning
- Siting, permitting and compliance
- Transmission and distribution
- Relay protection and control
- Real estate and right-of-way
Consulting in wind energy for two decades, we are skilled at guiding clients through the project lifecycle. We understand the need to balance factors such as planning and site development, permit requirements and turbine foundations and bring together the stakeholders of these interests. We look to the future of the wind market with expanded services for offshore wind, interregional power delivery, distributed generation and pumped storage.
- Siting and permitting
- Foundation design
- System interconnections
Power Facility Transportation
HDR's integrated project teams include world-class ports, railway and roadway staff to expertly address facility transportation requirements such as rail spurs, access roads and dock facilities.
- Transload and distribution facilities
- Logistics and planning
- Rail planning and design
- Site/civil design
Unique and comprehensive expertise is required to incorporate proprietary solar energy technology into a functioning power plant. A renewable energy industry leader, we are well-versed in managing comprehensive site considerations. You get the information you need to make the right decisions at the right time, which mitigates risk and reduces your overall development cost.
- Siting and permitting
- Owner's engineer
- System interconnections
The power industry has experienced many delayed or cancelled projects as project proposers have not fully anticipated or managed public opposition, landowner issues and regulatory complexities. By predicting potential environmental impacts and community opposition at the earliest feasibility stages, we help you anticipate issues, develop a risk-based scenario approach and workable management options. It's not just about the environment; it's about designing for acceptance.
Storing energy for peak demand increases revenue. It also balances intermittent energy from renewable sources such as wind. If you want to integrate power sources and improve grid stability, pumped storage provides one of the most flexible solutions.
- Strategic consulting
- Environmental and regulatory support
- Detailed engineering and design
- Construction management
Clear, strategic direction from start to finish. That's the aim of our engineering, environmental, and regulatory hydro specialists. Our participation in over 110 project licensings in the last 10 years alone has represented 11,000 MW installed capacity.
- Conventional hydropower
- Small hydro
- Licensing and relicensing
- Upgrades and modernization
- Dam safety
Our world-class fisheries science and design practice is reinventing how fish and aquatic invertebrates are protected. Our focus is to restore and sustain aquatic resources by our family of aquatic scientists with innovative scientific and constructed solutions.
- Aquatic ecosystem restoration
- Fisheries assessments
- Fisheries science and design
- Marine science
Industrial and Institutional Energy Systems
We are experienced in industrial process applications, including steam, hot water and chilled water, as well as utility distribution systems. From innovative cogeneration systems to solar rooftop panel, these systems result in higher operating efficiencies, effective capital investments and reduced emissions. Our LEED® consulting professionals can help you achieve LEED green building certification.
Ports and Barge Facilities
We understand the unique requirements of bulk cargo facility operations and vessel loading/unloading operations. We combine this knowledge with our wide spectrum of site planning and logistics, environmental permitting and marine structural engineering services to provide you the correct solution for your needs.
Combustion turbine and combined-cycle projects are an important part of HDR's project portfolio. Our combustion turbine services include planning, contracting strategies, technology reviews, equipment selection, detailed design, procurement specifications, bid evaluations, emissions modeling and permit applications. Additional design services include: cycle design, heat rejection design, start-up and performance testing.
Extreme regulatory hurdles, cost uncertainty and plant safety concerns have left the US nuclear market slow to grow. We have unique capabilities for nuclear power projects. From water supply and waste management, to flood protection and quality assurance assistance, we help you identify the risk and rewards of moving forward. We are an approved contractor with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for third-party license application review.