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Why disputes often emerge from energy construction projects


Large energy projects are notorious for difficult designs. Often, the energy generation solutions are innovative, the materials and technologies involved are new and the local geography is challenging.

The technology earmarked for the project also frequently moves on during the construction phase, necessitating changes to the project plan. The specialist equipment…

Snowy 2.0 in ‘reset’ as cost blowout sees budget top £6bn


Australia’s Snowy 2.0 hydroelectricity scheme has undergone a ‘reset’ of its contract model and scope after updated figures revealed it will cost six times more than originally planned.

Snowy 2.0 in New South Wales is being built by Future Generation (FGJV) – a joint venture between Webuild, Australian firm Clough and…

WSP reappointed to lead delivery partners for government’s CCUS programme


WSP will lead a host of high-level contractors in providing technical advice for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero’s (DESNZ) Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) programme.

The global professional services firm will continue its advisory work on the delivery of the CCUS programme, leading Acrometis, Arup, Crondall Energy,…

Jones Bros breaks ground at £300M onshore windfarm in Scotland


Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has broken ground on the £300M North Kyle Wind Farm, an onshore facility in East Ayrshire, Scotland.

The wind farm will host 49 turbines that will have a generating capacity of 220.5MW, enough to power over 160,000 households. The project is being led by Brockwell Energy,…

Proposed changes to the planning regime are evolutionary not revolutionary


The government has launched a consultation about implementing the "Action Plan", which it issued in February, to make improvements to the nationally significant infrastructure planning regime.

There are two preliminary points of praise. First, the officials and ministers who have been working hard have clearly sought to prepare a plan which gives increased…