We start by stating that Link generally does not offer energy efficiency audits or invest in capital improvements that may eventually yield a return - - not because we can't - - but rather because we can add more value to our clients by offering consultation on the larger perspectives. Which technologies, which fuels, how to get investors interested, how to develop synergistic contracts, and so on - - our advice can mean the difference between a successful project and failure.
Link's competence is built upon the experiences of a seasoned staff and decades of energy projects across the spectrum of curcumstances. It is unlikely that you could propose a situation in which Link has not earned lessons learned.
Although Link does not design facilities or offer certifications per ASTM or other codes, we often have engineering degrees and tend to think like engineers. Yet we are tempered with the realization that good engineering is impotent without good project development, good contracts, good EPC, good commissioning, and good Operations and Maintenance.
We know what it's like to inherit the project from hell, with the accountability to improve performance. Link's experience and lessons learned from projects across the globe, in all contexts, and with all technologies and fuels enables us to advise our clients as an Independent Engineer" - - a trustworthy advisor whether relating to technology, feedstock, human resources, predictive maintenance, record-keeping, reporting, financing, or whatever the aspect of operations. LINK provides leadership and answers.
CQC is an advanced approach to risk management and opportunity identification for new and existing energy projects.
This approach was developed to address:
- Increasing demand for new generation requiring significant investments Wall Street
- Regulators and stakeholders are increasingly intolerant of overruns and delays
- Uncertainty in prices (commodity, labor, equipment, etc.)
- Availability of manual and professional labor
- First of a kind technologies, and
- Public relations impacts
THE STAKES ARE HUGE!!! New power generation projects (particularly large ones or with leading edge technologies such as fracking, nuclear, genetically modified organisms, etc.) may have significant societal, political, economic and environmental impacts; and all players (owners, engineers, constructors, regulators, suppliers, politicians, shareholders, etc.) must step up and drop historical paradigms to deliver cost-effective generation. The economic success or failure of the large power units can significantly influence the success or failure of major company participants.
Effective oversight is essential!!!
Our Next Big Step in Project Risk Management involves:
- Independent, experienced, objective and non-adversarial third party review, verification and contemporaneous documentation;
- Focus on commercial processes, decisions, reports and activities;
- Involvement from early development stage through design, construction and commissioning to final project closeout;
- Support stakeholders’ interest;
- Produce documented support for dispute resolution and prudence reviews
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Utilities, independent investors, countries with challenging energy positions, and so forth are eager to identify and develop the optimal, user-specific energy strategy - - and then execute the strategy over the coming months and years, maybe decades. Link Resources is uniquely qualified to provide advisement to any stakeholder in such circumstances.
We have been involved in virtually every energy technology, fuels, and/or feedstock and understand the intracacies of supply, demand, financing, engineering, commissioning, and how to develop the human, regulatory, and vendor infrastructures to succeed.
For instance, Small Modular Reactors have recently emerged as an economically attractive and environmentally sustainable solution to global electric demand growth. LINK’s familiarity with the applicability and availability of SMR technologies and all other generation technologies can support a robust “resource planning” assessment of new generation alternatives.