Meeting energy demands today and tomorrow.
Worldwide demand in the energy market continues to grow, with developing markets consuming energy as fast as it can be produced.
Major expansion and upgrade programs are underway in India, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. Most of our European clients are trying to meet goals for reduction in greenhouse gas emissions – spurring investment in renewables, as well as transmission and distribution systems.
We are a preferred partner for power and utility companies worldwide, as well as for private companies and public institutions serving their priorities for cost-effective, efficient, high-quality solutions as we support them in a vast range of energy projects. From power generation, energy integration, and heat recovery through to transmission and distribution, we build pilot facilities, greenfield plants, and associated infrastructure, as well as assist our clients to expand capacity or extend the life of existing assets and plants.
Our deep understanding of the regulatory environment that our clients operate in means we can help them plan long term to suit their business needs and priorities. We also have the experience, geographic reach, and technical skills to help clients expand into new regions, bring plants online, improve safety measures, recommend disaster recover plans, and implement renewable energy programs.
Clients include gas and electric utilities, municipalities, regulatory commissions, government and state-controlled energy firms, financial institutions, hospital district, university campuses, and more.
- Contract Extension from EDF Energy
- Jacobs Studies Feasibility of Redeemable Biomass Electricity Credits in Indonesia
- Framework Agreement from UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation
- Contract with Horizon Nuclear Power
Offering new ways to light up the world.
Energy providers are investing in new power generating capacity and associated infrastructure to meet their usage needs and address industry regulatory requirements. Through our collaborative, value-enhancing approach, we guide our clients through every step of their project: from feasibility studies, energy master planning and programming to design and full-scale project implementation.
Our experience spans small scale renewable programs to multibillion-dollar thermal power generating facilities. Many of our industrial, commercial and public sector clients rely on our expertise in heat integration, waste heat recovery, cogeneration and biomass facilities, organic rankine cycles and other sustainable energy systems.
As an experienced framework management partner, we understand the business priorities and critical success factors.
We evaluate, design and install a variety of solar system projects for clients' thermal and electricity needs. Expertise includes polysilicon, silicon crystal growing and processing facilities; photovoltaic, ingot, cell, module and wafer installations; building and equipment design and installation; contamination-sensitive facilities; safety in design for pyrophoric, flammable and toxic materials; and high purity distillation processes.
From gas, oil, and coal to biomass and energy-from-waste, we provide robust solutions across the complete life of an asset. Our expertise spans boilers and heat recovery steam generators; gas turbines and combined cycle gas turbines; combined heat and power plants; steam turbines, condensers and FEED heaters; and energy concepts such as heat pumps and organic rankine cycles.
We support clients with their biofuels facilities; waste heat utilization projects; carbon capture and storage projects; as well as power station electrical systems. We also assist our clients with their energy management, energy efficiency assessments and improvement strategies, as they seek to reduce operational costs, while maximizing asset efficiency. Clients include utilities, as well as both private and public sector entities, including universities, hospital districts, federal agencies, and business districts.
Our specialists provide technical, planning, and environmental expertise to help our clients design and build offshore and onshore wind energy projects. We provide multi-disciplinary skills across a range of services including wind farm site identification and evaluation; modelling, design, and facility optimization; electrical infrastructure/grid interfacing; marine/offshore engineering and project management; distribution support; and consultation strategy support. Our participation in the Belwind Offshore Wind Farm high voltage station is an example of putting our expertise to good use for our clients.
We have been involved in all types of hydroelectric power stations including surface and underground power stations, with projects ranging from 0.2MW to 2400MW. Our complete project expertise includes micro plants, run-off river schemes, hydroelectric engineering, and water resources master planning through to the design of dams and tunnels. Dam scheme experience includes concrete gravity, buttress, arch and embankment to rockfill and roller compacted concrete dams. We also support our clients with dam safety and rehabilitation, dam security, and environmental services.
Delivering energy to homes and businesses everywhere.
Our gas and electricity clients are facing multi-faceted market conditions impacting their energy operations and networks. We partner with clients to help address growing demand for additional transmission path and distribution capacity, challenging regulatory requirements, and replacing damaged or aging infrastructure. We often provide this support through extensive capital works programs over several years; using collaborative work methods we deliver complete utility and infrastructure master planning and program management.
Our clients need all scales of refurbishment and new build projects. These gas and electrical projects range from above ground installations, transmission pipelines, gas storage, and offtake facilities through to high voltage overhead lines, high voltage cabling, transmission substations, switch rooms, and associated infrastructure. We plan, design, manage, construct and commission systems to meet our clients needs.
With a focus on decarbonization in many markets, we also provide strategic expertise to integrate renewable energy sources into transmission networks. In the UK, for example, we are providing early support to clients evaluating the additional transmission connection and reinforcement infrastructure required for nuclear new build generation.
Also, our utilities consulting experts can provide independent review reports and recommendations in situations where needed. We provided such services for a natural gas transmission system rupture in California in 2010.
- Supply, demand, & price forecasting
- Strategic planning & site supervision
- Site/routing selection
- Environmental assessment/planning
- Electric distribution reliability assessments
- Conceptual & detailed design
- Grid/transmission system connections
- Gas pipelines
- Gas pipeline integrity management
- Underground gas storage facilities
- Carbon capture & storage
- Emissions controls
- Compressor stations, minimum offtake connections, and conditioning plants
Keeping the world connected together.
While the wireless world is ever-changing, demand for innovative technology and long term support services remains constant and we are at the forefront of creating a new generation of communication infrastructure. In fact, Jacobs is ranked #4 in ENR's Top 20 Design Firms for the telecommunications sector in 2014.
Whether it is a 1,200 mile wireless broadband and backhaul network, a public safety and first responder P25 compliant interoperable radio system, an upgraded distributed antenna system (DAS), or the latest 4G LTE networks for a cellular provider, we deliver major projects for our clients.
We are able to respond to today's explosive voice and data needs with services including real estate and site acquisition, needs assessment, infrastructure engineering, system integration, procurement, program and construction management, operations and maintenance, and disaster recovery.
Working closely with clients, we combine our telecommunications experience with our BeyondZero® safety culture to design and safely construct cell towers, switch facilities, microwave and fiber optic systems, and underground vaults.
An example of our safety focus in the telecommunications industry is our complete commitment to the Wireless Industry Safety Task Force’s Tie-off 24/7 Campaign. View the National Association of Tower Erectors video featuring Jacobs' Senior HSE Manager Joan Roof talking about the importance of fall protection measures.
- Network demand analysis
- Network architecture
- Reliability analysis
- Equipment selection
- Disaster recovery
- Tower load analysis
- RF engineering
- Network operations center operations & maintenance
- High profile event operations
- Commissioning & integration