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Clean energy and decarbonisation

At Costain, we recognise the pressing need for the UK to increase the pace of decarbonisation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The UK has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To meet this target, we must make significant changes in the way we heat our homes, power industry, generate electricity and fuel our vehicles.

The Costain solution

Our engineering and consultancy experts do this by shaping strategy, defining technology solutions, complex project delivery and asset optimisation.

Specialist services

Nuclear

We help our clients get the best results from their investment by providing advice, engineering, design and management expertise in all aspects of project delivery from concept, through construction and commissioning, to decommissioning and disposal.

Our consultants work in nuclear new build, asset optimisation and life extension, and decommissioning; developing ground-breaking technologies to safely manage and reduce the volume of the UK’s legacy waste.

Learn more about our expertise in nuclear.

Hydrogen

Costain has been carrying out consultancy and engineering in hydrogen and CCUS for over 70 years. Our gas processing and safe gas handling knowledge make us the best people to support the deployment of hydrogen and CCUS. We are at the forefront of transforming the entire hydrogen value chain, from production, storage, deblending and distribution to carbon capture and storage. We have the knowledge and experience to shape the future of the UK’s power, transport and heating sectors.

We are helping our clients create climate change action-plans that enable them to meet their objectives in implementing a net zero strategy. We do this by helping our clients shape their path to net zero and guiding them to deliver by implementing our innovative consultancy, asset optimisation, technology and complex delivery services.

Learn more about our hydrogen capability.

Renewables

Renewables will play a vital role in producing increasing amounts of clean energy to accommodate the demands of electric vehicles and hydrogen production. Our unique intellectual property for renewables and sustainability solutions mean we can help clients by: 

  • Creating cost effective, highly efficient schemes to convert renewable electricity into hydrogen
  • Developing schemes from concept, feasibility and FEED
  • Providing planning and environmental consultancy
  • Supporting final investment decisions through generation of investment grade CAPEX and OPEX
  • Consulting on suitable location and design for new renewable projects
  • Offering programme management and project evaluation
  • Providing asset management advice and optimisation of assets.

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