Energy Supply, Generation and Regulation

As an established provider, SOCOTEC offers testing, inspection and compliance services to some of the largest power generators nationwide.

As the UK Energy industry shifts from traditional fossil fuel reliance to a growing renewables sector, SOCOTEC has evolved to cater for the needs of a changing market.Whether you are supplying wholesale energy to the grid, supplying fuel for electricity generation, or supplying new technologies, our fuel analysis and guidance can help you to achieve consistent fuel quality. With over 25 million tonnes of solid fuel certified per annum, SOCOTEC is active at all major ports with dedicated inspection and sampling teams.

SOCOTEC has the capability to support large scale transmission and distribution projects either at project inception via our infrastructure and construction, or during operation through compliance testing services.

Our Services:

  • Sampling and analysis of a range of fuels
  • Cargo superintendency and draft survey
  • On site laboratories
  • Advice and consultancy

Solid Biofuels

As the largest independent solid fuel inspection company in the UK, SOCOTEC provides an extensive range of accredited analytical services with guaranteed integrity of data.

Solid Recovered Fuels / Refuse Derived Fuels

SRF and RDF are fast becoming energy commodities and as the UK’s leading testing provider, SOCOTEC understands how your market is evolving.

Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA)

As part of our portfolio of services, we offer Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) preparation, testing and analysis. Our environmental chemistry laboratory has vast experience in testing IBA and has even developed a methodology to reduce turnaround times to five days.

Incinerator Bottom Ash

Nuclear 

SOCOTEC’s well-established radiochemical laboratory offers the nuclear industry a broad range of radiochemical testing and analysis services on a variety of sample matrices.

Nuclear 

Stack Emissions

Our stack emissions monitoring business is one of the largest established MCERTS & UKAS accredited consultancies. We offer a comprehensive range of services, from routine monitoring for environmental compliance to calibration of emissions monitoring systems.

Stack Emissions

Compliance

Our experts also have a detailed understanding of the legislation and guidance you need to be compliant. Having worked closely with Ofgem, SOCOTEC can:

  • Assist you in completing your initial Fuel Measurement and Sampling (FMS) questionnaire
  • Provide you with bespoke sampling plans
  • Provide advice on all matters relating to biofuel quality
  • Help determine the correct amount of Renewable Certificates (ROCs) for our clients

Further to this, SOCOTEC can provide technical audits of mechanical sampling systems, undertake bias tests and even provide upfront bespoke consultancy regarding the application and design of your sampling system.

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