Having firmly established itself within the energy sector, SOCOTEC serves as a provider for a number of key players within the industry, including some of the UK’s major generators. With an unrivalled breadth of service offering industry-leading technical expertise, our teams can offer a bespoke testing, inspection and compliance suite to support any energy project.

UK energy sector

As the UK energy industry shifts its policy and impetus away from traditional fossil fuel reliance, SOCOTEC has evolved to cater for the needs of a changing market. In an industry that accounts for 10% of total investment and over 50% of industrial investment, SOCOTEC understands the need for a broad portfolio of services that can capture the need for a more carbon neutral future. DECC projections predict the renewables sector will account for 56% of energy generation in the UK by 2050, and SOCOTEC is fully committed to supporting growth in this area.

We offer UKAS-accredited testing, inspection and compliance services that cover a variety of energy projects and sectors, including:

Solid biofuel

Energy & Utilities

Energy and fuel supply

Whether you are supplying wholesale energy to the grid or fuel for electricity generation, SOCOTEC can help. With over 50 million tonnes of solid fuel produced per annum, we are active across the UK, with dedicated inspection and sampling teams available to support on the following services:

  • Sampling and analysis of solid fuel for producers and offtakers
  • Sampling and analysis of imported cargoes thanks to the presence of our experienced team at all major UK ports
  • Specialist coal sampling and analysis including bores, cores and stock evaluation/exploration (both in the UK and internationally).

 

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Whether you are supplying wholesale energy to the grid or fuel for electricity generation, SOCOTEC can help. With over 50 million tonnes of solid fuel produced per annum, we are active across the UK, with dedicated inspection and sampling teams available to support on the following services:

  • Sampling and analysis of solid fuel for producers and offtakers
  • Sampling and analysis of imported cargoes thanks to the presence of our experienced team at all major UK ports
  • Specialist coal sampling and analysis including bores, cores and stock evaluation/exploration (both in the UK and internationally).

 

Emissions monitoring

Energy & Utilities

Electricity generation

With power generation currently dominated by a growing renewables sector, a mixture of fossil fuels (predominantly coal and gas) and nuclear, SOCOTEC has the capability to support your business in all of these areas. Our team of experts also have unparalleled expertise and technical know-how encompassing all solid fuels and generation technologies, with on-site facilities present at many generator sites. Services include:

In a world where carbon comes at a high price, SOCOTEC provides a range of market-leading, bespoke services to biomass generators, including Drax and RWE Tilbury. With a technical team that is driving the way in which the industry analyses biomass, SOCOTEC is your perfect partner for biomass expertiseclick here to find out more.

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With power generation currently dominated by a growing renewables sector, a mixture of fossil fuels (predominantly coal and gas) and nuclear, SOCOTEC has the capability to support your business in all of these areas. Our team of experts also have unparalleled expertise and technical know-how encompassing all solid fuels and generation technologies, with on-site facilities present at many generator sites. Services include:

In a world where carbon comes at a high price, SOCOTEC provides a range of market-leading, bespoke services to biomass generators, including Drax and RWE Tilbury. With a technical team that is driving the way in which the industry analyses biomass, SOCOTEC is your perfect partner for biomass expertiseclick here to find out more.

IBA

Energy & Utilities

Energy from Waste

Furthermore, as generators strive to reduce emissions and waste processors look to reduce landfill, an increasing number of energy from waste plants will emerge as a viable sustainable and alternative energy form. SOCOTEC has a broad service offering within the waste sector, including:

Ground investigation is also available to all generators currently planning large scale wind farm projects.

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Furthermore, as generators strive to reduce emissions and waste processors look to reduce landfill, an increasing number of energy from waste plants will emerge as a viable sustainable and alternative energy form. SOCOTEC has a broad service offering within the waste sector, including:

Ground investigation is also available to all generators currently planning large scale wind farm projects.

Oil condition

Energy & Utilities

Transmission and distribution networks

SOCOTEC has the capability to support large scale transmission and distribution projects either at project inception via infrastructure and construction services, or during operation through compliance testing services. Examples of services we offer in this area include:

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SOCOTEC has the capability to support large scale transmission and distribution projects either at project inception via infrastructure and construction services, or during operation through compliance testing services. Examples of services we offer in this area include:

Biomass

Energy & Utilities

Energy regulation

For those operating within the renewables market, SOCOTEC can assist when your business is required to complete your Fuel Measurement and Sampling (FMS) questionnaire prior to any Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) claim. We can also ensure compliance with sampling and analytical standards by helping you to produce bespoke sampling plans that will meet Ofgem’s criteria in the following areas:

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For those operating within the renewables market, SOCOTEC can assist when your business is required to complete your Fuel Measurement and Sampling (FMS) questionnaire prior to any Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) claim. We can also ensure compliance with sampling and analytical standards by helping you to produce bespoke sampling plans that will meet Ofgem’s criteria in the following areas:

Carbon reduction

Energy & Utilities

Energy management

As the UK continues to shift its focus towards renewable energy, SOCOTEC is committed to helping organisations with their energy management requirements, assessing current energy consumption levels and identifying ways in which to reduce a business’ carbon footprint and associated costs. Ways in which we can provide support include:  

 

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As the UK continues to shift its focus towards renewable energy, SOCOTEC is committed to helping organisations with their energy management requirements, assessing current energy consumption levels and identifying ways in which to reduce a business’ carbon footprint and associated costs. Ways in which we can provide support include:  

 

Utility surveyor

Energy & Utilities

Utilities management

When working on or near to buried services, SOCOTEC’s Ground Investigation team can locate and provide a clear understanding of the depth and location of all underground utilities assets, including high voltage electricity wires, metallic and plastic pipes, drainage runs, as well as electric, communication and fibre optic cables. All utility surveys are carried out in line with PAS128 specifications and can be provided in a number of formats to meet your organisation’s project requirements. Click here to find out how we can help your organisation safely manage its utilities.

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When working on or near to buried services, SOCOTEC’s Ground Investigation team can locate and provide a clear understanding of the depth and location of all underground utilities assets, including high voltage electricity wires, metallic and plastic pipes, drainage runs, as well as electric, communication and fibre optic cables. All utility surveys are carried out in line with PAS128 specifications and can be provided in a number of formats to meet your organisation’s project requirements. Click here to find out how we can help your organisation safely manage its utilities.

Renewable energy

Energy & Utilities

Energy efficiency

SOCOTEC’s Health & Safety Consultancy also offers a number of services to ensure that buildings can become more energy efficient. Our team of qualified professionals can carry out TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections to assess the efficiency of a building’s air conditioning system, determining how and where this energy is used and highlighting any areas for improvement. We can also identify the feasibility of renewable energy solutions for your organisation’s premises and processes, helping to implement these where practicable.   

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SOCOTEC’s Health & Safety Consultancy also offers a number of services to ensure that buildings can become more energy efficient. Our team of qualified professionals can carry out TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections to assess the efficiency of a building’s air conditioning system, determining how and where this energy is used and highlighting any areas for improvement. We can also identify the feasibility of renewable energy solutions for your organisation’s premises and processes, helping to implement these where practicable.