Karen Atkinson: Chief Operating Officer, South East Asia
Also, the transition to renewables is becoming more pronounced as societies face concerns over climate change and energy security.
We are committed to helping our clients innovate towards a more sustainable world, powered by clean and affordable energy. SMEC has established an extensive renewable energy portfolio spanning solar, wind and hydropower. SMEC and the Surbana Jurong Group have also built sophisticated capability in the design and integration of hydrogen and green ammonia production, storage, and distribution infrastructure.
The renewables sector remains a complex industry to navigate. Working with global experts, we are guiding a transition towards renewable energy production, battery storage, grid integration and distribution to help power our homes, vehicles, and industries.
SMEC is applying our market knowledge to develop customised pathways for clients, considering technological implications, commercial assessments, and local regulatory knowledge. As an active member of the International Hydropower Association, we are committed to responsible energy transition, safeguarding communities through rigorous stakeholder engagement and ecological assessment.
Sustainable hydropower is a renewable source of energy which will play a crucial role in achieving global climate and development goals, we spoke to Zaglul Khandkar, SMEC industry specialist and one of twelve globally accredited Hydropower Sustainability Council (HSC) Assessors.
Snowy 2.0 is the next generation of the iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme, and construction of this major pumped-hydro project is well underway.
Rarely will a solar farm project with a perfectly rectangular and level site come across your desk. Instead, engineers are likely to see sites with challenges, such as irregular boundaries, varying slopes, wetland zones and undulating terrain. And that illusive perfect site? Chances are it's neither the ideal length nor the ideal width to accommodate the solar tracker system specified for the project – at least not seamlessly.