For over 300 years the UK has developed and maintained a
reputation as the home of some of the world’s most intricate,
innovative and challenging industrial projects, as well as
providing some of its most renowned and skilled practitioners.
Capita Symonds brings world class project management, design,
engineering, operations and maintenance expertise to schemes across
the industrial sector including electricity; gas; water;
telecommunications; manufacturing; nuclear; and carbon capture and
As well as providing a range of skills and services we work
closely with all project stakeholders from the policy stage through
to final commissioning to ensure that schemes are successfully
delivered in a sustainable, innovative, safe and cost effective
We have even developed our own SMART (Survey, Model, Asset &
Research Technologies) tools which give us a competitive edge in
project delivery by providing both our clients and our teams with
simple, handheld or online access to services.
Some of our key industrial projects include:
Milford Haven Gas Pipeline: this £1bn project
involved the construction of a 300km pipeline from Milford Haven in
West Wales to Gloucestershire which is capable of carrying a fifth
of the natural gas required by the UK. Capita Symonds provided full
project services on two of the pipeline’s major sections in South
Wales - Milford Haven to Aberdulais (120km) and Felindre to Brecon
The project means that vast double-hulled vessels can now carry
Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) from Qatar’s titanic North Field - the
world’s biggest liquid natural gas reservoir - to Milford Haven.
The Welsh terminal then regasifies the LNG and sends it through the
pipeline under high pressure to tens of thousands of businesses and
households across Britain and Europe.
Carbon Capture: we are applying our extensive
expertise in gas pipelines to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS),
which the Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change
(DECC) believes has the potential to reduce CO2 emitted from fossil
fuel power stations by up to 90% (it is estimated that power
stations account for around a third of UK CO2 emissions).
CCS is a three-step process which includes capturing the CO2
from power plants and other industrial sources; transporting it,
usually via pipelines, to storage points; and storing it safely in
geological sites such as deep saline formations or depleted oil and
gas fields. Capita Symonds has been working with a number of major
energy companies on various aspects of the process including
assessing the options for compressing the CO2 along the pipeline
network from the CO2 capture sites to the storage locations.
Find out more about our work
across all industrial sectors