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 storage.
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 manner.
We are also at the forefront of new
developments across the sector. One of the latest challenges has
been the rise of the low carbon economy which has led to us
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
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 such as virtual walkthroughs; intelligent
P&ID’s (Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams); computerised maintenance management systems; asset
documentation & management systems; laser scanning; navigable
panoramic photographic surveys; 3D design; visualisation &
animation; software development & integration; database
engineering; and research & development projects.