Evolving Energy Infrastructure
We’re sustainably delivering, storing, and protecting power. Our team of project managers and technical specialists is the best in the industry, because we learn the unique nature of our customers’ project requirements and provide them with integrated solutions designed for optimal performance. To achieve this, we combine agility, innovation, and technology with a deep understanding of unique projects and evolving energy infrastructure. From environmental remediation and program management to transmission and distribution (T&D), we partner with customers to solve energy challenges.
Miles Of Experience
With experience for miles, we’ve managed fossil fuel projects across the US and engineered and designed 250 new/upgraded substations. We’ve helped develop alternative and renewable energy sources and supported research and development at the US National Energy Technology Laboratory. By tackling energy challenges with technology solutions and partners, we build resilience, streamline maintenance, and improve operations.
Our capabilities across energy markets include the following:
- Project/program management
- Planning and preliminary engineering
- Construction management
- Safety management
- Project controls/reporting
- Quality assurance/quality control
Performance Drives Progress
By harnessing resources and expertise, we support energy projects from strategic planning through detailed design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and operations. Our service offerings include the following:
Transmission And Distribution (T&D)
Parsons has over 30 years of experience working on transmission and distribution projects. We offer a full range of engineering and design services required to put systems in commercial operation. From new line additions and extensions to capacity upgrades, 5kV through 765kV, we deliver overhead and underground T&D projects. In addition to leading electrification and grid modernization efforts, we help develop and interconnect renewable generation sources. To address critical energy needs in remote areas, we implement reliable and resilient improvements.
Our team includes talented engineers and scientists with expertise in T&D line design and load-flow and short-circuit studies. It also numbers experts in pole-line maintenance and inspection, surveying, power quality, system coordination and protection, and distribution automation. Much is required to maximize efficiencies in T&D lines, and our skilled experts are well versed in the latest technologies, renewable integration techniques and systems, and conservation tools.
Whether modifying existing facilities or providing greenfield designs for new ones, substation projects pose technical, environmental, regulatory, and physical hurdles—and we’re up for the challenge. We offer a wide range of technical expertise and tools to develop creative solutions that meet your needs and expectations. From medium-voltage commercial needs through 500kV utility applications, we assist with obtaining the required easements, licenses, and permits.
Additional services include the following:
- Site selection
- Gas insulated design
- Structure design
- Licensing and permitting
- Foundation design
- Grounding plans
- Equipment specifications
- O&M plans
We’ve executed and provided professional services for substation projects and programs for over 30 years. Through self-performance and partnerships with industry leaders, we’ve delivered services ranging from program management to design engineering to full engineering, procurement, and construction. We procure the required easements, licenses, and permits our clients need to perform the work, and we have the ability and expertise necessary to make the right decisions and implement the perfect strategies on every project. Our proven project controls systems and intense focus on safety and quality bring projects in on time and within budget.
We offer a full range of services for dams, reservoirs, and hydroelectric facilities. With a total generating capacity of more than 25,000MW, we’ve completed over 100 hydroelectric and water resource projects. The projects cover operating heads from low-head Kaplan bulb and tube turbines to Francis units and high-head impulse units.
Our capabilities also include the following:
- Conventional high-, medium-, and low-head hydroelectric
- Pumped storage
Renewable Power Generation
The world’s energy market is changing due to limited resources, increasing demands, fluctuating prices, and combatting climate change. Yet Parsons continues to maintain a leading position in the industry. We do this by providing our customers with the most modern and innovative technology for projects across the globe.
Sustainability is one of our core values, and we have a long history of promoting it across our markets. Major energy producers, consumers, utilities, and the federal government seek to reduce their carbon footprints. Our state-of-the-art tools help with this challenge, not to mention our expertise in planning, designing, and building facilities that use wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and alternative fuels.
Gas Transmission, Distribution, And Storage
We’ve completed over 150 pipeline projects that include oil and gas field developments, gas processing plants, and import/export terminals. Other examples involve flood mitigation, pump stations, compressor stations, meters, and storage-tank farms. The 21,000 miles of pipeline we’ve supported includes gas and water that we designed and managed for power plants. These include large-diameter pipelines—with multiple booster stations—that transport oil, gas, refined products, and water for hundreds of miles. We also offer planning, project management, design, procurement, and construction. In addition, we have engineering services such as scoping, front-end engineering design, and detailed design.
Innovative Technology Solutions
Much of the infrastructure that utilities currently rely on are decades old. Power generation and distribution technology hasn’t evolved at the same rate as almost any other industry. With technology solutions that build resilience, streamline maintenance, and improve operations, we’re here to help. Our core services can design, build, and maintain the grid while minimizing its impact on the environment.
Our teams have successfully managed programs of all shapes and sizes. With full-service offerings, no matter the complexity of your project, our team can help make it a success.
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