The energy shift accelerates. The mix of clean technologies gaining policymaker and investor attention is broadening. The tensions between decarbonising power grids and ensuring reliable and affordable power supply is leading governments and companies to carefully and quickly consider an expanding range of clean energy technologies. It is expected that the interest in 2022 will grow on alternatives like battery energy storage systems, offshore wind, low-carbon hydrogen, carbon capture and storage (CCS), and nuclear.
The current forecasts predict that the demand for gas will increase compared to oil and coal over the next 20 years as the world moves towards low-emission energy sources. Furthermore, as The European Commission has set targets to cut the EU’s dependency on Russian gas by two-thirds this year, and end its reliance on Russian supplies of the fuel “well before 2030”, the energy shift accelerates. The energy crisis consequently drives the shift from centralised solutions to decentralised country-specific solutions, enabling a lower dependence on other countries.
How does Citec fit in? First of all, we have been providing multi-discipline engineering services to leading industrial companies within the energy sector for more than 30 years. Secondly, one of our core values is impact. We aim to work with environmentally beneficial projects and safety design solutions. This means that besides having a passion for delivering exceptional results and succeeding together with our customers, we want to make sure that our impact on the environment is positive.
Thirdly, in line with our vision, we want to help customers to achieve their strategic business and sustainability targets. What does this mean? To put it shortly, it means that in our customer projects, in an ever-increasing manner, we target to proactively reduce the projects overall environmental impact, such as air emissions, effluent discharges, waste arising, land contamination and use of resources. We strive for environmentally sustainable solutions such as modular design, optimised material use and optimised transportation to sites as well as digital solutions to our customers. We bring technically sustainable solutions to projects through value engineering.
As an engineering service provider, we have set the following outline; our focus is to have strong capabilities in a specific set of technologies to support our customers in designing sustainable solutions. Besides developing our internal competence continuously, we focus on the following strategically selected areas from which we have solid experience from:
- Renewable fuels such as biogas, green hydrogen and hydrogen derivatives
- Carbon capture (utilisation) and storage
- Renewable (thermal) energy storage and other heat integration solutions (such as heat pumping)
To add on, our track-record from nuclear and what could be called a transition phase solution, LNG, is solid.
In the forthcoming months we will regularly revisit our offerings to help solve the much needed and rapid energy transition. We will return soon with more key points on LNG and continue with more sustainable solutions along the way. Stay tuned!