Case Study

EDF Renewables

ClientEDF Renewables
LocationEMEA
ProjectWind Farms and Battery Storage Units
SectorRenewables
ServiceFull Quantity Surveying Services

CHP’s relationship with EDF Renewables started in 2012 with commercial support on the 48 turbine Fallago Rig project. Previously, EDF had used project managers throughout end-to-end delivery of their wind farm projects. However, when the CHP team stepped in, it became immediately apparent to the client how the QS specialism was far more beneficial and necessary to the commercial management of their projects. From investment appraisals to post contract involvement, the intricacies and scale of bringing a wind farm to life benefit from every tier of the QS delivery process.

Since 2012, CHP has worked on an ever-growing list of onshore and offshore projects across the UK that, to date, boast a combined total of over 220 turbines. EDF estimate that this quantity of turbines can produce enough energy to power nearly 400,000 homes annually.

In association with the EDF development, construction and finance teams, CHP has established, implemented and maintained construction cost management processes for budgeting and commercial management of wind farm projects. This has included procurement, cost planning, cost management and cost reporting processes, forms and documents.

Achievement

Exceptional Health & Safety success rate on every project. All projects delivered to cost, time and quality requirements of the client

Challenge

Some of the locations of projects have been in hard to access, weather constrained areas, which have applied additional cost and time pressures in some cases

CHP have supported us with commercial, contract and procurement support in Onshore Renewables over the last 7 years As a company they just ‘seem to get it’ and deliver exactly what their client requires. A hugely professional organisation with an abundance of capability and experience essential when delivering complex projects
John Penman (EDF Renewables, Project Director)

In addition to wind farm projects, CHP has provided commercial management services on the West Burton B Battery Storage Project, one of Europe’s largest battery storage facilities, starting from investment appraisals and seeing the project all the way through to handover to the EDF Asset Management Team.

CHP has provided procurement and commercial management support services to EDF on the 54 turbine, 450MW, Neart na Gaoithe offshore.

Due to the successful delivery of projects across the UK, CHP has been providing support, advice and assistance to the EDF Renewables team in Israel since 2017.