Energy, utilities and waste

Supporting critical infrastructure and utilities

We help organisations with policy, investment, operational decisions and with the practical implementation, adding value by enabling them to maximise impact and minimise risk.

End-to-end support for complex industry challenges

We provide innovative solutions tailored to your needs, supported by multi-disciplinary experts with decades of experience in delivery of energy, waste and water projects around the world.

Our team of experts provide the support to develop policies and strategies that support the transition to a low carbon and sustainable economy. Our energy, water and waste management experts will support you across the lifecycle of your policy or strategy development from needs assessment, definition of objectives and the related intervention logic development, right through to the requirements for effective implementation.

The energy, waste and water industry are under constant pressure from government, regulators and consumers to deliver innovation in the services delivered. Ricardo's multi-disciplinary team of technical experts, engineers, scientist and digital specialists has enabled us to deliver industry leading innovation to meet complex industry challenges.

Ricardo has supported organisations with in-depth analysis of pre-project feasibility and in understanding the impacts of associated regulations and permits. From assessment of available technology, commercial models for efficient return on investment through to supporting applications for environmental permits. 

Ricardo has supported operators across the energy, waste and water industry across the full lifecycle of their project, technology and infrastructure development. We help provide robust evidence that supports effective and timely decision making, and which helps to protect investment at each step of the project. our support to vendors, investors and legal firms includes:

  • Technical & Environmental Due Diligence
  • Sustainability Due Diligence 
  • Techno-economic modelling
  • Third party validation services
  • Investment-grade proposals 
  • Investor decision support
  • Expert witness

Our multi-disciplinary team of expert engineers can provide implementation support, to give you peace of mind that your project will achieve its intended targets and objectives. I support includes workng with your contractor to ensure their design and subsequent construction meets the functionality and performance requirements. Our support includes:

  • On-site monitoring.
  • Reporting that works undertaken by the EPC contractor are in accordance with the specification.
  • Witness tests, inspections, quality checks
  • Monitoring the completion and commissioning process.
  • Monitoring the take over and acceptance processes.
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Energy, utilities and waste

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Energy, utilities and waste


Our experts specialise in providing innovative, practical and deliverable expertise that is supported by our robust tried and tested methodologies.

We work with businesses to maximise benefit and avoid risks on their sustainability journey.

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Providing expertise to support your chemical operations and sustainable growth.

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Ricardo supports utilities, mining, resources, healthcare and the public sector to develop, deliver and manage their projects and assets.

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World-leading environmental, energy and policy modelling to create a safe and sustainable world.

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Ricardo specialise in high-performance, niche volume manufacturing and assembly for complex, precision, electromechanical products and offer world-class industrialisation consultancy

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As a leading industrial and manufacturing expert, we provide a world-class industrialisation consultancy service to help our clients manufacture their complex and innovative products.

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Ricardo's strategic consultancy services enables our clients to navigate complexity in a disrupted world.

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Ricardo's strategic consultancy offering enables our clients to navigate complexity in a disrupted world.

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Ricardo offers world-class technical consulting services to enable our customers to get the most from their products and services in the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors.

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We can support your organisation with scientifically robust and high quality approaches to energy transition to deliver you value across a wide range of areas.

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Learn more about our leading engineering, design and design services.

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Experts in delivering innovative system engineering and integration solutions towards a safe and sustainable future.

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