IEDG supports boards, investors, executive leadership and organizations to initiate and execute large scale projects and ventures across a wide range of sectors. We help our clients navigate the complex challenges of developing and executing major capital projects and programs to maximize the value and benefit of every dollar.
Every member of our team has deep experience across a broad spectrum of industries. We can help you evaluate investment opportunities; conduct due diligence investigations; set up project governance processes that suit your needs; and get troubled projects back on track.
Our team has worked on some of the world’s largest and most complex projects – from overseeing the design and build of key elements of the world’s largest oil refinery in Jamnagar, India; developing windmill and waste to energy projects in Ontario; investigating tidal power delivery in the Bay of Fundy; building nuclear power plants across the US and Canada; and assessing the Pasqualama gold and copper mine in Chile and Argentina.
As experienced industry professionals who understand your business, we are uniquely qualified and committed to help set your venture up to deliver results and project certainty.
Whether it’s subway system extensions or new lines, terminals, new bridges or tunnels, each transportation project has its own set of challenges depending on the project, location and governing/ operating bodies involved. No matter what the circumstances, our associates can help investors or potential new Public-Private-Partnerships evaluate the prospect and then set the project up for success.
Ports and terminals offer technical challenges very specific to the location. Governmental regulations, tides, weather, commodities being loaded or offloaded, conditions of the shoreline, environmental sensitivities, depth of the water and ships to be serviced–all contribute to the complexities of designing and building port and terminal facilities. Any one of these factors could contribute to the eventual go or no-go decision for the project and must be evaluated carefully prior to a decision to proceed.
Pipeline projects, be they for bitumen, gas, crude oil, slurry or water are technically relatively simple. The difficult part of these projects is the land management, permitting, coordination, infrastructure and logistics. Development teams that have not accounted for the risks and complexity of these issues leave the project open to the potential for large delays, stoppages and costs.
With an aging existing transmission infrastructure, and windmill and solar power sites located in remote locations, new transmission lines are required across some of the most remote and inaccessible terrain in North America. This can lead to a variety of challenging circumstances when they need to be rebuilt or upgraded.
Telecommunications systems require complex logistics, permitting and scheduling processes that necessitate a level of planning and coordination not required on other industry projects.
IEDG associates have experience with Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs), CANDU reactors, refurbishments, outages, steam generator replacements and general sustaining capital programs. Several of our associates have been involved in the building of nuclear power plants from scratch. Sensitivity to regulation, radiation safety and minimizing outage duration is key to the success of projects in the nuclear industry today.
Windmills, solar power, hydropower, energy from waste and even tidal generation projects all have different, very specific drivers and issues. Each of these types of projects bring their own very specific risks and projects require a customized approach depending on the region, project drivers and regulations.
Although somewhat out of favor today, there is no substitute for oil and gas fired facilities to provide base load and peaking power. For coal fired power plants carbon sequestration may be a solution as an option to minimize environmental and community pushback.
Mining projects often need significant infrastructure in the forms of roads, rail, pipelines, conveyors, ports, loading facilities, airstrips, power plants and camp facilities. Given the remote locations in many cases, infrastructure can account for 50% of the cost of the project. Sometimes the biggest challenges on these projects is the logistics of getting equipment, materials and people to and from the site.
Of all the industries, oil and gas projects are perhaps the most technically complex with thousands of miles of pipe and hundreds of pieces of equipment and tens of thousands of instruments in each facility, these projects require a strong connection between the engineering, supplier and construction teams to ensure success.
More and more the heavy industrial facilities like automobile manufacturing facilities or chemical plants require robotics and automation. Facilities in North America are less and less dependant on people to operate. The high degree of mechanization however requires more and more design, planning and testing before the facility can be turned over to operations.