The wave and tidal renewable energy segment encompasses relatively new and rapidly growing renewable generation technologies that access the wave and tidal movements in oceans and seas. Advances in marine turbine technologies provide many commercially viable project opportunities for utility-scale applications as off-shore generation fleet configurations near major coastal energy markets. The round of wave and tidal generation projects may be particularly feasible in areas where large off-shore wind farms are already operational (whereby necessary transmission cables and infrastructure is already available). In fact, in a number of European coastal areas, numerous wave and tidal "pilot projects" are already progressing.
DCS experts can assist developers, governments, utilities, off-shore wind farm operators and other potential participants and stakeholders in the economic and commercial evaluation of wave and tidal generation projects. We also continue to follow the ongoing technological advances in wave and tidal technologies which may render broader applications for utility-scale wave and tidal generation projects the future.
DCS experts can assist building owners, industrial companies, and district heating and cooling providers and other potential users of geothermal energy evaluate whether existing geothermal technology is appropriate and cost effective under their circumstances. We also continue to follow technological advance in deep drilling and related technologies which may render utility-scale geothermal power, heat and cooling plants commercially viable in a wider range of geological circumstances in the future.
Our advisory services can help our clients align the capabilities of the counterparty's capital and "know-how", efficiencies, life-cycle operational and maintenance discipline, and management resources with the public sector objectives of most efficiently providing and ensuring safe, reliable, and efficient electricity generation to citizens and business users at affordable prices (energy tariffs, fees and taxes). We can also assist our clients in identifying and procuring suitable vendors, technology and service providers in the wave and tidal renewable energy segment. Our experts have significant experience and competence in delivering renewables assets under various development, financing, operating and ownership models, including Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC), Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM), Operations & Maintenance (O&M), Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO), Design-Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (DBOOT), and similar variations. We also have significant experience advising on Public-Private Partnership (P3), privatization and M&A transactions within the energy and utilities sector. Our broad and global experience includes all forms of P3 models, under regulated or deregulated tariff regimes, offtake agreements (such as various forms of PPAs and CfDs and similar contractual agreements), availability payment, as well as stock/share, trade and asset sales/acquisitions and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) with respect to energy and utilities companies and assets.
Within the wave and tidal energy segment, DCS experts maintain relationships with related project consultants and participants including: both international and local legal advisors; technical, engineering and environmental/social advisors, economic/market consultants; contractors, vendors and technology providers; strategic and financial equity sponsors; lenders (including commercial lenders, international/development financial institutions (IFIs/DFIs), Export Credit Agencies and Export-Import Banks (ECA/Ex-IMs), institutional lenders, bond funds and investment banks) and credit rating agencies (if necessary). We are always prepared and highly experienced in taking on a lead transaction advisory or project/program management role where we coordinate and manage (in some cases, procure and retain via subcontract) various technical, legal and other consultants required for the project. On behalf of our clients we are prepared and accustomed to leading and concluding negotiations with governmental/public sector or equity sponsors, contractors and venders, lenders, rating agencies and regulators, on behalf of our clients, as may be relevant for a given client project.
In many client cases, there may also be a significant nexus between wave and tidal energy generation projects, assets and businesses and other sectors that we specialize in, such as off-shore wind; oil & gas (wave and tidal energy applications in connection with off-shore drilling); transportation (wave and tidal generation in connection with maritime ports and transport); energy & utilities (transmission, distribution, sales and supply and trading); and, industrials (E&C, heavy industries). We are prepared to bring our complementary expertise in these other relevant sectors to our generation sector clients, as their specific client project may benefit.
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