In a difficult economic situation with ever-growing environmental challenges, energy sector companies must optimise their product assets. This is true throughout the value chain: prospecting (in Europe, there is a lack of land for new sites), infrastructure engineering and construction, site operation and maintenance, as well as waste processing and equipment decommissioning.
The challenges lie in the emergence of new infrastructures (power plants, factories, farms, etc.), based sometimes on new technologies, as well as in the renovation of ageing power plants and factories, to make them more efficient, safer and more profitable.
The link between engineering and construction on the one hand and operation and maintenance on the other is becoming critical and calls for collaboration between major manufacturers in a context where policy, economic, geological and technical challenges are giving rise to increasingly drastic regulations.