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HSE & QA Services

Roadmap to a safe project

Protecting your project from top to bottom

In the past, accidents or fatal injuries have occured during the installation or servicing of wind farms with potentially lifelong consequences for those involved.

From a business perspective, the effects of these incidents can have long-term environmental impacts, reputational damage and a chance of major financial penalties and prosecution.  

We work closely with our clients to ensure that health and safety is paramount on all projects, conforming to both local and international standards, and that quality assurance is complied with throughout the project.  

 Road map for project success

K2 Management has a proven track record in building a successful road map for safe projects in all the main phases of a wind project. Find out more about our services by lifecycle stage below:

DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING

  • Development of country and project specific HSE and QA plans and systems.

TENDER AND CONTRACT

  • Development and implementation of HSE and QA project/employer requirements
  • Suppliers prequalification/evaluation according to ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISM code.

MANUFACTURING AND TRANSPORT

  • Supplier HSEQ system audit (ISO 9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18001)
  • Quality inspections
  • Non-conformities reporting and investigation
  • Corrective and preventive follow-up.
INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING
  • Site HSEQ management and supervision
  • Audit and inspection
  • KPI reporting and follow up
  • Quality control and follow up
  • Training in safe job analysis, toolbox talk and risk assessment
  • Accident, incident and nonconformities reporting and investigations
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Inspections (walk down).
OPERATIONS AND MAINTANCE
  • HSE and QA inspections.
 
"K2 Management really makes you grow"

“We are pleased to have K2 Management on our side supporting us with wind analysis and CFD services. K2 Management’s expertise in analyzing wind speed shifting behavior from onshore to offshore site provided us with an optimized, cost-effective solution in the measurement campaigns.

K2 Management’s support has been instrumental in the planning process for development of the offshore wind farm.”,

Mr. Y. U. Chung | SK E&C

"Bringing Deutsche Bucht to financial close"

"Northland Power has selected K2 Management for this role [full-scope construction management provider] as a result of their extensive track-record, and their significant contribution to bringing the project to financial close."

Morten Melin | Executive Vice President, Construction |Northland Power

"K2 Management was invaluable in this acquisition"

“K2 Management’s technical advice, financial insight and operational performance expertise was invaluable to us in this acquisition.”

ITOCHU Corporation

"Delivering offshore wind project management to Taiwan"

“The K2 Management team has very high professional competence in project management of offshore wind power projects. That is why we established a very strong relationship with them.”

Robert Tsai | Chairman | Formosa Wind Power Co. Ltd.

""The quality of the team [has been] outstanding.""

“K2 Management has really provided invaluable contribution to our projects in a way we never would have been able to organize. The quality of the team and the organization around it has been outstanding.”

Albert Jochems | Investment Director | Highland Group Holdings Ltd.

"Benefiting from global expertise and vast wind experience"

We are delighted to appoint K2 Management in this role and will look forward to benefiting from their global expertise and vast wind experience."

Olivier Duguet | CEO | The Blue Circle

"Energy yield assessment for due diligence"

"The energy yield assessment completed for the project financing...was quickly and efficiently supplied, and passed through the lender due diligence process with no material issues raised.”

Steve Williams, Senior Project Manager, Banks Renewables

""The CFD results were invaluable in our decision...""

“The supplied CFD modelling results were invaluable in our decision making process. Results and applied methods were clearly and concisely explained, allowing us, as developers, to put them to best possible use.”

Richard Seymour | Senior Project Manager | Infinergy

"Hands on experience and insights for great investments"

“Their hands-on experience and insights have given us the necessary comfort for investing and de-risking areas of concern,”

LI You | Investment Director | CGNEE

"Helping to grow John Laing's industry presence"

“We are delighted to have K2 Management on our side to help grow John Laing’s presence in the renewable energy sector.”

Edward Thompson | Commercial Director, Renewable Energy | John Laing

"A practical approach to problem solving for clients"

“K2 Management has a long proven track record and thereby a practical approach for finding solutions for its clients. We honor this way of working and are looking forward to be working with K2 Management again,“

Mikko Toivanen | COO and Co-founder | Ilmatar

""They really have our interests and problems in mind...""

“What I like about K2 Management is that they really have our interest and problems in mind [when] addressing technical issues. They don’t waste my time and they don’t spend too much time, they just come to me with the problem and the solution, and that is what I like.”

Bastian Schachtner | Director, Structured Finance Office | MUFG

""The team was thorough in its approach to this analysis...""

“The team was thorough in its approach to this analysis. It is clear they have an in-depth understanding of solar technology and yield analysis.”

Mirjam Tome | Project Development Engineer | RATCH Australia Corporation

Clients and projects

Health, safety and quality services for our clients' projects

  • Offshore
  • Due Diligence
  • Construction
  • Lender's Technical Advisor

LTA and construction monitoring role for Triton Knoll

K2 Management’s assignment with Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm began in its early stages, where we delivered a full Lenders’ Technical Advisor...

K2 Management’s assignment with Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm began in its early stages, where we delivered a full Lenders’ Technical Advisor role for our client over a two-year period.

Commencing in the feasibility phase, our assignment supported the client through the UK CFD auction process and the mandating of lenders until financial close.

The duration of our involvement meant that bankability considerations were accounted for throughout the development process and this allowed us to mitigate risk at an early stage and ensure that the business case was bankable for the CFD process.

 

 The scope of the LTA role saw us advising lenders on:

  • Permitting and environmental
  • Technical design (civil, electrical, turbine, grid connection)
  • Project participants
  • Construction contracts
  • Technical aspects of the financial model
  • Review of risk management and contingency sizing.

 

Triton Knoll was successful in the CFD auction project in 2018 and soon after financial close was achieved, we were awarded the construction monitoring role on the circa. 860 MW project.

The four-year construction monitoring mandate delivers monitoring of permitting, design, manufacturing and construction activities as well as monitoring of project expenditure on behalf of a consortium of international lenders.

Julian Garnsey, Project Director of Triton Knoll, said: “We are delighted to reach financial close so soon after bank launch; engaging with K2 Management as technical advisor from the early stages has allowed us together to develop a bankable and well-considered project from the beginning.”

Will Sheard, Director, Due Diligence added: “The drive for reducing the levelized cost of energy demands innovative and boundary-pushing approaches to design, financing, contracting and construction methodologies.”

“Sufficient de-risking to support financing and early involvement as technical advisor, as we have delivered on Triton Knoll, will become more common place to secure a robust business case from the earliest stages and we are already seeing a demand for this approach in projects competing in the next CFD auction round.”

  • Offshore
  • Owner's engineer
  • Project management
  • Construction
  • Construction and installation

Deutsche Bucht | Developing Deutsche Bucht

K2 Management delivered full scope construction management on the €1.4bn Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. 

Photo Credit: Northland Deutsche Bucht

K2 Management delivered full scope construction management on the €1.4bn Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. 

After supporting Highland Group Holding as owner’s engineer and technical advisor since 2013. K2 Management was awarded a lump sum service agreement by Northland Power after it acquired the project in 2017.  

The assignment's scope saw K2 Management deliver full construction management services, from the pre-construction phase through to the Commercial Operation Date, planned for 2019. 

This two-year scope for Northland Power included: 

  • HSE and quality management 
  • Technical management of project agreements
  • Construction monitoring 
  • Management of integration, time and cost, contracts and risk 
  • Providing procurement and technical advice for the duration of the project.

 

Morten Melin, Executive Vice President, Construction at Northland Power commented:

“DeBu is a large offshore project; having a full-scope construction management provider will help to ensure its success. Northland Power has selected K2 Management for this role as a result of their extensive track-record, and their significant contribution to bringing the project to financial close.”

 

Hear from K2 Management and Northland Power on the Deutsche Bucht project in this video...

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Our services for Highland Group Holding from 2013-17 included:

  • Wind energy and turbulence assessment
  • Scheduling
  • FEED study
  • Risk management
  • Interface management
  • Project structure development
  • Project organization development
  • Invitation to tender (ITT) structure development
  • ITT Management including employer’s requirements and annexes
  • Tender process management, including bid evaluation and contract negotiations
  • Foundation and substation design process management
  • Document management
  • Cost books management for all specified packages supporting financial advisor
  • Technical advisor on nacelle LiDAR based power curve measurements.

 

Hear what Northland Power's Boris Balan has to say about working with K2 Management: 

 

  • Onshore
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Construction and installation

Supporting Dam Nai, Vietnam to completion

The first foreign-owned wind farm in Vietnam, Dam Nai, has achieved successful completion, becoming commercially operational in early 2019. The...

The first foreign-owned wind farm in Vietnam, Dam Nai, has achieved successful completion, becoming commercially operational in early 2019. The project was developed in two phases using a multi-contracting strategy, split into three main contracts - turbine supply, civils, and substation.

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Appointed as owner’s engineer and responsible for project and construction management, K2 Management is proud to have created significant value for both clients and stakeholders.

The project, which is now in the operation and maintenance phase, comprises of 15 2.625MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, constructed across two project phases. The first phase, 7.875 MW, was completed in 2017/8 with the second phase becoming operational early 2019. The project has been developed by TSV and The Blue Circle with the sponsorship of Armstrong Asset Management. BIDV, a Vietnamese bank, participated in the financing of the project.

 

Turning challenges into opportunities

The project was not without its challenges - tight time constraints and integrating a high number of local workforces from different contractors made for a more complex challenge, heightened by the fact that Vietnam is a relatively new market for wind energy projects.

However, attributing the right expertise to deliver the owner’s engineer, project management, construction management and strong back-office engineering, meant the project was in good hands. The client did a fantastic job, developing this project in a particularly challenging environment. Daily collaboration between the client’s development team and K2 Management’s team made this project not only feasible but also a success story in the region.

Our scope

The project management role delivered support from the early stages of development through take over, including contractor evaluation and selection, contract drafting and negotiation, insurance management, project reporting, interface and contract management and regular progress monitoring.

With a full owner’s engineer scope (Civil, Electrical, and WTGs), K2 Management undertook a design review, site inspection of the entire balance of plant, particularly around critical milestones, and wind turbine and substation activities from factory inspections through final commissioning. The team also delivered ad-hoc support for urgent engineering issues using input from our site team.

In emerging markets like Vietnam common issues can arise, such as an immature or sometimes non-existent supply chain and inadequate infrastructure. These are not insurmountable problems and being able to flex and adapt to conditions and utilize what is available locally was a part of our Owner’s Engineer scope. This approach enabled us to both mitigate risks for the client but also to comply with local content regulations and maintain a robust business case.

The construction team collaborated closely with the developer on construction activities, contractor management, health and safety issues, construction quality, project documentation and planning to secure contract, timeline and budget compliance.

Celebrating project successes!

Having a good team was not the only thing key to the success of the project - communication also played an integral part. Our construction team consisted of both international and local staff, where an international mindset, experience and practices met with hands-on local knowledge. The team’s diversity ensured that compliance with local regulation and practices were met, while still maintaining an international standard of work.

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is inherent in everything we do at K2 Management, and we know that a generic HSE plan will not fit every project. The HSE plan created for Dam Nai was customized to suit the individual elements of the project while considering the local market to ensure that those working on the project were fully engaged, all the while complying with international best practice. By following this detailed and bespoke plan, no accidents were reported across more than 600,000 manhours on-the site during the last two years.

Edward Douglas, Partner at Armstrong Asset Management commented: “K2 Management has an excellent reputation in the region and brought the level of expertise and guidance required to successfully commission this project. Using their vast experience on energy projects combined with local knowledge and insight into how to get construction right, we are proud to see Dam Nai operational.”

“Armstrong has a mandate to invest in renewable energy projects in Asia, and the completion of Dam Nai will contribute to our energy development goals in Vietnam.”

Patrick Architta, Business Development Director at K2 Management, stated: “We were delighted to be appointed again in this role for Dam Nai and are proud to have seen this project through from the development phase to completion. With a mix of local professionals and international experts from across the energy sector, we had a strong team in place and this is reflected in the completion of this flagship wind project for Vietnam.”

  • Offshore
  • Owner's engineer
  • Construction
  • Construction and installation

Veja Mate | Supporting development and construction

"K2 Management offshore wind and project experience has been instrumental for the continued development and potential success of both projects....

Photo Credit: Veja Mate Offshore Wind GmbH

"K2 Management offshore wind and project experience has been instrumental for the continued development and potential success of both projects. As advisors, K2 Management has professionally managed the technical and engineering aspects of our offshore projects."

Financial close reached in short time

Construction of the 402 MW German offshore project was completed in less than 14 months and just 23 months after financial close. Commissioning activities on the last turbine were completed end May 2017 – 4 months ahead of agreed schedule and below the budget agreed at financial close.

During the construction period K2 Management supported Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) and the Veja Mate Offshore Project with dedicated consultancy services.

The project was acquired in September 2014 by investment firm Highland Group Holdings Ltd, but at financial close in June 2015 sold to a consortium including Highland, Copenhagen Infrastructure II, a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, and Siemens Financial Services.

K2 Management has been supporting as owner’s engineer, technical advisor and as part of the project management team – including the role as Project Director – bringing Veja Mate to financial close in a very short time.

Services provided:

  • Wind energy and turbulence assessment
  • Scheduling
  • FEED study
  • Risk management
  • Interface management
  • Project structure development
  • Project organization development
  • Invitation to tender (ITT) structure development
  • ITT Management including employer’s requirements and annexes
  • Tender process management, including bid evaluation and contract negotiations
  • Foundation and substation design process management
  • Cost books management for all specified packages supporting financial advisor
  • Technical advisor on nacelle LiDAR based power curve measurements.

 

Thomas Broe

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