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Sargent and Lundy

Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric
HQ: Chicago, IL   |   2,500 - 5,000 employees  |  
Sargent & Lundy LLC is a worldwide leader in professional services for the electric power industry and has been dedicated exclusively to serving electric power clients for 115 years. The firm provides comprehensive engineering, energy business consulting, and project services for new and operating fossil-fuel and nuclear power plants and power delivery systems.

On a continuing basis, we support hundreds of diverse clients, working with many on multiple, concurrent projects, from large to small. Our comprehensive capabilities provide domestic and international clients and partners with a thoroughly reliable source of expertise. We have designed more than 870 power plants worldwide totaling more than 119,000 MW and thousands of miles of transmission systems. At the same time, we have been in the forefront of developing cost-effective services for operating facilities. Our capabilities include equally expert energy business consulting and information technology services.

Our power project and generation planning expertise encompasses the diverse range of renewable and alternate power generation options. Helping clients evaluate and implement emerging technologies has always been an integral part of our leadership in the power industry. Our experience covers the earliest days of engineering revolutionary central stations to the design of early combined-cycle and nuclear plants more than 40 years ago through today with implementation of renewable energy. 

Our clients enjoy knowledgeable, comprehensive support-based on experience-for each critical phase of evaluating and deploying sustainable energy and emerging technologies, including:

  • Economic and technical assessment
  • Due diligence
  • Conceptual design
  • Detailed design
  • Interconnection to the transmission grid
  • Betterment of existing installations

Recent projects: Current and recent work covers the full range of renewable energy technologies such as:

  • Solar thermal and photovoltaic
  • Wind turbines
  • Landfill gas
  • Biomass fuels
  • Hydro, conventional, and advanced
  • Waste fuels, refuse-derived fuels, and process wastes
Nuclear Power
Nuclear power has been a primary focus of our business since 1954. Through the years, we have been continuously involved in nuclear power, designing successive generations of new stations and supporting operating plants on an on-going basis. Our nuclear power work encompasses leading edge initiatives and developing cost-effective solutions for emerging issues. Our recent experience includes extensive engineering, design, analysis, and project services for PWR, BWR, and CANDU nuclear power station owners.
Power Delivery
Power delivery projects are an integral part of Sargent & Lundy's consulting and engineering service capabilities for electric power clients. Our experience includes the design of substations, transmission lines, and distribution systems, as well as transmission line uprating, substation expansions, plant interties, control system modifications, due diligence review, condition assessment, and many other related modifications and studies.

We offer comprehensive transmission and distribution services that can take your new facility project through from initial stages and site selection to construction management and startup. Clients can also rely on us to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions for uprating existing transmission, substation, and distribution system facilities. And we can assist with the strategic planning and detailed studies to determine your power delivery needs.

 Our commitment is backed by powerful resources for flexible, innovative approaches, a committed integrated team, and the added value of our extensive engineering and design expertise. Whether you have a technical problem that can be solved in a phone discussion or you are looking for the right company to trust with major projects, our Power Delivery Services promises top priority attention to your bottom line. And we have proven our ability to deliver on our promises for more than 100 years.
Global Energy Consulting
Sargent & Lundy has unparalleled history and design experience in the power industry. This background gives us an invaluable perspective from which to support our clients' power generation and power delivery projects. We offer comprehensive services in project assessment, development, financing, and implementation. Our depth of worldwide experience allows us to effectively support developers, owners, investors, and contractors in the development and implementation of a wide range of projects.

Exceptional experience and expertise: 

Our Global Energy Consulting business group brings together the exceptional capabilities of our technical and financial consulting staff along with seasoned engineering professionals from our business groups in design services. Our consulting staff averages more than 25 years of hands-on, real-world power industry experience. Most of our staff has advanced technical and financial degrees, effectively combining the knowledge typically found in several consultants. In all cases, we apply sound project management principles and our extensive experience gained form working on all types of power projects, including:

  • New thermal fossil and nuclear power plant design and construction
  • New renewable energy power plants, including solar and wind technologies
  • Nuclear plant refurbishment and restart projects
  • Fossil plant retrofit and environmental compliance projects
  • New and upgraded power transmission and distribution systems
  • Renewable energy technology development and feasibility assessments
Fossil Power
Fossil-fueled electric power generation work at Sargent & Lundy is a strong mix of new generation, repowering, regulatory compliance initiatives, and backfit and betterment of operating plants. Because our experience encompasses the diversity of fossil-fired plant installations, our clients enjoy the benefits of a seasoned and knowledgeable ally. 

New facility capabilities:
  • Complete project management
  • Engineering and design
  • Construction management
  • Start-up support services
  • Project feasibility evaluation
  • Strategic project siting
  • Due diligence review.
Headquarters Sargent & Lundy LLC 
55 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: 312-269-2000
FAX: 312-269-3680