Power generation

Today, 85 per cent of the world’s energy consumption comes from fossil fuels. The climate change and the depletion of resources mean that utility companies constantly have to invest in power plant solutions, which are both sustainable and energy efficient.

Thermal power


Ramboll. Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler

Vice-director Global Markets and Head of Power Department
T: +44 7768 386 495
Ramboll. Paul James

Paul R James

Director, Power
T: +44 7747 036866

Ramboll offers a multidisciplinary approach to power generation and distribution. Our unique strength stems from a strong team of more than 220 experts with in-depth experience within design and implementation through to operations and maintenance support, failure investigation and power plant rehabilitation and upgrades.

We provide consultancy covering all forms of power generation plants, with particular expertise in:

  • Thermal power plants (including supercritical and ultra-supercritical boilers)
  • Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Plants
  • Multi-fuel, co-firing and biomass boilers
  • CO-generation / Combined Heat & Power solutions
  • Advanced technologies, such as solar thermal, oxyfuel etc

Ramboll’s power consultancy is represented through our seven unique service areas:

High efficiency power plants

Ramboll has extensive experience of designing and implementing fuel efficient combined cycle and major thermal power plants, including expertise in supercritical and ultra-supercritical boiler plants. We offer our clients all services necessary for fuel and plant optimisation including comprehensive thermodynamic modelling of boiler and turbine processes, coupled with in-depth knowledge of plant and system design. 
Read more about our high efficiency power plant services.

Co-generation & fuel efficiency

For both new and retrofit Co-generation (Combined Heat and Power) projects we offer our clients all services that are necessary for fuel and plant optimisation including turbine processes, heat accumulators and district heating systems - from analysis, planning and design to procurement, implementation, quality control and operation.
Read more about our co-generation & fuel efficiency services.


A European trend in power generation is to convert coal-fired power plants to various degrees of co-firing or complete conversion and to construct new units fuelled with biomass such as straw, wood chips and pellets. Our expertise encompasses the full range of knowledge needed to successfully convert/build plants from fuel receipt and logistics to supply of power and heat and draws upon extensive project development and implementation experience, including specialist experience in areas such as boiler performance and emissions modelling, coal mill modifications, fire safety and explosion risk mitigation.
Read more about our bio-conversion services

Risk & safety

Ramboll’s risk and safety engineering starts already at the design, but can also be used on an existing power plant to secure safe operation and check-up on installed safety mechanisms. Ramboll has knowledge and understanding of related standards and norms and have used the tools on both new and existing plants.
Read more about our risk & safety services.

Retrofit and life extension

Retrofitting adds new technologies to existing systems and deals with power plant efficiency, increasing output, life extension, fuel flexibility and emission reduction. In such projects Ramboll typically supports the client from the initial feasibility study until commissioning and acceptance testing.
Read more about our retrofit and life extension services.

O&M support

Ramboll is qualified in all parts of power plant O&M (operation & maintenance) necessary to achieve high availability, performance, profitability and safety. We use our experience with tried and tested management and planning methods and with specific technical issues to deliver solutions that streamline our clients' operating and maintenance economy.
Read more about our O&M support services.

Due diligence

Our due diligence process focuses on the interaction between commercial and technical risks. We rely on the experience of our specialists from all disciplines within power plant engineering resulting in an integrated advisory team, providing our clients with the technical and strategic recommendations, market assessments, third party evaluations, and advice needed to optimise their investments.
Read more about our due diligence services.


Mastering the multi-fuel challenge

Avedøre Power Station in Copenhagen is one of the most efficient multi-fuelled power stations in the world. Meet engineer Olof Lüning from Ramboll Power who will guide you through the high end technical solutions at Avedøre Power Station.

Watch the interview with Olof Lüning 

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Fire safety solutions for biofuel

Ramboll has invented and has a patent pending on a fire fighting concept, which is highly suited for large biofuel storage facilities. View a presentation of our experience of fire safety solutions for biofuel.

Developing a large-scale wood pellet import terminal

Ramboll has supported the development of a 320,000 m3 biomass import terminal for a power plant at Immingham in the UK. Read a conference paper on the challenges encountered in the project.


Ramboll participates in many sector relevant conferences.


Offering expert advice to the world’s largest wood pellet port terminal

In Immingham, UK, Graham Construction appointed Ramboll as special adviser for the design and development of the Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal (IRFT). Today, it stands as the world’s largest port terminal for wood pellets.

Avedøre Power Plant, Copenhagen, Denmark

Avedøre Power Station - one of the world's most efficient multi-fuel power plants

Ramboll Power has, since the conception of Avedøre Power Station's Unit 1 in the 1980s been a regular provider of expertise to the owner DONG Energy on a wide range of specialist issues.

Mongstad plant

Energy-efficient CHP plant and world-class CO2 capture

The Mongstad energy project demonstrates advanced natural gas Combined Heat and Power (CHP) production integrated with ground-breaking Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects.

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