Business Activities & Competences

The JBG Power team consists of professionals with expertise covering all phases of development of large-scale biogas and LNG power plants: from site selection and land acquisition to the technical design, EPC-contracting, environmental impact assessment and financing.

Site Appraisal and Acquisition of Land

A wide range of criteria must be taken into account in order to assess whether an identified site is usable for the construction and operation of a biogas or LNG power plant. Specialist surveys are commissioned to provide information about local conditions. The key issues examined include:
  • The availability of a suitable connection to the grid is an important consideration. Our electrical engineering department identifies the optimum connection route, conducts the grid connection engineering and handles the grid connection application process.
  • Consideration is given to the logistics and storage of LNG or raw materials and by-products for biogas production.
  • Ground surveys are conducted to assess the ground conditions and the fit to the specific requirements for the construction of a biogas or LNG power plant.
  • Consultations with local authorities are held to take local regulations into account.
  • Different environmental issues must be considered and assessed.
  • Infrastructural conditions such as rain drainage, connections to telecommunication, fresh and sewage water grids, roads and railways are appraised.
  • Economic conditions for the long-term use of the site (lease or buy) are evaluated.
If a site is considered to be useable and moving toward planning submission, land lease or purchase contracts are made.

Planning, Permits and Financing

Where a site is considered useable for biogas or LNG power plant construction and operation, a program of intensive planning, engineering and procurement is undertaken. Applications for construction and operation permissions are prepared. These activities involve the following actions:
  • Contracting of a local EPC contractor
  • Development of technical and organizational safety concepts (explosion, fire protection, health) and environmental protection measures
  • Tendering, selection and contracting/licensing of all key component suppliers and service providers
  • Construction specific ground and subsoil surveys
  • Site layout design
  • Engineering and construction scheduling
  • Detail engineering and special design of buildings and tanks in accordance to the local earthquake, wind and snow regulations
  • Business planning (Investment, P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, IRR)
  • Structuring of financing