Understanding the need for accuracy and delivering with certainty
BTW’s Energy Team have the specialist skills, knowledge and experience to support renewable energy and downstream projects, as well as project management for all aspects of seismic surveys and wellsite developments.
Providing professional services to the Energy Sector is what our company was founded on, and today our ability to manage stakeholder engagement and delivery services and solutions across the complexities and various stages of Energy projects remains a key focus for our operations.
From community engagement, advising on cultural and environmental aspects, planning and consent requirements through to project management – being a mulitdisplcinary service provider with strong relationships, BTW’s on the ground team are well placed guiding clients, both with existing sites, and newly developed solar, wind, geothermal projects alongside hydrogen, petroleum and natural gas infrastructure.
BTW’s Energy team is fully supported by our complete range of services, with integration across our multidisciplinary team of Planners, Engineers (Civil, Geotechnical and Structural), Surveyors and Environmental Specialists, as well as GIS, Project, and Land Management Systems.
Energy Services Include:
BTW is looking to the future by supporting a number of clients to get innovative energy projects off the ground, from zero-emission hydrogen across Te Ika-a-Māui / North Island, to large-scale solar projects in Bay of Plenty and wind turbine developments in South Taranaki and Raglan.
At present 42% of Aotearoa’s greenhouse emissions are from energy use, so this is an important issue to focus on. With our energy sector experience, relationships, innovative solutions and nimble approach, BTW is the perfect service provider for these ground breaking projects.
BTW Director, Cam Twigley talks about Taranaki’s energy future in this short video from Venture Taranaki, as our region and the energy sector transitions, embracing innovation and the best that Taranaki has to offer: https://vimeo.com/551761355/3dc348f35b
BTW has been involved in seismic survey work in New Zealand since the 1970s, with fine-tuned systems for this specialist work.
In response to client needs for efficient project management and reporting, we have developed DataPoint, an in-house web-enabled GIS management system for management of seismic surveying projects.
Our seismic survey services are integrated across the Company, and include web enabled GIS mapping and project management, development and maintenance of landowner databases, permitting and land access negotiation, resource consenting, community and Iwi consultation, public relations management, set out and survey of seismic lines, and restoration of seismic lines.
BTW specialises in taking wellsite development projects from the concept phase through to completion. We have managed the land access, consenting, design and construction of over 200 wellsites.
Our wellsite development services include; site selection, feasibility and costing, land access negotiation and landowner consultation, management of public relations with landowners and neighbouring parties, Iwi/Hapū consultation and relationships, topographical surveys and engineering design of wellsites and associated access tracks, resource consenting, assessments of environmental effects, applications for archaeological authority, geotechnical investigations and reporting, wellsite design, preparation of schedules of quantities, specifications and tender documentation for site construction, management of the tender process on behalf of our clients, management and supervision of site construction, co-ordination and supervision of conductor installation, full site set out and surveying including flare lines, skimmer pipes and cellar installation, environmental monitoring and preparation of spill response plans, and preparation of environmental management plans.
BTW offers the full range of mapping, land access, surveying, consenting, and engineering services associated with pipeline installation. Our field staff have an experienced “eye” for pipeline route selection. Our ability to integrate surveying with our GIS capability means we can provide all as-built pipeline information for on-going pipeline management purposes.
Our pipeline services include – route selection and mapping, feasibility studies, land access (easement agreements and compensation negotiation), topographical surveys, centre line surveys and detail surveys where required (e.g. for stream crossings or work in road reserves), civil and structural engineering for foundations and pipe bridges, geotechnical investigations, preparation of alignment drawings, easement/legal surveys
Resource consenting and other council permits (e.g. licenses to occupy road reserves, access to public land), web enabled GIS, silt/sediment control – advice, installation and monitoring, and spill contingency plans.
BTW has considerable experience in the development of production facilities for oil and gas as well as renewable energy products including solar, wind and hydrogen.
Our services include feasibility studies for site selection, geotechnical investigations, topographical surveys, community and Iwi liaison, preparation of Assessment of Environmental Effects, traffic engineering, resource consenting, environmental and consent compliance monitoring, survey control and survey set out during construction, civil engineering design, deformation monitoring, and project management.
BTW’s land access specialists have extensive experience and knowledge in cadastral systems, land access agreements and land management
Our team is skilled in consulting with affected parties and negotiating with landowners on a day-to-day basis. We also engage additional land access specialists as required on a project- by-project basis. Our Environmental Planners also support this. Few companies have such a large, widely experienced and dedicated team of land access professionals.
Our services include; establishment and maintenance of relationships with landowners on behalf of our clients, land access agreements under the Crown Minerals Act (e.g. for wellsites and seismic surveys), negotiation, compensation and payments associated with land access, easements, leases and rights of way, on-going management of long and short term access agreements, leases and annual compensation payments and reviews, preparation and execution of easement documentation (e.g. for pipelines), landowner, Iwi and community consultation, Written approvals from affected parties, and experience and established relationships with Department of Conservation, Fish and Game New Zealand, Waka Kotahi / New Zealand Transport Agency, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and QEII Trust.