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About us

We are a team of like-minded professionals bringing deep and extensive know-how to the development of low-carbon energy projects. We bring innovative thinking and considerable technical and commercial experience to deliver real world solutions for new and developing technologies and industries.

Together with our extended network of consultants and professionals we can support all aspects of project development from conceptual studies through to Final Investment Decisions. We are also able to monitor and support projects through the implementation phase and into commercial operations. We provide cross-functional experience across the full value-chain applied to a range of technical applications. We manage complexity and synthesise innovative practical real world solutions tailored to particular project requirements as well as environment and market realities. We look forward to discussing your project development needs.

Leigh A. Hackett

Co-Founder

Leigh has over 30 years international experience in the energy sector having had senior management and board positions within the oil and gas, hydrocarbon processing and thermal power generation sectors. As such he has a broad view of the challenges facing the energy sector in an ever more carbon constrained world. He spent six years as the lead developer and then CEO of the White Rose full chain CCS project, a preferred bidder in the UK government’s CCS commercialisation programme. Leigh has an outstanding ability to develop practical technical and commercial solutions in highly complex project environments. He is a chartered chemical engineer having studied at the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Saurabh Kapoor

Co-Founder

Saurabh has 20 years of international experience in the power generation sector having worked in a host of commercial and project management positions across the sector’s value chain. This includes working as the Commercial Development Director and Risk Manager for the White Rose full chain CCS project. Being an avid believer in the need to decarbonise the energy sector, Saurabh is committed to making clean energy an affordable reality. He accepts the challenges created by the uncertain environment today’s projects face and works towards overcoming them with long-term commercial objectives in mind and through deployment of robust and sustainable, solutions. He is a Mechanical Engineer having graduated from the University of Delhi.

Graeme Dunn

Senior Consultant

Graeme has over 30 years of experience in design, engineering and technology management, product development, project evaluation, development and execution, operations and sales support across the metals, chemicals, refining, and power and water industries.

Most recently Graeme has been involved in the development of clean energy projects and was the Head of Engineering for the White Rose full chain CCS project and process manager for the Don Valley Power Project (900 MW IGCC with CCS).

Graeme has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Juha Makinen

Senior Consultant

Juha has 20 years of experience developing sophisticated financial models for both project developments and transactions specializing in commercial structuring, raising non-recourse project finance debt, M&A and private equity investments. He has worked on projects located in several EU countries and the US.

Most recently Juha performed detailed financial modelling for the White Rose full chain CCS project and prepared the industrial carbon capture and storage (ICCS) financial framework cascading model for Teesside Collective.

Juha holds an MSc in Economics from Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland, an MSc in Energy, Environmental Technology and Economics, City University, London, UK and a CFA from the Swedish School of Economics, Hanken, Finland.

Robert Rattee

Senior Consultant

Robert has spent most of his working life in project and operational management with the majority of that in the power and industrial gas industries.

In the 1990s he worked on gas fired power stations and more recently he was Project Director Clean Energy for BOC Ltd, part of Linde AG. For three years he was seconded to Capture Power Ltd where he was Operations Director, part of the senior management team working on the White Rose full chain CCS project and responsible for all aspects of the technical delivery.

Robert is now focusing on providing project management services to clean energy projects. He is a chartered engineer with a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Hugh Kennedy

Senior Consultant

Hugh has more than 25 years’ international experience in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East in the power industry having worked for Alstom, GE and Eskom. He has had leading roles in operations management, large EPC projects sales, marketing and product development. Having worked closely with IPP developers, Hugh has gained extensive project development and financing experience.

Most recently Hugh was Director of Sales for Alstom/GE the lead OEM and EPC contractor for the White Rose CCS project, with responsibilities including establishment of bidding strategy, proposal development, costing, supplier engagement and contract negotiation.

Hugh graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. In addition, he also holds an MBA from the Wits Business School.

Don Reid

Senior Consultant

Donald has over 25 years’ experience within the energy industry, covering the upstream oil and gas, gas storage and processing, and carbon capture and storage sectors. He has had leading roles in operations and asset management, and in early stage development of major capital projects including technical scoping, due diligence, risk management and project governance. As a consultant, he also has experience in executing and leading projects within the oil, gas and chemical processing industries for a variety of major international clients.

More recently he provided transport and storage (T&S) system expertise to the White Rose full chain CCS project, managing the delivery of the T&S FEED and supporting integration across the chain.

Donald is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, and an MBA, both from Cambridge University.