Energy & Utility
Energy. It matters.
From providing sustainable power designs for remote locations off the utility grid to preparing and reviewing cathodic protection designs for utility-scale power projects, to serving as owner’s engineering support for a new 180 MW power plant, Coffman’s multidiscipline engineers will bring life to your energy and utility project.
Our team supports electrical power, water, wastewater, gas, telecommunications, and related utility projects across the mainland U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii. At Coffman, we seamlessly coordinate to share knowledge and niche services between our many offices. When you partner with us, you are tapping into our multidiscipline capabilities and collective experience, paired with the latest technologies and processes.
Scalable and customizable services.
Coffman’s teams scale and customize our service offerings to provide support tailored to you. We support a variety of energy projects including gigawatt-scale battery storage, conventional power plants, alternative energy, and renewable power projects using wind, solar, biomass, recovered heat, energy storage, hydrogen, fuel cells, and combined heat and power. Our team has decades of experience with microgrids and has been working on battery technology for energy storage since the market began.
Network of knowledgeable energy and utility engineers.
Coffman’s teams also support water distribution system design and refurbishment, telecommunication upgrades on existing infrastructure (5G), wastewater plant upgrades with backup power, and gas pipelines (conventional and renewable natural gas). Our team has decades of experience with utilities and their constraints related to widely distributed systems, land use, and access requirements.
Coffman routinely supports utility clients and has completed hundreds of utility projects nationwide, many under long-term on-call contracts. From subsurface water and wastewater infrastructure to telecommunications, power generation, LNG facilities, and natural gas distribution, our team has experience servicing clients from urban and rural electric, gas, and water utilities to federal government agencies servicing the Nation’s most critical infrastructure.
Selecting the optimal delivery method for your energy and utility project matters. Each option has advantages and disadvantages based on schedule, owner sophistication, long-term goals, reliability needs, in-house staffing, project oversight requirements, and system complexity. Our experienced project managers and construction managers provide delivery method guidance to help you weigh the options, including design-bid-build, design-build, design-assist, EPC (Engineer Procure-Construct), and construction at risk.