Frazer-Nash Consultancy extends support to UK Government’s Net Zero Innovation Portfolio
Frazer-Nash Consultancy, a KBR Company, has today announced it is extending its support to the development of new energy technologies, systems and processes as part of the UK Government’s drive to Net Zero.
The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (“DESNZ”) has extended the value of Frazer-Nash’s Technical Third-Party Support contract. The original contract, awarded in December 2021 as ‘Lot 5 – Energy Generation and Distribution’, supports the UK’s £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.
After the latest announcement, Frazer-Nash will continue to provide energy generation and distribution technical support as part of the extension worth £1.7m. It means that Frazer-Nash is now contracted to provide over £5.3m of support to the Department. Their expertise applies to the following technical areas within the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio:
- Offshore wind
- Onshore wind
- Heat pumps and retrofit
- Heat distribution
- Biomass boilers
- Solar heating
By 2035 the UK aims to be powered entirely by clean electricity and by 2050 have net zero carbon emissions. DESNZ is investing over £1 billion through its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio to achieve both these goals. In collaboration with the other Lot holders, Frazer-Nash Consultancy supports DESNZ to develop its programmes, and to assess and monitor the projects being delivered within the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.
Senior Business Manager, Government Energy, Frazer-Nash, Felix Ritchie said,
“We are delighted that DESNZ has extended the value of our contract with them, recognising the crucial expertise we are providing across a range of innovative technologies. The support we are providing is vital to delivering the innovation required to ensure a clean and secure energy system of the future”.
Frazer-Nash Consultancy is an engineering and systems technology consultancy with a strong track record for delivering services within the energy market both for industry and DESNZ. It is being supported by a further 11 organisations to deliver Lot 5, many of whom are small and medium-size enterprises. The team includes Avieco, Baringa, Cambridge Architectural Research, the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Cornwall Insight, Costain, NNFCC, Sirius, Tadek, TNEI and TUV Nord.