Power Generation

Hanson uses a hands-on approach to working with energy providers and power-generation companies. We work with our clients to support the design and construction of their plants and facilities. Our clients include power-generation companies, utilities, manufacturers, businesses and industries that provide electricity, gas, water and power to customers worldwide.

From Qatar to Nigeria and Russia to Chile, Hanson has performed critical settlement analysis regarding soil-structure interaction for liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks, providing foundation recommendations and improvements prior to and during construction.

Power Delivery

At Hanson, we understand your complicated and diverse power delivery project needs. Our team of engineers, planners, scientists and specialists can offer a full complement of support for a wide range of project goals.

In the past several years, Hanson has worked with our clients to complete numerous transmission and distribution projects. Services have included geotechnical investigations and foundation designs for more than a thousand transmission/distribution line structures and five major river crossings. Hanson has performed construction quality assurance, geotechnical investigations and recommendations and environmental permitting services on those projects and dozens of substations. Additionally, Hanson has provided surveying, land acquisition, route selection assistance, environmental studies and road monitoring to support our clients during project development, design and construction.

At Hanson, we assess project risk and work with each client, with a focus on safety while keeping the project’s budget in mind. Our ability to do so comes as a result of more than 60 years of experience with soil-structure interaction analysis by our geotechnical and structural engineers. Hanson’s services include peer review of completed designs. These reviews often result in significant cost savings for our clients, evidenced by one such review that realized a savings of 10,000 pounds of reinforcing steel in a single drilled pier foundation. Since our founding in 1954, we have regarded engineering and scientific services as much more than applications of technology. We work with our clients to design unique solutions to unique project challenges. With offices across the U.S., we draw on our resources, expertise and experience from around the country to offer your projects the attention and customization they need.

Renewable Energy

Our clients include power-generation companies, utilities, manufacturers, businesses and industries that provide electricity, gas, water and power to their customers worldwide. We understand the complicated, diverse needs of renewable energy projects and the federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances impacting them. Hanson has the experience and relationships to help you execute your project — working with you, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders to attain the approvals your energy project needs to be successful.

With offices across the U.S., we can draw on resources from around the country to assist you in the oftentimes cross-country nature of transferring renewables from generation to customer. We can design contractor-friendly plans containing quantities and procedures that help minimize site-development costs and help development budgets stay under control.

CCR and Waste Management

Hanson has specialized experience with projects involving the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR) from power-generating facilities. Our involvement includes site evaluations and alternatives analyses, design, permitting, construction and monitoring of dry landfills, ash ponds, gypsum stacks and associated structures, as well as beneficial-use projects. Projects also include design, permitting and construction-phase services for the closure of existing ash ponds and other ash disposal facilities, including environmental and hydrogeologic impact studies, closure plans and implementation and long-term monitoring.

With the issuance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Final Rule” regulating utility-generated CCR, impoundments and landfills will face intense scrutiny regarding dam stability and groundwater impacts. Hanson has the experience and skills to work with our clients to solve problems and overcome the associated challenges. We also offer waste management services to a variety of clients in communications, industrial, utility, petroleum and government sectors. Our services include:

  • Coal combustion residuals (CCR) management solutions
    • CCR landfill permitting and design\
    • stormwater planning
    • Effluent Limitation Guidelines permitting and support
    • CCR impoundments

  • inspections and stability analyses

  • in-place closures – design and permitting

  • clean closures – design and permitting

  • site alternatives analyses

  • material management solutions

  • Effluent Limitation Guidelines support
    • environmental assessments of discharges
    • waste and process water management strategies
    • hydraulic and hydrology studies
    • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting
    • surface and groundwater sampling and analysis
    • stormwater and process water design services

  • Dam safety
    • structural stability analyses
    • hydraulics/hydrology
    • hazard assessments
    • inspections/monitoring
    • geographic information system-based inundation mapping

  • Groundwater
    • assessments
    • impact studies
    • modeling
    • remediation
    • monitoring

  • Environmental concerns
    • background studies
    • wetlands/National Environmental Policy Act studies

  • Strategic planning
    • waste
    • beneficial use
    • disposal
    • operation
    • closure
    • alternatives
    • water supplies
    • new facilities
    • recordkeeping
    • public information – websites