Onshore Wind | Solar PV | Offshore Wind

Land usage reviews

  • Gap Analysis of each Land Lease Agreements
  • Technical Review Land Lease Agreement
  • Analysis of Compliance with Lease Requirements
  • Check requirements for eventual extensions
  • Issues with local communities review
  • Temporary Works Requirements
  • Investigation of existing legal claims
  • Services interferences detailed review
  • Land Lease-Related Risks and Opportunities

Forte Value: Our process combines detailed desk study and on-site review to ensure accuracy and completeness of the assessment.

Permits, Licenses compliance

  • Building Permit Condition Discharge Review
  • Feasibility of remaining condition compliance
  • Environmental Permit Condition Discharge Review
  • Operational restrictions assessment
  • Review of received licenses e.g. grid
  • Remaining Aggregated Limitations assessment
  • Detailed CAPEX/OPEX implications assessment
  • Benchmarking versus international best practice
Forte Value: Careful management of permit condition discharge and obtaining generation licenses is critical to the success of projects. Our project teams have extensive experience of managing these processes and guide our clients through these challenging processes.

Construction Quality Management Reviews

  • BOP Design Review reports checks
  • Construction Quality Control reports review
  • Non-compliance reports Review
  • As-Built Documentation Spot Checks
  • Designers/OE Quality Control reporting review
  • Designers Statement of Compliance review
  • Owners Engineer Statement of Compliance review
  • Handover documents and Certificates Review
  • Schedule for clearance of final Punch List items

Forte Value: Quality needs to be carefully managed through the pre-construction phase (quality assurance documents) through to construction (quality control). Forte carefully reviews project quality documents to benchmark them against best in class procedures and ensure that quality planning is in line with best practice. 

Construction Warranties Review

  • Interfaces Matrix review
  • BOP Design Warranty Conditions Review
  • BOP Works Warranty Conditions Review
  • TSA Warranty Conditions Review
  • WTG Service Warranty Conditions Review
  • Warranty Expiration Dates Check
  • Benchmarking versus international best practice

Forte Value: Ensuring construction works issues have minimal impact on operation requires robust warranties in the construction projects. Our design, construction and asset management personnel will ensure your project warranties are in accordance with or exceed market standard. 

Grid Connection Review

  • Grid Connection Agreement Review
  • Grid Connection License Review
  • O&M reports/Grid interruptions review
  • Analyze Registers of Instabilities
  • Grid Operator´s Reports Review

Forte Value: Our team of grid connection experts have extensive experience in working with and for grid utilities and an in-depth understanding of the permitting and connection process, requirements, and risks.

Operational Site Audit

  • O&M and SCADA reports reviews
  • WTG Structure Inspections
  • WTG Main Internal Components Inspections
  • WTG Blades Inspections
  • CBOP inspections (Drainage, Roads, Platforms)
  • EBOP inspections (Cabling, Substations, Export Line)
  • Solar PV Modules (Hot Spots, Cracking)
  • Solar PV DC/AC, Inverters & Tracking systems

Forte Value: Our expert team have the full-cycle knowledge of .wind and solar projects to undertake risk assessments of proposed plans in project documents versus actual site conditions..

Performance Analysis

  • EPR and System Modelling Review
  • Meteo Tower & Data Certificates Review
  • Availability Analysis, SCADA Reports Review
  • Energy Yield (day, month, year) Verification
  • Energy Meters Readings review
  • Active and Relative Power Assessment
  • PV System Losses (Soiling, Degradation, Mismatch,
  • WF Losses Review (Electrical, Mechanical, Other)
  • Risks, opportunities, and mitigations identification

Forte Value: In order to optimise project revenues performance of the operating assets need to be carefully monitored and managed. We have the know-how to analyse the performance of operating assets to ensure that existing risks and underperformance are fully accounted for in any renewable asset acquisition.  

Technical and Commercial Management Review

  • Condition monitoring and response strategy review
  • Maintenance and Inspections strategy/schedule review
  • Repairs and ‘open’ defects review
  • Technical and Commercial Reports review
  • Operational data and Logbook review
  • Yield, Availability and Event statistics review
  • Wind Data and Power Curve calculation checks
  • Substation operating condition review
  • Financial Statement review
  • HSE Compliance assessment

Forte Value: It is essential that any operating asset has robust systems and procedures in place to manage the day-to-day activity on the project during its asset management phase. We analyse the management of the asset and benchmark it against market standards for scope and cost. 

Project Costs & Financial Model

  • Financial model assumptions review
  • Service Agreements Fees Review
  • TCM Agreements Fees Review
  • Grid Connection Fees Review
  • Review of forecast versus actual CAPEX
  • Review of forecast versus actual OPEX (to date)
  • Review of forecast versus actual OPEX (to date)
  • Identify key risks, opportunities, and mitigations

Forte Value: Our local market knowledge, value engineering principles, and strong commercial experience provide our clients with robust analysis on all CAPEX and OPEX reviews and formulation. 

Track Record

Case Studies

Glogow WF (TDD-A) - Poland

Location

Żukowice district, South-East Poland

DeveloperEDP Renewables

Technology

Supplier TBC – 5 WTG – 24 MW

EBOP/Grid

110/30kV WF Sub – HV Line- DSO 110kV Substation

Status

Permit application in 2022 (to be confirmed)

Services

Development Review

Zoning Plans, Land lease Agreements, Environmental Impact

Technical Analysis and Feasibility
  • Route Survey and Access Risk Assessment
  • WTG Location Analysis and Micrositing
  • Preliminary BOP Design
Financial Feasibility

CAPEX cost estimates for proposed

Piotrków Kujawski WF (TDD-B) - Poland

Location

Kujawy – Pomerania voivodship, Northern Poland

DeveloperERG
Technology

Nordex– 7*N117 (x3.5MW) H120 – 25 MW

EBOP/Grid

110/30kV WF Sub – 150m HV line – DSO 110kV Sub

Status

FID Achieved in November 2020, COD in May 2022

Services

Development ReviewBuilding Permits
Environment Decisions
Zoning Cadastral Check
Technical Analysis and FeasibilityGrid Connection Agreement Review
Financial FeasibilityCapex Evaluation
ERG 2020

Shantavny WF (TDD-C) - N. Ireland

LocationGarvaghy, Co. Tyrone
DeveloperBrookfield Renewable
WTG Details7 x Enercon E70
Capacity / COD14 MW
StatusCOD Achieved in 2017 

Services

Design Review CAT III (FDN)
Construction Checks
Due Diligence Reporting
Executed Construction QA
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BVDR WFs (TDD-D) - The Netherlands

LocationNoord Holland, The Netherlands
DeveloperEurus Energy Europe 
WTG Details13 x Vestas V90 2.0, 2 x Enercon E70
Capacity / COD33 MW
StatusCOD Achieved in 2017

Services

Constriction/Operation Contracts Review

Evaluation of foundation issues in operational Wind Turbines

As-built documentation/operational documents review
Determining severity of damages in order to make warranty claim
Asset management measures identification

Land usage reviews

  • Gap Analysis of each Land Lease Agreements
  • Technical Review Land Lease Agreement
  • Analysis of Compliance with Lease Requirements
  • Check requirements for eventual extensions
  • Issues with local communities review
  • Temporary Works Requirements
  • Investigation of existing legal claims
  • Services interferences detailed review
  • Land Lease-Related Risks and Opportunities

Forte Value: Our process combines detailed desk study and on-site review to ensure accuracy and completeness of the assessment.

Permits, Licenses compliance

  • Building Permit Condition Discharge Review
  • Feasibility of remaining condition compliance
  • Environmental Permit Condition Discharge Review
  • Operational restrictions assessment
  • Review of received licenses e.g. grid
  • Remaining Aggregated Limitations assessment
  • Detailed CAPEX/OPEX implications assessment
  • Benchmarking versus international best practice
Forte Value: Careful management of permit condition discharge and obtaining generation licenses is critical to the success of projects. Our project teams have extensive experience of managing these processes and guide our clients through these challenging processes.

Construction Quality Management Reviews

  • BOP Design Review reports checks
  • Construction Quality Control reports review
  • Non-compliance reports Review
  • As-Built Documentation Spot Checks
  • Designers/OE Quality Control reporting review
  • Designers Statement of Compliance review
  • Owners Engineer Statement of Compliance review
  • Handover documents and Certificates Review
  • Schedule for clearance of final Punch List items

Forte Value: Quality needs to be carefully managed through the pre-construction phase (quality assurance documents) through to construction (quality control). Forte carefully reviews project quality documents to benchmark them against best in class procedures and ensure that quality planning is in line with best practice. 

Construction Warranties Review

  • Interfaces Matrix review
  • BOP Design Warranty Conditions Review
  • BOP Works Warranty Conditions Review
  • TSA Warranty Conditions Review
  • WTG Service Warranty Conditions Review
  • Warranty Expiration Dates Check
  • Benchmarking versus international best practice

Forte Value: Ensuring construction works issues have minimal impact on operation requires robust warranties in the construction projects. Our design, construction and asset management personnel will ensure your project warranties are in accordance with or exceed market standard. 

Grid Connection Review

  • Grid Connection Agreement Review
  • Grid Connection License Review
  • O&M reports/Grid interruptions review
  • Analyze Registers of Instabilities
  • Grid Operator´s Reports Review

Forte Value: Our team of grid connection experts have extensive experience in working with and for grid utilities and an in-depth understanding of the permitting and connection process, requirements, and risks.

Operational Site Audit

  • O&M and SCADA reports reviews
  • WTG Structure Inspections
  • WTG Main Internal Components Inspections
  • WTG Blades Inspections
  • CBOP inspections (Drainage, Roads, Platforms)
  • EBOP inspections (Cabling, Substations, Export Line)
  • Solar PV Modules (Hot Spots, Cracking)
  • Solar PV DC/AC, Inverters & Tracking systems

Forte Value: Our expert team have the full-cycle knowledge of .wind and solar projects to undertake risk assessments of proposed plans in project documents versus actual site conditions..

Performance Analysis

  • EPR and System Modelling Review
  • Meteo Tower & Data Certificates Review
  • Availability Analysis, SCADA Reports Review
  • Energy Yield (day, month, year) Verification
  • Energy Meters Readings review
  • Active and Relative Power Assessment
  • PV System Losses (Soiling, Degradation, Mismatch,
  • WF Losses Review (Electrical, Mechanical, Other)
  • Risks, opportunities, and mitigations identification

Forte Value: In order to optimise project revenues performance of the operating assets need to be carefully monitored and managed. We have the know-how to analyse the performance of operating assets to ensure that existing risks and underperformance are fully accounted for in any renewable asset acquisition.  

Technical and Commercial Management Review

  • Condition monitoring and response strategy review
  • Maintenance and Inspections strategy/schedule review
  • Repairs and ‘open’ defects review
  • Technical and Commercial Reports review
  • Operational data and Logbook review
  • Yield, Availability and Event statistics review
  • Wind Data and Power Curve calculation checks
  • Substation operating condition review
  • Financial Statement review
  • HSE Compliance assessment

Forte Value: It is essential that any operating asset has robust systems and procedures in place to manage the day-to-day activity on the project during its asset management phase. We analyse the management of the asset and benchmark it against market standards for scope and cost. 

Project Costs & Financial Model

  • Financial model assumptions review
  • Service Agreements Fees Review
  • TCM Agreements Fees Review
  • Grid Connection Fees Review
  • Review of forecast versus actual CAPEX
  • Review of forecast versus actual OPEX (to date)
  • Review of forecast versus actual OPEX (to date)
  • Identify key risks, opportunities, and mitigations

Forte Value: Our local market knowledge, value engineering principles, and strong commercial experience provide our clients with robust analysis on all CAPEX and OPEX reviews and formulation. 

Track Record

Case Studies

Glogow WF (TDD-A) - Poland

Location

Żukowice district, South-East Poland

DeveloperEDP Renewables

Technology

Supplier TBC – 5 WTG – 24 MW

EBOP/Grid

110/30kV WF Sub – HV Line- DSO 110kV Substation

Status

Permit application in 2022 (to be confirmed)

Services

Development Review

Zoning Plans, Land lease Agreements, Environmental Impact

Technical Analysis and Feasibility
  • Route Survey and Access Risk Assessment
  • WTG Location Analysis and Micrositing
  • Preliminary BOP Design
Financial Feasibility

CAPEX cost estimates for proposed

Piotrków Kujawski WF (TDD-B) - Poland

Location

Kujawy – Pomerania voivodship, Northern Poland

DeveloperERG
Technology

Nordex– 7*N117 (x3.5MW) H120 – 25 MW

EBOP/Grid

110/30kV WF Sub – 150m HV line – DSO 110kV Sub

Status

FID Achieved in November 2020, COD in May 2022

Services

Development ReviewBuilding Permits
Environment Decisions
Zoning Cadastral Check
Technical Analysis and FeasibilityGrid Connection Agreement Review
Financial FeasibilityCapex Evaluation
ERG 2020

Shantavny WF (TDD-C) - N. Ireland

LocationGarvaghy, Co. Tyrone
DeveloperBrookfield Renewable
WTG Details7 x Enercon E70
Capacity / COD14 MW
StatusCOD Achieved in 2017 

Services

Design Review CAT III (FDN)
Construction Checks
Due Diligence Reporting
Executed Construction QA
enercon-brookfield-logo

BVDR WFs (TDD-D) - The Netherlands

LocationNoord Holland, The Netherlands
DeveloperEurus Energy Europe 
WTG Details13 x Vestas V90 2.0, 2 x Enercon E70
Capacity / COD33 MW
StatusCOD Achieved in 2017

Services

Constriction/Operation Contracts Review

Evaluation of foundation issues in operational Wind Turbines

As-built documentation/operational documents review
Determining severity of damages in order to make warranty claim
Asset management measures identification