- Regulators and Policy Makers such as Mexico’s National Institute of Ecology
- Government Agencies and Municipalities such as the US Department of Transportation and the City of New York
- Power Producers such as Vattenfall and Iberdrola
- National Oil & Gas Companies such as Saudi Aramco, PDVSA, CNPC, and Gazprom
- International Oil & Gas Companies such as BP, Total, Novatek, and American Energy Partners
- Lenders such as The World Bank and USAID
- Suppliers such as Siemens (motors), BASF (chemicals), and Wood Group (turbine maintenance)
- Law Firms such as Duane Morris LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Risk management is pivotal to success in the power generation industry. Risk includes design risk, political risk (e.g., nuclear bans, and bans on offshore drilling), technical risk (such as turbine failure), financial risk (e.g., exchange rates), and economic risk (demand, supply, and price fundamentals being different than forecast). The choice of tendering approach can influence the risk profile, as can the selection of partner vendors and raw material inputs. Boston Strategies International services to the power producers to manage these and ensure low long-term cost.To learn more about our work for Power Generation providers, click here.
Oil and Gas
Oil and gas owners and operators face unique management challenges due to long investment cycles, highly engineered equipment, extremely high cost of downtime, large safety hazards, and public and regulatory scrutiny. Boston Strategies International provides services that help to reduce purchase cost, control operating cost, value opportunity cost, conserve working capital, and increase production yield within the unique operating environment of the industry.To learn more about our work for Oil and Gas companies, click here.
Regulators and Policy Makers
BSI advises governments and regulatory bodies regarding Supply chain economic impact, Public-private partnerships, Local content programs and Fiscal policies. A specialized type of economic impact analysis that quantifies the benefit from policy scenarios affecting the energy industry, such as local content programs and public-private partnerships. Assessment of various tax and subsidy policies on industry growth, domestic investment, foreign direct investment, and employment. Click here
Energy providers deal with unique supply chain management challenges during the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning phases of major installations. First, technology is evolving rapidly, so misjudgments in specifications incur a high and long-lasting cost. Second, equipment and critical; components have long and unpredictable lead times, so sometimes orders need to be placed years in advance before complex equipment even enters production. Third, there are often few suppliers that are capable of building the newest generation of equipment. Disconnects or misjudgments at any stage can jeopardize commitments to aggressive megawatt goals, and hence revenue.To learn more about our work for developing business plans, feasibility studies, and cost estimates, click here.
Equipment and Component Suppliers
As Western manufacturers’ share of world GDP has shrunk (US manufacturing has fallen from 27% to 10% of GDP, and another 7% could go off-shore), most western manufacturers have reassessed their competitive strategies. One of BSI’s thought leadership studies recommended that Western manufacturers:
- Invest in production and sales in emerging economies
- Differentiate by layering value-added services to achieve customer loyalty and feedback
- Build a strong engineering organization to differentiate on high quality
- Set pricing in recognition of the premium offering
- Offshore or outsource non-strategic activities to low-cost countries
BSI’s service offering helps both manufacturers and service providers adapt and thrive in the new global economy.To learn more about our work for product and service suppliers, click here.
Technical Service Providers
Service providers face many of the same economic and regulatory challenges, including operational efficiency pressures, demand peaks and valleys, and changes in the regulatory environment. BSI offers a set of solutions to address these complex challenges to ensure long-term profitability while improving service levels and respecting regulatory constraints.To learn more about our work for Technical Service Providers, click here.
Owners, operators and service providers such as law firms engage BSI to serve as an advisor and expert witness. Our dispute resolution services cover the major areas of competence like Contract interpretation, contract administration, and contract dispute. Monopoly and monopsony pricing, Market dominance, Procurement processes and best practices, Supply market economics, Price manipulation, Logistics and transportation, including pipeline transport. Click here to know more.
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