Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leading provider of engineering and project management services to the global power/energy market. The firm offers expertise in power generation; transmission and distribution; energy services for buildings and facilities; and underground storage of hydrocarbons. Parsons Brinckerhoff’s history in power engineering dates to the turn of the 20th century, when the firm’s founder, William Barclay Parsons, supported development of hydroelectric power.
Parsons Brinckerhoff has extensive experience in all forms of power generation, from conventional technologies to innovative techniques that conserve resources and reduce environmental impact, including cogeneration, combined-cycle generation, and the production of power from renewable sources. Parsons Brinckerhoff has also participated in electrical distribution projects around the world, including projects to bring power to rural or developing communities, and has been recognized for its pioneering work in extra-high-voltage transmission. In addition, the company is one of the world’s premier designers and constructors of hydrocarbon storage caverns and related surface facilities, having worked on more than 2,200 storage projects worldwide, including major facilities such as the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Over the years, Parsons Brinckerhoff has made significant contributions to the state of the art. Parsons Brinckerhoff engineers invented and patented a technique to improve efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions during the desalination process. Company engineers later developed a hybrid power plant concept that combines nuclear and gas turbine technologies to meet efficiency and emissions-reduction objectives.
Today, Parsons Brinckerhoff maintains its leadership position in the power industry through the skills and experience of its power/energy experts, and a strong company commitment to technical innovation. The firm is dedicated to helping clients around the world meet the challenges of delivering electricity safely and efficiently, while reducing the impact of power plants on the environment.