Alan McHugh

Kirby Group

Collaboration – key to delivering Ireland’s energy infrastructure

Summary

Every day, more than one million terajoules of energy are consumed throughout the world. This rate will only increase. Our voracious appetite for energy consuming industry and technology shows no sign of waning. If Ireland is to have a world-class, sustainable and competitive energy ecosystem, technological advances will need to be complemented by a new, joined-up way of thinking when delivering energy infrastructure. There will need to be greater interaction and collaboration between all stakeholders on both the supply and demand side. At Kirby, we recognise the role we must play within the complex and interdependent system of policymakers, producers, suppliers and consumers. We have been applying Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) processes to our projects, at the heart of which is collaboration.

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