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EY Infrastructure & Energy group: Decommissioning large energy assets

by Energy Club

Corporate Presentation Energy Infrastructure

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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The Sammy Ofer Centre
LT16 + Sir John Balcombe (Networking)

117 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5PT

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EY is one of the ‘Big 4’ professional services firms that employs over 260,000 people in 150 countries, including c14,500 in the UK alone. We operate across four service lines of Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Advisory, the latter of which will be the focus of our session.

Our purpose is clear: we build a better working world. Our contribution to infrastructure projects of economic and strategic importance is a key part of this. In Advisory, our focus is on helping our clients invest successfully, deliver more output for less, maintain and operate their infrastructure for less, and transform their service outcomes.

We work across the project lifecycle, from project development to construction and operations, through to end of life strategy and decommissioning. We operate across all asset intensive sectors including transportation (air, rail, road, ports), utilities (power generation, transmission and distribution, water) and oil & gas (owner, oil field services, distribution), working with both private and public sector clients, from early stage start-ups to some of the world’s biggest infrastructure projects.

An area of particular focus for us recently has been decommissioning - the last, and often most neglected, stage of the infrastructure lifecycle. However, as assets age, it is a growing global issue which is quickly growing in prominence and of strategic importance to infrastructure owners. In the UK alone, the cost of decommissioning North Sea Oil & Gas assets is valued at anywhere between £60bn - £300bn, and the majority of UK nuclear fleet is expected to be retired within the next decade. We will talk through how we help our client’s think through the challenge of end of life assets, and how they can potentially turn a liability into an opportunity.

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The Sammy Ofer Centre
LT16 + Sir John Balcombe (Networking)

117 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5PT


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Chris Ashton Holt

Senior Manager

EY Advisory Strategy / Energy & Infrastructure

  • 10 years consultancy experience, working primarily in energy & infrastructure with a focus on Project Development

  • Worked on some of the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects including Hinkley Point C nuclear new build, oil & gas decommissioning, and major rail projects

  • Leads EY’s Strategy Analysis team, focusing on best practice analysis, model build and team capability build

  • Holds a BSc in Business Administration, which included work experience at Arup Major Projects and Lehman Brothers.

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Laura Sheehan


EY Advisory Strategy / Energy & Infrastructure

  • Worked as a management consultant for over 8 years, joining the EY Advisory Strategy practice in 2015

  • Specialised in the energy and infrastructure sectors, Laura has worked with infrastructure management funds, oil and gas companies, regulated utilities and government clients

  • Has advised clients operating across Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Americas on capital project investment strategies, business case development and financial modelling, asset management and operations

  • Holds a First Class Honours degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Commerce majoring in Finance

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Piyush Patel


EY Advisory Strategy / Energy & Infrastructure

  • Manager in EY’s Strategy practice with 8 years’ experience across multiple sectors including oil & gas exploration and production, Oilfield Services and power & utilities infrastructure

  • Focus on commercial and deal strategy across the capital project lifecycle in oil & gas, gas-to-power developments, nuclear new build and decommissioning

  • Has advised large, multinational corporations in Europe, North America and Sub-Saharan Africa through strategic programmes, post-merger integration, government negotiation and major sales pursuits

  • Former experience as an economist at the Bank of England, majoring in Economics at University College London.

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