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When it comes to servicing clients through a global energy transition, the team at Lauren Services has a clear eye on the horizon while keeping its hands firmly on the wheel.

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Lauren Services: The Right Place at the Right Time. Engineering Solutions for the Energy Transition.

When it comes to servicing clients through a global energy transition, the team at Lauren Services has a clear eye on the horizon while keeping its hands firmly on the wheel.

Bob Prasad, vice-president of market development with the engineering services firm, believes Lauren is “exceptionally well positioned” to help clients meet current and future market demand for lower impact energy sources by bridging the gap between traditional and transitional project development.

With offices in Calgary and Vancouver – and a strategic partnership with Atwell Group which amplifies their North American footprint – Lauren Services is leveraging its agility, flexibility and proven track record of delivering trusted design innovations and exceptional project management as the energy infrastructure landscape rapidly evolves. It starts with understanding your DNA as a company, explains Prasad, and knowing where and how you can contribute for maximum effect.

“Our growth is happening in parallel with our clients,” he says from the company’s Vancouver office.

“I think we are an exceptional mid-size service provider, and we can grow and compete credibly in transitional energy, already demonstrating ability to scale as required to meet project demands. We’re always very open and transparent with our clients about our business, so they know who we are and where we are at. We’re ready and structured to grow with them.”

As gas production volume increases exponentially to service overseas markets hungry for cleaner fuel, Prasad sees a valuable role in providing high-quality Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM), and Engineering, Procurement, and Fabrication Construction (EPFC) services, as well as asset management, optimization, maintenance and environmental planning. With existing plants underway, Lauren is well suited to help connect, service and optimize elements of storage and transportation with the anticipated completion of major LNG infrastructure at Kitimat and the Coastal Gas Link.

“Over the years, we have developed a reputation for being ‘the dependable guys to call when things are getting tricky’,” Prasad says. “Our team always figures out a way to make it work, safely and efficiently. This is the tangible work we’ve done and the skills we’ve developed as a preferred vendor. Now those same skills and learnings are being transferred to new opportunities, such as natural gas reforming and hydrogen development.”

Rod Phipps helped found the firm that would go on to become Lauren Services almost 30 years ago and currently serves as president. He is excited to align the company’s business growth with a passion for making positive change. For example, he sees Lauren playing an important role as Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan invests $300 million over five years to ensure that rural, remote and Indigenous communities can transition from diesel power by 2030.

“Every northern community that doesn’t have a transmission line has diesel fired generators. Those generators are going to be converted to natural gas, and that’s a significant amount of conversion occurring over the next decade or so,” says Phipps from his Calgary office. “And, what about the northern communities that don’t have rail or road access? We’ll have to find other solutions, and I believe hydrogen will be a game changer.”

Lauren Services is currently working with several clients who have emerging hydrogen technology but very little project development experience. For Phipps, it’s a great match.

“A lot of the companies that are getting into this world are not very big. They’ve got the technology, but they’ve got no project execution infrastructure. We bring that expertise and we’re also highly collaborative, so the project still feels like it’s close to home. We know that’s important for entrepreneurs.”

Bob Prasad, AScT., RTMgr. VP, Market Development | bob.prasad@laurenservices.com | 604.644.1872 | LaurenServices.com

 

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