AECOM has signed an Engineering Consultancy Services (ECS) agreement with New Zealand’s Genesis Energy, replacing up to 50 consultancies and service providers.

The ECS agreement covers all engineering design and consultancy work presently required by Genesis Energy, and comes after Genesis put out a request for expressions of interest and a request for proposal.

The three-year contract will cover ten engineering specialties: civil, electrical, mechanical, hydro, dam, systems, wind generation, facilities, asset integrity and reliability engineering.

Genesis Energy chief executive Albert Brantley said the ECS agreement provided significant financial benefits for Genesis Energy while maintaining the required focus on quality.

“The awarding of this work to a global fully-integrated infrastructure firm is a significant change for us. We expect to see substantial long-term value from having a close engineering relationship with Aecom,” Mr Brantley said.

Aecom demonstrated its ability across the predominant scope of engineering disciplines as well as having access to highly competent sub-consultants, he said.

Aecom New Zealand managing director John Bridgman said the signing of the ECS contract would build on the strong track record the company had with Genesis Energy and the energy sector.

“We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with Genesis Energy to support its engineering program over the next three years,” he said.

“A client-centric approach and commitment to delivery excellence underpin the way we do business and our team is focused on providing value to Genesis Energy through this dedicated approach.”

Aecom’s dedicated power generation team based in Auckland has broad hydropower, thermal and wind capabilities, and is supported by a global team of 45,000 people working in over 150 countries.

Its generation expertise across New Zealand is further complemented through the presence of transmission and distribution, and power systems capabilities.