Sustainability and Energy

To provide specialized consultancy service to public and private companies in the energy sector, particularly in the areas of renewable energy and electrical infrastructures, from the feasibility and setting up of the business to commercialization.

Economic activity and human development have an inevitable impact on environment, although their adverse effects could be minimized. Our specialists support various market sectors in designing sustainable and optimized projects, including solutions that reduce climate impact and adapt society to a changing climate. With sound experience of its specialists in various areas of environment and sustainability, FUTURE is a partner to its clients in environmental matters associated with a wide range of sectors, from buildings and infrastructure, energy and transportation, to industrial activity.

 

FUTURE also provides consulting services in compliance with environmental and social standards provided by funding agencies such as the World Bank, European Investment Bank, IFC or ADB in the financing stages of the project. Given the long working experience with main developers and concessionaires in the energy sector in Portugal, Spain and Brazil and in different areas of expertise, FUTURE Group amassed the capacity to support its clients throughout the entire life cycle of energy infrastructures, from the business assembly and strategic planning stage to operation and maintenance activities, including energy commercialization, and covering technical, economic, financial, legal and environmental expertises.

 

Our teams specialize in the coordination of technical and environmental studies and projects for the main utilities in energy generation  (hydroelectric, photovoltaic, wind and/or wave energy), energy transmission (national transport networks) and energy distribution (private promoters). With a deep knowledge of the sector, its requirements, challenges and public exposure, our teams are prepared to provide focused and complete solutions, supporting clients in the implementation of safe, efficient and sustainable projects and in the proper achievement of their business objectives.

Reference Projects

IMPLEMENTATION OF A BIODIVERSITY OFFSET PLAN IN THE DOURO INTERNATIONAL NATURAL PARK AND TÁVORA RIVER VALLEY AREAS

The project was developed over 7 years and included a team of about 30 experts to ensure the ecological restoration of riparian birds affected by the expected negative impact of new lines on the PNDI and Távora River Valley: black stork, egyptian vulture, Bonelli's eagle, golden eagle, eagle owl, peregrine falcon, chough.
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY OF OURIQUE PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT (300 MW)

This project aimed to implement in the southern region of Portugal, specifically in Alentejo, municipality of Ourique, the largest solar park in Europe, taking advantage of the very favourable climate conditions of the region.
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BOROMA HYDROPOWER PLANT - TECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATION

The Boroma Hydropower scheme is a national priority project for energy production in Mozambique. The project aims to install 210 MW, with the Zambezi River as its energy source.
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IMPROVEMENT OF THE MARITIME ACCESS TO SETÚBAL PORT

The project aimed at adapting the maritime access to the terminals of PORTO DE SETÚBAL to the evolution of demand for containerised traffic, considering the evolution of the ships used in the various maritime trade routes and the new security requirements.
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WINDFLOAT OFFSHORE PLANT (VERY) HIGH VOLTAGE CONNECTION TO THE NATIONAL GRID - EPC&M

The work is part of the Windfloat Atlantic Offshore Wind Power Project and consists in the construction of the submarine electrical cable and the Viana do Castelo substation.
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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND PROJECTS RELATED TO THE LICENSING, BUILDING AND EXPLORATION PHASES OF THE FOZ TUA-ARMAMAR LINE (400 kV)

40 km transmission line that crosses the Alto Douro Vinhateiro, an area classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
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SUBSTATIONS AND TRANSMISSION LINES OF LOTS 08, 09 AND 12, IN BAHIA AND PIAUI STATES

The contract concerns the supervision of about 844 km of lines and four 500 kV substations.
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Project

IMPLEMENTATION OF A BIODIVERSITY OFFSET PLAN IN THE DOURO INTERNATIONAL NATURAL PARK AND TÁVORA RIVER VALLEY AREAS

Sustainability
2011/2017
Portugal
REN – Rede Elétrica Nacional

The project was developed over 7 years and included a team of about 30 experts to ensure the ecological restoration of riparian birds affected by the expected negative impact of new lines on the PNDI and Távora River Valley: black stork, egyptian vulture, Bonelli's eagle, golden eagle, eagle owl, peregrine falcon, chough.

Services

Project and environmental and ecological compensation activities directed at threatened bird species.

Project

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY OF OURIQUE PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT (300 MW)

Energy
2017/2019
Ourique, Portugal
ISDC- Internacional Solar Development Corporation

This project aimed to implement in the southern region of Portugal, specifically in Alentejo, municipality of Ourique, the largest solar park in Europe, taking advantage of the very favourable climate conditions of the region.

Services:

Environmental Impact Study; environmental licensing; Landscape Integration Project; Forest Compensation Plan, related to the cutting/uprooting of holm oak trees necessary for the implementation of the plant and reformulation of the tree curtain protection design.

Project

BOROMA HYDROPOWER PLANT - TECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATION

Energy
2019
Mozambique
DBSA-Banco de Desenvolvimento da África do Sul

The Boroma Hydropower scheme is a national priority project for energy production in Mozambique. The project aims to install 210 MW, with the Zambezi River as its energy source.

Services:

Hydrological studies, dam design, spillways, turbine system and power plant, hydrodynamic modelling, seismic risk assessment, safety studies, climate change, monitoring system and observation plan, hydromechanical equipment, electrical installations, substation, construction planning.

Project

IMPROVEMENT OF THE MARITIME ACCESS TO SETÚBAL PORT

Sustainability
2015/2017
Setúbal, Portugal
APSS – Administração dos Portos de Setúbal e Sesimbra

The project aimed at adapting the maritime access to the terminals of PORTO DE SETÚBAL to the evolution of demand for containerised traffic, considering the evolution of the ships used in the various maritime trade routes and the new security requirements. 

Services:

Environmental Impact Assessment; environmental licensing.

Project

WINDFLOAT OFFSHORE PLANT (VERY) HIGH VOLTAGE CONNECTION TO THE NATIONAL GRID - EPC&M

Energy
2019
Portugal
REN – Rede Elétrica Nacional, S.A.

The work is part of the Windfloat Atlantic Offshore Wind Power Project and consists in the construction of the submarine electrical cable and the Viana do Castelo substation.

Services:

Supervision of quality, environment and safety of onshore and offshore works.

Project

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND PROJECTS RELATED TO THE LICENSING, BUILDING AND EXPLORATION PHASES OF THE FOZ TUA-ARMAMAR LINE (400 kV)

Sustainability
2016
Portugal
EDP Produção

40 km transmission line that crosses the Alto Douro Vinhateiro, an area classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Services:

Environmental studies for licensing; Environmental Studies and Projects to be carried out prior to the start of the works; Supervision of the works and Monitoring of the effects of the line on various environmental factors during its operation, including monitoring of landscape, birds and noise, in a 10 year contract.

Project

SUBSTATIONS AND TRANSMISSION LINES OF LOTS 08, 09 AND 12, IN BAHIA AND PIAUI STATES

Energy
2018
Brazil
Equatorial

The contract concerns the supervision of about 844 km of lines and four 500 kV substations.

Services:

Works supervision.

Cristina Reis

Director of the Water, Sanitation and Waste Business Unit and the Sustainability and Energy Business Unit

Directors

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  • FUTURE ATP
  • FUTURE BDM
  • FUTURE Proman

Henrique Silva

Director of the Sustainability and Energy Business Unit and the Geolab Business Unit

Fábio Seda

Director of Business Development at FUTURE BDM

Cristina Reis

Director of the Water, Sanitation and Waste Business Unit and the Sustainability and Energy Business Unit