Lower 48 Energy’s (L48) parent company has been providing global procurement services for 75 years.
L48’s Procurement organisation provides clients with an integrated procurement solution. We offer robust processes & systems; we have extensive market knowledge & comprehensive understanding of compliance regulations. We offer reliable project deliveries that provide innovative paths to successful project delivery. This provides our clients with verifiable project cost savings and time benefits.
L48 has Procurement Teams consisting of highly skilled professionals who have combined skill and performance across a range of business disciplines which include legal, engineering, project management, logistics, compliance, change management and of course procurement.
In certain cases projects will have an urgent requirement to deliver a “Critical Path Item” from point of origin to the project site.
Put simply, the part is of such importance that the only solution is an “Escorted Hand Carry Service”.
Further possible “Implied Tasks” might also be to physically source the item. The manufacturer may not have any in stock but authorised distributors may hold stock.
Lower 48 Energy is a recognised leader in the provision of managing Critical Path Items and Escorted Hand Carry procurement.
Lower 48 Energy (L48) draws upon the strength of its parent Charles Kendall Group who have been providing Procurement Services for 75 years.
L48 offers industrial clients Vendor Financed Procurement Solutions. In short this means that we will shoulder the financial burden of the procurement purchase and will only invoice at the point of delivery or at a specific date after we have delivered the item. Within the Energy industry this is a novel and innovative offering that greatly relieves cash flow burdens on Project Development. Many critical components have lengthy manufacturing lead times that can run to over 52 weeks, added to that the length of ocean delivery for outside parts and this figure elongates.
L48 enjoys the support of a consortium of Merchant Banks who provide us with banking facilities enabling L48 to add significant value to any large energy project, anywhere in the world.
In its simplest form "Energy as a Service” (EaaS) is the dedicated provision of electrical energy to an industrial client. Lower 48 Energy provides this in 2 main ways through Industrial Heat Recovery and via Photovoltaic Solar. We provide our clients with a turn key service that includes Front End Engineering Design, Site Integration, Insurance and complete Finance provision. The electricity we provide will be offered at a discount to the existing industrial purchase agreements the industrial partner currently buys. The service is guaranteed and in return for Lower 48 Energy’s investments the host signs up for a Long Term Power Purchase Agreement.
Lower 48 Energy delivers projects on a global basis. We successfully achieve this by cooperating with Global Best of Breed delivery partners. We represent Climeon of Sweden who are the world’s learning Organic Rankine Cycle OEM specialising in modular 150kW units. Our Front End Engineering Design services are provided by WS Atkins plc owned by Canada’s SNC Lavalin, who are one of the world’s largest engineering firms that provide us with a truly global coverage. We access the Capital Markets via a number of specialist lenders including Baseload Capital, Close Brothers, Rathbone and Barclays. Lastly our Project Insurance is covered by two leading Lloyds of London syndicates.
Lower 48 Energy represents the world’s leading Heat Power provider Climeon, whose technology enables us to turn heat into clean energy 24/7. The process is unaffected by weather conditions. More than 50% of the world's energy consumption is lost as low-temperature heat. Industries such as steel, ceramics, cement, glass and shipping generate a large amount of heat that is simply wasted. This can be captured, recycled and via an Organic Rankine Cycle process converted into green electricity. This electricity generated is done so without the requirement to burn any hydrocarbon and thus is entirely sustainable. So long as the waste heat can be guaranteed so can electrical generation. Climeon of Sweden are the world’s specialist at recycling low-temperature heat.
Lower 48 Energy specialises in supporting Energy Industry operators who work in remote & challenging locations. We provide a comprehensive range of services throughout the entire Energy Life Cycle. From the exploration rounds through to project de-commissioning our teams have proven track record in providing the highest service levels and we’re proud of our reputation as a standard setter for some of the world’s largest energy companies.
Developing projects from a concept to operational reality in the South Atlantic or Jungles of SE Asia requires tremendous attention to detail, something that Lower 48 Energy is known for.
Lower 48 Energy delivers energy solutions on behalf of the Charles Kendall Group and this gives us access to great industrial respires across the group. The Charles Kendall Group has successfully being delivering on global projects since 1945 when we opened our first international office in Muscat, Oman. Redcliffe (International) Shipping Limited is one of the world’s leading logistics companies specialising in the movement of explosives. We regularly procure and move down hole charges and radioactive materials which are routinely used in the Oil & Gas as well as the Mining Industries. Redcliffe is regarded as one of the World’s best project logistics operators. Charles Kendall Freight is the UK’s second largest privately owned Freight Forwarder and have significant strength in the movement of cargo from Asia to Europe as well as Northern Europe to USA movements.
"The more remote the better”, well that’s how we see it, as do our partners. We’re just mobilising on a $350 million contract delivering services in Mongolia and this is typical of where we work. We apply exacting levels of detail in the planning and deployment to our works sites. The logistic chains are some of the longest and most complicated in the world. Any oversight during the mobilisation inevitably leads to delays and the associated costs that this brings, it’s for this reason that we work especially hard to ensure that our teams have accounted for all eventualities.
Lower 48 Energy is the dedicated energy arm of the Charles Kendall Group and is headquartered in central London.
We are proud of our heritage that stretches back over 75 years. We’ve grown into a company with a global presence. We’ve maintained offices in the Middle East of all that time and that’s where our appreciation of energy started.
We’ve also noticed the global shift in acknowledging Climate Change and that has been Lower 48 Energy’s foundation. Energy is no longer just about Oil and Gas; our global fuel mix has to embrace Renewables. That’s where we come in. Lower 48 Energy provides "Energy as a Service” to our industrial clients by recycling waste heat streams. We convert this to either Electricity or Steam. We also provide support to Energy & Resource Projects that are located in remote locations. We’re agile and have a meticulous attention to detail and this means we get difficult jobs done. We think it's a winning formula. Find out more about The Charles Kendall Group here.
Lower 48 Energy is a part of The Charles Kendall Group. We are lucky enough to employ some brilliant people who work across multi disciplines. The fields include, engineering, accountancy, legal, procurement, design, IT, HSEQ and HR. We don’t view any one discipline more important that the next. Each team member is empowered and expected to make contributions week in and week out. A central tenant of the Charles Kendall Group has been fairness - we’re fair to ourselves and our staff and of course that philosophy spreads over in our business relationships. Find out more about some of our people here.
Lower 48 Energy is Headquartered in Central London, right beside the Royal Albert Hall. We’re co-located with Charles Kendall Group. Click below to discover where our nearest office is to your location.