Case Studies

Civil Infrastructure & Rail Case Study:


Since 2010 Talascend International have supported the £16 billion Crossrail project at its peak the project had a 10,000 plus strong workforce helping to design, plan and build a new route to the heart of the UK’s capital including the construction of 10 brand new stations at locations including Abbey Wood, Bond Street, Canary Wharf, Customs House, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Paddington, Tottenham Court Road, Whitechapel and Woolwich.

The project called for 35 miles of new track to be installed, 34,000 cubic metres of concrete to be used to fit out the tunnels and 932 miles of cabling has been laid to connect the railways signalling communications systems. Once completed the Crossrail project is expected to add an estimated £42billion to the economy of the entire country.


Since 2014 Talascend International have supported the HS2 project which will see the development of a new high speed railway line which will run between London and Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. The route is also referred to as the Y network since it is roughly in the shape of the letter Y.

It is one of the most substantial transport infrastructure projects ever built in the UK. The project will provide vital transportation links between cities and regions across the United Kingdom. The HS2 network will reduce journey times between some of the UK’s largest cities and also create economic benefits and it is estimated that at its peak the project will generate 70,000 jobs for workers across the UK.

The construction of phase I of the HS2 line commenced in 2017 to be ready for the opening to passengers in 2026

The proposed London to Birmingham line will be about 140 miles (225km) long and the total Y network will be around 330 miles (531km) long. The first phase of HS2 will cost around £16.3bn ($25.8bn) to construct. The full Y-shaped network, including connections with the Channel Tunnel and Heathrow, will cost £32.7bn ($51.9bn).

Oil & Gas Case Study:

Future Growth Project - FGP

Since 2016 Talascend International have supported the $36.8bn expansion of the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan which will add 260,000 barrels a day of crude to production at Tengiz.

The increase in production will be delivered by the integrated Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP) which is designed to further increase total daily production from the Tengiz reservoir and maximize the ultimate recovery of resources.

The FGP will use state-of-the-art sour gas injection technology, successfully developed and proven during TCO’s previous expansion in 2008, to increase daily crude oil production from Tengiz by approximately 260,000 barrels per day.

In parallel, the WPMP maximizes the value of existing TCO facilities by extending the production plateau and keeping existing plants producing at full capacity. First oil is planned for 2022.

West Nile Delta Project:

Since 2015 Talascend International have supported the fast-track of the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning program for BP’s West Nile Delta onshore gas processing terminal at Idku City, north east of Alexandria, Egypt. When completed, the facility will receive and process gas from offshore fields provide processing capacity for more than one billion cubic feet of gas per day, equivalent to approximately one quarter of Egypt’s current output. 

Nuclear Case Study

Hinkley Point C

Talascend International are proud to support the Hinkley Point C project which will see the first new nuclear power station built in the UK in over 20 years, providing low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes, creating thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy. It is expected that at peak construction and operation the project will create 25,000 employment opportunities

The project will see specialised third generation Pressurised Water Reactors (EPRs)  designed for the project that will be built at Hinkley Point C and will represent a major development on previous Pressurized Water Reactor technology, making them amongst the safest and most efficient civil nuclear power generators ever designed using less uranium and produce almost a third less long-lived radioactive wastes compared with water reactors in operation today.

Encapsulation Project Sellafield

This £170 million  Sellafield Silos Direct Encapsulation Project (SDP) is one of the largest to be  undertaken for the British Nuclear Group in recent years. Stage 1 involves the removal of redundant equipment from an existing building, some construction works, the design of the process plant and equipment as well as the modification and extension of the building. When complete, SDP will process nuclear waste recovered from the Magnox Swaf Storage Silo, one of the oldest nuclear waste silos on the Sellafield site, and package it to make it ready for long term storage. It is the only project of its kind in the world.

The successful execution of this project will be key to Sellafield’s primary focus is to safely clean up and decommission all high hazard facilities on the site.

Power Generation Case Studies:

Rudeshur Power Plant:

Key members of the Talascend International team previously sourced the Operation and Maintenance team for the  750MW Rudeshur Combined Cycle Plant the first privately built power plant in Iran which also is the first gas power plant in the country with online monitoring, which provides predictive maintenance and improves cost efficiency.

The Expatriate Operation and Maintenance team played a key role in the local content plan with a focus on up skilling and the development of Iranian nationals to allow them to ultimately operate and maintain the plant autonomously.

Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm

Talascend International supported the construction and commissioning of the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Far located in the Irish Sea, Liverpool Bay 14km off the north Wales coast. The wind farm covers approximately 79km² of a site leased from the Crown Estate.

The 576 MW wind farm is situated in water depths ranging from 15m to 30m. It uses 160 Siemens SWT-3.6-107 wind turbines rated at 3.6MW each AND will produce 1,950GWh of clean energy a year, which will be enough to power 400,000 households and the equivalent to cutting 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year.

Output from the wind facility is transmitted to offshore substations via subsea cables, then to an onshore substation through export cables, and finally to the National Grid through onshore interconnection cables. The offshore transmission infrastructure includes two offshore substations of 33kV and 132kV, 33kV inter array cables, four 132kV export cables and up to five meteorological masts to monitor and control the wind farm.

Automotive Case Studies:

Traditionally Talascend International have supported the Automotive sector with design and production staff. However the recent advancements across the four key automotive technologies: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Vehicle Automation, Vehicle Connectivity, and New Mobility Services has created a need for different skill sets to be brought into the sector.

The rapid technology advancements the sector is experiencing are generating a sustained period of activity and innovation for which the skill sets are rare. Here at Talascend International we are proud to collaborate with a number of leading car manufactures throughout Europe to help identify key technical staff to achieve their goal of producing the first fully automated vehicle. Examples of some of the disciplined supplied to the sector include:

  • Automotive Engineer
  • CATIA V5 Design Engineer
  • Infotainment Engineer
  • Telematics Engineer
  • Verification & Validation Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Body in White Engineer
  • CAE Engineer
  • Powertrain Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • Test engineer

Manufacturing Case Studies:

For over 20 years Talascend International have delivered engineering, technical, production, supply chain and commercial disciplines to a wide variety of blue chip and SME Manufacturing customers. Key areas which we support include: Pharmaceuticals, Building products, Aerospace, Chemical, Textiles, Metals, Automotive and Food & Drink

With advancements in technology the most successful firms are those who are capable enough to   rapidly adapt their physical and intellectual infrastructures to exploit changes in technology as manufacturing becomes faster, more responsive to changing global markets and closer to customers. In order to achieve this, it is wider accepted that the sector must harness a wider skills base, with highly qualified leaders and managers whose expertise combines both commercial and technical acumen. Talascend International is proud to partner with a wide variety of Manufacturing business in order to assist with their organisational advancement. Typical roles we are engaged to support with include:

  • Supply Chain Director
  • Group Quality Manager
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Electrical Maintenance Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Mechanical Designer
  • New Product Development Manager
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Technologies Director
  • Operations Director
  • Head of Quality