In the bidding phase, the SNE engineers analyze the initial situation and requirements and work out a comprehensive solution based on this. “At this early stage, we already orient ourselves to the individual customer requirements,” says Markus Laukamp. “For example, which technologies are preferred by the customer, how should the financing be structured, and also how can we optimize the plant with our knowledge of the energy industry?” SNE accompanies the construction phase with the overall planning and the selection of the service providers. In addition, the engineers ensure compliance with health and safety standards at the construction site and also involve the customer’s employees in the project team. “Regular information on the status of the project is a standard for us,” the SNE director explains. “We have a track record comprising the experience and successes of previous projects, and so the projects remain on time and on budget.” Thanks to this approach and the company’s project experience, SNE only needed one year for the construction of the Ford energy center in Saarlouis.