Arche’s Project Development Service spans the development process from concept through to Financial Close or FID (Final Investment Decision).
We take a systematic approach to identify what each client wants to achieve with their project, determining the project scope, allocating the best resources to deliver the scope, managing all types of risk, and facilitating timely delivery within budget.
Our project development management team works collaboratively with the project owner’s team, coordinating inputs from the owner’s experts and external technical assessments, often managing the procurement process for those experts.
Arche’s Project Development Management Service covers the full breadth of project development including concept studies, planning and development approvals, environmental approvals, pre-feasibility, FEED, network connections, contracting and procurement and supporting the financing process.
Arche’s work begins with identifying the project’s objectives and continues through the strategic planning of all stages, then through coordinating technical and commercial inputs, and ultimately executing the project agreements at Financial Close.
Project development management often involves shepherding a project through a series of increasingly detailed studies — concept, pre-feasibility, feasibility — to give the project owner staged information and context for how their project is likely to perform.
Each stage requires project management, budgeting and cost control, scheduling and schedule control, technical and commercial reviews, managing multidisciplinary inputs, managing client expectations and communication, knowledge of the legislative context, and managing communication with communities and other stakeholders.
Project management is crucial for successful project completion, ensuring that goals are met efficiently and effectively by planning, organising, and managing resources to achieve client objectives within their required timeframe and budget.
Project management involves overseeing and controlling all aspects of a project, including scope, schedule, budget, quality, risk management, and stakeholder engagement.
For project development services, Arche applies our expertise to identify the version of the project that adds the most value over its life.
Successful project development requires the concurrent and collaborative progression of engineering, approvals, procurements and contracting and financing.
Arche brings expertise to each element of project development from years of experience over many projects.
From the initial contact with network service providers (NSPs) onwards, Arche Energy manages network connection processes for major infrastructure projects.
Connecting a project to Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) is a complex, many layered process that involves several stakeholders: various levels of government, any affected landowners, the NSP and AEMO.
During the pre-feasibility stage, Arche’s consultants assess factors like a project’s location, size, network constraints, infrastructure requirements, loss factors, and whether it affects or is affected by other projects.
We work with you to define the project’s connection requirements, be a point of contact with the NSP and AEMO, provide you with relevant information to make decisions for your project, and prepare an official connection enquiry to the NSP.
The NSP then assesses the enquiry and provides guidance and information so we can prepare the project’s connection application. Arche Energy works with you on the application, which has to include performance standards, a description of the proposed installation, computer modelling of the project, and other supporting information.
We continue on as the point of contact for the NSP and AEMO and keep them apprised of any changes to the project’s proposed plant, performance standards, network, committed projects or requirements under the National Electricity Rules.
To complete the network connection, Arche works with the project owner, NSP and AEMO to finalise market registration, complete commissioning test procedures and provide the necessary performance data.
Our experience in network connections includes managing connection processes for mine and train loadout operations, managing the connection up to 257kV and the successful completion of GPS monitoring on major energy projects.
Early works programs gives the project a head start on key works prior to financial close. Arche Energy provides early works and compliance services that position a project to transition smoothly into its construction phase.
Our team provides compliance services to help your project comply with approvals conditions in order to set the project off on the right foot.
Early works we manage