Uisdean FraserManaging Director

Professional Qualifications

Incorporated Engineer, Chartered Waste Manager, Chartered Energy Manager

Education

GCGI Engineering, Dip Waste Management, HC Mech. & Prod. Engineering

Experience

A senior level, engineering professional with 20 years’ experience in engineering and construction operations and management on both client and contractor side and 10 years in consultancy, project development and execution.

Experienced in waste, renewable energy, energy generation, manufacturing, oil & gas, pharmaceutical and food & drink production sectors.

Extensive experience of developing and delivering multi-million pound strategic level projects to both the public and private sectors and has led the development and implementation of key waste process infrastructure projects including Regional Waste Strategy Planning, the construction of the first AD plant in the UK designed to process source segregated organic waste and collaborative cross-sectoral recycling projects.

He has over 15 years’ experience in the commercial aspects of project delivery including development of commercial business case, procurement, identifying/securing project funding, contractual negotiations, construction management, legal/permitting and business structure and planning.

He has successfully developed and led strategy development and implementation at a regional level and has a track record which includes a number of UK firsts.

He currently provides an advisory and due diligence role, primarily to funders, for the strategic development of a number of large projects across the UK with the development of Outline Business Case (OBC) to investor ready status being his primary role.

Skills & Expertise

Uisdean and the wider team at Synergie Environ are at the forefront of a number of the larger district heating type projects in Scotland currently. The majority of these projects involve the evaluation of heating (and cooling demands), potential low carbon heat (and cooling sources) and the evaluation of options to distribute the heating/cooling.

The heating sources involve a range of low carbon options and include biomass, gas CHP, geo-thermal (both mine water and borehole), solar thermal and heat recovery from a range of sources including sewage, sea and river water and industrial heat recovery.

Several projects that Uisdean has worked on involves the generation of low carbon energy with a key aspect of this being the cost-effective local distribution and use of the power as close to the source of production as possible.

Uisdean has extensive experience with the aspects of project delivery through an ESCo type arrangement and is currently advising a number of clients on the procurement of this type of arrangement to deliver anaerobic digestion plants to process co-products form their production plants and the optimal use of the AD outputs.

He is currently Project Engineer and Project Manager on an £11M project which combines anaerobic digestion with gas clean-up and re-injection to gas grid (one of the very few projects of this type currently in the UK) and is the Technical Lead on the SE project to develop a heat strategy for the development of low-carbon heating and associated heat distribution network in the Grangemouth area.

Uisdean is regularly asked to review new technologies from either an investor or agency viewpoint to assess whether it capable of commercialisation and whether the market place is ready for the technology. This enable Uisdean and his company to be at the forefront of technological developments and to be able to ìlook over the wallî to keep a view on upcoming technologies and their applicability. Technologies recently appraised have included pyrolysis systems, waste water treatment, heat recovery from waste water, hydrogen fuel cells and micro-CHP systems.

Particular areas of expertise include:

Anaerobic digestion developments for a range of inputs and with a range of uses for the gas outputs including CHP, gas to grid and direct heating;

  • Project & Construction Management of complex projects with multiple inputs. Contract expertise with a range of contract forms including IChemE, NEC3, JCT and FIDIC;
  • Industrial energy efficiency and management;
  • Design and development of large scale low carbon district heating projects;
  • Development and implementation of waste and energy strategies including boardroom advisory;
  • Commercialisation strategies, troubleshooting, business development and planning, building successful teams, PR & Marketing.
  • Carbon foot-printing, carbon management, compliance and auditing, carbon accounting, business resource efficiency