Trust and experience - helping clients navigate the energy transition.
Sep 20, 2022
The adaptable and highly experienced team at Lauren Services is well positioned to help clients navigate the opportunities and challenges as political and business leaders align on efforts to reduce carbon and achieve Net-Zero, says Bob Prasad, vice-president of market development at Lauren. In fact, Prasad says the engineering services firm is already playing a significant role in bridging the gap between traditional, transitional, and industrial development projects in Canada and the U.S.
“We’re in the midst of an energy transition, helping our clients move towards lower impact projects, and that’s happening right now,” says Prasad. “Our significant depth of experience on traditional energy projects – specifically the ability to solve problems when things start to get complicated – has really positioned us as a trusted partner as the world moves toward Net-Zero.”
With offices in Calgary and Vancouver – and a strategic partnership with Atwell Group which amplifies their North American footprint – Lauren Services is leveraging its agility, flexibility, and proven track record of delivering high-quality Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM), and Engineering, Procurement, and Fabrication Construction (EPFC) services, as well as asset management, optimization, maintenance, and environmental planning.
The Canadian-owned firm has invested heavily in developing talent to ensure it remains on the leading edge as it diversifies into new markets.
“The skillset that we've bring here has already been evidenced on projects. It's just fantastic. We've heard our clients say back to us, the quality of P and IDs (piping and instrumentation designs) we've provided them has been the highest level they've seen,” says Prasad. “They use that now as a template to share with their other consultants. And that’s really what Lauren brings to the industry here.”
While the company is seeing dynamic growth, it remains committed to the foundational pillars it was founded upon 30 years ago. People, not sectors or industries, are always at the heart of the work.
“The number one thing about building client relationships is getting to know the client, the person behind the business. I like to sit down and get to know the person, who they are. I mean that's in our Lauren DNA. We want work with good people, just as I'm sure that the client wants to have good consultants work for them.”
A relationship built on trust and open communication makes all the difference when urgent issues arise on a project. Prasad smiles with pride as he recounts a recent example of the Lauren team’s exceptional reliability.
“Lauren has a bit of a reputation for saving clients at the eleventh hour. We've had a very recent critical emergency shutdown at a site. And of course, having that relationship allowed for an immediate call from the client to myself, to help sort the situation out. Lauren immediately put their number one structural steel PhD guy on a plane. He was there the next day. We got things sorted out at site and construction continued. And to this day, we are still on schedule and we're getting commissioned as planned.”
Prasad says he’s never been more excited for the future as Lauren leadership provides opportunities for the next generation to contribute and shape the company.
“As Lauren continues to grow, it's going to be vital for our leadership to lead by example, to create venues for growth within the organization. I'm really excited about the next five years, this is a fantastic team. But we're just getting started.”