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Energy

Meeting today’s market needs and tomorrow’s trends in the energy industry

Connect Group is a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services to Europe’s energy and power generation industries. We develop products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.

Knowledge drain Safety Fossil fuel domination New demand

Our expertise and services address energy industry trends:

  • Knowledge drain, making it difficult to recruit and retain skilled engineering and operating staffs knowledgeable in new oil, gas and coal boring methods, energy processing and power generation techniques, especially renewables and hydraulic fracturing.
  • Safety, an ongoing major trend following recent, highly publicised oil, gas and nuclear incidents. Advanced monitoring, maintenance and repair technologies will increasingly grow in importance to prevent future occurrences.
  • Fossil fuel domination, despite major successes in renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro power) and a near doubling of their use. Renewable sources will not catch up with oil or coal use in the foreseeable future.
  • New demand, as the world’s thirst for oil grows. China remains Asia’s largest market, but India will soon surpass it in volumetric growth. Energy demands in developing Middle Eastern countries will also accelerate oil/gas consumption there. Power conservation paramount as the need to do more with less energy accelerates.
  • Petrochemicals and transport, two areas poised for major growth, pushing demand. Oil for petrochemicals is driven by heavy plastics’ use in consumer goods and packaging, from smartphones to water bottles. And while automobiles are increasingly ‘going green’ thanks to hybrid and electric technologies, trucks continue to rely solely on petrol to transport large quantities of goods across vast distances. Diesel demand is expected to grow three times faster than gasoline.

We can help you address

  • Green energy, whose use is expected to double in the near future. New monitoring, regulating, maintenance and support systems for renewables like wind, solar or hydro power generation require advanced circuitry in devices able to withstand placement in harsh environments.
  • Reliability, in new technologies and devices that identify and prevent damaging incidents in oil, gas and nuclear industries. This is especially relevant in using novel horizontal drilling techniques for hydraulic fracturing, as well as traditional vertical drilling methods.
  • Performance, in electronic systems that maximise the energy or production output of conventional and renewable power systems, from hard-to-reach offshore windmills and rooftop solar panels to sea-based oil platforms, isolated desert drilling sites or remote power stations.
  • Safety, among the most important considerations in all energy endeavours from power generation to oil/gas exploration and retrieval. Electronic locating, monitoring and control systems play a significant role in ensuring harmful, disruptive or financially ruinous incidents are prevented from happening.

Certified quality

We are accredited as a complete approved vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO13485, 9001 and 14001 approved. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy.