CB&I offers consulting services through Lummus Consultants International, to the power, process, petrochemical, refining, infrastructure and government segments. We serve electric, gas and water utility companies; petroleum refineries, storage and transportation firms; petrochemical and inorganic chemical companies; and oil and gas exploration, production and pipeline enterprises.

As a premier international consulting group, CB&I delivers consulting and advisory services spanning business, technical, strategic management, economics and regulatory issues. Key features of our consulting and advisory business include the following:

  • Evaluations of alternative energy sources, including assessments of proven and emerging technologies, and overall supply and distribution economics
  • Assistance with turning concepts into projects through an integrated structure and an interdisciplinary approach
  • Financial, scientific and technical expertise coupled with commercial business knowledge and the practical knowledge of engineering and construction professionals
  • Global financial sector recognition through our long history of engagements with investment and commercial banks, equity investors, energy funds and multilateral institutions. Our clients also include merchant energy firms, regulatory agencies and government entities.
  • More than 700 closed transactions worth more than $400 billion in past 20 years

With our six offices in major metropolitan areas around the world – Houston, Boston, Denver, London, Dubai and Singapore – we offer a broad range of services to customers worldwide:

Transactional Expertise

  • Asset acquisition and divestiture services for buyers and sellers
  • Project financial analyses and projections
  • Owner's engineer, lender's engineer and independent engineer
  • Due diligence reviews of business enterprises and plant operations
  • Appraisal and valuation services
  • Feedstock selection and product valuation
  • Asset evaluation and business analysis
  • Contract review and assessment

Technical and Operational Expertise

  • Competitive asset management
  • Fleet benchmarking and analysis
  • Natural gas, liquefied natural gas, solid fuel, electric, process, steam and water systems
  • Process plant configuration studies
  • Plant operations and maintenance reviews
  • Business process and operations reviews
  • Project development support
  • Energy systems optimization

Strategic Planning and Business Knowledge

  • Energy strategy formulation
  • Energy and environmental policy development
  • Energy request for proposals (RFP) design and implementation
  • Integrated energy resource planning (IRP) and strategy
  • Permitting and licensing support
  • Greenhouse gas emissions planning
  • Power transmission and distribution
  • Gas and power supply procurement
  • Cost of service and rate design
  • Environmental assessment and planning
  • Multi-pollutant compliance planning
  • Renewable energy planning
  • Energy efficiency planning and evaluation

Management Support and Advisory Services

  • Issue mediation, negotiation and settlement support
  • Risk management and business continuity
  • Organizational reviews and audits
  • Training and group facilitation
  • Litigation support and expert testimony