Proger offers integrated engineering, procurement and construction services for the entire energy industry chain and for the production, transformation and distribution of energy. Proger provides its clients with complete solutions based on an efficient energy mix, thanks to its solid experience in the hydrocarbons sector integrated with expertise in the field of renewable energies and a strong environmental sensibility.
Proger’s approach to Energy Transition is focused on proposing sustainable solutions that require the integration of different competences to define and enable an incremental path based on mature and available technologies, with a specific attention to the territorial context and to the capacity and creativity of local excellences.
Proger has developed and is carrying out many projects in the field of renewable sources, but is also experimenting with other technological applications that are currently able to provide concrete answers to the needs of the transition and that have sufficient requirements of robustness and applicability, especially in complex territorial contexts.
Energy storage systems make it possible to overcome the variability and intermittency of renewable energy production, one of the main limitations of these technologies, by storing or releasing stored energy on demand. They are therefore a concrete contribution to the energy transition, as they not only increase the stability of the electricity grid, but also make renewable energy plants more functional and competitive.
Proger is currently providing owner engineering services for the implementation of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) for three renewable power plants and has contributed to the world’s first installation of a TESS (Thermal Energy Storage System) in a thermal power plant. The TESS is a completely green system that increases the efficiency of the power plant, thereby reducing consumption and pollutant emissions. In technical terms, it is a modular heat exchanger with storage capacity, using a mixture of crushed solid rock, which works in an integrated manner with the thermal cycle of the plant, acting as an “energy buffer”. The company is also involved in various projects to modernise the distribution network and electrical substations, which are essential for the wider and more effective use of renewable energy installations.
Industrial (grey) hydrogen, produced from methane, is a common product that Proger has been handling for years, providing plant engineering and construction services to large oil companies. The know-how acquired is a fundamental prerequisite for being able to approach the issues of what is known as blue and green hydrogen, which “differs” from grey hydrogen not in terms of its characteristics – the properties of the chemical element being absolutely the same, as are the problems of transformation and storage – but in terms of how to produce the energy required for the processes and how to manage any CO2 emissions.
Starting from this experience, therefore, the company has decided to tackle two main lines of development of Green Hydrogen
Refining has become the weak link in the world’s oil supply cycle. Not all the crude oil produced can be transformed into finished products on a daily basis. In particular, the supply of cleaner and more efficient quality gasoline and jet fuel for aircraft is very critical. These two key issues will have to be resolved if the transition is to be tackled effectively.
Refining plants around the world are old, often obsolete and polluting. It is almost impossible to think of upgrading investments because they are often too expensive for the countries concerned. Proger has invested in projects to upgrade simple-cycle refineries by integrating them with second-generation bioethanol plants, which make it possible to
Proger has already made a significant contribution with numerous projects in the health sector financed by oil companies, but has gone further by proposing technological solutions to safeguard the health of operators (Accyourate) as well as integrated solutions based on renewable sources for the supply of water and energy production in rural areas (Aware).
Access to energy is an essential prerequisite for health and quality of life, as it promotes economic, social and health development. This is why Proger has developed AWARE (Adaptable Water Access & Renewable Energy), which aims to provide energy and water to small-scale farmers, villages and farming communities. It is a flexible and modular programme that can be adapted to different territories, based on advanced technologies adapted to the rural context, strong local ownership of all equipment and training courses, which are the keys to ensuring the maintenance of the system.
Human resources are a company’s most valuable asset, which is why it is important to have state-of-the-art tools to monitor their health, especially those working in harsh environments such as hydrocarbon extraction and processing plants.
Proger, through its subsidiary Accyourate, has developed a range of comfortable wearables, made with natural bioceramic yarns and equipped with textile polymeric sensors that can return in real time the bio-vital parameters (such as ECG and breathing level) of the individual with absolute precision and in a non-invasive way. Thanks to 5G technologies, these parameters are analysed in real time to monitor the individual’s state of health and, thanks to predictive algorithms, prevent possible critical situations.