Thorndon Cook Power
Thorndon Cook Power
Thorndon Cook Power
Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Plant

Welcome to Thorndon Cook

Te Mihi - Aerial View
Te Mihi - Aerial View

About Us

Thorndon Cook Ltd is a New Zealand based engineering consultancy passionate about applying our technical knowledge to benefit communities and clients.

We provide a full range of engineering services to clients in the power and energy industry worldwide. We trade as Thorndon Cook Power in the power market.

Our History

Thorndon Cook was formed at the beginning of 2015 as WSP - Parsons Brinckerhoff restructured its involvement in the power sector in the Asia-Pacific region. The staff of the PB Power Thermal Group and the Geothermal centre of excellence in New Zealand have formed a new company structured to better match the highly competitive international market for these services.

Thorndon Cook has expertise in the full range of power plant types including conventional thermal, combined cycle, cogeneration, open cycle (gas turbines and reciprocating engines), and geothermal.

The company name reflects the original PB Power Wellington and Auckland offices located in Thorndon Quay and Cook Street. Thorndon Cook looks forward to building on the reputation for excellence in engineering, project management and development advice that had its beginnings in the Thorndon Quay and Cook Street offices.

Our Purpose

Our knowledge will be used to harness sustainable energy technology to improve the lives of people globally.

We will work with clients, partners and industry participants who are striving to achieve similar goals.

Our Values

We will apply the same principles to our projects that we apply to our own organisation. We will endeavour to operate as simply, efficiently and productively as possible in order to provide the maximum value to clients.

We will operate honestly and ethically and strive for a no-surprises working relationship.

The health and safety of our people, the communities we work in, and our clients’ people will be at the forefront.

Our Services

Our services cover all phases of project development. Our work encompasses power and energy projects including geothermal, GT, CCGT, reciprocating engines, biomass and hydroelectric power generation in New Zealand and internationally.

We provide services across multiple disciplines, including process design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil and structural engineering, control & instrumentation, project/program management, and recruitment.

We are able to undertake a wide variety of roles within projects including due diligence studies, concept engineering, feasibility studies including economic analysis, front end engineering design, detailed design, peer review & professional audit, project management, site construction supervision, commissioning, technical assistance during operation, owner’s engineer roles, and lender’s engineer roles.

Our Team

Thorndon Cook consists of experienced, capable engineers who can operate effectively at any scale. Together we form a strong agile team with many years’ experience and an established reputation for high quality work. We maintain a close network of professional associates which enables us to rapidly constitute larger teams for specific projects.

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