Problem solving for energy

Energy focused systems are inherently complex, comprised of interrelated systems, processes, and facilities. Driven by community expectations, government policy, and shareholder demands for transformation to cleaner capabilities, the timeframes for transition to sustainable, decarbonised operations is being compressed, further increasing complexity. Realising energy transformation requires the synthesis of multiple system elements and meeting the competing requirements of numerous stakeholders and end users.

As experts in complex systems, Shoal uses digital engineering to design solutions across the project lifecycle, to understand and harness this complexity. Our bespoke approach consists of enterprise, and physics-based modelling, that analyses the interrelationships (technology, people, processes), influences, and impacts of systems capabilities. This underpins smart, data-informed decisions that balance resource and risk management to enhance operational effectiveness and ensure project delivery.

Why Shoal for energy?

Your challenges

Our expertise

  • Transitioning to decarbonisation
  • Project feasibility and risk
  • Understanding uncertainty
  • System-of-systems capability design
  • Green asset selection, acquisition and integration
  • Complex system and stakeholder interfaces
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Digital Engineering enabled by model-based systems engineering and physics-based modelling
  • Trade-off and decision support and analysis for systems and assets
  • Early-stage concept planning
  • Project and business case definition
  • Lifecycle management through to acceptance

Contact us to discuss a tailored solution to your challenges.


Shoal Group is recognised as a leader in the application of systems thinking, simulation and innovation, and has won a number of industry recognised awards. Our team of experts have also been individually recognised, including the Project Innovation Award from the 2021 Simulation Australasia Awards, NextGen winner at the 2022 AAUS Industry Champions Awards, the Ray Page Lifetime Simulation Achievement Award and the John Mitchell Early Career Innovator Award from 2021 Simulation Australasia Awards.

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