Project Highlights

Renewable Energy

Track record of E&S Consulting services on >5,000MW of Solar PV, CSP, Wind, Geothermal and Hydropower  projects in >10 countries.

Inclusive of EIA &  ESIA, for attainment of permits and project finance, as well development of management systems and related compliance auditing & reporting.

ESG Due Diligence & Management

Tailored ESG Due Diligence studies have been developed and undertaken on behalf of private equity firms, power and water utility operators in countries such as KSA, UAE, Oman, Jordan, Philippines, Laos, Australia and Turkey.

Thermal Power

E&S consulting services and studies on power projects with a combined output of over 100GW.

>12 years of corporate experience preparing bankable ESIA’s (and other E&S studies), due diligence studies and compliance audits for utility scale thermal power projects.

Work with Government

We have worked closely with governments to develop, enhance and implement regulation, licensing schemes, policy and regulatory oversight.

This has included work with MEWA, MOMRA, GAMEP, Municipalities and other regulators in KSA.

Water Sector

Consultancy on large utility scale desalination projects in the Middle East, primarily linked to EIA & ESIA, as well as on-going compliance auditing, monitoring and reporting during construction and operations.

Environmental, Social, Health & Safety Management Systems

5 Capitals has developed Environmental (and Social) Management Systems (EMS/ESMS) and Occupational Health & Safety plans for clients in business and industry. Such systems and control plans have been designed to align with international good practices (such as those linked within ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 ISO 45001 and IFC Performance Standard 1).

Compliance Auditing

5 Capitals has provided E&S construction and operational auditing services on infrastructure, industry and utility scale power and water projects in KSA, UAE, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Uganda. Audit reports have been prepared for submission to regulators and lenders.

Lenders Technical Advisory

We have worked directly with a host of multi-laterals, commercial banks and Export Credit Agencies to assess and review their potential investment risks & opportunities, and to assess the compliance of bankable documentation prepared by developers & proponents.

We provide on-going compliance auditing of several multi-billion dollar industrial and infrastructure projects with reporting directly to lenders during the loan agreements.

Land Development & Master planning

E&S consulting services on several city & industrial city/area masterplans and major industrial projects in the GCC. This includes the Strategic Environmental Assessment for King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), KSA; Masterplan EIA updates (baseline sections) for Jubail Industrial City, KSA and EIA studies for the masterplans of major development in Dubai, UAE, including: Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai Design District.

Inspection and Monitoring

5 Capitals works with several clients to undertaken scheduled and periodic independent environmental & social inspection and monitoring services, with reporting to regulators and lenders.

We work with other independent experts including certified laboratories to measure and monitor progress and compliance.

Industrial Development

5 Capitals have undertaken feasibility and EIA/ESIA studies on various industrial facilities (besides Power and water), including those for mining (Rare Earth Mines, DRI Steel plants, Aluminum Rod & Conductor plants etc.).

We have also prepared sector specific industrial environmental standards industrial cities and undertaken specialist environmental surveys in such areas.

Capacity Building & Training

We have helped our clients improve their capability and internal management structures by reviewing, designing and implementing new structures for process management; with resulting improved knowledge, efficiencies and enhanced compliance in day-to-day business operations.

Infrastructure Development

A core component of our teams experience comes in infrastructure, particularly roads & highways, wastewater treatment and water distribution networks. At 5 Capitals we have built upon this with experience on overhead transmission lines, trains (including the Dubai Metro Red Line expansion), which has included attainment of planning permits, preparation of bankable assessments and development management structures.

Management Consulting

Our team of experts in project management, risk management, growth strategy, governance and organisation, and operational transformation have been successfully helping clients across the globe achieve their goals by providing an innovative and value adding end-to-end management solution. Our success is driven by the combination of our team’s global expertise, extensive local insights, as well as our approach to consulting that revolves around clients’ needs.


We have worked with clients from areas of government, banking, development, construction, private equity, business and industry.

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Project Finance & International Financial Institutions

An area where we add particular value is on projects that require international financing.

A large proportion of 5 Capitals’ project work is in regard to such internationally financed projects that necessitate compliance with the Equator Principles, OECD Common Approaches, IFC Performance Standards and IFC EHS Guidelines.

As a result, 5 Capitals has had the pleasure of working with or submitting reports to the following financial institutions.