ANKER pioneered the design, planning, and delivery of national development strategies. From concept to implementation, ANKER performs feasibility studies, engineering and design work, and management processes to execute comprehensive infrastructure projects and regional initiatives that build local and national economies and promote community development. Enhancing the technical capabilities of local professionals to build, operate, and manage these national initiatives—for the long term—is our hallmark.About Our pioneering work
ANKER brings an optimize-and-maximize approach when beginning work in a particular country, tailoring the approach to local conditions and concerns. We identify clusters of existing capacities to support a new project, including skilled craft workers, vocational training institutions, food and hospitality, and local equipment and technology. We then conduct customized programs that maximize the participation of local workers and suppliers in construction work, thereby building experience and enhancing local skills. Because every context is unique, we implement specialty programs, such as workshops to prepare small businesses for post-construction work, apprenticeship programs to advance high-potential workers, indigenous workforce development, and mentoring future civil servants to operate and manage projects. These efforts modernize workforces and help small businesses to be competitive in future opportunities—whether with ANKER or other projects.
Concurrent with increasing regulatory requirements, there is a growing constellation of sustainability institutions shaping our customers' markets globally. Because our policies, processes and practices are consistent with key international standards, we help our customers meet and exceed any specific performance requirements, including those of the International Finance Corporation, the Equator Principles, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Carbon Disclosure Project. In addition, in every country and on every project, we supplement existing environmental, safety and health regulations with additional best practices and ANKER requirements, which commonly enhance local knowledge and help improve local standards.
ANKER operates and maintains several major national facilities and laboratories. This includes a range of management solutions for our government customers, including processes for energy efficiency, water conservation, sustainable procurement and renewable energy use.
To meet the growing demand for clean, reliable and affordable energy, ANKER designs and constructs some of the world’s largest photovoltaic and solar power plants. In addition, we finance solutions that catalyse the development of new renewable energy projects by helping to mobilize additional public and private resources for energy-related projects.
Issues can arise during a project that trigger immediate and long-term impacts on customers and communities, as well as affect the quality of project delivery. ANKER implements three inter related processes to promote the positive effects of a project during construction and operations - using risk assessment and management disciplines to identify issues, conducting stakeholder engagement and making strategic social investments in the community.
In many parts of the world, ANKER projects can attract significant numbers of workers, especially in areas where a project is a rare opportunity for employment. Our early planning and systematic approach to establishing the labor force helps to avoid the effects of unmanaged workforce influx, which can trigger conflict and other socio economic tensions locally or regionally. ANKER’s workforce and camp management program is based on consultation with our customer, government authorities, our workforce and our communities. This process enables us to select the optimal site location and identify community issues, demographics and cultures to avoid potential conflicts while maximizing the camp’s positive effects on host communities.
We gear our construction techniques and global procurement processes to use recycled and local materials, reduce energy consumption and mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions. To improve the sustainability and quality of our projects, we use building information modeling (BIM), a 3D imaging and data analytics tool to support decision-making on design and construction alternatives. We also operate a number of module yards across the globe for material fabrication in controlled settings, helping to reduce waste, landfill impacts and other environmental effects at project sites and in host communities.