About

BlueTech Advisors was established by two, senior technical advisors, Chris Sanderson and Sailesh Patel, to provide superior, responsive support in the face of growing demand for independent investor-focussed advice in the capital-intensive project industries.

Sailesh Patel

Sailesh has nearly 15 years of experience in the LNG, petrochemical, oil and natural gas industry. With technology, commercial and contracts expertise, Sailesh has considerable experience in providing technical advisory services, risk assessment, construction monitoring, operations monitoring and completion activities for Project Financing, including stakeholder engagement and management. He brings in-depth knowledge and practical experience of technical and contractual analysis together with project execution, most recently serving as Project & Engagement Manager on US$ 27 billion of projects by capital value.

Prior to founding BlueTech Advisors, Sailesh was a Senior Consultant with Lummus Consultants International, where he led and undertook due diligence assignments as lenders’ technical advisor for a variety of oil and gas, refinery, power, pipeline, and petrochemical projects in the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia up to $20 billion capital value.

He previously gained international process industry experience across LNG, Refinery, Petrochemical, Pipeline, and Gas-To-Liquids projects in Russia, Australia, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, and India working with international engineering contractors including Wood Group Kenny, Jacobs, MW Kellogg (now KBR), Alstom, and Foster Wheeler. Sailesh is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath, and an MBA degree from Cass Business School.

 

Chris Sanderson

Chris has nearly 40 years of experience, with the majority spent leading Project Finance Due Diligence Reviews for Lenders and Sponsors through the design, construction, and operation of complete multi-discipline projects for the oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, mineral, and other related industrial sectors of the process industries, with capital values up to US$ 40 billion. Project locations (onshore, offshore, and subsea) have spanned the USA, UK, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Thailand, India, Caribbean Nations, Australia, Russia, Switzerland, Mexico, Holland, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Argentina, and Norway.

Prior to founding BlueTech Advisors, Chris led the performance and activities of the Process section of Lummus Consultants International’s UK office, a leading LNG technical consultancy providing third party technical advisory to commercial banks and multilateral funding agencies in support of project financing for a majority of the world’s largest LNG, gas production, and pipeline projects, as well as conceptual, pre-feasibility and feasibility consultancy services to the major international energy companies, state energy companies, and larger independent energy companies.

He previously owned and directed his own Consultants and Process Plant company with responsibility for complete activities from sales, client and subcontractor contract negotiations, process design, multi-discipline project design, and project management through construction and commissioning across a wide of range of process industries. Chris is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering with Management Economics from the University of Bradford.

Our Team

BlueTech Advisors works with selected trusted independent associates to provide power, renewables, environmental, social, management, infrastructure and other appropriate assessment services, whilst remaining focussed on delivering client-value in each transaction. Our roster includes individuals well-known to international developers, lenders, legal advisors, operators, and project execution specialists, with experience in the range of 15 to 40 years.  

Our Values

We have certain core values that define and dictate what we do:

The integrity and independence of our advice is sacrosanct and we do not tolerate conflicts of interest.

We have the experience, confidence and courage to provide honest and candid advice to our clients.

Our clients place substantial trust in us and we must work hard for them; we strive for diligence, accuracy and excellence in everything we do.

Our clients deserve better than replication of precedent reviews or opinions. We constantly prioritise understanding, objectivity, and responsiveness in each situation.

Our Partnerships 

BlueTech Advisors holds several industry memberships and affiliations, with the aim of contributing to and connecting stakeholders in the international investment and project development communities. Please contact us if you would like to discuss potential synergies.

Our team can draw on over 30 years advising on the world’s leading oil, gas, and energy projects totalling nearly $250 billion in capital value, engaging with project sponsors and acting for export credit agencies, ratings agencies, development finance institutions, and commercial debt providers.

Sailesh Patel, Director

Sailesh has 15 years of experience in the LNG, petrochemical, oil and natural gas industry. With technology, commercial and contracts expertise, Sailesh has considerable experience in providing technical advisory services, risk assessment, construction monitoring, operations monitoring and completion activities for key stakeholders in international Project Financings.

He brings in-depth knowledge and practical experience of technical and contractual analysis together with project execution, most recently serving as Project & Engagement Manager on US$ 27 billion of projects by capital value.

Sailesh is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath, and an MBA degree from Cass Business School.

Chris Sanderson, Director

Chris has 40 years of industry experience, with a remarkable majority spent leading Project Finance Due Diligence Reviews for Lenders and Sponsors through the design, construction, and operation of complete multi-discipline projects for the oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, mineral, and other related sectors of the process industries, with capital values up to US$ 50 billion.

Project locations (onshore, offshore, and subsea) have spanned the USA, UK, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Thailand, India, Caribbean Nations, Australia, Russia, Switzerland, Mexico, Holland, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Argentina, and Norway.

Chris is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering with Management Economics from the University of Bradford.

 

Our Team: Directors, Associates, and Specialists

BlueTech Advisors works with selected trusted independent associates to provide environmental, social, power, renewables, management, infrastructure and other appropriate assessment services. Our core team, below, includes several individuals well-known to international lenders, developers, operators, and the project execution community, with experience in the range of 15 to 40 years across over 50 countries and all major continents.

26 years as global E&S advisor up to $18 bn deal value

25 years in Energy project development and exec. advisory

25 years in int’l Sustainable Infrastructure Development

15 years in Thermal & Renewables, 5 in technical advisory

32 years in Power project delivery, 15 in technical advisory

35 years in Power project delivery, 15 in technical advisory

25 years in Refinery operations, change, and business planning

35 years with focus on PPP infrastructure solutions

Environmental & Social

Environmental & Social

Environmental & Social

Power & Renewables

Power & Renewables

Power & Renewables

Process (Refinery)

Management & Financial

 

Our team’s extensive and active network of industry relationships also allows BlueTech Advisors to access and employ established specialists across mega-scale IWPP, Floating LNG, Gas-To-Liquids, etc. if and where beneficial to clients.