Renewable Energy Services
Carcinus provides key environmental services to the renewable energy sector for projects including offshore wind, tidal energy and wave energy developments. Our services including site selection and feasibility, baseline ecological characterisation surveys, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) – scoping and assessment, Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) and post-consent monitoring.
Our consultants have extensive experience in relation to the consenting, licensing and planning requirements of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) and smaller energy generation schemes and can support clients throughout the project life from feasibility, through the Development Consent Order (DCO) process and beyond to post-consent requirements. We maintain close working relationships with environmental regulators and Government agencies and provide expert advice to our clients to ensure their projects are compliant with relevant regulation. We regularly undertake regulatory and stakeholder consultation on behalf of our clients and have provided client support at public enquiries and examinations.
Our survey teams undertake ecological and environmental surveys in support of renewable energy developers. Our surveys are planned to ensure regulatory approval, utilising industry best-practice and the latest technologies. All our aquatic ecologists and environmental surveyors have proven experience of delivering surveys within offshore, coastal and freshwater locations and are fully trained to operate safely and efficiently within these environments.
During their careers, our staff have been involved at a technical and/or EIA project management role within the following high profile renewable projects:
- Hornsea Round 3 offshore wind farm – Zone Characterisation (ZoC), Zone Appraisal Methodology (ZAM) and Zone Environmental Assessment (ZEA)
- Hornsea offshore wind farm Project One – scoping, preliminary environmental information report and baseline characterisation stages
- Navitus Bay offshore wind farm
- Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm
- Methil offshore wind demonstrator project
- Site selection support for floating offshore wind turbine demonstrator project
- Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
- Cardiff Tidal Lagoon
Our environmental consultants and survey staff are ready to help you with any aspect of your renewable energy project, please contact us to discuss your requirements.