Suffolk, England, 7th August 2017 – Royal HaskoningDHV’s offshore wind team goes from strength to strength with the announcement that Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) has gained consent to build and operate the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm.
The East Anglia THREE wind farm lies 70km off the Suffolk Coast, and when fully constructed the project will generate 1200MW of power, enough for over 1million homes. Royal HaskoningDHV has worked alongsidethe SPR development team since 2012 as Lead EIA and Consent Consultant leading the EIA process which underpins the Development Consent Order process.
A core team of dedicated EIA project managers supported SPR in achieving consent for East Anglia THREE. The role included the creation and drafting the Environmental Statement and related reports, undertaking the technical impact assessments, supporting consultation with regulators and stakeholders, and working closely with SPR engineering teams to refine the project design. At its peak Royal HaskoningDHV deployed over 60 specialist staff on this project.
Royal HaskoningDHV recently cemented its record as a leading consultant in the renewables sector when it was awarded an £8 million contract from SPR to provide lead EIA and consent support consultancy services for East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO.
This most recent success boosts Royal HaskoningDHV’s already impressive track record. The company has now acted as lead EIA and consent consultant on over 11GW of successfully permitted UK offshore wind farm projects, as well as providing services to over 35 projects across Europe and internationally.
Royal HaskoningDHV’s Project Director Alistair Davison added “we congratulate SPR on achieving consent for East Anglia THREE. We are delighted to have been part of the SPR team developing and delivering a high quality and robust EIA and DCO application. We look forward to supporting SPR in the future as the project moves towards construction.”
Royal HaskoningDHV’s Project Manager Paolo Pizzolla added: “We are particularly proud that the East Anglia THREE project led the industry in developing the first Evidence Plan Process which ensures effective consultation and consensus on key technical issues between statutory bodies.
“The scale of the project meant its challenges and technical demands were significant. We were able to provide a range of specialist services from traffic assessments, noise and air quality to assessing impacts on marine mammals. Coordinating the results of this work was complex but always fascinating.”