Technical & Environmental
Assessments

Technical & Environmental Assessments

We are currently undertaking a number of onshore and offshore environmental surveys and assessments and these will continue over the coming years prior to any construction taking place.

Onshore Assessments
This will enable the site selection and design process of the onshore elements of the wind farm to avoid or minimise environmental impacts.
These include surveys relating to:

  • Ecology
  • Archaeology and cultural heritage
  • Hydrology and hydrogeology
  • Geology and soils
  • Landscape and visual
  • Traffic and transport
  • Noise and vibration
  • Amenity and community aspects

The environmental assessments will be presented in the planning application as the project Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR), along with proposals for mitigation and an outline Construction Environmental Management Plan.

Offshore Assessments
With regard to offshore environmental assessments, we are currently collating information through surveys, desk-based studies, and consultation, which will inform our understanding of the existing environment in the vicinity of the project.

Further data collection will add to the body of knowledge regarding the physical and biological environment of the Kish and Bray Banks and how the area is currently used for commercial and recreational activities.These include surveys relating to:

  • Birds and marine mammals
  • Fish and seabed habitat
  • Seascape, landscape and visual impect assessment

We are undertaking a detailed analysis of available data and sourcing new data using radar and visual observation vessel traffic surveys to assist us in understanding marine traffic patterns in the area. We are liaising with marine stakeholders to provide us with their feedback, so we can review their opinions and requirements in our design.

We are currently undertaking a number of onshore and offshore environmental surveys and assessments and these will continue over the coming years prior to any construction taking place.


Onshore Assessments

This will enable the site selection and design process of the onshore elements of the wind farm to avoid or minimise environmental impacts.
These include surveys relating to:

  • Ecology
  • Archaeology and cultural heritage
  • Hydrology and hydrogeology
  • Geology and soils
  • Landscape and visual
  • Traffic and transport
  • Noise and vibration
  • Amenity and community aspects

The environmental assessments will be presented in the planning application as the project Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR), along with proposals for mitigation and an outline Construction Environmental Management Plan.


Offshore Assessments

With regard to offshore environmental assessments, we are currently collating information through surveys, desk-based studies, and consultation, which will inform our understanding of the existing environment in the vicinity of the project.


Further data collection will add to the body of knowledge regarding the physical and biological environment of the Kish and Bray Banks and how the area is currently used for commercial and recreational activities.These include surveys relating to:

  • Birds and marine mammals
  • Fish and seabed habitat
  • Seascape, landscape and visual impect assessment

We are undertaking a detailed analysis of available data and sourcing new data using radar and visual observation vessel traffic surveys to assist us in understanding marine traffic patterns in the area. We are liaising with marine stakeholders to provide us with their feedback, so we can review their opinions and requirements in our design.