Fugro Performs Offshore Wind Farm Review

MarineTechnologyNews.com
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fugro has been contracted by Cefas, the scientific advisor to the Marine Management Organization, to undertake a review of post-consent monitoring at 19 U.K. offshore wind farms and selected foreign sites. The review, published by the Marine Management Organization, makes recommendations that will improve monitoring for the protection of the environment, address concerns of stakeholders and fit real world issues experienced by developers.

The project looked at the core environmental monitoring topics of physical processes, underwater noise, benthic ecology, fish and shellfish ecology, marine mammals and birds. Fugro worked with other industry leaders - National Physical Laboratory (noise), SMRU Marine (marine mammals) and British Trust for Ornithology (birds) - to form a project team with real world experience of environmental monitoring and consenting.

The review of the monitoring conditions, reports and data resulted in recommendations being made across all topic areas. Improvements to monitoring systems will be achieved through better knowledge exchange, the integration and co-ordination of monitoring and improving review processes. Formatting conditions and reports, reevaluation of what can be achieved by post-consent monitoring and better links between industry sectors also emerged as key factors.

A significant aspect was the need to focus on monitoring rationale, which was sometimes lost between the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), consent conditions and the monitoring reports. This work will help create a more effective monitoring program by reducing uncertainty of potential impacts allowing better scoping. Increased knowledge during scoping will focus the EIA process on true environmental risks.

Such risks can then be addressed in the Environmental Statement with greater confidence in the impact significance and the appropriateness of mitigation measures proposed. The ability to utilize knowledge gained through environmental monitoring will see improvements for both regulators and developers, ultimately reducing costs, resource and time for the consenting process.

fugro.com


People & Company News

Kongsberg Performs Well in Q2

Norwegian defence and marine technology company Kongsberg Gruppen's second quarter 2016 (Q2) financial results shows sales performance broadly in line with recent trends,

Rickmers Holding, E.R. Capital Drop Merger Plan

Rickmers Holding AG and E.R. Capital Holding have jointly decided not to pursue the merger of their ship management activities.   For many years the companies

MN100: Conrad Shipyard

The Company: Conrad Shipyard was established in 1948 and is headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana. The company designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries,

Environmental

NParks, Keppel in S$2.08 mln Partnership for Restoring Singapore Forest Wetlands

The National Parks Board (NParks) and Keppel Corporation today unveiled plans for a partnership to restore the freshwater forest wetland ecosystem historically

C-Job Designs Flettner Freighter for Switijnk

The Dutch shipping company family Switijnk has contracted C-Job Naval Architects to develop a Rotor Sail-equipped design to meet their specific loading and sailing profile.

Vitol's Malaysia Terminal Suspends Ops after Spill

VTTI, the storage unit of world's largest oil trader Vitol, has suspended operations at its terminal in southern Malaysia following an oil spill, two industry sources said on Friday.

Maritime Safety

Danish Maritime Authority Supports Maritime Cultural Days

The Danish Maritime Authority's buoy tender ’POUL LØWENØRN’ will be alongside in Korsør in connection with the Maritime Cultural Days. The vessel will be open to visitors throughout Saturday,

ABS Makes it Safer to ‘Walk to Work’

ABS announced the publication of The ABS Guide for Certification of Offshore Access Gangways. The new Guide addresses certification for safety systems used for “walk to work” (W2W) crew transfers.

Scorpene Submarine Data Leak: Setback to Indian Navy

India has began multiple investigations to determine the extent of damage caused by the reported massive leak of secret data detailing the combat and stealth capabilities

Offshore Energy

BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips 'Quit' Alaska LNG Project

BP, Conoco Phillips, and Exxon Mobil said that the 65-billion dollar megaproject would be too unprofitable for them to move into the next phase of development.

Onshore Spending on the Cusp of Recovery?

DW’s recently released quarterly World Oilfield Services Market Forecast (OFS) and World Oilfield Equipment Market Forecast (OFE) continue to suggest 2016 will

Heavy Lifting: Giant Pipe Racks Shipped for New FPSO

From Brazil to China and then back to Brazil, five pipe racks and three modules weighing a total of 1,871.51 metric tons and measuring 24,075 m³ will be transported

Underwater Engineering

Rockland Scientific to conduct Victoria Turbulence Observation Retreat

Building on series of international training workshops in Brazil, Chile, France, Poland, Vietnam and the UK, Rockland Scientific brings the next turbulence measurement

Fugro, US Army Corps of Engineers Ink Mapping Deal

Fugro has been awarded a photogrammetric and LIDAR surveying and mapping contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Missouri. The agreement

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1029 sec (10 req/sec)