Teesport - FEPA Consents/EA Consent
Project Scope and Delivery
Project Kraken was the establishment of a manufacturing facility for offshore wind energy components in the UK. The plan was to create a world class facility from redundant steel manufacturing assets; in direct response to the UK Governments’ twin challenges of providing 20% of the nation’s energy requirements from renewable energy sources, and in creating ‘green jobs’ to support the sector.
Through close, detailed liaison with the client and the statutory authorities, Appropriate Assessment (AA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) were avoided for the project, preventing costly project delays.
Acting on behalf of the client, SYSTRA’s Environmental Services team obtained the essential licences and consents, by determining the likely impacts of the proposed works, they undertook all necessary consultation with the relevant statutory authorities; Marine Management Organisation, Natural England, Environment Agency, the Local Authority, PD Port Authority and others whilst maintaining close contact with the client.
Co-ordination with key parties was maintained throughout this process. SYSTRA attended all site meetings and ensured MMO/ NE and all relevant parties were informed of issues. This process ensured all applications met formal requirements, so were quickly and easily approved.