Onshore project management
We have experience of successfully developing solar and wind farm projects onshore as well as the terrestrial elements of offshore wind and cable development. Onshore project management often starts with site finding, layout design, and landowner negotiations, followed by screening and scoping for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) requirements (depending on project size) before drawing up invitations to tender and scopes of work for terrestrial consultants to gather ecological, hydrological, historical and technical data on the site. Where appropriate, EIA project management then follows and management of all necessary planning documents and applications before submission to the Local Planning Authority for a decision.
Following consent, we also have experience of project managing (as Owners Engineer) the balance of plant (BoP – all infrastructure relating to the build of the wind farm with the exception of the turbine itself) of 30MW+ of onshore wind and solar installation. As Owners Engineer we ensured the requirements of data submission for Ofgem accreditation and worked with Distribution Network Operators (DNO’s) in managing the design approval process to achieve a grid connection.