We support clients to realise the potential of offshore wind through multi-disciplinary environmental and engineering consultancy services. We have extensive in-house technical capability which includes expertise in:
- Physical environment
- Biological environment
- Permitting and consenting
- Environmental impact assessment (EIA)
- Marine spatial planning
- Wind resource assessment
- Civil and structural engineering
- Electrical systems
- Health and safety
We are experienced project managers with expertise in the development and management of budgets, work plans and working as part of complex teams. Risk management lies at the heart of our approach and we use our own experience and procedures to identify, evaluate and manage risks to project delivery, the environment and, crucially, the health and safety of those involved in the project.
NIRAS has international experience in EIA and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (EISA) management. Our team of in-house experts has extensive experience in the biological and physical marine environment. Our technical experts also provide specialist input into EIA managed in-house by clients or by others. We have an exceptional track record of success and have led or contributed to the assessment of some of the largest offshore wind projects yet brought forward.
Permitting and consenting
NIRAS has decades of experience in defining and obtaining the permits, consents required to construct and operate offshore wind farms and their associated infrastructure. We work closely with clients to ensure that any mitigation and conditions attached to permits and consents are as reasonable, proportionate and relevant as possible. Once the necessary permits and consents have been obtained we assist our clients to discharge any conditions, including monitoring requirements effectively and efficiently.
We provide contract and package management services for our clients as well as technical on-site supervision during cable, foundation and WTG installation and commissioning phases. Our experienced engineers provide technical assistance in areas such as quality management, document review, interface management, health and safety and environmental management. Our approach to design combines extensive in-house expertise in hydrodynamics, geotechnics and structural engineering. Using our extensive experience and innovative approaches, we can identify the best foundation type for a specific locations and purposes.
Port and harbour facilities
NIRAS has a team dedicated to maritime and onshore structures comprising experts in the master-planning, design and construction of general port and harbour facilities. We have specific experience in the planning and design of the port and harbour facilities required to support fabrication, construction deployment and shore based O&M support.
Supporting our clients to realise the potential of offshore wind