Contributing to net zero and energy security targets – July 2022
Today’s announcement, that the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has given the green light for The Crown Estate to enter into Agreements for Lease with Round 4 developers, is a significant step forward for our project, and the UK net zero and energy security commitments.
To meet the ambitious timeline of generating power from our windfarm by 2028 we continue our programme of surveys this month with specialist shipping and navigation consultancy, NASH Maritime.
NASH will undertake vessel traffic surveys to ensure we have an accurate understanding of how the proposed area of an offshore windfarm and its environs are currently used. Vessel traffic surveys are undertaken to validate existing AIS data.
The information will be:
- analysed to provide a quantitative understanding of the area;
- used as a baseline input into vessel re-route predictions, collision risk modelling and commercial shipping impacts; and
- used to facilitate and interface with stakeholder consultation.
The navigation risk assessments will be used to inform the EIA which will support the Development Consent Order application for the generation assets.
About the author
Amy Parry is the Project Manager for Morecambe Offshore Windfarm. She has been a project manager with Flotation Energy since 2019 and has over 10 years’ experience as a marine scientist working on environmental impact assessment and managing consent applications and discharge of conditions on projects including Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm and on several high-profile and complex development consent order applications, including Wylfa Newydd for Horizon Nuclear Power and Tilbury2 for the Port of Tilbury London Limited. With a background in sedimentology and hydrodynamics, Amy also previously specialised in scour erosion modelling for offshore windfarm foundation design giving her a thorough understanding of the engineering processes and complexities involved in offshore windfarms.