Towards a Marine Renewable Energy Strategy for Wales (MECO)
The Marine Ecology team at RPS operates on many environmentally sensitive projects throughout the Europe and worldwide. The team have built strong client relationships and been effective in identifying and resolving issues and constraints associated with many complex development projects and industrial activities. Our marine ecological capabilities cover a wide spectrum of skills
RPS were commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government to undertake work in order to develop a strategy framework for the governance of marine renewable energy developments within Welsh Seas. This framework is critical in the delivery of renewable energy targets, identified within the Welsh Assembly’s energy strategy, in a sustainable manner, ensuring that the maximum benefit is realised whilst respecting environmental limits and meeting the social and economic needs of the population.
The work comprises three main stages
Desk-based exercise collating existing data and information including that on impacts. This stage will also involve wide consultation with regulators, developers and marine stakeholders to elicit all available information to fully inform the current work. There is also a substantial GIS element to this stage, providing the basis upon which areas of potential exploitable resource can beidentified and put into the necessary context of existing constraint across all sectors and environmental sensitivities.
Data collection exercise filling key gaps identified during stage 1. The work involves the identification of the specific studies that may be required and subsequent management and administration of the research required. This is necessary to ensure delivery of information in appropriate formats, at appropriate scales whilst remaining focused on delivering the critical information needed to support the development of a robust and defensible strategic framework for the management of renewable energy developments in Welsh seas.
Development of the strategy framework based on the findings of stages 1 and 2. This stage will be predominantly desk-based and will strive to identify the best potential areas for developments based on the data produced through the two previous stages of the work. Various development scenarios will be evaluated in order to provide an auditable process in the determination of routes for development that represent the most sustainable strategies for meeting the renewable energy production targets for Wales, whilst maintaining internal competitiveness.
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Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Risk Mitigation Services (EES)
RPS has a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and explosives risk mitigation
2D Flood Modelling – Dolgarrog Aluminium Works ( Hydro)
RPS has recently completed a 2 dimensional flood model of the River Conwy. Investigating the breaching and overtopping of the existing flood defences in the village of Dolgarrog
Marine Environment Unexploded Ordnance Assessment and Detection (EES)
The marine environment presents a complex challenge for unexploded ordnance risk mitigation - predominately caused by poor historical reporting
Appropriate Assessment under the Habitats Regulations of the East of England RSS ( ECO)
RPS has recently completed an Appropriate Assessment under the Habitats Regulations of the draft East of England Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for the Government Office for the East of England.
Remediation Consultancy Services (CLA)
RPS have a proven track record in brownfield investigation and remediation on a range of contaminated land sites. Projects utilise the core skills of RPS Chepstow in order to Investigate the contaminant source
Waste Quality Protocols (WP)
The Environment Agency and partners WRAP
Contaminated Land Site Investigation, Risk Assessments & Remediation Services (CLA)
RPS Chepstow have successfully managed a vast array of site investigation
Contaminated Land Remediation – Soils & Groundwater Remediation (CLA)
RPS Chepstow have successfully managed high profile remediation projects on behalf of a number of national developer clients. Projects have often been accepted on a fast turnaround basis in order to ensure minimum delay to site redevelopment programmes. Rapid consultation with the client and regulatory authorities has ensured that remediation is delivered on programme and to an accepted standard
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RPS Submit Planning Application for Sustainable Energy Plant (WP)
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Geology, Hydrogeology and Contaminated Land for Renewable Energy Projects (CLA)
RPS Geology and Hydrogeology Consultants specialise in environmental impact assessment for renewable energy projects
Hydrogen Cyanide ? Call RPS (EES)
RPS has advised client South Dublin County Council on the safe disposal of 'out of date' cylinders of hydrogen cyanide. As South Dublin is a very built up area in residential commercial and industrial terms there were genuine public fears for the safe handling of the waste cyanide which is a toxic poison.
Radioactively Contaminated Land Assessment Services (RAD)
RPS is a leading provider of consultancy services for the characterisation of radioactively contaminated land and we have a proven track record in the investigation of nuclear
Old Kent Road, from Monopoly to Waste (WP)
RPS submit Planning application for 200
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During a recent operation near Tripoli
Special contamination – special service (RAD/EES)
Land and buildings contaminated with explosive materials present obvious difficulties.
RPS Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) management services assist client in Asia Pacific to remediate a former artillery range from World War Two (EES)
RPS Explosives Engineering Services were appointed to act on behalf of a global energy provider as their subject matter expert and Explosive Remnants of War client representative on a new development area within Papua New Guinea
RPS Explosives Engineering Services (EES) were contracted by Artumas Mozambique Petroleum Limited (AMPL)
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RPS saves client over £1.2 million of site remediation (GE)
RPS were retained to undertake a detailed assessment and planning application of a former tannery site for redevelopment.
Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Desk Study with Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategy (EES)
As with all disciplines within the civil engineering and contaminated land industries
Marine UXO Risk Management and Mitigation, ExCeL London (EES)
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UXO / ERW Satellite Image Assessment and GIS Systems – Libya (EES)
RPS has been involved with oil exploration projects in Libya since 2003 and has been at the forefront of developing bespoke Explosive Remnant of War (ERW) / UXO risk mitigation strategies and safety procedures in these complex environments. The legacy of war in this region can be considerable and poses UXO risks of mines and munitions to ground survey
RPS supported a design and build project including the remediation of an existing landfill (GE)
Following a detailed review of the existing ground investigation