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Case Studies:

Electrical substation construction,
OHPL and underground cable routes

Name: Inverarnan, Loch Buidhe, Fyrish, Spittal, Fort William, Melgarve, Knocknagael, Blackhillock, Blackcraigs substation construction. Beauly-Dounreay OHPL, Beauly-Kintore OHPL, Stronelairg-Melgarve UGCR, Corriemoillie UGCR. Uist –Barra Refurbishment, West Harris Refurbishment, Orkney (Sanday) 33kV Refurbishment

Clients: Bam Nuttal, Balfour Beatty, Scottish and Southern Energy Ltd, ABB/BB Consortium, SSE Renewables, RJ McLeods,

Dates: February 2010 – Present

Services provided: Protected Species surveys, Species Licensing and ECoW (Environmental Clerk of Works)

Issues and challenges: active badger clans, watercourses, breeding birds, red squirrels, great-crested newts and otters, on site and/or adjacent to works

Licence requirements: Registration and simple Licence for water crossings and watercourse realignment, GCN survey under licence, Water Vole and Otter disturbance licences, Schedule 1 bird licences,

Solutions and mitigation: Pre-construction protected species surveys undertaken and exclusion zones established, toolbox talks undertaken to operatives and sub-contractors throughout projects. Review of contractors Risk Assessments and Method Statements. Daily and weekly reporting to client and monthly Environmental Audits.

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