Eneco appoints consultants Anatec Ltd
Anatec Ltd will be responsible for producing the navigation impact assessment for the Navitus Bay wind farm.
Eneco has recently appointed consultants Anatec Ltd to work with them on the development of its Navitus Bay wind farm.
Anatec Ltd will work specifically on producing the navigation risk assessment for Navitus Bay wind farm. PMSS Ltd, which has been working for Eneco for some time, will be focused on producing the environmental impact assessment.
All the round 3 wind farm developers are required to produce and submit a series of impact assessments to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). These form part of the planning application process which all nationally significant infrastructure projects are legally obliged to go through.
Stuart Carruthers Cruising Manager “The navigational impact assessments are of real importance for recreational boating. It is paramount that there is an avoidance of ‘squeeze’ of craft towards shipping lanes and dangerous coastlines and that ‘diversion’ from the safest and most efficient, habitual and traditional routes is minimised.
"There has been some concern recently that traffic analysis, which is an important component of the navigational risk assessment, of the area through and around the Navitus Bay wind farm site does not truly reflect actual traffic patterns.
"We are currently working with Trinity House and Eneco to get this issue straightened out.”
The RYA continues to work to ensure that recreational boating is fully considered by all wind farm developers around the UK coast.
You can find more information on the RYAs work on wind farms here.