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  • 19 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    ABPmer has been contracted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to undertake a Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) for their Marine Renewables Infrastructure Plan (MRIP). This will build on the previous HRA undertaken by ABPmer for the National Renewables Infrastructure Plan (N-RIP) prepared by HIE and Scottish Enterprise. Elena San Martin, Project Manager, ABPmer said: “We […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    ABPmer has been contracted by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to undertake the scoping phase for the South Inshore and Offshore Marine Plans Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). Under the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC any plan or project that may have an impact on European Natura 2000 Sites requires an Appropriate Assessment. In marine planning, the HRA […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    ABPmer has been contracted by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to undertake the scoping phase for the South Inshore and Offshore Marine Plans Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). Under the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC any plan or project that may have an impact on European Natura 2000 Sites requires an Appropriate Assessment. In marine planning, the HRA […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Environment

    ABPmer has been contracted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to undertake a Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) for their Marine Renewables Infrastructure Plan (MRIP). This will build on the previous HRA undertaken by ABPmer for the National Renewables Infrastructure Plan (N-RIP) prepared by HIE and Scottish Enterprise. “The results of the HRA will provide valuable […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    ABPmer supported by THA Aquatic, has been commissioned to undertake a detailed Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) of the proposed tidal lagoon safeguarding policy within the Welsh Government Marine Plan, focusing on fish and marine habitats.   The Welsh Government is developing the first national Marine Plan for Wales. As part of this process it must […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Environment

    ABPmer welcomed recent announcement made by The Crown Estate to award seabed rights for six new wave and tidal demonstration zones and five new wave and tidal current sites.  As a manager of the UK seabed, The Crown Estate grants rights to organisations to operate on the seabed. However, any projects must go through the […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    During the reporting period of 22 – 29 January 2013 there were no piracy related incidents in the High Risk Area (HRA), NATO Shipping Centre informed in its Weekly Piracy Update. Merchant vessels are reminded to remain vigilant while transiting this area and ensure that Self Protection Measures are in place as Pirate Attack Groups […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate has announced that it has agreed seabed rights for six new wave and tidal demonstration zones and five new wave and tidal current sites. The locations for the demonstration zones and project sites include three off the coast of England, four off the coast of Scotland, one in Northern Ireland and three […]

  • 3 January 2013

    At 0535Z 27 Dec 2012, a merchant vessel near the Strait of Hormuz (2617N; 05643E) reported an approach by two skiffs. First skiff approached to within 500 metres; possible weapons sighted. Vessel’s armed security team fired flares and skiff moved away. Second skiff then approached to within 200m. Second skiff reportedly broke away after vessel’s […]

  • 27 December 2012

    All 22 hostages from the MV Iceberg 1 have now been released from pirate captivity. They had been held since the Iceberg 1 was pirated on 29 March 2010, a period of two years and nine months. The former hostages are now recovering from their ordeal and are receiving food and medical care. On 21 […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment

    SSE Renewables has appointed RPS as the lead consultant for offshore Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and shadow Habitat Regulation Appraisal (HRA) for Berwick Bank and Marr Bank offshore wind projects, formerly known as Seagreen 2 and 3. RPS will lead the development of the Berwick Bank and Marr Bank Scoping Reports, EIA Reports, HRA Screening […]

  • 22 November 2011

    ABPmer has recently been appointed to lead three studies for Marine Scotland under a Scottish Government Framework contract. Following on from an earlier commission to prepare a Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) for the draft plan for offshore wind energy in Scottish territorial waters, ABPmer have now been commissioned to prepare a similar HRA to support […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development

    Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed ABPmer to handle a Habitat Regulations Appraisal for their Marine Renewables Infrastructure Plan (MRIP). Under the EC Habitat and Birds Directive any new plan or project has to undergo a Habitat Regulations Appraisal to determine whether it is likely to have a significant effect on certain European protected […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities & Government

    The Crown Estate has completed its initial assessment of offshore wind extension applications in UK waters, confirming that the eight proposed projects, representing up to 3.4GW of potential new capacity, have satisfied the application criteria.

  • 23 October 2013

    Seagreen has submitted an addendum to it’s applications for consent to build and operate two 525 Megawatt (MW) offshore wind farms in Phase 1 of the Firth of Forth Offshore Wind Zone. The addendum was formally submitted to Marine Scotland, the Scottish Government directorate responsible for marine licensing and planning. Marine Scotland has confirmed acceptance […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Falmouth Harbor Commissioners (FHC) recently issued comprehensive information about the environmental impacts of the harbor’s dredging project to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). As part of the pre-application process, MMO will now review the updated Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) that will determine whether the application for the dredging license will be renewed. This submission is the culmination of nearly five […]

  • 10 July 2013

    International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has collaborated with academia to develop a new framework to inform the impact assessment and consenting of Offshore Wind Farms in Scotland. With over a decade of Planning and Development experience, Natural Power’s principal consultant Nancy McLean has been actively involved in a collaboration which has published a novel […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Research & Development, Technology

    Jointly funded by The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Welsh Government, the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) is inviting tenders for consultancy services. Namely, The Crown Estate, on behalf of the funding partners, is running a procurement process to appoint a secretariat for the pilot phase of the Programme. The role of the Secretariat […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development

    Chartered Environmentalist Tim Carter has joined Tidal Lagoon Power, the development company behind the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, as Head of Environment to lead a team of environmental and ecology specialists. With more than 20 years of experience, Carter joins Tidal Lagoon Power from Hyder Consulting where he was Technical Director and responsible for […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Authorities & Government, Project & Tenders

    Marine Scotland has awarded a contract to ABPmer to prepare the necessary scoping documents to support the development of floating wind and/ or other possible deep water technologies in Scottish waters. 

  • 9 February 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development

    This Invitation to Tender is made for a consultancy project that will provide the service of a Secretariat for the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) Ocean Energy, which covers both wave and tidal energy. ORJIP Ocean Energy is a UK-wide programme, jointly funded by the Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Welsh Government. The programme […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf of Guinea, South East Asia and The Indian Ocean High Risk Area (HRA) have all seen a significant reduction of reported maritime crime throughout July, August and September of this year, according to data released by UK’s maritime intelligence and operations company Dryad Maritime. With the exception of the Sulu Sea, incidents of maritime […]