Thomson Ecology has been contracted by DONG Energy to undertake the Phase 2 ecological surveys to inform the Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm onshore cable route Environmental Statement. Over the next nine months, Thomson Ecology will be working closely with DONG Energy and its consultants to deliver the environmental survey support for the consent application for this key project, including surveys for bats, reptiles, great crested newts, badgers, otters, water voles, and white-clawed crayfish.
The onshore cable route will connect the offshore Hornsea Project Three wind farm to the national grid at Norwich Main. This proposed wind farm is located in the North Sea off the North Norfolk Coast. The wind farm will generate up to 2400 MW of electricity to meet the daily electrical needs for well over 2 million people.
Gabrielle Graham, Principal Ecological Consultant at Thomson Ecology, said, “As a specialist in delivering complex, multi-species projects, we are delighted to be involved with this project and have some boots on the ground! We have been using Thomson Interactive Mapping to navigate around the site, monitor survey progress and undertake data quality assurance.”