Lincs and LID Offshore Wind Farms - Marinespace


Lincs and LID Offshore Wind Farms

Client: Centrica Energy Limited

Summary of work completed

MarineSpace currently acts as the lead offshore environmental and consenting adviser to Centrica Energy Limited (Centrica) for their three offshore wind farms in the Greater Wash region, namely Lynn, Inner Dowsing (collectively known as LID) and Lincs. Advice and guidance have been provide in an number of ways to ensure compliance with development consent conditions and facilitation of surveys. MarineSpace staff have provided support to Centrica since 2008 to date, on a wide range of topics which are summarised below;

  • Consent compliance on Marine Licence and Section 36 consents, including production of consent documents such as decommissioning plans, installation plans, monitoring plans;
  • EIA and environmental assessment for new consent applications (TWAO/Marine Licences);
  • Development of Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) and offshore audits of contractor HSE/EMP’s
  • Liaison with key marine stakeholders (NE, MCA, THLS, Cefas, MMO)
  • Design and pre, during and post‐construction environmental surveys (geophysical, benthic, fish, ornithology)
  • Review of contractor Risk Assessment Method Statements (RAMS)

These three offshore wind farms are all located within a Site of Community Importance (SCI), therefore, previous and existing advice has been particularly focussed on Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) aspects. Ongoing work includes support on new consent applications for cable repair/remediation and 25‐year (project lifetime) Operational & Maintenance consents.


  • Management of key consents
  • Ongoing consent compliance
  • EIA for new consent applications
  • HRA advice and support
  • Production of key consent documents
  • Lead on liaison with MMO, NE and Cefas on marine consenting/science issues
  • Development of marine survey specifications

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