Rampion offshore wind farm project
As part of E.ON’s £2 billion development off the coast of Worthing, Sussex, Three Shires Limited was invited to work alongside RSK Group to provide advanced ecological works.
Three Shires work focused on land adjacent to Bolney substation in West Sussex where a combination of newt fencing systems was utilised; in areas with a high risk of damage from construction traffic, Herpetosure Newt and Slow worm fencing was chosen to reduce on-going maintenance and protect against breaches of the European Protected Species Licence, whilst in other low risk areas temporary fencing was chosen to reduce upfront cost.
Three Shires initial works included:
The amphibian fencing was erected within the timeframes estimated and without any issues. We were especially pleased with the access grilles and panels for the farmers and TSL were very helpful in designing bespoke solutions for access and liaising with the landowners to ensure they were happy and content. The stock fencing was also of a very high standard.
– Victoria Gilby, Principal Ecological Consultant – RSK.
Bolney Substation Works
Three Shires was also commissioned to carryout ecological contracting works by Mott MacDonald on a parallel project to the Rampion Wind Farm development, also adjacent to Bolney Substation.
Here Three Shires works included:
Herpetosure Newt Fencing has been used on National Grid sites for nine years and panels continue to be reused again and again to great effect – reducing on-going maintenance and product costs whilst working sustainability.