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Sectors Renewables

Thomson Habitats and our sister company Thomson Ecology have been involved with statutory undertakers and utility companies for many years on multiple renewable projects, ranging from small solar schemes through to 30km on-shore and off-shore cable routes, undertaking ecological mitigation works for both developers and construction companies.

Renewables works form a key part of our business, and we have extensive experience in undertaking mitigation works on Solar Farms and on-shore cable routes for both developers and construction companies.

Together we offer a pragmatic, professional approach, and are able to combine our extensive renewables working experience, with the latest technical innovations.

Our interactive mapping and project management tool enables our clients to keep up to date with progress as it happens.

In practice

We worked with our client, Carillion Utilities, to facilitate the construction of an onshore cable route for the offshore Dudgeon Wind Farm. Our brief was to take responsibility for implementing the ecological mitigation plan and ensuring the ecology constraints did not have a negative impact on the project more than was inevitable because of the ecology itself. The project will involve a £30m contract to design and build a 47km onshore twin 132kv cable route. This route is the longest in the UK. We assisted Carillion Utilities throughout the project life cycle from tender stage, and have identified and mitigated their ecological risks on the scheme. Our works following the initial ecology planning included:

Works were delivered to a tight deadline and to the client’s satisfaction, and Scott Marsden, Carillion Utilities Project Manager said:

Thomson Habitats renewables sector

Thomson Habitats were an integral part of the project delivery team, and have played a key role in helping us to discharge the ecological mitigation works. Despite conflicting demands, they have provided a pragmatic, professional service and have been quick to respond and assist where needed. We would not hesitate in using them on other projects.