Environmental Impact Assessment and Licensing

We can provide:

  • Development planning and design
  • Regulator and stakeholder liaison
  • Option evaluation and scoping
  • Public and community engagement
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA),  Environmental Issue Identification (ENVID), Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) and Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA), Socio Economic Impact Assessment, Cumulative Impact Assessment, Navigation Risk Assessment
  • Mitigation, management and monitoring plans
  • License and consents application, preparation and negotiation
  • Post consent compliance management and consent discharge
  • Monitoring and reporting


  • Environmental Impact Assessment, Habitats Risk Assessment and consenting process for BTAL's proposed 200MW tidal array development in the Pentland Firth, Brims Tidal Array Ltd
  • EIA for the Hexicon Dounreay Tri Offshore Wind Farm demonstration floating wind project, Hexicon Ltd
  • Screening (under EIA regulations) for a novel wave/wind power plant.  Aquatera will also complete Scoping and EIA reports as the project develops, FPP Ltd and DP Energy Ltd
  • Preparation of consent documents for Sustainable Marine Energy's and Tocardo's tidal turbine developments at the European Marine Energy Centre, EMEC
  • EIA and HRA for new pier within Stromness Harbour plus noise assessments and environmental studies to monitor the project for the contractor, Orkney Islands Council (OIC)
  • Ongoing delivery of EIAs and HRAs for new salmon farms in Orkney since 2012, Scottish Sea Farms (SFF)

Key Clients