Delivering ground breaking onshore projects, ensuring sustainability and community engagement.
Orkney based Aquatera provides a comprehensive range of advice, services and products for onshore activities. Aquatera’s onshore team specialises in work in rural and remote areas, such as the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and has considerable expertise in addressing environmental issues in this region.
The company employs a dedicated and highly skilled team of staff and associates to deliver support for a variety of projects on a local, national and international level. We also work with a number of closely allied delivery partners to provide key expertise and added capacity. Our multi-disciplinary team can therefore provide expert input across a wide range of technical areas.
Aquatera has a unique perspective in finding development solutions and delivering to the highest standards. Aquatera has been involved in the planning process for a number of developments in Orkney that affect the environment where we live and work, including: an oil terminal, sand extraction sites, quarries, harbours, piers, wind turbines, peat digging, fuel delivery systems, conservation areas, business centres, grid lines and substations.
Aquatera’s involvement can extend from facilitating early stages of strategic and community planning, through the option evaluation and Environmental Impact Assessment, including planning application and community consultation and continuing with project implementation and site management work. Our involvement can continue through to decommissioning and site restoration.
Aquatera has also developed a number of tools and support aids for undertaking our onshore work. These include: an interactive 3D landscape tool, a landscape impact analysis system, cumulative impact assessment approach and improved methods for analysing bird collision risks.
Sectors we work in:
- Energy infrastructure
- Onshore wind energy
- Hydrogen and storage
- Community development
- Tourism and recreation