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Viking appoints consultancy team 

Viking Energy has commissioned consultants BMT Cordah to coordinate the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for its planned 554 megawatt wind farm in Shetland’s central mainland.

The document is a vital element of any planning application and will take several months to compile.

The EIA team will be made up of a wide selection of specialist consultancies, but overall responsibility to amalgamate the different elements into a single document lies with BMT Cordah.

The companies contracted so far are:

AB Associates – socio-economic;
AOC Archaeology Group – archaeology;
ASH design + assessment – landscape and visual;
Avayl Engineering – socio-economic;
BMT Cordah – carbon audit, EIA co-ordination, noise;
Celtic Environment Ltd – otters’
Envirocentre – ecology, habitat management;
Halcrow – transport;
Highland Ecology – ecology;
Jones Lang LaSalle – planning;
Mouchel – hydrology;
Natural Research (Projects) Ltd – ornithology;
Dr Olivia Bragg – peatland habitat

A Viking Energy spokesman said the above list only included the principle members of the EIA team.

“There may be further companies who have been involved either as a sub-contractor, through consultation or in a minor capacity.”

Other assessments to be carried out which are not part of the EIA are the public health impact assessment, legal advice, electrical advice as well as engineering advice studies

Viking Energy hopes to lodge a planning application to Scottish Ministers by late summer/early autumn.

Han J Marter

The Shetland News

14 May 2008

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