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Arcus Shortlisted for Scottish Highlands & Islands Renewable Energy Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Scottish Highlands & Islands Renewable Energy Award

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Best Off-shore Renewable Energy Project at the Scottish Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards for the work Arcus undertook on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm and Onshore Transmission Works. Beatrice is currently Scotland’s largest operational offshore wind farm with 84 turbines and an installed…

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Andrew Mott Celebrates a Decade at Arcus

Andrew Mott Celebrates a Decade at Arcus

We are pleased to announce that Associate Director Andrew Mott has recently celebrated a decade as part of the Arcus team.  Andrew joined Arcus in 2011 as an Environmental Consultant initially working on delivering the coordination of planning applications for a large pipeline of Feed-in-Tariff wind turbine applications in England and Scotland. This grew into…

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Arcus Shortlisted for Humber Renewables Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Humber Renewables Award

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Best Renewable Energy Project or Installation in the Humber Area at the Humber Renewables Awards 2020, for the work we have carried out at Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm. Dogger Bank, located off the Yorkshire coastline, is the world’s largest offshore wind farm currently under development.  We…

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Noise Mitigation – New Approaches Used by our Acoustics Team

Noise Mitigation - New Approaches Used by our Acoustics Team

Arcus is at the forefront in assessing new and novel technologies emerging in the UK. Projects we regularly work on include innovative battery storage facilities, gas peaking sites, and solar farm developments across the United Kingdom and Ireland.  Our teams face new challenges with every project; providing innovative solutions to meet all the requirements of…

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Arcus to join the ERM group of companies

Arcus to join the ERM group of companies

We are delighted to announce that Arcus has been acquired by ERM, a world leading sustainability consultancy, combining and strengthening the services and expertise of both firms. The position of Arcus in the renewable energy sector will add further depth to the global ERM service portfolio, and help to support clients through the Low Carbon…

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Hydrogen in the Clean Energy System

Hydrogen in the Clean Energy System

Over the past 12 months, Arcus has seen substantial growth in client interest in hydrogen production. Following recent political announcements and growing status as the “next big thing” in the energy sector, it is likely that hydrogen will play an increasing role in our energy system in the near future. Whilst not necessarily the answer…

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Tim Wheeler Discusses New Directions in Policy for Onshore Wind in Scotland

Tim Wheeler Discusses New Directions in Policy for Onshore Wind in Scotland

The Committee for Climate Change has published its latest report on progress in reducing emissions in Scotland (https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/reducing-emissions-in-scotland-2020-progress-report-to-parliament/). The report rightly notes the significant progress which the power sector has made towards reducing carbon emissions in Scotland and the UK as a whole. The switch to low carbon generation has contributed two thirds of the…

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Llandinam Onshore Windfarm Repowering in Wales Approved

Llandinam Onshore Windfarm Repowering in Wales Approved

  Arcus are delighted to have provided consenting and environmental assessment support to Celt Power (a partnership between Scottish Power Renewables and Eurus Energy), securing their recent Section 36C consent from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for the Llandinam Onshore Windfarm Repowering in Powys, Wales. The consent application and supporting environmental survey…

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North Aird Salmon Marine Fish Farm Approved

North Aird Salmon Marine Fish Farm Approved

On 26th October 2020, the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division allowed an appeal by the Scottish Salmon Company, granting planning permission to the development of an Atlantic salmon marine fish farm in North Aird, Loch Shieldaig in the Highlands. The development will consist of 4 x 100 metres circumference pens, adjacent to an…

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Haverigg II and III Wind Farm Life Extensions Approved

Haverigg II and III Wind Farm Life Extensions Approved

Members of Copeland Borough Council voted unanimously to approve two applications to extend the operational lifespans of the Haverigg II and Haverigg III Wind Farms in a virtual Planning Panel meeting on 14th October 2020. Arcus was delighted to have led the planning submission on behalf of Thrive Renewables Ltd (Haverigg II Wind Farm) and…

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