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Our Experiences and the Challenges of gaining planning permission for Energy Storage and Gas Peaking Plant Projects

Our Experiences and the Challenges of gaining planning permission for Energy Storage and Gas Peaking Plant Projects

There have been a number of changes to the energy market in recent times: Ever growing demand for energy; Closure of large centralised coal generating stations; Increase in renewable energy generation from intermittent and unpredictable sources, such as wind and solar; Long lead in times and uncertainty over new nuclear generating stations. These factors all…

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Arcus hosts virtual tour of the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

Arcus hosted an event with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) on Wednesday 30th August in our Glasgow office. Kelsie Braidwood and Kirsty McGuigan took their guests on a virtual site visit of the onshore transmission works for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm. They described the process by which Arcus has helped  Beatrice…

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Katie Emmitt reflects on the last 6 months of her Year in Industry placement

Katie Emmitt reflects on the last 6 months of her Year in Industry placement

My final six months here at Arcus have been just as busy as the first six. I have been involved in a variety of different projects working with a range of different technical disciplines. I spent a lot of the spring in the field conducting surveys including Great Crested Newt (GCN) and Bat Transects with…

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Liam Nevins celebrates a Decade at Arcus

Liam Nevins celebrates a Decade at Arcus

We are pleased to announce that Senior Environmental Consultant Liam Nevins has reached the milestone of a decade as part of the Arcus team. Liam joined Arcus in 2007 after a spell at the Environment Agency in Shropshire, where he was responsible for organising and undertaking a water quality sample collection programme across the region.…

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Guy Cope celebrates a Decade at Arcus

Guy Cope celebrates a Decade at Arcus

We are pleased to announce that Photography and Visualisation Consultant Guy Cope has reached the milestone of a decade as part of the Arcus team.  Guy joined Arcus in 2007 after several years photographing motorsport events for the British and World Superbike Championships. During his time at Arcus he has worked on over 100 EIA…

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Catriona Laird shortlisted in Young Professionals Green Energy Awards

Catriona Laird shortlisted in Young Professionals Green Energy Awards

As announced by Scottish Renewables last month, Arcus’ Environmental Consultant, Catriona Laird, has been shortlisted in the Professional Award category at this year’s Young Professional Green Energy Awards.  Catriona follows in the footsteps of Arcus colleague John Allsopp, who was nominated and subsequently won the Professional Award at the 2016 awards ceremony. Catriona initially joined…

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Harburnhead Windfarm Inauguration Event

Harburnhead Windfarm Inauguration Event

The inauguration event for Harburnhead Windfarm was held at the site in West Lothian, Scotland, on 5th April 2017.  Arcus was delighted to support our client, LDV Harburnhead Ltd, both on the day and throughout the project to date.  It was highly satisfying to see all 22 Enercon E82 turbines spinning, while the plaque on…

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Small-Scale Reserve Electrical Power Plant – Planning Application Submitted

Small-Scale Reserve Electrical Power Plant – Planning Application Submitted

Arcus has prepared and submitted a planning application for a small scale reserve electrical power plant (natural gas combustion and battery storage) near Falkirk. The Development comprises a generating compound of up to 11 containerised units of gas generators or Lithium Ion battery arrays, and associated infrastructure. The Development is on a brownfield site adjacent to a…

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Arcus helps Seagreen gain Consent for the Onshore Transmission Works relating to the Offshore Wind Farms

Arcus helps Seagreen gain Consent for the Onshore Transmission Works relating to the Offshore Wind Farms

Seagreen gained consent for the Onshore Transmission Works relating to the Alpha and Bravo Offshore Wind Farms at the end of December 2016.  Arcus provided assistance to Seagreen (a joint venture between SSE and Fluor) during the planning process for the onshore cable, substation and associated works required to support the offshore wind farms. Our…

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The Housing White Paper – Feeble or Far-reaching?

The Housing White Paper – Feeble or Far-reaching?

By Darren Hendley, Principal Planner Central Government’s much awaited Housing White Paper has arrived with the intention of fixing Britain’s “broken housing market”, to quote Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid. The details set out in the White Paper to boost house building are a mix of carrot and stick measures, aimed at both Local Planning Authorities…

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