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ECoW Capability Statement

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Introduction

ITPEnergised (ITPE) was formed when Energised Environments Limited acquired Bristol-based IT Power Consulting Limited. ITPE is a trusted advisor providing client-focused, commercially minded, energy and environmental consulting services to clients in onshore & offshore energy, transport & infrastructure, property and corporate sectors.

We believe our service is different. We have strong corporate credentials, a first class in-house team, supported by the best technical sub-consultants we know based on our experience, allowing us to adapt our offering to each geography and the specifics of every project, on a case-by-case basis.

By understanding our clients’ expectations, the project requirements and with significant experience of working with both the client and contracted parties, the ITPE team has established an enviable track record of supporting major infrastructure projects as Environmental Clerk of Works (EcoW). Our approach is pragmatic backed up by sound experience to ensure both the client gets the support they need and the Principal Contractor is assisted to deliver a solution in line with the specified requirements of the client and the planning conditions.

“Key members of the ITPE team have been heavily involved with the Beauly to Denny 400kV transmission line upgrade project over the last decade. They have been integral to SSE being able to take the project from early concept, consultation and routing through the planning and inquiry process and into construction where they were instrumental in the delivery of a very challenging set of planning conditions and commitments through innovation and lateral thinking.”

Chris Meek, Environmental Project Manager LCP Transmission Projects, SSE

Our capabilities

We provide a range of services tailored to specific project needs. We have a wealth of in-house experience and capability in providing these services across a range of environmental disciplines.

Our Clerk of Works services include:

  • On-site environmental supervision and advice
  • Pre-construction surveying e.g. ecological or water quality surveys
  • Preparing protected species licence applications
  • Preparing management plans specific to required environmental discipline
  • Environmental monitoring and advice, including air quality, contaminated land, geology & soils (including peat), noise,  private water supply management, and water sampling & testing, etc.
  • Landscape and planting design
  • Managing sub-contractors, including cultural heritage, transport management, waste management, etc.
  • Pollution prevention & control advice
  • Controlled Activities Regulations (CAR) registrations and licence applications
  • Delivering toolbox talks e.g. ecological toolbox talks
  • Environmental auditing
  • Negotiating with regulators
  • Preparing progress reports for regulators
  • Watching briefs and monitoring during construction

Selected project experience

Beauly-Denny 400kV overhead line upgrade

SSE plc

In addition to leading with the project EIA and undertaking additional environmental assessment, members of the team provided environmental advisory and technical services for elements of the construction phase of the 220km long 400kV Beauly-Denny transmission line in Scotland for SSE. Our staff have been involved in the Beauly-Denny project since 2003. The most recent services included:

  • Assisting with development of the Construction Procedures Handbook
  • Liaison with regulators and stakeholders
  • Undertaking environmental surveys associated with the civil engineering works
  • Monitoring of the Principal Contractor’s on-site operations and reporting back to the client
  • Environmental Clerk of Works role (including ecological, cultural heritage and general environmental responsibilities)
  • Preparation of protected species and CAR licence applications

Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link

Network Rail

Members of the ITPE team worked with Network Rail in providing specialist environmental advice and services on the £300 million Airdrie to Bathgate Rail Link project. This was a new rail infrastructure project funded by Transport Scotland to provide an additional passenger route through the Central Belt between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Our specialists were seconded as Planning Monitoring Officers, representing the regulatory authorities in their responsibilities during the project’s construction phase. Our role included:

  • Mitigation advice on a wide range of construction impacts on the natural and built environment including land contamination, noise, air quality and water pollution
  • On-site monitoring of construction activities to ensure compliance with the Project’s Code of Construction Practice
  • Progress reporting to West Lothian and North Lanarkshire Councils, SEPA and Scottish National Heritage
  • Providing liaison between the regulatory authorities, Principal Contractor and Network Rail to ensure conditions established under the Parliamentary Bill process were adequately discharged

The new railway successfully opened for business on time and on budget.

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T)

Aberdeen City Council, Jacobs UK Ltd. / Grontmij (now SWECO)

Members of the ITPE team have worked on the planning and pre-tender stages of both the AWPR and B-T elements of this major transport initiative. The £745m project combines a new dual carriageway by-pass for the city of Aberdeen with an upgrade of the existing A90 trunk road between Balmedie and Tipperty, providing a dual carriageway link from Ellon, north of the city, south to Stonehaven.

The project includes the construction of:

  • 58km of new road
  • 40km of new side roads
  • 12 junctions
  • 76 bridge structures (including four pipeline crossings)
  • 63 culverts
  • 17 dry mammal underpasses

As part of the North Section site team, ITPE staff are providing specialist services for monitoring the works between the River Don and Blackdog, and Balmedie to Tipperty.

The role involves monitoring project progress and contractor compliance with legislation, the project planning consents and project contract for:

  • General environmental issues
  • Ecology
  • Landscape

The project is scheduled to be completed by early 2017.