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December 2014

Client
DONG Energy

Norfolk / Lincolnshire


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Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm

  • Maximum Capacity 580 MW
  • Over 830,000 tonnes of annual CO2 savings
  • Up to 91 turbines
  • 3 Offshore Substations
  • Onshore Substation at Walpole St Andrew
  • Operational lifetime of wind farm 25 years
  • 6.8 mile onshore cable route

Brief

Dalcour Maclaren was appointed by DONG Energy to advise on land rights in relation to the Race Bank Project in Summer 2014. The project is run from our East Anglia Office based in Thetford, Norfolk.

Works undertaken;

  • Facilitate extensive geotechnical / geophysical / GPR and topographical surveys
  • Pre and post construction preliminary land drainage
  • Negotiation of option agreements, deeds of variation, Access agreements, licence compounds
  • Extensive Landowner consultation and route planning
  • Full mapping and land referencing service
  • Land strategy and takeover plan
  • Management of stakeholders, including affected landowners & occupiers throughout project
  • Extensive consultation with appointed contractors to facilitate works and access
  • Compensation and disturbance negotiation
  • Project budget and financial forecasting
  • Project management of stakeholder liaison events
  • Third party consents i.e. Swept Path Access
  • Statutory consultation with NCC
  • Preparation of Contractor obligations document

Risks

  • Highly productive arable land
  • Land drainage – extensive existing systems
  • Tight timescale
  • Legal agreement variations
  • Non-cooperation from stakeholders

Solutions

  • Utilise detailed knowledge of geographical area to mitigate impact on land use
  • Use a dedicated resource to meet challenging project timescales
  • Working with all stakeholders to achieve positive results
  • Close relationship with grantors and agents
  • Fair but firm policy on negotiations


Contact: James Gowing

D: 01842 768 374

E: James.Gowing@dalcourmaclaren.com

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