RSK played an integral role in developing the Grain liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, which was the first fully functional facility of its kind in the UK. Upon completion, the development cost National Grid almost three-quarters of a billion pounds and is capable of receiving and processing nearly 15 million tonnes of LNG.
RSK presided over a framework agreement that resulted in providing services such as health and safety training; risk modelling and workshops; recruitment management; travel arrangements; IT infrastructure; project software development; and administrative, planning and environmental support. As the site spans about 600 acres, RSK prepared and undertook an environmental impact assessment that addressed an internationally important bird nesting area. Additionally, RSK provided ecological services for the development including protected species survey work; reptile survey and translocation; water vole mitigation; and amendments of great crested newt licences.
RSK prepared an environmental statement that included the coordination of all supporting studies, consultations with necessary organisations, and the management of all ecological and archaeological studies. Its breadth of services enabled the Grain LNG terminal to operate smoothly and support the UK’s energy needs and maintain its environmental responsibility.