As the adverse effects of climate change have become more evident and ubiquitous, the pressure to source energy from renewable sources has increased exponentially on a global scale. Significant investment is being made in the sector both in the UK and worldwide. This investment has mostly been in wind, solar photovoltaics (PV) and hydro-generation technologies with the cost of energy for wind generation at levels more economically viable than fossil fuels.

RSK has been involved in the renewable/sustainable energy sector for 20 years, since the emergence of offshore and onshore wind energy generation in the late 1990s. We now actively support developments and technologies as diverse as onshore and offshore wind generation, hydro generation, energy storage/ fuelling (battery, cryobattery and hydrogen), electric vehicle charging facilities, geothermal, ground source and water source heat generation and district heat networks.

Combining decades of expertise

As a global consultancy of more than 3500 staff, we offer bespoke and end-to-end solutions for a diverse client base. We have supported, and continue to support, such companies as AES, Scottish Power Renewables, Orsted, Innogy, ESB, Vattenfall, E.ON, EDF, Coriolis Energy, REG, British Solar Renewables, Highview and Fastned. While we have significant experience of supporting commercial-scale generation, we have also led consultancy support for numerous smaller landholding-scale generation projects.

RSK has a whole life appreciation of renewable energy assets from finding sites on behalf of clients and securing and/or negotiating land options through to securing consents, optimising design (including co-locating technologies), supporting construction and operational environmental maintenance. RSK is also actively involved in extending the operational life of assets and repowering proposals. Our mapping and GIS capability means we can also provide a web-based interactive GIS viewer, so up-to-date data are used by the project team. Our inspection services include unmanned aerial vehicles, surveying (lidar) and rope access.

Understanding the sector

RSK has several employees with vast experience of working as direct employees of renewable energy developers, such as large utility developers through to the SME scale. This provides our team with a holistic appreciation of the pressures on key operators in the sector and commercial pressures that must be balanced alongside all other considerations, including environmental issues. This insight and experience are the impetuses to providing cost-effective solutions for our clients.

Transmission and distribution

RSK has considerable experience supporting energy transmission and distribution projects linked to generation development. Whether working on behalf of transmission operators, such as Scottish Power Energy Networks and National Grid or directly for energy generation developers, we have accrued vast experience in routeing and siting assets, landowner negotiations, gaining consents under the development consent order, Section 36 and Town and Country Planning Association regimes, and supporting the construction of generating asset grid connections. Appreciation of the commercial, procedural and time pressures associated with grid connections provides us with a thorough understanding of the key issues that influence the development process.

Our services

  • Pre-consent

    Site origination/ finding/routeing, Land negotiation/agreements, Site feasibility, Development and planning strategies, Environmental impact assessment (EIA), Consenting (DCO, Section 36, TCPA), and Stakeholder engagement.

  • Construction

    Discharging consent conditions, Securing environmental permits, Project accreditations (CEEQUAL), Provision of clerks of works, Ground investigations, Environmental surveys, Site management, Environmental management plans, Wind turbine installation, Solar PV development and installation

  • Operation

    Environmental monitoring and compliance, Solar PV grounds maintenance, Management system optimisation, Health and safety management, Variation of consent conditions, Operational life extension applications, Repowering consenting, Emergency response, Blade engineering, Blade installation, Blade inspection and repair

  • Corporate

    Environmental and Social Governance (ESG), Due diligence (environmental, social, health and safety)

📢 RSK Group is delighted to announce that we are one of the sponsors of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s conference and charity dinner.

🤝 The Conference is an opportunity to gain insight into the heat pump installation industry, through a series of coordinated expert panel sessions, presentations, and networking opportunities.

💚 Geocore Site Investigations Ltd, Ground Heat, ZED and Carbon Zero Consulting will be attending this event.

We can’t wait to see you there!

📅 30th September 2022
📍 The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Skipton

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📢 RSK Tanzania is proud to host NICOLA – CONNECT, organized by the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Africa.

🤝 NICOLA – CONNECT provides a platform for social and technical interaction between members of NICOLA, and professionals interested in Contaminated Land or associated fields, in a casual setting.

📅 5th October 2022
📍 Golden Tulip Hotel, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Kindly RSVP to hkimario@ ASAP to reserve your seat.
To call for enquiries, contact: +255 719 697 323

We look forward to seeing you there!

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🤝 Society is moving towards a more equitable and sustainable world.

🏙️ Our cities sit at the centre of this modern world: they grow and change as we do.

🤔 As we face unprecedented challenges today, how will our cities evolve to serve our needs in the future?

📌 RSK’s Cities of Tomorrow series explores the sustainable solutions available to us to create resilient and future-proof urban centres.

Stay tuned to find out more!

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🚗 As we return to offices, how we commute to work will play an important role in our ambitions to achieve net zero targets.

🤝 Businesses play a crucial part in facilitating action towards these goals.

🚆 In this edition of our series Climate Realities, Ian Wickett, Senior Associate Director at RSK Transport Planning, tells us why everyday changes, supported by business, are of vital importance.

Read more in our bio!

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📢 We are attending Wind Energy Hamburg 2022, the world’s leading wind industry gathering!

📌Get in touch if you’d like to discuss renewable energy solutions with our team of experts:

✔Mike Kelly, Renewable Energy Business Development Director
✔Michael Kerr, Regional Business Development Director
✔Peter Gettinby, Land Director
✔Sam Cranston, Director, Energy Infrastructure
✔Joe Farnell, Technical Sales Manager
✔Rob Baker, Technical Manager

Let’s decarbonise energy together 💚

We can’t wait to see you there!

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