NIE Major Transmission Projects
Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE)
In September 2009, RPS won the contract for the provision of a sole consultancy service for environmental matters associated with pre and post planning applications for the design and construction of major transmission projects, including the facilitation of windfarm grid connections.
The types of project include:
Transmission overhead lines (400kV, 275kV and 110kV)
New transmission substations
Extensions to existing transmission substations
33kV line builds (archaeological / ecological assessments)
New underground transmission cable installations
Route feasibility studies
Route selection studies
For one of the project appointments under this contract, RPS was commissioned to complete the preliminary route corridor selection and assessment stage of the Tamnamore to Omagh Mains 110kV project, to develop a new 110kV line and a new substation between Dungannon and Omagh. The overall length of the line is approximately 55km.
RPS subsequently subjected the new 110kV project to full EIA to accompany a planning application in early 2011. RPS is providing all environmental services necessary for the completion of this project.