Every offshore development ultimately comes ashore in the coastal zone, which is characterised by the dynamic interaction of natural and human related processes. Together, these processes introduce a particular set of challenges and risks to engineers and environmental managers when it comes to the successful identification, design, consent and operation of cable or pipeline landfalls.
From an engineering perspective, these challenges may include the risk posed to the asset from coastal change and the potential for this risk profile to alter in future in response to climate change.
From a consenting perspective, the potential sensitivity of the coast to built infrastructure attracts particular scrutiny, requiring the developer to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of coastal processes and environmental systems.
ABPmer provides a complete package of support to developers to inform engineering design and satisfy both statutory consenting requirements and the lifetime management of the asset.