Identifying an optimal route corridor is a key part of planning and managing any new cable or pipeline. By combining information on the physical, human and environmental features of an area, route options can be appraised in terms of social, environmental and economic cost or impact.
Projects within the marine environment pose unique challenges. ABPmer is regularly asked by owners and operators to help at the planning stage to identify preferred route corridors, provide marine input to options appraisal, support route optioneering and prepare environmental statements and other marine licensing documents.
By combining our marine environmental knowledge with customised GIS tools, we help developers and stakeholders understand the constraints associated with different route options.
To inform each stage of route optioneering, our specialists review environmental and legislative constraints, third party activities, seabed characteristics, existing infrastructure and landfall sites.