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Rocksteady EIA advice | Gibraltar project news

25th July 2017

Thanks to our UK environmental legislation expertise, Engain has long been established as a trusted, high level advisor in the British territory of Gibraltar.

For a number of years we’ve provided the lead on environmental consultancy, for new transport connections, visitor attractions and other mixed use developments. Working with the public and private sector, alongside international architects and engineers, we’ve helped to identify and progress opportunities for improving Gibraltar’s land assets, and supported these with robust evidence and guidance.

With new EIA regulations in effect in Gibraltar, we’re working with project partners to advise on the impact of these changes – and heading up environmental consultancy for some key national developments on the Rock.

Our technical energy competence has enabled our clients to apply for environmental permits for both the new power station and the new liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility. The new facilities provide for Gibraltar’s growing energy needs and present a benefit for air quality improvements locally. The new power station has been a challenging and politically complex construction project for which we’ve also provided ongoing consultancy and an EIA.

The power plant will provide a secure and more sustainable supply of electricity for the next 30 years, running on gas rather than diesel – guaranteeing power for residents, businesses and industry. The new LNG storage facility will be operated by Gasnor, a gas specialist Shell-owned subsidiary.

Following its admission into UEFA, we have been appointed as the lead environmental consultant for Gibraltar Football Association’s £32m stadium upgrade. With the new EIA regulations in force, Engain will lead the Screening Assessment, to inform decision makers on opportunities and considerations for increasing the Victoria Stadium’s capacity to 8,000. Meeting UEFA’s Category 4 requirements, this significant development kicks off a new era for the nation’s sporting history – allowing Gibraltar to train and play all of its international matches on home soil.

Engain has also recently been appointed to provide a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and EIA scoping for the development of a technically challenging major new visitor attraction on the Rock. We look forward to announcing more details on this project as it progresses.

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